The NHS constitution has been around since January 2009. It’s a promise from the NHS to you that they will look after you properly, and that you have a right to be looked after well when you need to use NHS services like hospitals, doctors and dentists. It’s taken a while to get there, but from January 2010 […]Read more "Waiting times and health checks on the NHS"
The government’s looking at giving patients the ability to spend directly on the care they need, not just being put on a waiting list or going to an NHS therapy service that’s too far away. I got an email asking if I could translate the consultation on this before I put the last poll up. They also asked if […]Read more "Direct payments for Health Care (a request)"
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"
I want to be the first to say that a lot of effort has obviously gone into making this consultation appear accessible, as well as the normal consultation, there’s also an Easy Read version. There are also some great toolkits, including a DVD — the Office for Disability Issues has done a great deal to encourage people to […]Read more "The right to control for disabled people"
This was as a request from a friend. The original is available on the Welsh Assembly website. You can also download the translated PDF.Read more "Charging for carrier bags in Wales"
It’s far too late, and despite my best efforts it’s still terribly wordy, but here it is, and you have two and a half days (until the 3 July 2009) to reply to it. I understand it’s a controversial subject, so no ranting please, unless it’s constructive and sent directly to the consultation email address! You can download the […]Read more "New translation on animal welfare"
The second half of this consultation is a little something for building planners, designers and local authorities. It’s supposed to be a handy guide suggesting how to build security into public places, but at nearly 80 pages, “handy” doesn’t quite cut it. This one is a little less complicated, at 7 neat pages. Download it here if you prefer […]Read more "Working together to protect crowded places: part 2"
More than 80 people voted in the latest translation request poll (thank you!), and most of you voted for me to translate the protecting crowded places consultation from the Home Office. This is actually two consultations in one. The first on general guidelines for how local authorities and businesses should tackle increasing their security against […]Read more "Working together to protect crowded places — a translation"