The health and social care crisis
The Care Funding crisis has been a topic of debate for quite some time. Despite the government’s commitment to â€˜put the state-funded system on a more secure and sustainable footing’, extensive media coverage and various reports, effective progress towards tackling our overburdened health and social care system remains to be seen. The pressure is caused by:
Best interests and mental capacity
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) is a defining piece of legislation designed to protect and empower vulnerable people who lack capacity to make their own decisions. The Act and Code of Practice should be followed at all times to ensure that vulnerable people are supported as far as possible when making decisions in their best interests.
Crowdfunding being increasingly used to challenge education cuts
Parents up and down the country are using Crowd justice â€“ a form of crowdfunding, to fund challenges to local authorities cutting special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision reports the Guardian.
Ombudsman Report – The Wiltshire Complaint
Investigation by the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman (â€œOmbudsmanâ€�) into a complaint against Wiltshire County Council (â€œCouncilâ€�) – Report number 16 015 946 â€“ (â€œWiltshire Complaintâ€�)
The Department for Education has invited professionals to share their views on children?s educational outcomes
The Department for Education has invited professionals to comment and share their views on what makes a difference to children’s educational outcomes. Further, the government is looking for opinions and suggestions on how in practice, this can be improved.
Today marks #WorldEncephalitisDay. Encephalitis is a serious neurological condition that can have a severe impact on a person’s care needs. The consequences are often life-changing and individuals affected can be left with a need for care provision capable of meeting complex care needs.
Long-term adult social care funding enquiry launched
An enquiry into the long term funding for adult social care is to be launched by MP’s ahead of the government’s Green Paper this summer.
The Health and Social Care Crisis
The Care Funding Crisis has been a topic of debate for quite some time. Despite the Government’s commitment to â€˜put the state-funded system on a more secure and sustainable footing’, extensive media coverage and various reports by Parliament, Age UK and the Care Quality Commission (â€œCQCâ€�), effective progress towards tackling the immense pressures faced by our health and social care system remains to be seen. The pressure is caused by factors such as:
Disabled Children’s Partnership Secret Life of Us Campaign
The Disabled Children’s Partnership has started the New Year with the launch of the â€˜Secret Life of Us’ Campaign (â€œCampaignâ€�).