The prestigious UK User Experience awards celebrate excellence in user-focused digital or service design. Daybook, our ‘digital diary’ for people with learning disabilities, was named the winner in the non-profit category.Read more
The latest news from VoiceAbility.
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At an event to re-launch our advocacy services in Northamptonshire, guest presenter Lucy Watts MBE spoke 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.Read more
Daybook, the digital diary for People with Learning Disabilities, is now at the final stage of piloting in Gloucestershire, South Tyneside, Liverpool and Worcestershire. During the co-creation and piloting we have worked alongside 173 People with Learning Disabilities, including 46 people with Complex Needs and 34 people who don’t access formal services. Supporters and family members have also engaged with the process.Read more
The Law Commission published draft legislation to reform the law on DoLS on 13 March 2017. This law affects many thousands of people, most of whom are living in care homes and nursing homes.
VoiceAbility engaged with the Law Commission strongly throughout the process with the aim of shaping the proposals so that they would provide effective, proportionate and realistic safeguards to disabled people’s rights. The Commission have concluded that the current system is ‘in crisis’ and must be changed and we have summarised the proposed impact for advocacy.Read more
Today marks the second national Mental Capacity Action Day. A day where social care professionals aim to raise the awareness of Mental Capacity to other professionals and the wider public. This year’s theme is around supported decision making.Read more
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