Sep 17

Lincolnshire County Council needs to here your views on advocacy

Lincolnshire County Council is currently running an online questionnaire to find out the communities views on advocacy within the county. If you’re involved in advocacy in any way, whether you have an advocate, are an advocate or are looking for information on advocates it would be greatly appreciated if you could take time to fill out their survey. You can find more information at:
http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/residents/public-health/more-health-services-and-advice/advocacy-we-want-to-hear-your-views/

Sep 13

Channel 4 Show “The Undateables” is Looking for Participants!

The Channel 4 documentary series “The Undateables” is looking for participants to star in the show! The series follows disabled people as they navigate the dating world, and explores the unique situations that may occur. If you’re eligible and want to take part then download the flyer below for contact details!

Enter The Undateables!

Jul 30

4 Sessions with County Carers in Lincolnshire

Please see information below and attached regarding events that County Carers are running in relation to benefits changes.

Benefit Changes Guide

PIP – Booking Form

Jul 16

The Office of Disability Issues needs your views on fulfilling potential.

Following the independent Triennial Review of Equality 2025 and the successful engagement with disabled people that has co-produced Fulfilling Potential, the Government’s Disability Strategy and Action Plan, we want to build on this and create new arrangements to strengthen the voice of disabled people in Government. We want to hear from disabled people and others about how best to do this.  Today we published ‘Fulfilling Potential: Making it Happen – Better Working with Disabled People’.

www.odi.gov.uk

The consultation runs until 16 October 2013 and we look forward to hearing from you with your ideas and suggestions.

Yours faithfully

Office for Disability Issues

Jul 08

Skills for Care funding training for carers and disabled people.

People who employ personal assistants (Individual Employers) can apply for a grant directly from Skills for Care to support the full cost of learning and development for both themselves and their personal assistants.

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) for individual employers is money from the Department of Health that can be accessed via Skills for Care. Its aim is to support the ongoing development of people working within the adult social care sector.

 What will be funded?

Skills for Care will fund any learning, development or qualifications that demonstrate value for money and meet the learning needs of individual employer and their personal assistants. All learning or qualifications must be paid for and started before 30 September 2013

 

see:http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/individualemployerskillsfunding/