Conference

‘Transforming health and social care’ – Adults Commissioning conference 2016

Rosemary Trustam attended the annual conference of the national commissioners entitled ‘Transforming health and social care so that we all stand together’. The National Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference (NCCTC) – Adult Services – focused on how health and social care could work together to achieve savings and improve outcomes.…

BASE (British Association of Supported Employment)’s 11th conference November 2016

Work, health and disability: improving lives The Department of Work & Pensions’ Green Paper was the main topic of the discussion at BASE (British Association of Supported Employment)’s 11th conference attended by Rosemary Trustam. The conference reflected BASE’s unwavering passionate and committed championing of supported employment.…

Achieving compliance with the Care Act

Provider rates, lawful and unlawful cuts, advocacy entitlement, carers’ rights, charges and funding legal challenges were among the subjects covered by Belinda Schwehr at Community Living’s seventh seminar in June. Report by Rosemary Trustam. At a time when local authorities are facing huge demands, the law has made social workers into gatekeepers, the decision-makers on assessment and eligibility for care, said Belinda in her opening remarks.…

Come out of your comfort zones and work alongside people

Despite the pressures from cuts, Rosemary Trustam heard some inspiring talks urging delegates at the H&SA winter conference to build on the good work some agencies are doing   Why was no one shocked at a recent diversity conference that no mention was made of the biggest minority – people with learning and other disabilities?…

Peggy’s journey

Peggy’s journey Peggy Fray campaigned tirelessly on behalf of her sister Kathleen who had Down’s syndrome and later developed dementia. Rosemary Trustam attended this conference on dementia and learning disabilities in memory of Peggy Fray. Quote:  Betty, who is in her 80s and in a wheelchair, has staff who help her keep important friendships by reminding her about key dates so she can send cards and presents.…

‘Achieving Care Act Compliance’ Belinda Schwehr 29th June Manchester

Community Living magazine’s 7th legal seminar with Belinda Schwehr LLM on ‘Achieving Care Act Compliance’ is on June 29th 2016 at St Thomas’s Conference Centre Manchester. Given the scale of the funding cuts on the local authorities, it’s never been more important to know the legal rights to services and advocacy of people and family carers to defend essential supports and ensure charging is fair.…

Health and social care integration – how will it work?

At the Adult Services National Commissioning and Contracting Conference Rosemary Trustam was encouraged to hear about efforts to bring the best to bear on issues despite the looming financial crisis. ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world – INDEED it’s the only thing that ever has” (Margaret Mead)’ .…

Giving small organisations a platform

Gillian Parker reports on the recent BASE conference. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– BASE – The British Association of Supported Employment – is an independent association whose members help find jobs for people with disabilities. Supported Employment is built on the social model of disability.…

Health and social care integration – how will it work?

At the Adult Services National Commissioning and Contracting Conference Rosemary Trustam was encouraged to hear about efforts to bring the best to bear on issues despite the looming financial crisis. ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world – INDEED it’s the only thing that ever has” (Margaret Mead)’ .…

National Adults Commissioning Conference Oct. 1st/2nd

NCCTC – Health & Social Care Integration – How will it Work? “In partnership with the independent sector” Brings the commissioners together to share good practice, the multiple challenges and what’s happening in the sector. A unique opportunity for all players in the statutory and independent sector to work & share together.…

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