We have a thoughtful and considered guest article from Steve Scown, Chief Executive of Dimensions UK, about the precarious state of the social care sector and likely unintended consequences of pursuing the policy of compulsory vaccination of care staff by November 11th.
Described as "a policy sledgehammer" the legislation threatens to compound the challenges the sector already faces.
Highly-regarded disability and social care researcher, Mo Stewart, has produced a briefing paper on the government's Health And Disability Green Paper, Shaping Future Support.
She looks at the disconnect between rhetoric and actions, and the repeated failure to take any steps to improve the precarious situation experienced by chronically ill and disabled welfare claimants who are exposed to a fatally flawed benefits system.
A deeply damaging and inflexible workplace culture is preventing disabled workers in the British television industry from progressing in their careers, according to new research.
The Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity (LHC) at Birmingham City University has produced a report showing that employer ignorance of their legal obligations together with colleagues' attitudes prevent people achieving the senior roles they otherwise could.
As we know, social care packages are being cut to the bone, and people are expected to contribute more and more to the cost of meeting essential care needs.
So this is a reminder that the EHRC is currently looking into the right to challenge social care decisions. They want to know whether decisions can be meaningfully challenged if they fall short, and if the existing ways to do so are accessible and effective.
You can contribute your experience by completing their survey before 15 September.
The latest snippets of news from some of the reputable suppliers whose financial support enables Independent Living to continue operating.
Complete Care Shop has become the first UK online mobility and disability aids provider to reach 100,000 Trustpilot reviews, with an overall “Excellent” rating.
Gainsborough Specialist Bathrooms will have live displays of the power-assisted Gentona and Sentes assistive baths at the Care Show, coming up next month at the NEC.
Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions is continuing to provide demonstrations in their vehicles, which offer a safe, naturally ventilated environment. In charge of one of them is Duncan Latimer, Regional Assessment Manager, who has just obtained the NEBOSH national general certificate in occupational health and safety.
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