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Northamptonshire Re-Launch Event

It was a full house last week in Northants for their relaunch event for professionals.
 
The day featured keynote speeches from Jo Moore and Colleen which lead to a fantastic question and answer session, and special guest presenter Lucy Watts MBE talking about her difficult, ongoing journey to get her rights upheld and receive the care package that she so desperately needs. Advocacy has been key to this journey and she wants everyone to understand just how vital advocates are. Lucy’s experience is deeply humbling and there was a lot of blinking and veiled sniffs during her talk.

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Social Care News

Our round up of social care and advocacy news this month covering 'flawed' use of Mental Capacity Act in safeguarding adults reviews, London ADASS temperature check in 'Making Safeguarding Personal' and Social Care Under the Spotlight by Community Care and the Care and Support Alliance.

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Are you VoiceAbility’s new Director of Operations?

We have a fantastic opportunity for the right person to lead and shape our strategic operations.

If you have the skills, experience and enthusiasm to play a major role in shaping our future, driving up performance, and increasing our ability to support many more people have a strong voice and real rights, then we would really like to hear from you.

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50 years ago - A day to remember

On this day 50 years ago, not long after dawn, the House of Commons passed the Bill to partially decriminalise sex between consenting men in England. It became law (The Sexual Offences Act) at the end of July 1967. The work continues to ensure that individual people and families have rights which are respected. Through our individual work, collective support and influencing, we are a part of that change. This account of our support provides an example of the difference which we can and do make in people’s lives.  

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VoiceAbility retains statutory advocacy services in Northants, with support from Deaf Connect.

VoiceAbility, under the project name of ‘Total Voice Northamptonshire (TVN)’ have been providing a variety of advocacy services across Northamptonshire since 2010. Now, with support from Deaf Connect, VoiceAbility will be managing all the statutory advocacy services for adults and carers across the area. Deaf Connect, whose advocates are either Deaf themeselves, or trained in BSL, will provide advocacy for people over 16 who are severely or profoundly deaf. 

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