Telford & Wrekin 250-253

Learning Disabilities Programme

Start Date:
1st June 2020

End Date:
31st July 2020

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

Telford & Wrekin Council want to provide quality support in a personalised way so that people with a Learning Disability, their families and carers, can receive the assistance they need to in a way that enhances their independence and enables them to lead meaningful, valued lives within their own communities. Note this Consultation was due to end on 14th April 2020 but due to Covid19 the time has been extended.

They want people with learning disabilities to:

  • live happy, healthy, safe and independent lives
  • be respected and have choice and control over decisions that affect them,
  • live their lives as active members of their community
  • access employment
  • have access to the right services.

It is important for them to understand what care and support people with Learning Disabilities need to live independently in their community.

It will enable them to develop a local Learning Disability Strategy which will help them deliver our responsibilities.

The following legislation and guidelines are important:

  • The Care Act 2014
  • Children and Families Act 2014
  • Human Rights Act, 1998
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Mental Health Act 2007
  • Autism Act 2009
  • Transforming Care Programme (TCP)
  • Think Local Act Personal.

You can tell Telford & Wrekin Council your views in a variety of ways

For adults with learning disabilities they will:

  • be holding face to face sessions supported by taking part between 30 March 2020 and 9 April 2020 and/or
  • offer an easy read paper questionnaire.

If you have any questions in the meantime please contact [email protected].

For families and carers we will be holding some face to face sessions: 

Note: Due to the current coronavirus situation the face to face sessions planned as part of the engagement into the future of care for adults with learning disabilities in Telford and Wrekin have been postponed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you but we will be re-arranging the sessions when we are able to. The engagement period will also be extended accordingly.  

Complete the online questionnaire here: https://telford.researchfeedback.net/s.asp?k=158136704339

Versus Arthritis

Shape our Work-Versus Arthritis

Start Date:
1st April 2020

End Date:
31st May 2020

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

People with arthritis experience pain that has a huge impact on everyday life. People also say that the pain they experience is not understood by their friends, family or healthcare team.Versus Arthritis say- This must change.

Versus Arthritis is committed to doing everything they can to make sure the pain of arthritis is recognised. One of the most effective ways they can do this is by influencing decision makers like politicians, healthcare leaders and councils to provide support for people with arthritis.

By working with people with arthritis, Versus Arthritis have already had a lot of success in getting arthritis and pain on the agenda, but they know they need to do more. They need your help to tell them about what impact pain is having on your life and to help shape our future influencing work.

Click here to take part in a short survey: https://action.versusarthritis.org/page/58110/survey/1?ea.tracking.id=AllSupporters&utm_source=Versus%20Arthritis&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11498036_Coronavirus%20email%203&utm_content=CTA%20Button&dm_i=GEU,6UFXW,W8G6GP,RG24I,1

Disability-Rights-UK

DR UK says sign the petition to increase disability benefits

Start Date:
23rd April 2020

End Date:
31st May 2020

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government announced an temporary emergency increase of £20 a week for both Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits. 

DR UK syas “Although DR UK welcomes this increase, by doing so, they are discriminating against the millions of disabled people on other benefits who have not received the same increase.

DR UK – with over 100 other charities and other organisations as part of the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) – has launched a petition calling on Government to immediately extend this emergency increase to all benefits, on the grounds that anything else would be discriminatory.

Alongside the petition, supported by MPs and the Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, the DBC released results of an April 2020 survey of over 200 disabled people which found nearly all (95%) had seen an increase in their costs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result, 92% admitted they were struggling with additional food costs – and others said they were having to find the money needed to pay people to collect food and medicine, and higher heating and water bills as they were forced to shield at home.

One respondent said:

“I cannot carry shopping home, due to a chronic illness impacting my spine. As online orders from supermarkets are completely booked, I have had to find alternative shops to order from for home delivery, all of which are considerably more expensive.”

Another said:

“Electric and gas charges are way up. My father is paying for some of my energy charges out of his pension. This isn’t right.”

Some even said they’re having to choose between heating their homes, feeding themselves and their families, or buying medicine, with one respondent saying the extra £20 “would mean not having to skip meals.”

Ken Butler DR UK’s Welfare Rights and Policy Adviser said:

“Even before the covid-19 crisis, benefit cuts and austerity hit disabled people the hardest.

