Building a Fairer Britain: Reform of the Equality and Human Rights Commission
The government is consulting on the future of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. If you would like to know more about and wish to respond to the consultation “Fairer Britain: Reform of the Equality and Human Rights Commission please follow this link to the Equality and Human Rights Commission website
Implementation of the United Convention on Rights for Disabled People
The Office for Disability Issues has released a draft government report on the UK’s implementation of the United Nations Convention on Rights for Disabled People. Disabled peoples’ organisations are already involved giving regular feedback but the Government wants wider comments on the report. The draft report can be found at the ODI website. The deadline for comments is 5pm on 20th June. The comments will also contribute to a new government Disability Strategy. The Strategy aims to say how the government is going to continue implementing the Convention and work towards equality for disabled people.
Consultation on Contributions for Social Care Support
Sheffield City Council is holding a consultation about changes to the way it works out contributions towards the cost of non-residential social care support .The consultation will not affect how stays in care homes are charged for. Central government pays an amount towards the cost for Sheffield social services to provide Adult Social Care. They assume that councils will raise some of the cost by asking people who receive support to pay a contribution towards it. If Sheffield City Council didn’t raise this money it wouldn’t have enough income to provide the amount of support needed across the city. Central government has reduced the funding it gives Sheffield City Council, so the full council meeting has agreed to consult people about increasing income from contributions to social care support. No one will be asked to contribute more than they can afford to pay. Attending a public consultation event on the 25th of July, at Sheffield Town Hall in Reception Room B at 2.00 – 4.00pm. (There’ll be an opportunity meet with a Financial Assessment Officer to get advice about your individual circumstances). There’s no need to book.