Task Force Advisory Group and social care reform

Blog imageBlog 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.

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Digital LifeLine – interim report published today

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.

Read the report here

Ask yourself, whose social care is it anyway?

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.

Find out more about Learning Disability England’s work on the future of social care here

 

“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.

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#BetterPay4SocialCare: Why do support staff matter?

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.

Watch Mary’s vlog here

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