The £20 week temporary increase to Universal Credit and tax credits is welcome but should be made permanent.

It should also properly be extended to those on ‘legacy benefits’ such as ESA. In addition, the Work-Related Activity Group and UC equivalent Limited Capability for Work addition should be restored.”

DR UK urges you to join the DBC’s call and sign this petition demanding the Government to stop leaving disabled people behind and click this link which takes you to the petition stop leaving disabled people behind.

For more information see the DBC briefing The emergency need to increase disability benefits.

Telford & Wrekin 250-253

Learning Disabilities Programme

Start Date:
15th April 2020

End Date:
31st May 2020

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

Telford & Wrekin Council want to provide quality support in a personalised way so that people with a Learning Disability, their families and carers, can receive the assistance they need to in a way that enhances their independence and enables them to lead meaningful, valued lives within their own communities.

They want people with learning disabilities to:

  • live happy, healthy, safe and independent lives
  • be respected and have choice and control over decisions that affect them,
  • live their lives as active members of their community
  • access employment
  • have access to the right services.

It is important for them to understand what care and support people with Learning Disabilities need to live independently in their community.

It will enable them to develop a local Learning Disability Strategy which will help them deliver our responsibilities.

The following legislation and guidelines are important:

  • The Care Act 2014
  • Children and Families Act 2014
  • Human Rights Act, 1998
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Mental Health Act 2007
  • Autism Act 2009
  • Transforming Care Programme (TCP)
  • Think Local Act Personal.

You can tell Telford & Wrekin Council your views in a variety of ways

For adults with learning disabilities they will:

  • be holding face to face sessions supported by taking part between 30 March 2020 and 9 April 2020 and/or
  • offer an easy read paper questionnaire.

If you have any questions in the meantime please contact [email protected].

For families and carers we will be holding some face to face sessions: 

Note: Due to the current coronavirus situation the face to face sessions planned as part of the engagement into the future of care for adults with learning disabilities in Telford and Wrekin have been postponed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you but we will be re-arranging the sessions when we are able to. The engagement period will also be extended accordingly.  

Complete the online questionnaire here: https://telford.researchfeedback.net/s.asp?k=158136704339

Carersuk 250-253

State of Caring Survey 2020

Start Date:
1st April 2020

End Date:
17th May 2020

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

The State of Caring Survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers. The 2020 survey is now open and will close on 17 May 2020.

Last year, over 8,000 current and former carers shared their experience of caring. This allowed Carers UK to highlight the impact of being a carer to the media, in dozens of evidence submissions to Government and Parliamentary consultations, and in reports that influence decision makers and policy makers in a wide range of areas

You can take part in the survey by clicking on the link below:   https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C8VT99Z

Carers UK are so grateful to each and every person who takes the time to complete the survey and give them a full picture of their caring experience. They will publish the top-line results in our State of Caring Report in the summer. 

To review and read about last years survey and to read the State of Caring Report 2019, click here: https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/state-of-caring-survey-2020

Carersuk 250-253

State of Caring Survey 2020

Start Date:
1st March 2020

End Date:
31st March 2020

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

The State of Caring Survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers. The 2020 survey is now open and will close on 17 May 2020.

Last year, over 8,000 current and former carers shared their experience of caring. This allowed Carers UK to highlight the impact of being a carer to the media, in dozens of evidence submissions to Government and Parliamentary consultations, and in reports that influence decision makers and policy makers in a wide range of areas

You can take part in the survey by clicking on the link below:   https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C8VT99Z

Carers UK are so grateful to each and every person who takes the time to complete the survey and give them a full picture of their caring experience. They will publish the top-line results in our State of Caring Report in the summer. 

To review and read about last years survey and to read the State of Caring Report 2019, click here: https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/state-of-caring-survey-2020

nhs 250-253

The NHS needs to know your current experience of Coronavirus

Start Date:
1st May 2020

End Date:
31st May 2020

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

A new Coronavirus Status Checker that will help the NHS co-ordinate its response and build up additional data on the coronavirus pandemic was launched on Saturday 4 April 2020 by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock.

People with potential coronavirus symptoms are now being asked to complete the Status Checker and answer a short series of questions, which will tell the NHS about their experience.

