Tag: United Response

    Bognor Regis busker brings festive cheer to mental health charity

    Bognor Regis busker brings festive cheer to mental health charity

    A Bognor Regis busker brought festive cheer to a mental health charity after raising £1,000. Robin Cooper, 41, singlehandedly raised the funds for United Response over the last year, which has a service based on Sudley Road in the seaside resort. United Response’s ‘House 48’ service is a mental health resource centre for people who […]

    10th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Learning disability charity launches CookABILITY cooking videos to fight obesity

    Learning disability charity launches CookABILITY cooking videos to fight obesity

    People with learning disabilities are making YouTube videos to help tackle obesity as part of a pioneering new project from the disability charity United Response. CookABILITY launches today and aims to encourage people with learning disabilities, Down’s syndrome and autism to cook for themselves and eat healthy food. Research* shows disabled people are more likely […]

    11th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Mental Health Act review shines light on disturbing practices for some of the most vulnerable people

    Mental Health Act review shines light on disturbing practices for some of the most vulnerable people

    The government will introduce a new Mental Health Bill to transform mental health care, following publication of the final report from the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983. The government is accepting 2 of the review’s recommendations to modernise the Mental Health Act. Those detained under the Act will be allowed to nominate […]

    7th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care worker celebrates 15th anniversary with disability charity

    Care worker celebrates 15th anniversary with disability charity

    “When I first started working in a home with people who all had learning disabilities, it was a nerve-racking and daunting experience,” said Joanne Hall, a team manager who has been caring for some of society’s most vulnerable people for over a decade.   “One of the challenges I faced immediately was that everyone I […]

    21st November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Yorkshire care worker of 15 years on ‘lightbulb moments’ and making a difference to vulnerable people

    Yorkshire care worker of 15 years on ‘lightbulb moments’ and making a difference to vulnerable people

    “It’s a really big part of my life. I’ve never wanted to do anything else”, said Anna Melia, a professional trouble-shooter for the disability charity United Response.   The Yorkshire-based 37-year-old Relief Manager is celebrating 15 years with the charity after working her up through the ranks as a Support Worker, Team Manager and then […]

    25th October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Council budgets to be cut by a further £1.3bn as social care teeters on the edge

    Council budgets to be cut by a further £1.3bn as social care teeters on the edge

    In response to the CQC’s annual report into the State of Care, Tim Cooper, Chief Executive at United Response, said:   “The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) State of Care report into health and social care rightly highlights that overall quality has largely been maintained in the face of significant challenges. The social care sector is […]

    16th October 2018 | By | Reply More
    National charity comments on Government’s announcement to improve learning disability staff training

    National charity comments on Government’s announcement to improve learning disability staff training

    In response to Government’s announcement last week of a consultation to improve learning disability staff training, Tim Cooper, Chief Executive at United Response, said:   “The Government is absolutely right to focus on the findings of the recent LeDeR report. Its announcement this week of a consultation to improve learning disability training and awareness points […]

    20th September 2018 | By | Reply More
    Court has ruled in favour of Mencap in the case over sleep-in back pay

    Court has ruled in favour of Mencap in the case over sleep-in back pay

    Today, 13th July, the court has ruled in favour of Mencap in the case over sleep-in back pay. This overturns an employment tribunal which ruled that workers were entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for every hour of a sleep-in shift.   Reacting to the decision, the #SolveSleepIns Alliance, a coalition formed to deal […]

    13th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Further reaction in care to George Osborne’s Spending Review

    Further reaction in care to George Osborne’s Spending Review

    Chancellor chooses surplus over caring for the most vulnerable, says United Response Tim Cooper, Chief Executive, United Response “The Chancellor’s Comprehensive Spending Review and Autumn Statement have signally failed to address what is now a crisis in social care; and a crisis which is only set to worsen. “Of course, we welcome the fact that […]

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