Blog by Gary Bourlet, Membership and Engagement Lead and self advocate.
Blog from the Task Force Advisory Group Co Chairs Alex Fox, Rachel Moody and Trevor Wright
This blog is part of our series on the future of social care.
If you have heard politicians debating social care in the last few weeks, you would think that social care is just for older people and that the main problem with it is money.
Many people with learning disabilities and autistic people know that neither of these things are true.
Learning Disability England has been working in partnership with Good Things Foundation and AbilityNet, VODG and other disability and digital inclusion organisations and community partners to help people with learning disabilities get online.
The project ran between March and June 2021.
Today the project’s interim report has been published.
The coronavirus and people with learning disabilities research latest findings for Wave 3 have now been published.
Blog by Sinead Mchugh-Hicks, Executive Director of support at Advance Housing & Support
This is part of the Future of Social Care series of members’ thoughts and views.
“I joined Advance in December 2020 but have worked in the sector for many years.
Joining an organisation in the middle of a global pandemic was daunting and challenging – but what I have seen in the care and support provided by Advance has really inspired me.
On Tuesday the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, made a statement about his plans for health and social care reform.
This included an increase of 1.25% in National Insurance.
The Representative Body Co Chairs have been discussing the announcement and what it means for Learning Disability England members.
They have made this statement:
Learning Disability England is one of 21 partners across England who have joined together to launch Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection.
It is to honour the work of the adult social care workforce during the pandemic, and those we sadly lost.
This week is Professional Care Workers Week (6th – 10th September).
The #BetterPay4SocialCare campaign is campaigning for the work support workers do to be better recognised and valued.
And for all support workers, PAs and care workers to be paid at least the real living wage wage.
Mary Woodall, Rep Body member and self advocate has made a vlog about why good support is so important.