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Your Chance to Speak (Annan)
Fri 5 August 2016, 14:30 – 17:00 BST
Safe spaces for the voices of disabled people to be heard:
- Over the last 4 years Social Care charges levied by Scottish Local authorities have risen by an average of 20%.
- Charges for Social Care vary between no charge for home care services in Fife to £23.70 an hour in Angus.
- The amount levied can vary between 15% of disposable income and 100%.
- The combination of cuts to benefits and care services means that, in England, people with the most severe impairments will lose an average of £8,832 per person – 19 times the impact on the average citizen. No estimate currently exists for the combined impact in Scotland.
The introduction of health and social care integration promises important opportunities for people who use services and third sector organisations to have an input to the development of health and social care integration strategy and delivery.
Given that the purpose of Health and Social Care Integration (HSCI) is to improve the health and well-being of people who use services, it stands to reason that it is they who are best placed to know what works and what does not, and to gauge progress towards that goal.
Inclusion Scotland have therefore partnered with Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway and DG Voice to look at the engagement of disabled people within HSCI in Dumfries and Galloway. In particular in relation to disabled people having meaningful input in service re-design and to help ensure that the potential for mutually positive experiences and outcomes is realised.
All efforts will be made to remove barriers to participation. Therefore, please make us aware of any particular support needs you may have when booking.