This guidance has been developed to make the case for new approaches to support people should a direct payment not be the preferred option. It challenges the view that support from micro-enterprises can only be purchased using a direct payment. It offers alternative options for consideration.
A report that considers the Department of Health & Social Care’s role in overseeing the adult social care workforce and assesses whether the size and structure of the care workforce are adequate to meet users’ needs for care now, and in the future, in the face of financial challenges and a competitive labour market.
Info sheet available from the EIF about social and emotional learning, why it matters, and how EIF is working to improve how schools support children at risk of developing poor social and emotional skills.
Patrick Sims, a freelance autism writer, discusses some of the difficulties that autistic people may face in accessing quality health care. Patrick offers some simple strategies that health care professionals could take, with minimal cost, that would improve the experiences of autistic people.
Finn Gardiner is a community educator, researcher, advocate, and designer, currently working with the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. In this article, he explains how executive functioning problems impact on his life and work, and shares some solutions that work for him.