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  1. It was a great meeting, a wide variety of people there including senior people from Disability Sheffield. There were a number of apologies, due to care commitments, sickness or simply not having the care hours to be able to attend. The key note speech by Margaret Palmer was incisive and informative, for Margaret you go to the top, no messing about:, The Director, The M.P, the Local Govt Ombudsman or the Lawyer, in this case Irwin Mitchell. During the open mike/hearing session, some very powerful and heartbreaking stories were heard, although, there were stories of great hardship, indifference from authorities, of loss and struggle, there were examples of real resilience and desire not to give up but to challenge. During the long breaks, new friendships were formed, strangers hugged each other in support and plans were discussed for the future. Later the break out groups discussed issues such as how to empower isolated individuals up against it, how to make local elected officials more accountable on care issues(none were there, though individual members of political parties were) the use and development of 'digital care', alarms, intensive monitoring, which some though very productive, while other cited civil liberty concerns and loss of human support. Crucially how to respond to the huge cuts in care and the reviews of care which are imminent, the Star reporting a 9m shortfall for adult social care. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/health/sheffield-facing-9m-social-care-funding-crisis-1-8180282 However, numbers overall were limited and there was an absence of the wider civil society one see's at say meetings about other 'minority' issues, one could ask is it going to take another ten years loss of life, and another I Daniel Blake, this time on social care to take cogniscance on the issues and act. Sheffield Care Matters is also concerned that some of the main disability charities did not pass on details of the event, due in one case in the own words “ they were concerned there may be a conflict of interest with the council due to the services they provide” This cannot stand and an approach to the Charity Commission will be made. When the report is ready, and we hope to also make available video and audio recordings of people's experiences, we would urge people to discuss and circulate when this hard hitting multi-media work is complete. SCC would like to thank all those whom made this meeting possible.
  2. Lots of interest from service users, people are keen to have their say, media interest as well. Full address Old Junior School South View Road Sheffield South Yorkshire S7 1DB
  3. Hopefully Paul will be attending this meeting as it affects many of his constituents. Sheffield Care In Crisis 2016 Anniversary Meeting The Old Junior School Sharrow* Saturday 12th November 2016 1pm -3.30pm(provisional) Tea/Coffee/Biscuits provided Plenty of time for discussion/informal chat, etc. *The Old Junior School is fully accessible
  4. Could you expand on that?, all buildings have histories.
  5. "Taken from DWP press release: Large scale trials are to be created using the Innovation Fund. The first trial areas are expected to be the West Midlands Combined Authority and Sheffield City Region. Seed funding is being provided to support the design stage. Trials could begin in spring 2017." Sheffield is one of the trial areas.
  6. Surprised they do that, losing tyre sales, etc. btw, wish i had know that!
  7. I just bought Boto Genesys (bridgestone technology) all weather 50 pounds for two delivered from E bay, bit worried now after these comments, though they look fine, similar to the Kumho's i had earlier
  8. https://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1485959 See this post on the crisis in sheffield adult social care, these reductions are hurting, including such crimes as a 80 yr old woman living at time in her own wastes, you pat remarks will be offensive to many disabled and sick people who are having much reduced lives as a consequence of Govt cuts to council budgets. ---------- Post added 13-10-2016 at 11:59 ---------- Actually, i will put it here Sheffield Care In Crisis 2016 Anniversary Meeting (Your Voice Will be Heard) The Old Junior School Sharrow* Saturday 12th November 2016 1pm -3.30pm Tea/Coffee/Biscuits provided Plenty of time for having your say/discussion, all will get a chance. *The Old Junior School is fully accessible Keynote speech and introduction by Margaret Palmer, long time Sheffield Care/Social Policy legal campaigner Your Voice Will be Heard Last year in July a number of Sheffield residents who access Adult Social Care, their families and allies came together to discuss the difficulties they face, their fears that the system was is crisis and their concerns for the future. Their experiences and personal stories were shared, such as the story of how one elderly person was living in her own wastes, her daughter working sixty hours a week so could not cope, while others have been offered 're-ablement' or nothing at all and are frequently trapped in their homes. Short hours has meant difficulties in maintaining staff and recruiting, other issues were sick and disabled people paying up to 100 pounds a week to the Council towards their care, while others even more affluent paid nothing. Others with numerous types of conditions spoke how they had to battle just to get a few hours of support a week.
  9. A friend of mine is moving out of her tenancy and needs to find new accomodation, she can't/doesn't want to use agencies, I seem to recall some support agencies used to publish a list of private landlords, I had a copy at one time, neither shelter or housing solutions had it, any advice?
  10. Sheffield Care In Crisis 2016 Anniversary Meeting (Your Voice Will be Heard) The Old Junior School Sharrow* Saturday 12th November 2016 1pm -3.30pm Tea/Coffee/Biscuits provided Plenty of time for having your say/discussion, all will get a chance. *The Old Junior School is fully accessible Keynote speech and introduction by Margaret Palmer, long time Sheffield Care/Social Policy legal campaigner Your Voice Will be Heard Last year in July a number of Sheffield residents who access Adult Social Care, their families and allies came together to discuss the difficulties they face, their fears that the system was is crisis and their concerns for the future. Their experiences and personal stories were shared, such as the story of how one elderly person was living in her own wastes, her daughter working sixty hours a week so could not cope, while others have been offered 're-ablement' or nothing at all and are frequently trapped in their homes. Short hours has meant difficulties in maintaining staff and recruiting, other issues were sick and disabled people paying up to 100 pounds a week to the Council towards their care, while others even more affluent paid nothing. Others with numerous types of conditions spoke how they had to battle just to get a few hours of support a week. The event also offered a chance to speak directly to senior council staff, local political representatives and care providers. This November we will look to see what, if anything, has changed and discuss and raise the concerns and fears ahead such as the planned review and service cuts, commission changes, the merging of Social/NHS care, etc. Senior Council Staff, officers invited. Hosted by Sheffield Care Matters - a loose network of people with disabilities, sickness and/or chronic illness and their carers, families and friends. SCM would like to thanks Sharrow Community Forum for their support with this meeting. sheffieldcarematters15@gmail.com ---------- Post added 23-10-2016 at 13:58 ---------- Anyone got any views on the issues, we can feed them in.
  11. https://help2.talktalk.co.uk/important-update-our-price-changes All Talk Talk prices are going up considerable and I think will only be able to buy as bundles in the future.
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