Care Act 2014
The Care Act 2014 aims to make the social care system fairer and help people to get better care. This video provides a short introduction to the Act, which introduces new responsibilities for local authorities and also has major implications for service users, carers, advocates and providers of adult care.
Excel Support Services provide supported living for People with Learning Disabilities in their own homes.
Mind helps people to take control over their mental health. They provide information and advice, training programmes, grants and services through their network of local Mind associations.
The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s leading mental health research, policy and service improvement charity.
Corpal is a not-for-profit charity run by parents, carers and adults who have Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum or Aicardi Syndrome. Our aim is to offer support to families that are affected by the condition/s and raise awareness to health professionals and interested individuals. We can also can put affected families in contact with each other. Please visit our website for contact details or call Tel: 020 8949 6598.
Mencap is the voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.
We work with people with a learning disability to change laws and services, challenge prejudice and directly support thousands of people to live their lives as they choose.
From 1st April 2009, the CQC is the new regulator for health and adult social care services in England, having been established by the Health and Social Care Act (HSCA) 2008.
The CQC is responsible for registering, reviewing and inspecting services and has powers of enforcement in response to failures by providers to meet the legal requirements of registration: including failure to register.
The Down’s Syndrome Association is the only organisation in this country focusing solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down’s syndrome. Since 1970, we have grown from being a local parent support group to a national charity with over 20,000 members, a national office in Teddington Middlesex, offices in Northern Ireland and Wales and a regional development team. Despite this, the organisation is run by a total staff of only 33 (many of them part time), and a network of around 126 regional volunteer-led support groups.
The Fragile X Society was formed in 1990 by families whose children had just been diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome. At that time there were no facilities to support and inform families about any aspect of fragile X, and so the Society came into existence.
Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK’s estimated 456,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.
We are a member of ARC.
We are a member of the National Skills Academy for Social Care.
- Drive up quality in services for people with learning disabilities that goes beyond minimum standards
- Create and build a passion in the learning disability sector to provide high quality, values-led services
- Provide a clear message to the sector and the wider population about what is and what is not acceptable practice
- Promote a culture of openness and honesty in organisations
- Promote the celebration and sharing of the good work that is already out there.