Nestled in the heart of the city’s busy retail district is Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts.
As one of the UK’s oldest arts centres, for the last 15 years the Bluecoat has been giving adults with learning disabilities the opportunity to access contemporary arts through a variety of groundbreaking, inclusive participation programmes both in-house and within local communities.
The UK’s largest event to focus on the key issues facing the UK care industry – The Care Show – has revealed the results of an exclusive survey of over 22,000 care providers, highlighting their key concerns in the increasingly over-burdened care sector in the UK today.
The recruitment, training and retention of staff is highlighted by over 52.5% of respondents to the survey with budget cuts and external funding concerns ranking at almost 29%. Other areas of concerns include occupancy levels and increasing regulation.
Fightback 4 Justice – simply known to others as Fightback – is a grassroots organisation which supports disabled people in their applications and appeals for a whole host of welfare rights.
Fightback was initially set up by its founding CEO, Michelle Cardno, due to her desire to use her expertise in law to help others. Prior to this, Michelle both volunteered and worked for the Citizens Advice Bureau. Once she was made redundant after three years as a paid worker for CAB, Michelle decided that her vocation was still to help others – and so, Fightback was born.