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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.…

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.…

CHRISTMAS OFFER – Community Living’s Autumn Issue FREE with annual subscription

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.…

When a room is not a bedroom?

The charity Contact a Family reports that some tenants have successfully appealed housing benefit cuts by challenging whether a room in their property is a bedroom. The law on overcrowding says that a room is too small to be treated as a bedroom if it’s less than 50 square feet, and is too small for anyone except a child under 10, if between 50 and 70 square feet.…

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