December 21, 2021

The Local Government Association (LGA) and Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) have facilitated a survey which has been designed by people who use *Personal Assistants (PAs) for people who use PAs. The purpose of the survey is to find out about the challenges faced by people who use PAs since March 2020, particularly in recruiting (finding) and retaining (keeping) PAs. The survey is aimed at all people who employ PAs, or who are supported by…

February 8, 2021 No comments exist

Building Personal Power Baroness Jane Campbell and Julie Stansfield As the Covid-19 pandemic emerged the partners in the Be-Human movement knew that it would cause big problems for both people and the professionals supporting them. Over many years disabled and older people and those who have long term health conditions have set out to build our personal and collective power. This is an essential part of our political struggle for rights and resources. Supporting this…

August 6, 2020

Register of COVID-19 experienceThe ‘Be Human’ movement want to make sure that the response to the Coronavirus crisis does not undermine the human rights of disabled people and people with long-term health conditions or our principles To these ends, we have set up a register to record the experiences of disabled people and people with long-term health conditions, their carers and family members, of getting health, social care services and treatment for Covid-19 during the…

August 6, 2020

NHS England and NHS Improvement, along with its many partners, are committed to ensuring the continued delivery of personalised care.  However, they acknowledge there have been recent examples reported of where people’s wishes and preferences have not always been considered. In response, on 1 April 2020 the British Medical Association (BMA), Care Provider Alliance (CPA), Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) issued a statement emphasising the importance of a personalised care plan….

August 6, 2020 No comments exist

In May, the Disabled Children’s Partnership (DCP) reached out to over 4,000 families of disabled children to ask how they had been impacted by the lockdown. A report has now published with what they were told by the families which overwhelmingly shows that they felt locked out and abandoned by Government and by society, and are fearful for their own physical and mental health. They told DCP that in 76% of cases, the vital care…

August 6, 2020 No comments exist

This audit is being hosted by In Control on behalf of Martin McMahon and Professor Chris Hatton. Martin and Chris are researchers in the area of intellectual disability who work in Ireland and England. It’s clear that staff who support people with disabilities and who work in social care, in general, are facing increased challenges and stressors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This audit is looking to get a baseline understanding of the ‘current’ wellbeing of staff who…