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Lives – not services

In a tough environment of budget reductions, workforce problems and provider struggles, Rose Trustam reports from three conferences focusing on the positive:  community development, real achievement and evidencing  what works. (NB Full conference reports available to subscribers on the website home page) Commissioners conference (www.ncctc.co.uk) Margaret Willcox (President elect of ADAAS) stressed the need to ‘really put the individual at the centre of working out their needs and controlling their care, with a system of care and support designed with their full involvement and tailored to meet their unique needs.…

‘Supported living – a service or a life?’ Learning Disability England’s first conference 2016

Learning Disability England (LDE)’s first conference since they joined up with H&SA showed the resilience of its members in its determination to continue to speak out on behalf of people with learning disabilities. Rosemary Trustam was invited to report. The new organisation is offering membership at £12 a year for individuals and £25 for self-advocacy groups in its drive to swell its learning disability voice which is much needed given the planned withdrawal of funding for the National Forums and threatened loss of funding of local self advocacy groups.…

‘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.…

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Subscribe for our winter issue due out January/give it as a Christmas gift, and get our current issue FREE. Email the publisher Rosemary on rosecli@btinternet.com with your details. All subscriptions get a digital access to the archived magazines and  articles.  If you want to give this as a Christmas gift give us contact details – the name, email, and postal address of the person to whom you are sending a Christmas gift and we’ll email them with a festive message with your subscription gift.…

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.…

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