News articles and updates

The below captures some of the latest articles, research and news that is relevant to Adult Safeguarding.

Connect Lambeth's Advocacy Hub is now live!!

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The Hub provides all types of statutory Independent Advocacy for Lambeth residents aged 16 and over.

 The Advocacy Hub is a partnership between dasl, Community Support Network South London (CSNSL) and POhWER under the
Connect Lambeth range of services.

 

 

 

The services provided are: 

  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)
  • Advocacy under the Care Act
  • Relevent Person’s Paid Representative service (RPPR)
  • Independent Health Complaints Advocacy service

 Please visit www.connectlambeth.org/advocacy, email us at advocacy@connectlambeth.org or call us on 020 3143 9000 to find out more.

 

Learning Disability Week 2020

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The theme of the week is the importance of friendships during lockdown

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have all been living in lockdown. This means that many people with a learning disability are feeling isolated, as they have been unable to see their friends and families.

We know that people with a learning disability already experience high levels of loneliness and social isolation and that this will only have been made worse by the lockdown.

We want to show the importance of friendships to help with tackling isolation, as well as exploring the different ways of maintaining friendships during this unusual time.

To find out more about how to get involved, visit Mencap's website.

Carers Week 2020

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Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

This year, people across the country are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support. They need to be recognised for the difficulties they are experiencing, respected for all they are doing, and provided with information, support and understanding.

Carers Hub Lambeth have been doing their bit to Make Caring Visible. 

In the run up to Carers Week, carers, staff and trustees shares quotes and photos about what caring means to them.

Today, they have also launched the Carers Week 2020 video showcasing young carers and adult carers' thoughts about What Caring Means to Me.

 

FAQ on Covid-19 and safeguarding adults

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The LGA and ADASS have published an FAQ on Covid-19 and safeguarding adults. This FAQ covers a range of issues, including:

  • duties and responsibilities to adult safeguarding
  • Supporting staff, carers and volunteers
  • Issues for Safeguarding Adults Boards
  • Safeguarding issues regarding specific areas of abuse or neglect

The full FAQ document can be found here.