How is SEND fairing in a pre-Brexit, post-New Year world?
2020, the year of Brexit, additional funding for the NHS, the continuation of the reign of Boris Johnson and the chance to make a change. How far you cast the net of change will depend on the political goals of the Conservative party. Whilst we hope that the needs of those who need care will be prioritised, we wonder how far this will be extended. With delays leading into the years for those seeking assistance for their children, we look into the government published report on the state of SEND.
Bi-Borough SEND Partnership - a Digital Transformation Case Study
Like all frontline services, Special Education Needs and Disabilities or SEND is coming under increased financial pressure, alongside increased awareness and pupil population. It is something that will result in nearly a billion pounds of the deficit by 2021/22. It is a problem and one that the country’s first Bi-Borough partnership for SEND has sought to solve through the implementation of technology. Vik Verma, One SEND Project Director and Deborah Brooks, One SEND Culture and Change Lead explain more.
Is the 350m in extra SEND funding enough to make a difference?
Local authorities across the country are battling against a consistent stem of cuts and an increase in demand. This is relevant within SEND and all other frontline services. Most headlines will showcase the difficulties that services are running through but few choose to showcase the strides that local authorities have made when it comes to reversing the effects of continual cuts.
Learning Disability Today 2019
Learning Disability Today (LDT) is dedicated to sharing the latest news and developments that occur within the realm of learning disabilities. It provides up-to-date learnings and keeps you informed with news, views and opinions via events such as the upcoming Learning Disability Today Conference in London, which is taking place today.
Who are Resolve Care? Find out at The Care Show
Put simply, they are an organisation dedicated to the health and wellbeing of individuals with mental health issues and learning difficulties. They are also the recipients of not one but two ‘Outstanding’ ratings from the Care Quality Commission, CQC. These ratings are notoriously difficult to come by, with less than 5% of the total number of inspected organisations achieving his rating.
Safeguarding good practice for Charities: Governance and systems guide
As much as we would all like to say that safeguarding is not an issue in our society, it is. Safeguarding is a global issue that affects everyone. We need to acknowledge this and work together to minimise risk. We need to create working cultures that deem behaviour of this nature unacceptable to bring those responsible to justice, quicker.
Adult Social Care
The Coronavirus Act 2020: Social Care Briefing
A big thank you to our colleagues at our sister organisation CareKnowledge for allowing us to reproduce and share their content on the Coronavirus Act 2020. CareKnowledge publishes professional development, research and policy information for the social care sector. The emergency legislation gives the Government the powers it believes it needs to take forward its plans for dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. The Briefing focuses, in particular, on the aspects of the Act that have a direct impact on social care services.
Covid-19: A message to our customers from our CEO
As the Coronavirus situation continues to evolve, our thoughts go out to all who have been impacted or infected. I wish a speedy recovery to all those who are ill and to those whose loved ones are battling this virus. We are proud of all the health practitioners, care and social workers that are continuing their essential work under immense pressure. I want to express admiration and gratitude to you all on the front line, keeping our country going.
500 successful upgrades to the ECLIPSE platform
We have worked tirelessly to ensure that ECLIPSE makes life easier and a key part of that is reducing the burden and cost of upgrades for our customers. Over the last couple of years we have seamlessly delivered hundreds of upgrades, ensuring our users always benefit from the latest software and the solution is always secure.