Why the Government’s response to the energy price cap doesn’t go far enough.

3 February 2022 Following yesterday’s whirlwind day of announcement’s relating to energy bills, the dust is beginning to settle on what this will mean for disabled people over the coming months. Yesterday, the energy regulator, Ofgem, announced a rise in its price cap which will see average energy bills increase by 54 per cent in … Read more

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind for Children’s Mental Health Safe Space Practitioners and Assistants

Please see the attached for details of new opportunities with Hull and East Yorkshire Mind for Children’s Mental Health Safe Space Practitioners and Assistants to work within the upcoming Children’s Safe Space in Wellington House, Hull. The closing date is 14th February, with a planned interview date of 22nd February Download below: Info Pack Safe Space Assistant … Read more

Local authorities cannot impose format for EHC needs assessment requests

Local authorities cannot impose format for EHC needs assessment requests January 2022 We are aware of local authorities streamlining their EHC needs assessment processes using a variety of methods, including digital platforms and specific forms. Whilst this is not inherently problematic, it is important that parents, carers and young people are aware that there is no … Read more

Individual Employer Funding(skills for Care)

As an individual employer you can apply for the individual employer funding to train youself and your personal assistants (PAs). This funding can be used to cover training costs to develop your skills as an employer, direct costs of completing training/qualifications, hiring replacement support whilst your usual PA is attending training courses and travel. Applicants Applicable to … Read more

Get involved – events and opportunities-Shaping Our Lives Insight

Get involved – events and opportunities We’re looking for people with experience of residential care in Chester, Lancashire, and Northumbria Shaping Our Lives, as part of a partnership led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, are developing research teams in Chester, Lancashire and Northumbria. The Research in Practice Partnerships will bring together … Read more

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