Versus Arthritis

Have your say about Local Support (Versus Arthritis)

Start Date:
20th June 2019

End Date:
5th July 2019

Start Time:
0900

End Time:
1700

Versus Arthritis wants to do more to improve local services and the support available near you, wherever you are in the UK.

This includes support that connects people with a shared experience of living with arthritis, as well as connecting you with local health professionals, researchers or fundraisers. Local communities across the UK are doing great work pushing back against arthritis and related conditions. But Versus Arthritis (formally Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research UK) know more needs to be done. Would you be willing to help them?

Please take a few minutes to fill in this online survey.

Tell us what is important to you locally – to help you, or someone you know, manage their condition and raise awareness of arthritis and related conditions.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe71EUE04ba1D2KYVDCANpzpnrl7I8gwrfXdS6r8I54EDw5gQ/viewform

Your local knowledge and your views are crucial. We’re reaching out to people with arthritis and their families and friends so we can learn what’s important to you, and specifically what you need at a local level. 

The closing date for completing the survey is Friday, 5 July at  5 pm.

Changing Places

Changing Places toilets Consultation

Start Date:
1st June 2019

End Date:
21st July 2019

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
2345

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have launched a public consultation on how they can increase the provision of Changing Places toilets in specific new, large buildings commonly used by the public, as well as those undergoing building works. 

These toilet facilities are essential to meet the needs of many disabled people through the provision of extra space, and additional but vital equipment such as height adjustable changing benches and hoists, and above all a safe and clean environment to enable disabled people to participate equally in daily activities. 

In the UK, there are 1,305 Changing Places facilities but many more are required to meet the needs of disabled people.

At this link, you will find a map of Changing Place Toilets:  http://changingplaces.uktoiletmap.org/

The government proposal in the consultation should introduce approximately 150 new facilities a year. This is on top of a recent announcement by the Department for Transport of a £2m fund for Changing Places to be installed in motorway service stations, and a similar amount through the Department of Health to install them in 100 hospitals.

We (Shropshire Disability Network) as a charity have responded to the consultation and would encourage individuals as well as other organisations to take part by responding by post, on-line or email.

To read the Consultation proposals click this link: Changing_Places_Toilets_consultation

To respond to the Consultation on-line, click here and scroll down to “Respond on-line” and click on it :  https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/changing-places-toilets

Alternatively you can respond by email [email protected] or write to Changing Places Consultation ,2SW Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street, London  SW1P 4DF

This consultation closes on Sunday 21st July 2019 at 2345

Changing Places

Changing Places toilets Consultation

Start Date:
10th May 2019

End Date:
31st May 2019

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
2359

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have launched a public consultation on how they can increase the provision of Changing Places toilets in specific new, large buildings commonly used by the public, as well as those undergoing building works. 

These toilet facilities are essential to meet the needs of many disabled people through the provision of extra space, and additional but vital equipment such as height adjustable changing benches and hoists, and above all a safe and clean environment to enable disabled people to participate equally in daily activities. 

In the UK, there are 1,305 Changing Places facilities but many more are required to meet the needs of disabled people.

At this link, you will find a map of Changing Place Toilets:  http://changingplaces.uktoiletmap.org/

The government proposal in the consultation should introduce approximately 150 new facilities a year. This is on top of a recent announcement by the Department for Transport of a £2m fund for Changing Places to be installed in motorway service stations, and a similar amount through the Department of Health to install them in 100 hospitals.

We (Shropshire Disability Network) as a charity have responded to the consultation and would encourage individuals as well as other organisations to take part by responding by post, on-line or email.

To read the Consultation proposals click this link: Changing_Places_Toilets_consultation

To respond to the Consultation on-line, click here and scroll down to “Respond on-line” and click on it :  https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/changing-places-toilets

Alternatively you can respond by email [email protected] or write to Changing Places Consultation ,2SW Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street, London  SW1P 4DF

This consultation closes on Sunday 21st July 2019 at 2345

Shrewsbury NHS Trust 250-253

The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust to identify Carers Needs

Start Date:
15th April 2019

End Date:
31st May 2019

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust which runs both Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital acknowledges the importance in providing support and advice to carers.

As part of the Patient and Carer Experience (PaCE), a carers sub group has been established to focus on the support available to carers. To enable the group to identify areas to prioritise, so that improvements can be made they have produced a short survey. If you have recently accessed services at SaTH and are a Carer, they are inviting you to take part by answering 5 short questions.

