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LSAB News June 2018

Learning and Service Development Seminar, Autonomy vs Duty of Care

On Monday 25th June 2018, Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board will be holding a Learning and Service Development Seminar, Autonomy vs Duty of Care. Professor Michael Preston-Shoot will describe the circumstances, findings and recommendations reported by Safeguarding Adult Reviews where the theme of autonomy and self-determination v duty of care has been prominent

For more information please see links below

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW! Email LSAB@lewisham.gov.uk


Positive Ageing Council Meeting Thursday 14th June

The Positive Age Council will be holding a public meeting on Thursday 14th June 2018 from 11am. Due to issues with the usual venue they will be holding the meeting at the following location: St Laurence Church – Main hall, 37 Bromley Road, Catford SE6 2TS (A short walk from the Civic Suite)

For more information on Positive age and to read the Positive Age News Letter, Click here


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15th June 2018

This year World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is on Friday 15th June. As you may know abuse can be financial, physical, sexual, or psychological (emotional), or can be caused by neglect. It affects about 500,000 older people across the UK each year, causing enormous pain and suffering.

Elder abuse would like your help and support on Friday 15th June 2018. They have created this brochure to help give you some ideas about how you could help. The brochure also gives ideas on how you can ensure your activity is a success and realise the best return for your time and efforts.

 They have Posters, Ribbons, Collecting Tins, T-Shirts, Wallet Cards giving our Helpline Number, Balloons & other items to help you. All you need to do is commit to running an event – please let them know what you plan, when you expect to run your activity, & order any items you need. Please email maggieevans@elderabuse.org.uk if you have questions or queries


Make a Promise for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day,

We are asking for your support to make a Promise for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

This promise will not only show your commitment to the day, but also your commitment to continue to protect older people from abuse:

The PROMISE I make today to older people

And to the future generations who follow them

Today, tomorrow and forever

For you. And for me.

I promise

to prevent and stop elder abuse wherever I can

I promise

to never knowingly break the trust of an older person

I promise

to learn as much as possible about elder abuse

I promise to educate work colleagues, friends and family about elder abuse


Download your promise Here and send or email your promise to:

Action on Elder Abuse

PO Box 60001


SW16 9BYenquiries@elderabuse.org.uk


The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) programme has published its annual report 2017.

The review, led by the University of Bristol and commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of NHS England, was established to support local areas to review the deaths of people with learning disabilities, identify learning from those deaths, and take forward the learning into service improvement initiatives. The report's introduction states that people with learning disabilities die, on average, 15-20 years sooner than people in the general population. From 1st July 2016 to 30th November 2017, 1,311 deaths were notified to the LeDeR programme. 103 reviews have been completed and approved by the LeDeR quality assurance process, and reviewers indicated that in 13 instances the person’s health had been adversely affected by delays in care or treatment, gaps in service provision, organisational dysfunction, or neglect or abuse. The main recommendations and learning from the reviews relate to inter-agency collaboration and communication, awareness of the needs of people with learning disabilities, and the understanding and application of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA).

To read the full report please see link below.

The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Annual Report 2017


Putting Mental Health at the Top of the Agenda

One in four adults struggle with it every year, an estimated three quarters of people don’t receive any support for it, and it costs the economy an estimated £105 billion a year.

Each year, Mental Health Awareness week brings mental distress to the fore, encouraging those who may be struggling, to seek help. It also serves as a reminder that it’s good to talk about mental health, and we should talk about it more openly.

When people cannot access the support they need, they may reach a crisis point and can become subject to involuntary treatment under the Mental Health Act (MHA). This can include the use of highly coercive treatment such as detention, restraint, seclusion and enforced medication, which may breach their human rights.

To view the movies tales of three individuals sharing their experiences of detention under the Mental Health Act, Click Here

Skills for Care, Good and Outstanding Care Guide

Skills for care have produced an updated guide on how to improve your organisations CQC rating called ‘Good and Outstanding care ’. The guide includes some of the new and revised areas of inspection from the framework introduced by CQC in November 2017.

Want to know more? Click Here


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