Think Local Act Personal Tag Listing
This is list shows the topics and resources tagged using 'Equal access'.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- BME communities - Increasing the uptake of direct payments. Local authority examples
These case studies are reports taken directly from local authorities and illustrate approaches taken to increasing the uptake of Direct Payments amongst people from BME communities. Each case study provides a top tip, a detailed explanation of the approach taken and contact details for further information.
- 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.
- Communication leaflet - Cornwall
This guide to Direct Payments for mental health services users in Cornwall encourages people to think about what they need, rather than the services saying what's best for them. The leaflet was produced by the Cornwall Partnership Trust.
- Contracting package for direct payments - Essex
These documents show how Essex County Council manages the financial arrangements with service users receiving Direct Payments.
- Counsel and Care Brief and Complete Direct Payments Guides for people over 65
Counsel and Care has published two step-by-step guides to using Direct Payments for older people, their families and carers. They were developed as part of the 'Keeping Control' project, which involved direct consultation with older people.
- 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.