Currently, the main media outlets have been highlighting the various issues surrounding rogue landlords from the private rented sector. Although most landlords are honest law-abiding citizens, some are not. Tenants have been suffering at the hands of unscrupulous landlords who demand monthly payments, but do […] Read more…
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Pushing parents to the front
By Daniel Singleton
On Sky News' The Pledge on the 31st of May 2019, Rachel Johnson–journalist and sister of Boris Johnson–made the surprising admission that, as a parent, she hopes that the school deals with teaching her children about sex and relationships and the dangers of internet porn, rather than having to have those difficult conversations with her children herself. This open admission of abdication of responsibility felt more surprising when stated by an articulate middle-class parent. There is often an argument that parents feel uncomfortable and so don't talk to their children about these difficult areas, leaving children ill-prepared for the world around them. The tone of commentary was that this was too important to be left to parents and the state should deal with these difficult areas, taking the responsibility and burden away from parents. It took the intervention of Trevor Phillips, another panellist on the show, to reset the balance in favour of not letting parents off the hook, or furthermore, not denying their right to have a voice in these matters. Although much of the discussion centred on how schools are teaching sex and relationships and the controversy in relation to LGBT and conservative faith communities, Trevor Phillips was…
Youth Voice Summit Video
In April, The Young People's Health Partnership collaborated with the NHS Youth Forum, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, iWill and the NHS to organise and run a youth voice summit, where young people from around the country met with senior leaders in the NHS to discuss implementation of the Long Term Plan. A summary film of the Summit has been co-produced by the Alder Hey Youth Forum and The Reporters’ Academy. You can watch the video here: https://bit.ly/31pCwJF
Carers UK's new State of Caring Report
Carers UK published the results of their State of Caring survey this week after receiving a record number of respondents this year, with over 8000 people, including 7500 current carers, completing it. Some of the key findings are as follows: Almost 2 in 5 (39%) carers saying that they are struggling to make ends meet. Over half of carers who are receiving Carer’s Allowance (53%) are struggling to make ends meet. Shockingly, over two thirds of carers (68%) regularly use their own income or savings to pay for care or support services, equipment or products for the person they care for. 1 in 8 carers (12%) reported that they or those they support received less care or support services during the previous year due to a reduction in the amount of support from social services. 53% of carers said that they are not able to save for their retirement. The press release can be found here: https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/press-releases/carers-uk-state-of-caring-report-2019 The report can be downloaded here: www.carersuk.org/stateofcaring
Patient and Public Voice Partners needed for Same Day Emergency Care Programme Board
The Same Day Emergency Care Programme Board is looking for two Patient and Public Voice Partners. All applicants must have a commitment to improving patient & carer experience in Urgent and Emergency Care and to developing excellent public participation, as well as an understanding of national strategy development. Applicants will bring board level experience, with a strategic healthcare focus, strong intellect, commercial and political astuteness, and a willingness to challenge. The purpose of the Same Day Emergency Care Programme Board is: Provide experience of care perspective to build capability within the programme board. Support the programme board with experience of care expertise in planning and delivery of a nationally led implementation of Same Day Emergency Care models. Support the development of new commissioning models and associated guidance/policy. Support service improvement and new commissioning approaches. PPV Partners can receive an involvement payment of £150 per day (for those people not representing or supported by an organisation) for an estimated time commitment of 12 days per year. This is in line with the NHS England Patient and Public Voice Expenses policy. Membership of the Programme Board is for 12 months initially, at which point membership will be reviewed. For an information pack…
FUNDING: Invitation to apply for funds to promote organ donation
NHS Blood and Transplant are calling for funding applications to help organisations promote deceased organ donation among black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic communities. They are looking for applications that will deliver projects to reach black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic communities and/or engage people around their faith/beliefs. Trusted organisations with a footprint in those communities can be very effective at doing this due to their specialist knowledge, understanding and standing in the community. Organisations applying for funds can apply for one of two options; funds up to £2,499 or between £2,500 and £10,000. Funding is available for projects in England or Wales. Bidders can apply for projects for delivery across one of the following three timescales: projects up to the end of June 2020 projects up to the end of October 2020 projects up to the end of March 2021 For more information, please visit: www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/bamefundingcall Deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 1 September 2019. To support bidders with their applications, NHS Blood and Transplant will be holding a free workshop on Wednesday 7 August from 10am (10,30am start) -2pm at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HT. To reserve a place, please email…
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