I worry about Free Schools

From what I understand, Free School, has been set up as social experiments that can provide any education they decision since they do not need to follow the national curriculum or are inspected by OFSTED. The scheme allows parents, charities and companies to have government funding and red carpet treatment to build schools based on … Continue reading I worry about Free Schools

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Individual Support Assessments

Regular readers will understand that I am not a fan of either DLA or PIP as a long term solution to the needs of disabled people and for working aged adults with long term needs, I would replace a whole range of funding streams with a single 'fund' or budget, administered locally with national guidelines … Continue reading Individual Support Assessments

Did direct payments really change my life?

Everyone talks about how direct payments and personalisation changes people's lives and I agree for many it has certainly appeared to be that case. But the question is whether it was the fact money was provided or rather the amount that was provided and the support planning process which went along with it.I came to … Continue reading Did direct payments really change my life?