The use of large up-front fees and disproportionate deposits has already resulted in significant cost consequences for one care provider.
The visit marked the start of their Conductive Education Awareness Week, which is a very important week in NICE’s year, both for fundraising and increasing awareness of their work.
When we visited NICE it was clear how much the charity means to the pupils and their relatives, with some families travelling from abroad so that their children can benefit from conductive education. The staff and conductors are all truly passionate about making a difference to their students’ lives.
As the staff spend so much of their time focusing on the education of the children and fundraising for the charity, they were very grateful for the opportunity to sit down with a cup of tea and some well-deserved cake!
NICE is part of a charitable organisation that delivers conductive education, which teaches conscious movement strategies to children and adults with neurological movement disorders such as cerebral palsy, strokes and Parkinson’s. Conductive education allows them to gain greater control over their movements, leading to increased confidence, skills and a higher level of potential.
NICE also provides valuable support to families through parent workshops, diagnosis specific carers group and an open-policy allowing family members to observe sessions and learn from the conductors.
You can find out more about NICE and the people they help here.
The government announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.
Whilst some people are under the impression that preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is simply a case of completing a form and ticking a few boxes, it is about far more than this.
A big fear for some people facing divorce and the inevitable carving up of the matrimonial assets. They seek assurances that such assets will be “ring-fenced” and retained for them.
Thinking about the legal status of being a cohabitant probably isn’t at the top of the ‘to do’ list.
When an individual is thinking about making a gift to another individual, consideration needs to be given to the Potentially Exempt Transfer (PET) trap.
We are now only a few weeks away from the biggest change to data protection laws in over 20 years. Are you compliant?
The tragedy, in this case, is that there were options readily available to the midwives that they could have used. This was not a case of having to go above and beyond.
Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.
The SCCS has issued providers in the scheme a series of updated and new documents in order to assist with their National Minimum Wage review.
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