The NCCSC is seeking to appoint members to a guideline committee for a new NICE guideline that is in development. The guidelines will treat the subject of the care and support of older people with learning disabilities. NCCSC are looking for up to 18 people who reflect experience from rural and urban communities and different localities. The committee will include at least 5 service users and carers. [Read more…] about NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care (NCCSC): Appointing members to a new Guideline Committee.
Archives for August 2015
We would like to let you know that on 24.06.15 the new ‘accessible information standard’ for NHS and adult social care providers was approved by the Standardisation Committee for Care Information. All organisations that provide NHS or adult social care must follow the accessible information standard in full by 31.07.16.
The new standards require these organisations to do the following five things:
- Ask people if they have any information or communication needs, and find out how to meet their needs.
- Record those needs clearly and in a set way.
- Highlight or flag the person’s file or notes so it is clear that they have information or communication needs and how to meet those needs.
- Share information about people’s information and communication needs with other providers of NHS and adult social care, when they have consent or permission to do so.
- Take steps to ensure that people receive information which they can access and understand, and receive communication support if they need it.
DAA Members may be interested to know the DWP has launched a Call for Evidence on Addictions and Obesity, for contributions from anyone who has experience as an addict, as well as individuals, or organisations providing support or treatment, and individual caseworker testimony. [Read more…] about Dame Carol Black’s Independent Review in to Addictions and Obesity
Pat Russell, head of the Office for Disability Issues interviewed the Minister, to explore his thoughts and ideas on a range of disability issues soon after he became Minister for Disabled People. The videos can be viewed using the links below. [Read more…] about Justin Tomlinson MP talks about his role as Minister for Disabled People and the DAA
DAA members will be aware that a part of the DAA Mission Statement is to identify issues at a local, regional and national level, and work together to design and deliver innovative solutions. In looking at innovative solutions that increase the independence of disabled people, the DAA is aware of the need to drive forward digital inclusion; the Digital Inclusion project is currently running a digital inclusion survey and we’d love to hear your thoughts.
The DAA secretariat have recently been in contact with Google, who spoke to us about their commitment to increasing independent living by improving the accessibility of technology/digital media; making the world is more accessible for disabled people. Members might be interested to find out about a Google initiative to enable UK projects looking to help disabled people increase their independence to progress by applying for grants of up to $1M. For more information, please read on. [Read more…] about Google grants available to make a more accessible digital world
You can find our latest DAA newsletter (July 2015) published today, as well as older editions on the DAA website here. [Read more…] about Latest DAA newsletter published – 3rd August 2015