We (Shropshire Disability Network) have reviewed the survey, no personal details are requested. The survey is very short, so as a carer, if you feel able to take part, click this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8GCC3MQ

This survey closes 31st May 2019

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Carers UK, State of Caring 2019

Start Date:
1st April 2019

End Date:
24th May 2019

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

Carers UK have launched their 2019 “State of Caring Survey” It is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of family carers. More than 7000 carers completed it is 2018.

The time you take to respond to the survey provides Carers UK with incredibly important evidence that enables them to:

  • Campaign for more support for carers and those that you care for
  • Understand how services and support are delivered, and influence the people that commission and design support for carers
  • Gather evidence of the impact of policy changes made by the UK and devolved governments

This survey is open until Friday 24th May 2019 but don’t wait to then, take part in it now by clicking this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TQLBC58

Carers UK need your evidence to push carers up the agenda for policy makers and to campaign for recognition and change. In the next year Carers UK want to bring your voice and experience to the heart of decisions. This is what they want to do:

  • Spending on care and support services: The way carers are recognised and supported will be a key part of the Government’s social care policy proposals expected soon. Decisions made will affect carers in England but also social care spending across the UK.
  • Financial support for carers: Campaigning to improve financial support for carers remains our top priority and we’d like to hear about how caring has affected your finances both in the short term and how you are able to save for the future.
  • Improving carers health and well-being: How the NHS puts into practice commitments to act on identifying and supporting carers earlier and ensuring they have plans in place for when they need the back up of health and care services. We also want to understand how we could support people who are caring to look after their mental and physical health by being more active. We know that carers face challenges to taking part in exercise or sport and we’re keen to see how we can help address those.

For more information, visit Carers UK website at this link: https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/state-of-caring-survey-2019?fbclid=IwAR06MxpsZuvJnd_W8AUlvgnwfc-R11hSEng2hkDIyiHRRu3IqVPOGYIm6Ak

BusPic

Six-week consultation re Travel needs re Children and Young People with disabilities

Start Date:
18th March 2019

End Date:
26th April 2019

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

Shropshire Council have begun a six-week consultation on proposed changes to travel assistance for nursery pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and post-16 students.

The council is proposing a change to the policy about how post-16 transport is funded and proposing to reduce the subsidy for mainstream post-16 transport, and to introduce contributions for SEND children that are in line with the mainstream scheme. It’s also proposed to remove the council’s financial support for nursery SEND transport over time.

The consultation itself will seek feedback from members of the public and from all the relevant stakeholders and interested parties, including councillors, town and  parish councils, schools and colleges, parents and students.

All responses to the consultation will be carefully considered before the consultation findings, and recommended next steps, are considered by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet on 22 May 2019

Any changes would come into effect from 1 September 2019 and will be applicable to new applicants only.

To read more click here: https://shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/proposed-changes-from-september-2019-to-the-policy-on-travel-assistance-for-send-nursery-and-post-16-students/

Shropshire Council Equality and Social Inclusion Impact Assessment (ESIIA) download the document by clicking this link: esiia-part-one

How to respond to this consultation. If you have any comments or views on these proposed arrangements from September 2019, please use one of the following methods of communication to put forward your views.

Email: [email protected]

Reply by post to: 

Transport Consultation
Passenger Transport Commissioning Group, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, 
Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND

Note this Consultation ends on Friday 26th April 2019

Shropshire Council 250-253

Public Consultation review of Residential and Nursing Bed Rates

Start Date:
18th March 2019

End Date:
26th April 2019

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

Shropshire Council are seeking views on the review of the published rates for residential and nursing beds funded by Shropshire Local Authority. The document:

  1. Outlines the commissioning policy direction to create a sustainable market place
  2. Sets out a proposed model and rates for the purposes of the consultation to seek views on the review of the currently published rates.

Shropshire Council wish to receive feedback from anyone with an interest in the prices they pay for beds so that relevant views and evidence can be considered in deciding the best way forward.

Impact assessment:
The Proposed review of Residential and Nursing Bed Rates consultation document has been subject to an Equality and Social Inclusion Impact Assessment (ESIIA)

 

Councillor Lee Chapman, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care writes:

“Our transformed adult social work model is based upon a clear set of principles that includes maximising the use of resources and developing resilient communities.

Shropshire Council believes that creating and maintaining a sustainable and vibrant market place that offers real choice for individuals who need residential and nursing care is vital in Shropshire.

