Learning disability training for all nurses set to be mandated in law | Nursing Times


While I so agree that Learning Disability training should be mandatory for all nurses, why just restrict to nurses as both Learning Disability and also autism training should be mandatory training for all staff within Health and Social Care. When I say all staff within Health and Social Care I mean all staff starting with the Chief Executives and all Board directors down to every level within all of these organisations.

Also it mentions co-production and co-design, but it should mean real co-production and co-design, 2 different but similar concepts and in many organisations co-production is simply just consultation and no way meets the standards of co-design, let alone the standards of co -production and in many instances it is just a ‘tickbox’ exercise and therefore there is no real intention to comply.

It does not state it, but in true co-production and work and especially outcomes are the property of the co-production team and not anyone of the individual partners in the co-production, so it will not be the property of the NHS, Social Care, etc, so any instances to change or amend should be a reforming of the original Co-production members.

Source: Learning disability training for all nurses set to be mandated in law | Nursing Times

Toilet provision for men and women: call for evidence – GOV.UK


I welcome this consultation for currently I am unaware of any public toilets where I live in Sheffield, except those in some large stores, who are closed due to the lockdown, although there toilets in supermarkets, which in some areas are few and far between, especially in city centres.

Hoping this consultation will change the trend for many years, where public toilets have been closed. Was this down to finance and if so, was this due to the 10 years of austerity cuts imposed on Local Authorities by the past Conservative Governments?

We do have some Changing Places toilets, but again there is an insufficiency, which needs to be rectified.

 

Source: Toilet provision for men and women: call for evidence – GOV.UK

The DWP wants to start spying on disabled children in case they’re ‘benefit cheats’ | The Canary


The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has said that it’s looking to extend which benefits it routinely investigates for fraud. And now, it wants to include disabled children and pensioners in the dragnet. One campaign group called it the “hostile environment” getting “even more hostile”.

The DWP: big brother is watching you

On Monday 23 July, the DWP launched a consultation into the statistics it produces for benefit fraud and error. Among other things, the consultation will look at which types of benefits the department will target.

Currently, the DWP ‘measures‘ six benefits:

  • Jobseeker’s Allowance.
  • Employment and Support Allowance.
  • Pension Credit.
  • Housing Benefit.
  • Universal Credit.
  • Personal Independence Payment.

By ‘measuring’, the DWP means it will:

visit or phone claimants to check their current circumstances. We see if they match what we have recorded on our systems, and whether they’re getting the right amount of benefit based on those current circumstances.

But now, it wants to extend the scope of what benefits it ‘measures’; or ‘spies on’ if you prefer.

If you tolerate this…

It’s consulting on whether to include:

  • Attendance Allowance.
  • Carer’s Allowance.
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children or pensioners.

Attendance Allowance is support for disabled pensioners. Meanwhile, the DWP pays DLA to a disabled child who has:

difficulties walking or needs much more looking after than a child of the same age who doesn’t have a disability.

 

Source: The DWP wants to start spying on disabled children in case they’re ‘benefit cheats’ | The Canary

The Queen’s speech – “Consultation cannot be a substitute for action”


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.

CQC seeks views on next phase of regulation | Care Industry News


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is consulting on a further set of proposals which will help shape the next phase of regulation for health and social care

Source: CQC seeks views on next phase of regulation | Care Industry News

Tell us your views on our next phase of regulation

Take part in the new consultation

Boost for motorists as government proposes no MOT test for first 4 years – News stories – GOV.UK


New proposals unveiled which would extend the period before the first MOT test is needed from 3 to 4 years.

Source: *Boost for motorists as government proposes no MOT test for first 4 years – News stories – GOV.UK

 

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Tories want you to tell them how to treat sick and disabled people


Stop UK lies & corruption

As you know the UK Tory Government is in VIOLATION of United Nations CRPD Articles which exist to protect disabled people.  They have made it clear that they DO NOT INTEND TO IMPLEMENT ANY OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS PUT FORWARD BY THE UNITED NATIONS.  Instead the Tories want your view of how to treat sick and disabled people by taking part in a carefully crafted consultation.  We would encourage you to take part and put forward your recommendations.  Anyone can take part in the consultation but hurry because it ends on 17th February 2017.  You can also email the so called ‘Work & Health team’ here: workandhealth@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

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CQC launches consultation on its next phase of regulation | Care Industry News


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is inviting people to give their views on its plans to deliver a more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach to

Source: CQC launches consultation on its next phase of regulation | Care Industry News