Meetings & Events
A Call to Action – Keeping our lives our own
20th February 2024
1:30pm – 3:30pm
With ever reduced funding in social and NHS care – this has led to some worrying outcomes.
Just in the past month we have heard increased reports of policies aimed at slashing budgets, illegal blanket policies and the terrifying proposal to push those into care homes against their will if the cost of care is deemed too high.
As a group we’ve also been very concerned about the use of forced surveillance in homes – ranging from demanding minute by minute reports on use of care hours, through to invasive cameras or sensors being placed in homes to ‘monitor’ how people are using their budget, or how often they need to use the toilet.
We also will be discussing the impact that councils taking PIP/DLA as income will have – further pushing disabled people into poverty and increasing care charges.
We want to look at ways we can stand together to fight back against such policies and demand our right to a life we choose. The law is on our side and councils need to be challenged.
Some dates for your diary. All events are online, and webinars will be added throughout the year.
Our final event of the year looked at the on-going challenges in direct payments. We were joined by leaders in direct payments from every country in the UK.
An informative online event looking at employment laws for PA employers. The webinar was run by a care sector specialist from ACAS and covered a variety of topics in employment law.
The Campaign for Real Care hosted a webinar for ILG Community members covering their suggested five stages of self-assessments to meet Care Act requirements.
This meeting took place in February 2023 and included presentations from Colin Slasburg (Campaign for Real Care) & Barbara Carr (Care 4 Care & PA Place).