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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: s[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.

Gov-UK

Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licencing Protecting Users

Start Date:
12th February 2019

End Date:
22nd April 2019

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.45

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.

Message to SDN Members: Any member wishing help from Shropshire Disability Network to respond to this Consultation please email [email protected] or call/text 07780 852229. This is SDN mobile phone. We can call you back.

National-Eczema-Society

Consultation on Emollient wash products and silk garments

Start Date:
1st January 2019

End Date:
28th February 2019

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

The National Eczema Society would like to know if you or your child ever had emollient wash products or silk garments on NHS prescription. They also ask have they helped and do you live in England?

If so, they encourage you to respond to an NHS England consultation, ‘Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: an update and a consultation on further guidance for CCGs’.

The consultation covers nine medicines and medical products, including bath/shower preparations for eczema and silk garments. NHS England and CCGs (NHS organisations that plan and organise medical services in a local area) consider that bath/shower preparations and silk garments should no longer be prescribed. They think there is not enough evidence to support prescribing them, and that prescribing them is therefore a poor use of NHS money.

Note: If the changes put forward in this consultation go ahead, you will no longer be able to get bath/shower preparations or silk garments on prescription, even if they were prescribed for you by a dermatologist.

The National Eczema Society strongly recommends you respond to the consultation, sharing your experiences of bath/shower emollients and/or silk garments, describing how they have helped your own or your child’s eczema. Every individual response will make a difference!

The consultation closes on 28 February 2019. You can:

• Respond to the standard consultation by clicking on this link:   https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/items-routinely-prescribed-update/

• Respond to an easy read version of the consultation https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9medicines

• Send your views by e-mail to this address: [email protected]

• Send your views by post to this address: NHS England, PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT

For more information that may help you complete the consultation, click this link: http://www.eczema.org/NHS-England-consultation

Shropshire Council 250-253

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy – further updates

Start Date:
25th January 2019

End Date:
22nd February 2019

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
16.00

Last year, Shropshire Disability Network submitted a “collective” response to Shropshire Council on their proposed changes to Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy. Many individuals as well as organisations also responded to the consultation. Shropshire Council have now provided updates and are seeking further responses. This consultation opened on Friday 25th January 2019 and will close on Friday 22nd February 2019.

Proposal: 

The existing Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy came into effect from 1 April 2015. The policy requires updating to reflect the council’s priorities and outcomes for 2019 to 2023, in particular in relation to protecting people from harm, promoting health and managing the environment. In addition, ongoing improvements in licensing practices and procedures need to be embedded within the policy to further strengthen the application process and simplify this where possible, whilst maintaining the foundations for robust enforcement to continue to increase compliance across the hackney carriage and private hire trade.

An initial consultation in respect of the proposed policy was undertaken over a ten-week period from 25 June 2018 to 2 September 2018. Responses to the initial consultation were considered.

The feedback received has been used to inform the draft of the revised policy as set out at item 5 – appendix B of the agenda of the Strategic Licensing Committee held on 23 January 2019. of this link.

On 23 January 2019 the Strategic Licensing Committee resolved that a further period of consultation on the revised policy would run for a four-week period from 25 January 2019 to 4pm on 22 February 2019.   

A copy of the full report considered by the Strategic Licensing Committee can be found item 5 of the agenda of the Strategic Licensing Committee meeting held on 23 January 2019. of this link.

Click here to download a link of the new proposals: Proposed Additional Consultation Relating to the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy

Click this link for details of how to respond to the new proposals: https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/hackney-carriage-and-private-hire-licensing-policy-further-updates/

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Shropshire Great Outdoors Annual Public Survey

Start Date:
1st February 2019

End Date:
28th February 2019

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

This is a visitors survey.

The Shropshire Outdoor Partnerships Service is the part of Shropshire Council that maintains and develops recreational access, conserves and enhances the natural environment and encourages people to improve their well-being by being active outdoors.

The service maintains and protects public rights of way, country parks, countryside and heritage sites, greenspaces and play areas, and supports the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership.

Working with local communities across Shropshire, our priorities are to conserve and enhance the natural environment, improve people’s health and wellbeing and support the local tourism economy.

About this survey:

Shropshire’s Great Outdoors Strategy 2018-28 sets out the strategic direction for the management and development of publicly accessible green space, rights of way and other access in the unitary authority area of Shropshire, aiming to inspire action to improve health, prosperity and happiness by cherishing Shropshire’s great outdoors. The strategy fulfills the statutory requirement of a rights of way improvement plan, but broadens the remit to deliver across multiple policy areas and to integrate activity across local authority services and partner organisations.

This strategy has been developed in partnership with a range of key organisations and users and informed by data analysis and research. To help define our services we undertake an annual user satisfaction survey.

Shropshire Great Outdoors would like to hear from you, even if you don’t use rights of way, parks, play areas or countryside sites, so we can understand what the barriers to participation are.Please take the time to complete our short questionnaire which you can access by clicking on the “How to get involved tab” at the top of the page, and help us to develop and improve the service. If you take part in a number of activities that make use of facilities in different ways and for which you would give different responses, eg for walking with friends and riding, you can fill in this survey for each activity.

Resources to deliver the strategy are under increasing pressure and your responses will help us to identify key areas for priority in the future. The results will also help us to identify those less valued areas of the service which we could give a lower priority.

The survey should only take about ten minutes of your time, depending on how much detail you give when answering the questions.

To go straight to the survey, click this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/outdoor-partnerships-annual-user-survey

Disability-Rights-UK

Your Views are wanted re Automated Vehicles Consultation

Start Date:
1st January 2019

End Date:
8th February 2019

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

The Law Commission are reviewing the regulatory framework for the safe deployment of automated vehicles in the UK. Our preliminary consultation is now open and closes on 8 February 2019.

Disability Rights UK will be responding to this consultation and would like to hear your views. Please email [email protected] by 1 February 2019 with the word ‘automation’ in the subject box of your email.

The consultation which you can find at this link https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/lawcom-prod-storage-11jsxou24uy7q/uploads/2018/11/6.5066_LC_AV-Consultation-Paper-5-November_061118_WEB-1.pdf suggests that, in future, cars with automated driving systems will not have drivers but instead a “user-in-charge” who would need to be ready to take control of a vehicle in situations where automation is likely cause an accident.

The good thing about automated cars is that they have the ‘potential to offer enhanced mobility to those who are currently unable to drive, such as disabled persons’.

Key considerations in the consultation:

  • Liability for accidents/injury when a vehicle is automated – the user-in-charge would be liable in some situations, but not others
  • Changes/additions to the current driving test – including possibly separate test categories, which are currently illegal under EU law
  • Possible licence changes for specially adapted vehicles

The consultation closes on 8 February 2019. If you wish to respond without going via Disability Rights UK  Please send us your comments, preferably using the online portal at https://consult.justice.gov.uk/law-commission/automated-vehicles.

You can also send your responses:

By email:    [email protected]

By post:     Automated Vehicles Team, Law Commission, 1st Floor, Tower, 52 Queen Anne’s Gate, London, SW1H 9AG.

If you have any questions, you can contact us by phone: 020 3334 0200.