|Baywatch Campaign: Disabled Motoring UK’s Baywatch campaign researches the level of disabled parking abuse at supermarkets, by asking disabled motorists to survey their local supermarket car park – asking how many disabled bays are provided, how many cars are parked in them without a Blue Badge and what the supermarket or parking operator does about this. Find out more
Health and Care Professions Council vacancies: The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is a regulator of health and care professionals whose aim is to protect the public. To do this, they keep a register of health, psychological and social work professionals who meet their standards for training, professional skills, behaviour and health. They are seeking to appoint three registrant members of the Council. The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 20 May 2019 and interviews will be held on Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 June 2019. To find out more see the attachment with this e-news.
Contribute to Westminster Hall Debate on the Work Capability Assessment: Laura Pidcock MP has secured a Westminster Hall Debate (Wednesday 24 April) on the WCA – “Ten years of the work capability assessment in relation to employment support allowance and universal credit”. Your views are wanted by Wednesday 17 April 2019. Find out more
MPs launch inquiry into bereavement benefits: The Work and Pensions Committee has opened up a follow-up inquiry into “profound injustice” in bereavement benefits. The Committee would like to hear your views on several questions related to this. You can respond as an individual, a group or an organisation. You can answer any or all of the questions – Deadline is Friday 17 May. Find out more
Joint inquiry into Northern Ireland’s welfare policy: The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and the Work and Pensions Committee have launched a joint inquiry to examine the impact of welfare policy in NI, with a focus on policies such as Universal Credit and the two-child limit. Closes Friday 24 May 2019. Find out more
NHS England confirms funding for major national programme: NHS England says funding for the Transforming Care programme has been extended for a further year. This comes following news of their failure to hit national targets for closing specialist learning disability inpatient beds. However, the national commissioner would not set out details of the new funding. Read more
Survey for everyone with lived experience of a personal health budget: NHS England has commissioned Quality Health to run this survey, closing 14 May 2019 to gather feedback about people’s experiences of personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets. The findings will be used to improve the support for budget holders and applicants in England. Could all organisations working with people with PHBs please share the link widely, using the hashtag #NHSPHB or tagging @NHSPHB, to make sure everyone’s views are represented. Read more
New Personal Independence Payment Case Law Pack: This publication will be one of the most comprehensive text books on the Personal Independence Payment regulations and case law. Order your advance copy