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National disability charity calls for urgent social care investment in upcoming budget

National disability charity calls for urgent social care investment in upcoming budget

Ahead of the upcoming Budget next week [8th March], national disability charity, Sense, is calling on the Government to avert a disaster in the social care sector by delivering the substantial cash injection and long-term  sustainability plan needed to prevent its collapse. The widely reported social care crisis, which has resulted in cuts to services […]

3rd March 2017 | By | Reply More
Newly qualified nurse wants to inspire others to volunteer to support children with disabilities

Newly qualified nurse wants to inspire others to volunteer to support children with disabilities

Jodie Rogers, a newly qualified nurse from Carmarthen, Wales, who has been praised for her work volunteering on holidays for children with complex disabilities, is now calling on others in her position to volunteer on breaks across England and Wales.   For over 40 years, national disability charity, Sense, has provided a range of holidays […]

20th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Sense calls for urgent investment into social care and new approach to health & social care integration

Sense calls for urgent investment into social care and new approach to health & social care integration

National charity call follows the publication of NAO report, which highlights the failure of the ‘Better Care Fund’   The national disability charity, Sense, has repeated its call for urgent government investment into social care. The action follows today’s report from the National Audit Office (NAO), which revealed that the ‘Better Care Fund’, designed to […]

8th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Charity calls on government to halt proposed cuts to Employment Support Allowance

Charity calls on government to halt proposed cuts to Employment Support Allowance

  The Work and Pensions Select Committee said cuts in disability benefits should be delayed until the government clarifies how it will support those in need of extra money. The allowance is set to be reduced from £102 to £73 per week from April.   Richard Kramer, Deputy Chief Executive at Sense, said:   “ESA […]

7th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Government has not addressed the social care crisis as elderly and vulnerable left to fend for themselves

Government has not addressed the social care crisis as elderly and vulnerable left to fend for themselves

Following today’s announcement by Sajid Javid that an extra £900m will be made available to fund social care over the next two years local authorities and care providers have commented on the funding and what it really means to the elderly and vulnerable. “Allowing local authorities to increase council tax to boost social care funding […]

15th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Sense responds to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership manifesto pledge to integrate health and social care

Sense responds to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership manifesto pledge to integrate health and social care

National deafblind charity Sense has responded to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership manifesto in which he announced plans that a Corbyn-led Labour government would integrate health and social care. Kate Fitch, Head of Public Policy at Sense, said: “We welcome Mr Corbyn’s commitment to an integrated health and social care service, as we know from experience that […]

5th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Charity report highlights health inequalities and barriers faced by deafblind people accessing healthcare

Charity report highlights health inequalities and barriers faced by deafblind people accessing healthcare

A report published today by the national deafblind charity, Sense, highlights the health inequalities and barriers faced by deafblind people accessing healthcare in England. It comes ahead of the implementation of the Accessible Information Standard on July 31st, and stresses the urgent need for all health and social care providers to deliver a more accessible […]

29th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Sense responds to NICE guidance on older people with social care needs and multiple long-term conditions

Sense responds to NICE guidance on older people with social care needs and multiple long-term conditions

National deafblind charity Sense has today responded to guidance published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on older people with social care needs and multiple long-term conditions. The guidance has been developed following consultation with various organisations including Sense and as a result includes several recommendations relating to sensory loss. Kate […]

4th November 2015 | By | Reply More
Sense launches guide on supporting patients with dual sensory loss

Sense launches guide on supporting patients with dual sensory loss

National deafblind charity, Sense, has launched a new resource for primary healthcare staff on supporting patients with a dual sensory loss. The ‘It All Adds Up’ guide has been developed as part of a project funded by the Department of Health to raise awareness of dual sensory loss in older people.   There are an […]

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