Care England calls for additional funding with rise in National Living Wage : Care Home Professional


Care England has said more social care funding is needed to help providers shoulder the cost of a higher National Living Wage (NLW).

Source: Care England calls for additional funding with rise in National Living Wage : Care Home Professional

More of the same on social care will not be good enough leaders warn government : Care Home Professional


Care leaders have warned the government that more of the same on social care will not be good enough following yesterday’s Queen Speech.

Source: More of the same on social care will not be good enough leaders warn government   : Care Home Professional

Sanctioned for not being able to sign on on bank holiday Monday. Tears, frustration and rain.


The poor side of life

Today’s demo started rather hurriedly and to be honest I didn’t know if I was coming or going. This feeling was amplified because it was cold, rainy and my daughter was a bit fed up. understandable of course. But she soon settled down into our usual routine and all was well.

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We are seeing a lot of new faces due to Stalybridge Jobcentre shutting. They don’t know us and what we are doing, and we don’t know them or their situations either. So we have to start from scratch, which at times isn’t easy.  But it’s a whole lot harder for them.

I started a conversation with a man who had been previously attending Stalybridge Jobcentre for his appointments. The first thing that he said to me was that he couldn’t believe how rude the front desk staff are at  Ashton Jobcentre, and how rude some of the advisors are also…

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EXCLUSIVE: red tape blocks disabled people from becoming election candidates: Third Force News


Where is the equality, again people who are disabled are being discriminated against.

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Outrage as legislation prevents disabled candidates getting financial support from Scottish Government.

Strict rules governing election expenses means disabled people are being discouraged from becoming candidates for next month’s general election.

A Scottish Government fund which was hugely successful in enabling disabled people to become local councillors has been halted ahead of the 8 June snap election for fear of falling foul of Electoral Commission guidelines.

The access to elected office (AEO) fund (Scotland) was administered by Inclusion Scotland and enabled 39 disabled candidates to take part in local elections – 15 of whom were elected to 12 councils.

The fund offered grants to disabled people to help with additional costs they may face in standing for election as a councillor, such as extra transport or sign language interpreters.

It means a disabled candidate will now have to shoulder the considerable costs themselves.

Disabled campaigners believe the Scottish Government has taken the…

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Let me introduce myself


Your posting states how it should be and I welcome your post in that it may enlighten others, a welcome read, thank you

LEVEL 4 & 5 HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE - PROMOTING POSITIVE PARTNERSHIPS

A little bit about myself first.  I am a 40 something mum, student and big fan of coffee.  I also work for a national learning disability charity as a support worker, and have  worked within health and social care for the past 7 years. I continually juggle all 3 of aspects, as I’m certain many other working student parents do. The aim of this blog is to add an individual and personal touch to one of the “partnership” units for the HNC Health and Social Care level 4 course I am studying, and of course to allow me to present my knowledge in a different way, rather than just on paper.  Whilst not completely informal, this blog will be less academic than a written essay as a way of appealing to readers.

Promoting Positive Partnership Working

The term “Partnership” is somewhat of a buzz word within the remit of health and social care currently.  This…

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Local papers are vital to our democracy. Now section 40 threatens their future | Sam Meadows | Opinion | The Guardian


Hillsborough, the Southern rail crisis and corrupt councils – all were investigated by local reporters. But legislation drafted after Leveson could silence us

Source: Local papers are vital to our democracy. Now section 40 threatens their future | Sam Meadows | Opinion | The Guardian