Department of Health and Social Care policy paper: Think Autism Strategy – Governance Refresh 2018

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The Autism Act (2009) places a duty on the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to publish a strategy for meeting the needs of autistic adults in England, and to review it from time to time.

In August 2018, the Think Autism Strategy (pdf) itself has not changed, but the implementation activities required to deliver its intended outcomes, and who will do what, have been clarified.

Child Poverty Action Group report: Rough Justice

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People can lose the effect of work allowances, be inappropriately benefit capped while in work, and lose out on support for housing costs. These problems should surprise nobody, having been raised in parliament as far back as 2012 when universal credit was still in the design stage.

This according to the August 2018 report (pdf) from Child Poverty Action Group on  the universal credit.

VCSE Equality Sector Investment Needs Survey launched

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We’re working with a group of major social investors who want know what the financing and support needs of equality organisations are, so they can better meet these. Please complete, and circulate, this 15 minute survey to help us find out.

In the short term the survey will directly inform some pilot equality investment programmes, and in the longer term, overall funder policy and practice