NaCSILS does not focus on children. But this is such a disturbing story, we felt we had to share it.
A welcome breath of fresh air from Labour. It also sounds as though Scottish Labour wants to merge social care and the NHS, a move that NaCSILS sees as dangerous. We are keen to debate these ideas.
Tens of thousands of disabled people across the country are having debt collection action taken against them every year by their local authorities over unpaid care charges, information secured by disabled campaigners has revealed. From Disability News Service
Universal quality social care: transforming adult social care in England – a report by Women’s Budget Group and New Economics Foundation
These conclusions are very similar to the NaCSILS programme. There are some useful thoughts on how the extra finance could be raised.
The Morning Star previewed the event
See what the Disability New Service have to say
Northumbria hospital Trusts working with the Local Authority – interesting!
Brexit and so many other factors conspire against good support for disabled people of all ages.
Organised by the broad based, Campaign for a National Care, Support and Independent Living Service (NaCSILS)
Register here, via Keep Our NHS Public
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUoc-mtrD8rHdJ-jtmwJC0XwdAajK2yWqwL to receive zoom links
Jan Shortt, General Secretary of the National Pensioners Convention,
Ali Treacher, Unite and Secretary of Care & Support Workers Organise
Tony O’Sullivan, Co-chair of Keep Our NHS Public
Don O’Neal, disabled activist and author
Professor Tony Evans, Co-chair of the Labour Social Work Group
plus others to be confirmed
The aim is to focus on what we can all do to make a real difference so at least half of the meeting will be devoted to sharing ideas for action at both national and local level. Please bring your ideas, enthusiasm, skills, contacts etc. We need you!