Recommendations & Questions re: The Thurrock Local Account 2016

Thurrock Diversity Network held a series of Workshops in April & May 2017 to design and develop a series of questions relating to the 10 Priorities in the Thurrock Council Adult Social Care Local Account 2016. Attendees also put forward a series of recommendations to shape the process, content and substance of next year’s Local Read more about Recommendations & Questions re: The Thurrock Local Account 2016[…]

Thurrock Coalition – Empowering Equipment Event – February 2017

In partnership with the Thurrock Autism Action Group, Thurrock Coalition ran a launch event of our new Assistive Equipment Hire Service, that showcased accessible technology for people on the Autistic Spectrum in Thurrock. Summary & Background In late 2014 the government announced the Autism Innovation (Capital) Funding scheme. This provided £18,500 for local authorities across Read more about Thurrock Coalition – Empowering Equipment Event – February 2017[…]

Transforming the Justice System Consultation event

•    A Workshop was held in order to discuss the Ministry of Justice Proposals to change how Appeals are heard and the composition of Appeal Panels in Welfare Benefit cases – including Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment & Support Allowance (ESA) a)    The Government want to introduce online “Assisted Digital” programme for processing of Read more about Transforming the Justice System Consultation event[…]

Event to engage with and feed views into the Government inquiry on Funding for Adult Social Care, innovation, developments and role of Carers in supporting Adult Social Care

Event held in order for TDN Members to engage with and feed views into the Government inquiry on Funding for Adult Social Care, innovation, developments and role of Carers in supporting Adult Social Care. We drafted a formal submission to the Parliamentary Commission enquiry on the issue of ASC Funding. The Formal Submission was sent Read more about Event to engage with and feed views into the Government inquiry on Funding for Adult Social Care, innovation, developments and role of Carers in supporting Adult Social Care[…]

Disabled Access Day 2016

Thurrock Diversity Network Limited decided to get involved on Disabled Access Day 2016. The annual initiative is aimed at all disabled people, their families, friends and carers. It is all about showcasing accessible venues and facilities across the U.K, increasing inclusion and participation of Disabled people in society. More information is available at: www.disabledaccessday.com Thurrock Read more about Disabled Access Day 2016[…]

Consultation Event on the Future of Job Centre Plus – April 2016

An event to inform the submission of evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into the future of Jobcentre Plus (JCP). Looking at: (i) The likely effects of the planned changes on claimants, including on the quality of services offered to them and the implications in relation to digital inclusion. (ii) The potential implications Read more about Consultation Event on the Future of Job Centre Plus – April 2016[…]

Action on Advocacy Engagement Events

The “Action on Advocacy” Workshops were held in October and November 2015. These were a series of interactive workshops held across Thurrock, in Grays and Belhus and online to ensure that the widest number of people have an input into the shaping of an Advocacy Service, of what it will comprise in Thurrock and what Read more about Action on Advocacy Engagement Events[…]

Consultation on Changes to Adult Social Care Services in Thurrock

In Thurrock, Adult Social Care Service needs to save £500,000 this financial year, and more next year. The Council wants to maintain services as far as possible for the people who need them now and in the future. So it is taking action to reduce costs, and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of services. Read more about Consultation on Changes to Adult Social Care Services in Thurrock[…]

“The Care Act Unpacked” Events – February to April 2015

Between October 2014 and January 2015, the Thurrock Council Care Act 2014 Working Group, agreed, in co-production with Thurrock Coalition, to develop a Communications Plan to engage with people who use services, their families and carers, to emphasise and publicise the new legislation, the main changes, differences and it’s practical implications for everyone. Council Officers Read more about “The Care Act Unpacked” Events – February to April 2015[…]

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