We also want to facilitate key partnerships with local communities and work collaboratively with our partners to provide high standards in care to meet the care needs of our residents.

Our current arrangements for commissioning of residential and nursing beds is being reviewed to ensure that we can meet the evolving needs of our population.  This is during a time of significant change in the way that public services are funded, commissioned and delivered. We need to work with our provider market to ensure that the way we commission residential and nursing care is fair, supports a sustainable market and allows the Council to demonstrate value for money.

The scale of pressures for the county, including an aging population and downward funding from central government means that we need to do things differently to make a permanent improvement for our residents and communities.

We are suggesting a new approach for commissioning and funding of Local Authority funded beds in residential and nursing care homes.

This is the beginning of the review and starts with a consultation on the review of the rates used for the commissioning of beds in residential and nursing homes.

We hope you will share your views”.
Lee Chapman

Click below for related documents including questionnaire:

consultation-document-review-of-rates-for-commissioning-of-residential-and-nursing-beds-11-03-19

equality-and-social-inclusion-impact-assessment-esiia-11-3-19

questionnaire-review-of-rates-for-commissioning-of-residential-and-nursing-beds-11-3-19

Click here to go to Shropshire Council Survey enabling you to send your views.  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7L6WWL7

Note this Consultation ends on Friday 26th April 2019

hm government 250-253

Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff

Start Date:
1st March 2019

End Date:
31st March 2019

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

The government wants to know how they can make sure that health and social care staff have the right training to understand the needs of people with a learning disability and autistic people, and make reasonable adjustments to support them.

The consultation considers issues around the training and development staff need to better support people with a learning disability or autistic people.

They want to know what people think about our proposals on:

  • the planned content of the training
  • how the training should be delivered
  • how to involve people with a learning disability or autistic people in training
  • how we can mandate, monitor and evaluate the impact of training

The consultation will be of particular interest to:

  • people with a learning disability or autistic people
  • the families and carers of people with a learning disability or autistic people
  • patient groups
  • providers of health and social care services

Related Documents:

Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff: consultation document click this pdf Learning_disability_and_autism_training_for_health_and_care_staff_consultation_document 2019

Easy Read: Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff: consultation easy read document, click this pdf Learning_disability_and_autism_training_easy_read 2019

How to respond to this Consultation:

hm government 250-253

Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff

Start Date:
13th February 2019

End Date:
12th April 2019

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

The government wants to know how they can make sure that health and social care staff have the right training to understand the needs of people with a learning disability and autistic people, and make reasonable adjustments to support them.

The consultation considers issues around the training and development staff need to better support people with a learning disability or autistic people.

They want to know what people think about our proposals on:

  • the planned content of the training
  • how the training should be delivered
  • how to involve people with a learning disability or autistic people in training
  • how we can mandate, monitor and evaluate the impact of training

The consultation will be of particular interest to:

  • people with a learning disability or autistic people
  • the families and carers of people with a learning disability or autistic people
  • patient groups
  • providers of health and social care services

Related Documents:

Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff: consultation document click this pdf Learning_disability_and_autism_training_for_health_and_care_staff_consultation_document 2019

Easy Read: Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff: consultation easy read document, click this pdf Learning_disability_and_autism_training_easy_read 2019

How to respond to this Consultation:

 

Gov-UK

Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licencing Protecting Users

Start Date:
1st March 2019

End Date:
31st March 2019

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

The Department of Transport have opened this consultation. They are seeking views on proposed statutory guidance to taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) licensing authorities on how to use their licensing powers to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Click on the links below to read: 

To respond to the Consultation on-line, Click this link:  https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/taxis-licence/ or

Complete a (click this link) response form and either

Email to: [email protected] or

Write to:

Department for Transport
Buses and Taxis Division (Statutory Guidance 2018 Consultation)
Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road
London
SW1P 4DR

The consultation period began on 11 February 2019 and will run until 23:45 on 22 April 2019. Please ensure that your response reaches us before the closing date. If you would like further copies of this consultation document, it can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-guidance-on-taxi-licensing-to-protect-passengers or you can contact [email protected] if you need alternative formats (Braille, audio CD, etc.).

Notes: When responding, please state whether you are responding as an individual or representing the views of an organisation. If responding on behalf of a larger organisation, please make it clear who the organisation represents and, where applicable, how the views of members were assembled.