Think Local Act Personal Tag Listing
This is list shows the topics and resources tagged using 'Equal Access'.
- Guidance on direct payments: For community care, services for carers and children's services
This new DH guidance provides information on how local councils might operate direct payments. It reflects the changes brought about by the new regulations and supersedes the 'Direct Payments guidance: community care, services for carers and children's services (Direct Payments) guidance England 2003'.
- A guide to getting direct payments from your council - Easy Read version
This booklet is the Easy Read version of the updated guide for people who are interested in finding out about receiving direct payments from their local council.
- At a glance 5: Mental Capacity Act 2005
This SCIE summary presents an overview of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 for England and Wales. The MCA promotes and safeguards decision-making within a legal framework by: empowering people to make decisions for themselves where possible, protecting people who lack capacity; allowing people to plan ahead.
- At a glance 10: Personalisation briefing: Implications for carers
This SCIE briefing examines the implications of the personalisation agenda for carers and the two main elements, primarily that personalisation should:impact on the support provided to the person being cared for, which may help you both; affect the support provided for carers, after a carer's assessment.
- Breaking Barriers - DVD - Equalities National Council
This DVD has been developed by the Equalities National Council specifically to help increase the take up of Direct Payments amongst people from black and minority ethnic groups. The DVD is available in English, Urdu, Hindi and Somali.
- Deafblind people and families' experiences of direct payments
This report from national deafblind charity, Sense, contains findings of its research into the experiences of deafblind people and families of Direct Payments. The full report includes key findings, individuals' own experiences and recommendations for government, local authorities, CSCI, local support services and Sense.
- Sue's direct payments web site
Susan Lavender lives in Leicestershire. She is blind and has set up her own website to tell people about the benefits of Direct Payments and how having control of her own money and freedom to choose what to do and when, have really changed her life.
- Protocol for supporting disabled parents
This draft protocol from Coventry social services department aims to clarify how to respond to requests from disabled parents for support in caring for their children. It aims to clarify the position for all parties (parents, adults' and children's social workers) in order to better manage expectations.
- Working together to support disabled parents
This SCIE resource guide explains how to develop inter-agency protocols to support families where parents have additional needs related to physical and/or sensory impairments, learning disabilities, mental health, drug and alcohol-related problems or serious illnesses. The guidance is based on policy and legislative frameworks for adults' and children's services.
- A guide to direct payments for mental health service users - Suffolk
This guide by Suffolk county council provides information on Direct Payments for people with mental health problems answers some of the frequently asked questions about their use.