User and Carer Involvement (UCI)

Social workers say personalisation will fail most service users

"The cuts could finish personalisation off," said Ruth Cartwright, manager for England at BASW - The College of Social Work. "Personalisation will still be espoused, but it will be lip service only."

 

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Survey into the effect of budget reviews on people with a long-term mental health condition in Scotland

Voices of Experience team up with mental health organisations including SIAA (Scottish Iindependent Advocacy Alliance members), ACUMEN and HUG (Highland User Group) and have launched a survey to gather evidence from across Scotland on the extent of spending cuts and how they impact on the services people receive...

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Bipolar AGM & Conference 17th Sept

Saturday 17th September 2011 in the Menzies Hotel, 27 Washington Street, Glasgow G3 8AZ. Bookings now being taken. Please contact the office on 0141 560 2050 or email details to tildab@bipolarscotland.org.uk 

http://www.bipolarscotland.org.uk

 

Stay Up Late Survey - Out Now

There's been loads of noise made about the campaign to say that people with learning disabilities are not being able to make enough choices about the way they live their lives. What impact has Stay Up Late had?  Deadline 31 May

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BiPolar Scotland running a Poetry Competition

This year Bipolar Scotland are running a poetry competition open to all over 16s in Scotland as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. The theme of the competition is “Memory and Dreams”, the same theme as the Festival.

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Unpaid carers save £10 billion a year

New estimates, calculated by charity Carers Scotland and the University of Leeds, show the care provided by friends and family members to ill, frail or disabled relatives is now worth a staggering £10.3 billion every year.

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Hostility towards disabled on the rise, research shows

More than half respondents to the survey said they had experienced hostility, aggression or violence from a stranger because of their condition or impairment, according to a survey commissioned by disability charity Scope.

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Scots to chair European section of national rights bodies

The Scottish Human Rights Commission has been elected as chair of the European Group of National Human Rights Institutions at a meeting in Geneva today.

 

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`Hardest Hit` speak out about spending cuts

More than 5000 disabled people descended on the UK parliament this week to protest about government spending cuts...

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Dementia care in General Hospitals

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland survey on the experience of care in general hospitals.

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A Home of My Own Publication

This Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland report reflects their findings from a programme of national themed visits to people with learning disabilities who are living in the larger residential care homes.

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The Broadest Shoulders film

How cuts in benefits will affect disabled people – ‘we are not cheats… we are not scroungers… it’s us who need supporting not the banks’

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New dementia prevalence statistics announced

Alzheimer Scotland had announced its updated dementia prevalence statistics, amending its previous figure of 72,500 to 82,500 people with dementia in Scotland. The figure will double within a generation.

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Fundraising for Support in Mind Scotland

Billy Wallace is fundraising for Support in Mind in Scotland

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