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Who’ll be at the Independent Living and Care Fair?

We already have lots of interest for our re-booked Independent Living and Care Fair on Wednesday 4th October 2017. Here is a sneak previous of who you can expect to see at our event for people who need extra support to

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Funding for training for PA employers and their PAs

If you employ a Personal Assistant (paid private carer), you might be able to get funding for training. Skills for Care has funding for “Individual Employers” – people who use a social services direct payment / personal budget, or who

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Social Care special – Surgery with Marcia Richards postponed

At our March 17 Disabled People’s Quesition Time meeting, Triborough Director of Adult Social Care – Stella Baillie,  suggested that members with social care questions / issues might value having a surgery with senior social care managers. As a result, Marcia

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PB user group helps NHS create personalised care plans

“Experts by Experience” from ADKC’s Personal Budget User Group met with key officials developing Personalised Care Plans for use with Personal Health Budgets. A group of 8 people with a lot of experience about care and support plans (for themselves

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Is the Government upholding your Human Rights?

From another organisation: How well is the Government upholding your Human Rights? Call for evidence – the UK’s performance under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities This is your opportunity to have a say on

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Call for evidence – your experience of Personal Budgets.

Several disability organisations are asking Personal Budget users to feed back about their experiences of Personal Budgets. The National Audit Office is doing a study to see if Personal Budgets are good value for money and whether they benefit people who

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May PB user group meeting date changed

Due to the state opening of parliament - we have to move the PB user group meeting from Wednesday 18th May (as previously advertised) to the Friday 20th May, at the usual time of 11-1. I hope to see you there if you can

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PB user group response to eligibility consultation

Between November and January – the Royal Borough held a care eligibility consultation event to decide who should be able to get help with care and support needs. The Care Act 2014 – implemented in April 2015 – got rid of

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Personal Budget for Access to Work

Many disabled people use money from the government – in the form of funding from the Access to Work scheme – to enable them to start working, or stay in the workplace. The Work and Pension’s secretary, MP Ian Duncan

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Homecare – your views on the new providers

If you use one of the new homecare providers in Kensington and Chelsea – Mi Homecare in the North or Meers in the South – and want to feed back your good and bad experiences, Healthwatch would love to hear

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