Tate Modern attempted murder, media reporting and ‘totally inaccurate assumptions’ about autism

 

Guest blog from David Robinson, self advocate member

 

 

My name is David Robinson & I am an LDE member from Lancashire.

I am heavily involved with tenant involvement & influence since 2007 to represent supported housing in which I reside.

There has been a media update on the individual guilty of the Tate Modern Attempted Murder case.

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The adult social care market in England – report from NAO and the need for reform

On 25 March the National Audit Office (NAO) published its report about the adult social care market in England.

You can read the report here

 

The report says that in 2019-20, local authorities spent a net £16.5 billion on social care.

 

 

And that there needs to be reforms to tackle the growing challenges.

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‘Life during Covid – a different perspective’: Guest vlog by Simone Aspis

There has been a lot of research about the difficulties people have faced through the Covid pandemic.

Most of us have experienced loneliness and anxiety over the past year.

 

But there has been much less research and information about what life has been like for people with learning disabilities living in ATU’s and other institutions.

 

 

 

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Coming out of lockdown

This week we have seen the first steps being taken by the government to start easing off the lockdown restrictions.

Read the government’s easy read coming out of lockdown here

 

 

Many restrictions are still in place but from 29 March we can now meet up with up to six other people outdoors.

Read more about what you can and cannot do here.

Read Mencap’s easy read version here

 

 

You can also watch a short video about the changes that NWTDT and Pathways Associates have made here.

 

 

The government has said people who are shielding can stop shielding from 1 April.

You can read more about that here

Inclusion London has some useful information for people who have been shielding here

 

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