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Do more with less and fewer of you please…

Newcastle Council proposes to shed over 50 social work posts in cuts plan. The plans mean fewer face-to-face reviews, longer waits and reduced care packages for adults, and risk of increased caseloads for staff. This is the unfortunate situation of

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Why Not People

I came across an interesting organisation this week called Why Not People? – an online membership website providing facilities exclusively for people with disabilities when purchasing tickets for a wide range of events – whether you use a wheelchair, have

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National Access Card

Academy Music Group venues across the UK have endorsed and introduced the National Access Card scheme from Nimbus Disability, a tool to connect disabled customers with the service industry. It allows disabled customers to easily and discreetly let businesses know

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Controlling my Environment with Assistive Technology

One of the many things I asked for as a result of my move onto a Personal Health Budget was another go at reviewing Environmental Controls for my flat. The first attempt (not long after I moved in) back in

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Personal Health Budgets

A few months ago I started negotiating moving my care package from a Direct Payment to a Personal Health Budget. Previously my package received funding from both Adult Social Care and Continuing Healthcare as I qualified for both. The arrangement

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