It is open to anyone in the UK to use on the NHS website, and in its initial phase the NHS is particularly keen for anyone who thinks they may be displaying potential Coronavirus symptoms, no matter how mild, to complete it.

Note the survey is not a triage or clinical advice tool, and you should visit NHS 111 online for medical advice about their symptoms.

The information gathered by the survey will help the NHS to plan its response to the outbreak, indicating when and where more resources like oxygen, ventilators and additional staff might be needed, and will provide valuable insight into the development and progression of the virus across the country.

The survey is live now and people can complete the survey either for themselves, or on behalf of someone else with their permission.

It asks:

  • why they are staying at home
  • to choose from a series of options to describe how they are feeling
  • whether they have any other health problems
  • their date of birth
  • their postcode
  • how many people are living in their home.

Click here to access the survey: https://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-status-checker

Note: NHS will not share the answers you give us beyond the NHS and trusted organisations working directly with the NHS in response to Coronavirus.

nhs 250-253

The NHS needs to know your current experience of Coronavirus

Start Date:
4th April 2020

End Date:
30th June 2020

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
2359

A new Coronavirus Status Checker that will help the NHS co-ordinate its response and build up additional data on the coronavirus pandemic was launched on Saturday 4 April 2020 by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock.

People with potential coronavirus symptoms are now being asked to complete the Status Checker and answer a short series of questions, which will tell the NHS about their experience.

It is open to anyone in the UK to use on the NHS website, and in its initial phase the NHS is particularly keen for anyone who thinks they may be displaying potential Coronavirus symptoms, no matter how mild, to complete it.

Note the survey is not a triage or clinical advice tool, and you should visit NHS 111 online for medical advice about their symptoms.

The information gathered by the survey will help the NHS to plan its response to the outbreak, indicating when and where more resources like oxygen, ventilators and additional staff might be needed, and will provide valuable insight into the development and progression of the virus across the country.

The survey is live now and people can complete the survey either for themselves, or on behalf of someone else with their permission.

It asks:

  • why they are staying at home
  • to choose from a series of options to describe how they are feeling
  • whether they have any other health problems
  • their date of birth
  • their postcode
  • how many people are living in their home.

Click here to access the survey: https://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-status-checker

Note: NHS will not share the answers you give us beyond the NHS and trusted organisations working directly with the NHS in response to Coronavirus.

Healthwatch

#SpeakUp2020 Campaign

Start Date:
1st June 2020

End Date:
31st July 2020

Start Time:
0001

End Time:
2359

Healthwatch. are here to help make health and care better. They do this by listening to your experiences of services and working with the NHS to make the changes you want to see.

We all love the NHS, but it can’t improve without your help. That’s why Healthwatch would like to encourage you to share how health and social care services could support you better.

It only takes five minutes to speak up about your experiences, but can help make care better for you, the people you love and your community. It’s that simple.

To access the survey please click here

healthwatch telford and wrekin

Dental Practice and the Service you received

Start Date:
1st March 2020

End Date:
30th April 2020

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin are asking all residents within Telford & Wrekin to complete our short survey, based on accessing your Dental Practice and general experiences.

Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin is your local independent Health and Social Care champion who strives to ensure that your voice is heard in improving the services you use, whether it is a GP Practice, Dental Surgery, Optician, Hospital, Care Home or a Mental Health Service.

The purpose of this is survey is to:

  • Explore patients’ overall experience of using Dental Practices within Telford and Wrekin, focusing on; appointments, staffing, environment and treatment.
  • To find out if patients are satisfied with the service.
  • To identify if there is anything that could be done to improve the service.

Please note we will not ask you to disclose which Dental Practice you are registered with, neither will any of your personal details be shared or identifiable.

We will, however, collect basic information (example; Postcode). Additionally, we will gather and share the wider collective views/opinions of patients.
 
Completing the questionnaire
  • To complete this survey please place a ‘tick’ or ‘write your answer’ in the box provided.
  • If a question is not relevant to you – please leave it blank and continue to the next question.
  • You will not be identifiable from the feedback you offer.

Your feedback is important and can help towards improving health & social care services in your local area.

To access the survey, please click: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GNNBNLG