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What’s next for people with a learning disability and autism?

Source By: Local Government Association

The So What, What Next? project was designed by the Transforming Care empowerment steering group to look at ways of supporting people with a learning disability or autism who have recently been discharged from hospital to explore their skills and passions and to find ways to contribute these to their local communities.

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Community Transport Driver and Customer Services Support, Hackney,

Source By: Hackney Community Transport

We are seeking a friendly, reliable, professional individual to join HCT for this unique and exciting opportunity as both a driver, to provide transportation and support to users of the services according to their individual needs and requirements; and a Customer Services support, to embed within the team, liaising with our individual and group customers to help meet their various transport needs. You will be required to handle telephone calls, monitor emails, process booking requests, carry out quality surveys and provide follow-up administration.

As well as being an excellent driver with a sound understanding of the needs of vulnerable individuals you must hold a clean UK Driving Licence with Category D1 entitlement. Due to working with vulnerable adults and children, you must also be willing to apply for an enhanced DBS; if you have a portal DBS, this will be accepted. You will possess excellent communication skills, be flexible, honest, have a ‘can do’ attitude and be confident working on your own initiative.

You will be trained and expected to operate on all Community Transport Services. A full job description for the role can be downloaded here.

The role involves mostly office hours but you would be expected to cover shifts for the driving role, between 7pm and midnight at short notice, working a total of 35 hours over 7 days and is offered initially as a fixed contract for 12 months, with possible extension.

Closing date for completed applications is 2nd September 2018. An immediate start is available for the right candidate,

Please send your CV and covering letter to

A poster version of this Staff Vacancy Notice is attached. Please feel free to pass this on


Community Grants Programme for voluntary groups

Source By: NHS England

NHS England  community grants programme where we will be awarding grants of up to £2,500 to a number of projects that showcase good practice around patient and citizen involvement in healthcare from voluntary groups.  For further details, please go to .

Repayable grants for charities and Social Enterprises

Source By: Social Investment Business


How does the health and care system work? How is it changing?

Source By: The Kingsfund

How does the health and care system work? How is it changing?

One of our organisational goals is to be a valued source of information and insight. As part of this, we aim to improve people’s understanding of the health and care system, how it works and how it is changing.

 Click here to see some of the key pieces of work in this area.

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