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Hope Lightowler

Posted by InControl1650 on June 26, 2024

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About me… I am Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG for Adult Social Care and am a shared lives ambassador and various voluntary roles. I have drawn on adult social care since I was 18. I have lived in Shared Lives for five years. I've also accessed respite/short breaks and PA hours. I have Autism and ADHD and several mental health diagnoses. I'm passionate and comfortable speaking about: Drawing on social care Drawing on health

Sian Lockwood

Posted by InControl1650 on June 26, 2024

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About me… I have spent my working life as a passionate advocate for small-scale relational community-led solutions that helped other local people. As CEO of the representative body for family-based support Shared Lives Plus, lobbied successfully for a regulatory approach which placed the burden of regulation on an agency rather than the families. After founding Community Catalysts in September 2009, as CEO I continued the struggle for a policy, legislative, regulatory and bureaucratic environment that

Andy McCabe

Posted by InControl1650 on June 26, 2024

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My name is Andy McCabe. I have a disability called Spinal Muscular Atrophy which has resulted in significant muscle weakness and means I use an electric wheelchair full time. I can’t weight bear at all and have very limited arm and hand movement, meaning I have 24 hours support. I started receiving Direct Payments in 2009 when I was 19 and then moved to 24/7 Direct Payment paid support in 2014. I had significant problems

INCLUSIVITY CHAMPION TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS PEOPLE’S HONOUR AT THE HOUSE OF LORDS

Posted by InControl1650 on January 9, 2023

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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

A survey about finding and keeping Personal Assistants

Posted by InControl1650 on December 21, 2021

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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

Posted by InControl1650 on October 21, 2021

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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 – Care and Support during the pandemic

Posted by InControl1650 on April 26, 2021

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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

Posted by InControl1650 on February 8, 2021

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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