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Mitzvah Day 2019
Are you an individual looking to join in with a Mitzvah Day project? Did you know that there is a plethora of exciting and new Mitzvah Day projects that you can participate in as an individual? All you need to do is register for Mitzvah Day 2019 as an 'Individual Volunteer' and pick a project of choice to join! All their projects can be found on the 'Available Projects' page of the website. For more information on Mitzvah Day and how to get involved please visit mitzvahday.org.uk/
5 million people in the UK - are you next?
By Daniel Singleton
There are now 13 local authorities who have adopted the Faith Covenant created by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Faith and Society (of which FaithAction is the secretariat). That means 5 million people are covered by the faith covenant in; Birmingham Leeds Northampshire Barnet Solihull Calderale Southampton Blackpool Essex Brent Wolverhamton Preston Brighton and Hove The Faith Covenant expresses a commitment by local faith organisations and local government and commissioners to work together for the benefit of all in the community. It has been a catalyst for work on mental health in Essex, equalities awareness in Leeds, and played a part in establishing faith groups as significant part of the civil society in Barnet. The Faith Covenant as a set of principles has proved to be a flexible platform to bring different people in local areas together. We think all areas of the country would benefit from a faith covenant. During the general election period why not press local candidates to commit to supporting a faith covenant? This is one of many ideas which will form part of our FaithAction manifesto. We want to hear your ideas so get in touch email email@example.com Or tag @faithactionnet #mymanifesto in…
Law Change to Provide Thousands More With Access to Personal Health Budgets
One hundred thousand more people who use wheelchairs or need support for ongoing mental health problems will soon have the right to a personal health budget, providing them with greater choice and control when managing their own health and care. Minister for Care, Caroline Dinenage has laid legislation in parliament that from Monday 2 December, everyone eligible for an NHS wheelchair and people who require aftercare services under section 117 of the Mental Health Act, will have more control over decisions made about their care and choice of wheelchair. Personal health budgets are planned and agreed between individuals and clinicians, giving people greater choice, flexibility and control over their health and care support. Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock said: “Everyone deserves the right to make decisions about their care and health and care should be centred around each and every one of us, not a one size fits all approach. “Our NHS Long Term Plan has personalised care at its core. This important piece of legislation puts the power back in the hands of more people, transforming the wellbeing and quality of life for thousands, while also reducing distressing and avoidable hospital trips.” Minister for…
FUNDING: Four Daughters Charitable Trust Fund
The Four Daughters Charitable Trust is very excited to launch its first grant funding round, focusing on ageing well in the UK. They have the capacity to fund up to £250,000 in this funding round to those who are working towards any of the following areas: Supporting older people to stay in or find meaningful work or volunteering; Strengthening communities that are inclusive of older people; and Supporting informal carers to develop their own peer-based approaches. Please find more information in this document on the key focus areas Four Daughters CT is looking to fund, information on how to apply for funding, a timeline and the narrative that underpins the grant giving strategy.
Carers UK - manifesto for carers 2019
Carers UK yesterday published a manifesto for carers calling on all political parties to commit to improving the lives of the UK’s 6.5 million unpaid carers. The membership charity is calling for the next government to change the way our society supports and recognises carers, so that they can continue to care for family and friends whilst also living a fulfilling life. Nobody should suffer financial hardship because of their caring responsibilities, and people juggling care with paid work must be supported to remain in work if they wish to. Carers UK wants all political parties to commit to putting unpaid carers at the heart of a reformed and sustainable adult social care system. The manifesto includes seven priorities for unpaid carers. These priorities are based on years of evidence, consultation and involvement with unpaid carers, including more than 7,500 carers who completed our State of Caring Survey 2019. Read about the seven priorities in Carers UK’s manifesto for carers. The time has come for a new social contract between carers, public services, employers, and wider society to achieve this vision of a society that respects, values and supports carers.
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