A benefit cap that was implemented in all local authorities within Northumberland and Tyne and Wear from 15 July 2013 in all appropriate households, will have been completed by the end of September 2013. It’s important that claimants potentially affected … Continued
Monthly Archives: July 2013
The NNA development officer, Kate Bowman, attended a CQC consultation event in Newcastle on 15 July. The purpose of the consultation was to discuss the way the CQC regulates, inspects and monitors care. The “new start” responds in part to … Continued
NNA recently contributed to a study by Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) about organisations working with people with physical disabilities and sensory issues. The published report – Close to the Edge: people with physical disabilities and sensory issues in Newcastle … Continued
Alarming numbers of people with MS in the UK are facing a lottery when it comes to accessing the care and support they need to manage their condition.Their report indicates that, despite people in the North East having good access to services, very few are offered the means to become more independent in managing their condition.
We’d like to know whether you have been offered access to a self-management programme, which includes understanding the condition, managing appointments with specialists and GPs, life-coaching and accessing independent and public sector services.
Celia’s story for example reveals how she took control of her life from diagnosis through self-management.
Please help us find out what services you have been able to access in the North East.
Last week eight leading charities jointly hosted a conference with workshops to raise awareness of neurological conditions amongst care managers in nursing, residential and care homes as well as care agencies in the North East. Sixty delegates attended and many … Continued
Celia was a district nurse and led a very active life until she began to suffer a range of disturbing episodes that left her feeling confused and unwell. She had lost consciousness in the park and was ‘out of it’ … Continued
The National Autistic Society, Mind, and Rethink Mental Illness have challenged the unfair process of the Work Capability Assessment in the courts. Judges have ruled that the procedure currently used by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to decide … Continued
In Control (a national charity aiming to create a fairer society), along with Lancaster University and 22 local authorities has been evaluating the use of personal budgets and the outcomes for people for several years. Survey tools, known as POET … Continued