There will be no national minimum staffing standard, but it is likely to include recommended nurse-to-patient ratios for different types of ward. It forms part of the government's response to the public inquiry into the Stafford Hospital scandal.
(Source: BBC News)
Carers UK want to reach more carers and the organisation has produced postcards which tell people how they can access support when looking after someone. They would like help to reach more carers and would like more public places to have some cards so that people can pick them up. You can receive a supply of cards by going to their website and providing your details. Web site: www.carersuk.org/get-involved/join-carers-uk/help-us-spread-the-word
Pelican crossing times should be lengthened to protect slow-walking pensioners. The charity Living Streets is calling for the ‘green man' sign to last an extra three seconds.
Text Santa 2013 - Text Santa, ITV’s annual charity fundraiser, is coming back in December 2013 to raise money and awareness for another six UK based charities - Age UK, Barnardo's, BeatBullying, British Heart Foundation, Clic Sargent and Help the Hospices. The appeal has raised nearly £10 million for charities since it started in 2011.
Answer : One organisation I know of is called Level Playing Field and is a registered charity in England and Wales. LPF acts as a campaigning and advisory organisation to its membership and other parties across all sports. However you will also find information on disabled fans facilities at clubs and stadia, along with useful football, disability and access reports, guides, good practice documents and general disabled supporter information. You'll also find the latest news items and a back catalogue of the Level Playing Field e-newsletters and you can sign up to receive regular copies. Their web site is at: www.levelplayingfield.org.uk
Three carers were accepted onto our register.
A Regional Business Development Manager gave a presentation to a firm of Solicitors in Southampton.
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