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Your health, your care, your say

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  • Toni Abram
    Hello Everyone I was reading about this survey in work today and thought it might interest some of the UK members. This is the link if you want to take part
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 4, 2005
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      Hello Everyone
       
      I was reading about this survey in work today and thought it might interest some of the UK members.
       
      This is the link if you want to take part .....
       
       

      Your health, your care, your say

      Your Chance to Tell the Government What You Want!
      Act Now! Deadline 4th November 2005.

      The government is going to change the way that people are looked after in the community. Before they make any change they are asking everybody what they want.

      They are doing this in various ways. One way is a short ten minute on line survey. (See the link below.)

      Involve more people if you can and spread the word that this opportunity exists. If you are going to any meetings between now and the end of the month raise these issues there.

      What is your health, your care, your say?

      Your health, your care, your say is a major exercise to find out what people want from community health and social care services.

      The findings will be used to support the next stage of reform and improvement in community health and social care services in England.

      The consultation will culminate in a new White Paper to prepare community health and social care services for the challenges of the 21st century.

      They want to consult as many people as possible to find out how they can make community health and social care services better for everyone.

      We need to make a special effort to ensure those who do not always have a say in such processes but who often need care and support the most are included. And they want to hear the voice of people who work in health and social care, as citizens together with the general public.

      They need your help to achieve this.

      Anyone who wants to contribute to Your health, your care, your say will be able to do so in the online survey.

      It's estimated that the consultation will give more than 100,000 people the chance to put forward their ideas. Their opinions will shape the White Paper on improving community health and care services, to be published at the end of 2005.

      Questions

      Your health, your care, your say asks people three main questions:

      • how can we help you take care of yourself?
      • how, when and where do you want to get help when you need it?
      • what do you need to help you manage your care and make decisions?

      Principles

      The questions will be guided by five principles.

      • giving people a choice
      • making life easier
      • giving people a say
      • promoting independence and dignity
      • support for the people (like family, friends and neighbours) who provide care.

      For the online questionaire go to the Department of Health website: www.nhs.uk/yoursay

      More information about the consultation.

      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 8:48 AM
      Subject: RE: [Myopathy] Back from a hectic month!/Meredith

      Meredith,
      When Caroline was little, 7-10, her handwriting was beautiful.  In those days she was still in German education, where  great emphasis is put on handwriting.  It took her a long time and tired her out. Her trunk is also very weak.  Now that she is in the English educational system, where really you can write in any way you like as long as it's legabile (in most schools anyway), it's not as beautiful as it used to be, but still nice.

      Julia has awful handwriting.  She is left handed and has a hard time. As well as not being as neat as she should be, she also smudges her work (all work, including maths has to be done in fountain pen-can't you tell she is still in the German educational system?!)

      Frankly, I think that teachers should be more relaxed about it.  Yes, children do need to know how to write properly, but if a child has an impediment, then teachers should be more understanding, after all within a few years they will doing everything on computer anyway.
                            Gwen


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