|Katie Price gave evidence to MPs about online abuse against her son: And pretty nasty some if was too. Find out more
Personal health budget holders invited to share their experiences: new survey opens 1 March 2018: People who are currently in receipt of a personal health budget or integrated personal budget (combining health and social care funding) will be invited to share their experiences of a personal health budget in a survey being run by NHS England from1 March 2018. Please register your interest or share the link with people who would be interested in taking part in this survey: www.myonlinesurvey.co.uk/phbsurvey
New report considers whether retired people should fund more of the welfare state: This Resolution Foundation research looks at the past contribution of generations towards the welfare state and the relative benefits they received. It also considers two future models for welfare state spending and where the tax burden falls in each scenario. Read more
The Work and Pensions Committee publishes its assessment of reviews of Universal Credit: In a damning report, it highlights the lack of evidence to back up the biggest welfare reform in 50 years. Read more
PIP and ESA assessments- claimant experiences: This report by the Work and Pensions Committee, based on an ‘unprecedented’ number of responses, finds the PIP and ESA assessment process largely satisfactory for claimants but highlights problems, which affect a substantial minority, which the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) needs to tackle. Read more
NICE Lay member recruitment: NICE is currently looking for lay members to join the rehabilitation in people with severe and enduring mental illness guideline committee. Closing date 5pm, Monday 19 February 2018. Read more
The adult social care workforce in England: The Department of Health and Social Care is failing to support a sustainable social care workforce. The number of people working in care is not meeting the country’s growing care demands says new National Audit Office report. Read more
New Social Work England: secondary legislative framework consultation: This seeks views on the policy underpinning draft regulations for the new regulator for the social work profession in England. Closes 11:59pm on 21 March 2018. Read more
New cheap and accessible, holiday opportunity for disabled people: Matchinghouses.com was created in 2004 to allow disabled people, who have the same access needs, to swap houses for holidays, rather than rely on unreliable, expensive, and often inaccessible hotel accommodation. Matchinghouses.com have now expanded the concept to include families with disabled children. This is a group of people who often find it really difficult to go on holiday.
Meet the disabled suffragettes who fought for the vote: In this belated celebration of 100 years of women voting, here’s a link to enable magazine’s news item on suffragettes Rosa May Billinghurst and Adelaide Knight.