Monthly Archive: July 2015

Focus on Disability - For Disabled People, the Elderly and their Carers in the UK

NHS has spent £1.8bn on redundancies

Ian Johnston writes in The Independent – Some £1.8bn has been spent on NHS staff redundancy pay-offs since the Government’s restructuring of the health service, according to new figures. More than 44,000 people have been...

Focus on Disability - For Disabled People, the Elderly and their Carers in the UK

What to do if you become disabled – gov.uk

If you are unfortunate enough to become disabled this is information given by gov.uk Overview You have rights if you become disabled to protect you from discrimination. You might also be entitled to certain benefits....

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Exploring the options for integrated commissioning – NHS

Richard Humphries, Assistant Director of Policy at the King’s Fund explores the options for integrated commissioning: The last reorganisation of the NHS has made the commissioning landscape much more complex and fragmented. Whatever the weaknesses...

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Autistic children being subjected to ‘mate crime’

Sarah Cassidy writes in The Independent – Children with Asperger’s syndrome and autism are being bullied, abused and even robbed by people they think are their friends, according to a study revealing the horrific extent...

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Fit for Work rolling out nationwide

The latest from the Governments Fit to Work scheme – GPs are now able to refer patients who have been, or are likely to be, off work sick for four weeks or more. This means...

Focus on Disability - For Disabled People, the Elderly and their Carers in the UK

1 million elderly don’t get basic care they need !

Pensioners struggling without help from family, neighbours or state. Further cuts to care budgets will hit ageing population. Charlie Cooper writes in The Independent regarding the country’s leading charity representing older people stating there is...

Focus on Disability - For Disabled People, the Elderly and their Carers in the UK

Cornwall gets new NHS Devolution deal

NHS reforms see Cornwall emulate Manchester with a £2bn deal. Charlie Cooper writes in The Independent – Cornwall is set to win its own “NHS devolution” deal, which could see the county take control of...