Simply Understand started nearly a year ago with the not-so-simple idea of making a small corner of the UK’s democracy more, well, democratic! Everyone know how much of a struggle it can be to get your story heard by government institutions. Consultations are supposed to be one way for us to get through, but so often they’re so complicated […]Read more "Credit cards and store cards: an official translation"
Several friends have asked me to translate this paper. It’s been covered in the Guardian and other papers with quite a bit of controversy, so I was quite reluctant to do a proper paper. Given it’s sensitivity for a lot of people living on disability benefits at the moment, I want you all to be extra careful when you read […]Read more "Shaping the future of care together"
The Department of Health has started a consultation on how we’re going to work out what people need when they go into health or social care, such as a home for the elderly, assisted living programmes, long term illness, that sort of thing. If you are a carer, you work in social care, or you cared for by […]Read more "Common Assessment Framework for Adults: a translation"
Do you know your consultations from your elbow? It occured to me (quite late, alas!) that I haven’t really explained *what* I’m translating here! So here’s a quick run down on consultations, what they are, and what you can do about them. What is a consultation? A consultation is basically an idea. It could be a good idea, or […]Read more "How to have your say through consultations"
Thank you to everyone who voted in the last poll. This was the clear winner, the government’s pre-white-paper-paper on the future of the British School System. It was tricky to do, because this isn’t the kind of paper that has any practical solutions for schools — that’s due to land soon. Instead it’s all about […]Read more "21st Century Schools: a world class education for every child"
Read your entirely unofficial translation of the latest step in the UK Eco-towns scheme below: Publish at Scribd or explore others: Europe Government environment planningRead more "Eco-towns"
Good evening! Take one exceedingly long (58 pages), and exceedingly dull (I do wish I understood the kick you guys seem to get at the thought of buses and trains and the M42!), simmer and reduce since… early this morning, add a bit of spice and colour, and voilÃ , here’s the UK transport plan for the next […]Read more "The Future is here!"