A piece about how social care provider Dimensions has created a voting passport to help people with learning disabilities vote in the 2017 election
Source: Here’s how you can help people with learning disabilities cast their vote | Community Care
Abbi was born with a genetic bone disease called osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as ‘OI’ or brittle bones. In this blog, she talks about some of her own experiences and what she thinks needs to…
Source: Employing disabled people isn’t just about building ramps | Scope’s Blog
For He Who Is Winning, Another Must Lose A song about social justice (or the lack thereof). Written and performed by Ryan Fox. (Lyrics below) Rich is a wolf, he cheats and he steals He’s jolly well banking on insider deals He lies in his den with a grin full of sin As Sarah the… Continue Reading Another must lose
Source: Another must lose – DPAC
Yesterday I commented and reblogged this article, which I received from a different source, and I now again reblog has this article contains a link to the original report.
It goes without saying that care in the UK is way under funded. Care agencies are having difficulties due to lack of sufficient funding from councils, care workers are not paid sufficiently to acknowledge the responsibilities they have and need to the persons they are caring for. This is where councils are spending a good portion of their care finances and therefore there is little left over to cover the financial responsibilities to unpaid family carers be they adult or children.
When it come to child carers you have the additional factor of disclosure to the local authorities as the families fear that if their LA knows that their children are caring are caring for their parents, then the children will be taken into care, thus fracturing the family unit.
In many respects local authorities are not trusted by the population, as there is a fear of the assumed and at times the real power these authorities have. Where there is no trust there will always be a reluctance to provide full disclosure.
Councils and also Government need to be more open and transparent regarding their motives and actions and then there could be a move for more trust to be forthcoming. Also local authorities are in extreme need of receiving sufficient funding from Government to undertake all their responsibilities, if not good quality caring in the UK will continue to be reduced and therefore more atrocities, such as ‘Winterborne‘ will be emerging and time is exceedingly short to put this right.
When Ben Rowlings lines up on the start-line in Rio, he will know that he could not have done anything more to prepare himself for his bid to win a medal. The wheelchair racer, who is taking part in his first Paralympic Games at the age of 20 – only five years after being spotted at a British Athletics talent identification day – describes himself as stubborn, single-minded and “quite selfish”. “I think a lot of athletes have to be quite selfish, and just kind of look after themselves and make sure nothing impacts on their training or the bubble that they are in,” he says. “But I’m hard-working and I make sure that I put the hours in in training, and the results are showing on the track.” He has been doing “long, hard sessions” in the gym, two or three times a day, six days a week, and believes there are “very few” of his competitors who will have been able to match that. But he has also benefited from the peer support he has received as part of the training group set up by
Source: Countdown to Rio: Rowlings ready to ‘smash it’ after years of ‘selfish’ preparation | DisabledGo News and Blog