Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Education, Health and Care Plans in Buckinghamshire

by Carol Linton on 16 January, 2018

  Education, Health and Care Plans were introduced in 2014 to identify additional support requirements for children and young adults up to 25 years of age. They aim to be more robust than the previous Special Education Needs (SEN) assessments and cover a wider age range. Bucks County Council has been struggling to convert 100 […]

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Supporting Children Who Need Help in Buckinghamshire

by Carol Linton on 8 November, 2017

Society’s duty to all children is to support them so that they grow up to fulfil their potential. They can’t do that on their own. Some families need help to support the children in their care. Some children need expert assessment and specialised help. In both cases, Buckinghamshire county council is responsible for providing that help […]

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Dementia Tax

by Carol Linton on 3 June, 2017

The media has simplified the so-called Dementia tax to a toxic issue. At the local hustings in Beaconsfield, several candidates spoke about the need to use one’s assets to pay for care. To general surprise, there was little dissent from the audience, however there were some people who found it to be an important issue. […]

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The Liberal Democrats have announced they would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care by putting a penny on income tax, in their first major manifesto commitment of the election campaign. The tax would raise an additional £48.6M for Buckinghamshire, with £32M for the NHS and £18.6M for social care each year. This is […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

by Carol Linton on 19 May, 2017

Surviving or thriving? is the title of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Run by the Mental Health Foundation – this Mental Health Awareness Week, 8-14 May 2017, looks at mental health from a new angle. Instead of looking at poor mental health it’s taking a look at why more of us aren’t thriving with […]

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Recreational Activities in the Area

by Carol Linton on 3 April, 2017

We in Buckinghamshire have many choices of recreational activities, and the councils rightly publicize the advantages of keeping healthy. Some ways of staying healthy are free or very cheap. Walking For 35 years, I have walked (or run) in this area three times a week. It has kept me physically and mentally fit, and I have […]

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Health and Social Care independent report

by Carol Linton on 28 March, 2017

The Conservative government has promised NO tax rises even to cover the forecast £26 billion shortfall in funding by 2020. Something has to give and it can’t be just hope for the best.   Interim report on Health and Social Care

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