|Independent Review of the Mental Health Act survey extended to 6 April: The review considers and makes recommendations on improving legislation and practice around the Mental Health Act.
They want to hear your views if:
- you are sectioned or have been sectioned under the mental health act in the past (service user)
- you are caring for someone who has been sectioned or have done in the past (carer)
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Adult social care funding: a local or national responsibility? This new Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) report argues that ongoing reforms to local government finance risk a growing funding gap for adult social care and conflict with efforts to provide consistent and high-quality care services across the country. Read more
City Bridge Trust has joined forces with Leonard Cheshire Disability to launch ChangeLondon: ChangeLondon is a bursary scheme to support disabled Londoners aged 16-30 into meaningful employment via paid internships. Disability Rights UK is a partner in the Bridge to Work programme which includes the ChangeLondon bursary scheme. Beginning November 2017 Leonard Cheshire Disability will award bursaries of up to £4,000 per person to London-based small and medium sized companies (SMEs), as well as eligible charities – so that they can provide paid internships to young disabled Londoners. Read more
Review of Post-18 Education and Funding: Call for Evidence: The government is conducting a major review of post-18 education and funding to ensure a joined-up system that works for everyone, including that it is accessible to all. The consultation closes 2 May 2018. Read more
Study Programmes for Learners with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities: A fabulous opportunity to focus on improving the curriculum for learners with SEND. Date – 2 May 2018. Venue – Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA. Find out more
Take part in research on impact of welfare reform on disabled peoples’ lives: The Disabillity Benefits Consortium are conducting a major two part piece of research to explore the impact of welfare reform on disabled people’s lives. The first part is qualitative, interview-based research. They want to interview 50 disabled people with long-term conditions and mental health conditions, to discuss their experiences of claiming ESA, PIP or Universal Credit and the impact that’s had on their lives. Find out more
More than half refuse support for mortgage interest loan: Based on DWP phone discussions with 54,000 claimants, 51% of claimants at 21 March have said they will decline the offer of an SMI loan. One quarter (25%) are undecided. Just under one quarter (24%) indicated that they will accept the loan. Read more
Consultation on improving safety in Private Hire Vehicles: Transport for London are seeking views on a number on potential changes to private hire licensing. The consultation closes 18 Jun 2018.