Posts Tagged 'vulnerable'

Could you be a Shared Lives carer?

Shared Lives is about providing support to vulnerable adults who need some help to live their lives. Shared Lives are looking for individuals and families in the local community to offer accommodation and support for one or up to two vulnerable adults.

The City of Edinburgh Council have organised a carers’ event at the City Chambers on Wednesday 10 April where you will be able to meet current carers and Shared Lives staff and find out what is involved. Continue reading ‘Could you be a Shared Lives carer?’

Social Fund Guide and Benefit Changes

First off – a disclaimer! The following post reflects my own thoughts and is not representative of the ELPF as a whole (well, maybe it is, but I’d rather not assume!).

I’ve noticed the changes in the benefit system seem to be happening on an almost weekly basis with little reference to them in the news unless it’s to do with assements relating to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), increasing levels of unemployment, or when the Lords suggest amendments to Bills and the Westmister Government ignores the recommendations and ploughs on ahead with ‘reform’ regardless. Or you keep up to date with the Guardian’s Society pages. Continue reading ‘Social Fund Guide and Benefit Changes’

Welfare Reform

I was recently at a conference which focused on welfare reform and its relation to the criminal justice system in L&B and Forth Valley Community Justice Areas. Yes, there’s a connection, but it’s more than that. Today I’ve been reading a few bits and pieces about the impact medical assessment and re-assessment is having on some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Links to the articles are below if people would like to read them.

The Guardian, 20th March 2012

Sickness Benefit: ‘They try their damnedest to avoid paying’

Mind (page viewed 20th March 2012)

Welfare Reform anxiety making people ill


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