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Today, within the Queen’s speech, the Government has outlined its long terms plans to address the social care crisis.

Source: UKHCA makes a response to social care proposals announced in the Queen’s speech | Care Industry News


The Queen’s Speech, which lays out the government’s legislative plans for the next two years, also makes no mention of reintroducing fox hunting or plans to scrap school lunches.

Source: Theresa May axes unpopular polices from the Queen’s Speech | Daily Mail Online


Unfortunately disability is the generally forgotten or certainly not mentioned in many aspects of Social Care, by the Government, the Media and many other areas, but disabled people do form a substantial proportion of persons needing care and support and their unpaid carers need consideration also.

Many disabled people will need social care interaction for most of their life with a large number of them requiring this from birth. In these instances, through no fault of their own, they will not have been able to provide for their care through forms of employment and not by choice. Also for many of them they will never be able to obtain any form of employment purely due to their disability condition or more likely conditions.

It is therefore evident that should be mentioned and considered to a much greater degree than they are currently. However, will the Government and the media listen.

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Today the Government has announced the laws they plan to pass and the issues they will consult on over the next two years in the Queen’s speech.

The Queen’s speech is taking place in an unusual political context with the Conservative party having failed to secure an overall majority and still in talks with the Democratic Unionist Party over a confidence and supply agreement.

Queen’s speeches normally take place once a year but with the backdrop of Brexit negotiations, there won’t be another one until 2019, so if legislation wasn’t announced today it is now unlikely to be considered over the next two years.

The Conservative manifesto made commitments to get more disabled people into work, reduce the extra costs that disabled people face and reform the broken social care system. The need to tackle disability discrimination was mentioned explicitly in the Queen’s Speech but there was little information on…

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Alzheimer’s Society is investing in three new research centres of excellence that aim to find ways to improve quality of life and care

Source: Funding alone won’t fix the social care system | Colin Capper | Social Care Network | The Guardian


The UK could redirect funds from Brussels to the United Nations after Brexit.

Source: Can the UK save the United Nations from Donald Trump’s cuts?


A JPMORGAN chief shut down Remainers for rejoicing too early over the possibly of a ‘soft’ Brexit, as she warned the European Union could still demand an all or nothing deal.

Source: JPMorgan chief shuts down Remainers for rejoicing over ‘soft’ Brexit | UK | News | Express.co.uk


As the political picture takes shape, it’s something we can address right now, making the most of Carers Week to raise awareness and seek action from a wide variety of people, services, employers and communities.

And it’s something we need to work together to address over the coming months: the new Government must build a better future for carers.

 

Source: Will you help us campaign for a better deal?


The Tories’ new coalition partners are deeply socially conservative.

Source: A government that includes the DUP is profoundly bad news for women


Theresa May’s U-turn on social care funding shows how hard it is to fix. But there is a logical solution.

Source: How to settle social care funding once and for all

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