Julie Stansfield, from Greater Manchester is to be recognised at the Palace of Westminster with the prestigious British Citizen Award (BCA) in recognition of her extraordinary endeavours. The British Citizen Award in partnership with One Stop, is now in its ninth year and recognises exceptional individuals who positively impact their communities throughout the country. Dubbed ‘The People’s Honours’ due to the fact that anyone with an OBE, CBE of KBE is ineligible to receive a
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
Making Vaccination a Condition of Deployment in the Health and Wider Social Care Sector ILG Support have produced a guide that considers the likelihood of covid vaccinations becoming mandatory for PAs in England. You can read the guide HERE
Anne's story - A story of how what effect processes have on results and outcomes - and if the process could shift what difference could be made.
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
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
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.
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