Policy Responses

Sense promotes its position on a range of issues through responding to consultations by Government and other statutory bodies. Some of the most significant consultation responses we have submitted are available here.

Education

September 2016 Sense response to the early years national funding formula (Word 24KB)

May 2016 Sense response to the cutting red tape review (Word 169KB)

April 2016 Sense Cymru response to consultation on SPECS (Word 149KB)

April 2016 Response from Sense to the High Needs Funding Formula and other reforms (Word 174KB)

February 2016 Sense response to Foundation years and the UK Government's life chances strategy inquiry (Word 242KB)

February 2016 Sense response to the Rochford review (Word 27KB)

January 2016 Sense Response on Local area SEND consultation (Word 771KB)

December 2015 RNIB Cymru and Sense Cymru WG consultation response to draft ALN bill (Word 1.7MB)

November 2015 Sense Cymru evidence to CYPE on draft ALN bill (Word 1.7MB)

August 2015 Sense response to the Education Committee on the work of Ofsted (Word 31KB)

June 2015 Sense response to the NTCL consultation on the MSI Mandatory Qualification consultation (Word 27KB)

January 2015 Sense response to Cambridgeshire County Council Consultation on the Recommissioning of Early Help Services (PDF 214KB)

December 2014 Review of Mandatory Qualifications for specialist teachers of children and young people with sensory impairment (PDF 155KB)

December 2014 Sense response to Review of Mandatory Qualifications for specialist teachers of children and young people with sensory impairment (Word 83KB)

May 2014 Sense’s response to the consultation on the SEN and Disability Code of Practice (Word 48KB)

March 2014 Sense response to supporting pupils with medical conditions guidance consultation (Word 35KB)

December 2013: Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice reponse

October 2013: Children and Families Bill - NDCS, RNIB and Sense briefing

Children and Families Bill (SEN reform): Briefing by NDCS, RNIB and Sense for second reading, 2 July 2013, House of Lords

March 2013: Sense written evidence: Children and Families Bill Committee

February 2013: Children and Families Bill SEN Provisions: Second Reading Briefing

October 2012: Third Sector Additional Needs Alliance joint response to Additional Needs (SEN) consultation in Wales

October 2012: Sense and RNIB Cymru’s joint response to Additional Needs (SEN) consultation in Wales

June 2011: Support and Aspiration: a new approach to special education needs and disability

Social Care

September 2017 Sense response to HMT Autumn Budget 2017 (Word 78kb)

February 2017 Sense response to Funding for supported housing - consultation (Word 862kb)

February 2017 Sense response to Funding for supported housing - select committee inquiry (Word 858kb)

September 2016 Sense response to Self-sufficient local government (Word 864kb)

September 2016 Sense response to Lords Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS Committee (Word 863kb)

November 2015 Sense response to the Law Commission’s proposals on mental capacity (Word 25KB)

May 2015 Sense evidence to EDCM short breaks inquiry (Word 177KB)

March 2015 Sense response to the No Voice Unheard No Right Ignored Green Paper (Word 22KB)

March 2015 Sense response to the consultation on draft regulations on the cap on care costs and a new appeals system (Word 250KB)

September 2014 Sense response to Extra Costs Commission (Word 168KB)

August 2014 Sense response to Care Act guidance on safeguarding (Word 51KB)

August 2014 Sense response to consultation on draft regulations and guidance for implementation of part 1 of the Care Act (Word 264KB)

August 2014 Sense response to the Care Act guidance on Sight Registers (Word 216KB)

November 2013: Draft national minimum eligibility threshold for adult care and support: A response from Sense

October 2013 Caring for our future: funding of social care

October 2013: Welsh Government guidance on social care for older people

March 2013: Health Committee Consultation on Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill (Stage 1)

October 2012: Draft Care and Support Bill

June 2012: Social Services (Wales) Bill

April 2011: The Northern Ireland Draft Physical and Sensory Disability Strategy

March 2011: Equality and Human Rights Commission Older People and Human Rights in
Home Care Inquiry

January 2011: Commission on Funding of Care and Support Call for Evidence

June 2010: Adult Social Care: A consultation paper, Law Commission

Welfare Benefits

September 2016 Sense PIP Second Independent Review response (Word 890KB)

May 2016 Submission to disability employment gap inquiry (Word 28KB)

March 2016 Written evidence submitted by Sense on Contracted out Health and Disability Assessments (Word 26KB)

January 2016 Sense’s submission to the Department for Work & Pensions consultation on aids and appliances and the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment (Word 37KB)

December 2015 Sense response to the Parliamentary review on ESA (Word 133KB)

December 2014 Sense and Deafblind UK Joint submission to PIP Independent Review (PDF 203KB)

August 2014 Sense response to Fifth Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment (Word 46KB)

February 2011: Disability Living Allowance reform

February 2011: Review of Specialist Disability Employment Programmes: A Call for Evidence

Health

March 2017 Sense response to NHS review of Accessible Information Standard (Word  73kb)

September 2016 Sense response to Self-sufficient local government (Word 864kb)

September 2016 Sense response to Lords Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS Committee (Word 863kb)

January 2016 Sense Response to the South Norfolk CCG Consultation on Hearing Aid provision for mild hearing loss (Word 200KB)

November 2015 Sense response on the future of the Voluntary Sector Investment Programme (Word 33KB)

October 2015 Sense response to Consultation on the Children and Young People’s Continuing Care Framework (2.2MB)

July 2015 Sense Response to the North Staffordshire CCG Consultation on Hearing Aid provision for age related mild to moderate hearing loss (Word 197KB)

January 2016 Sense Response to the Mid Essex CCG Consultation on Hearing Aid provision for mild hearing loss (Word 199KB)

November 2014 Sense response on Making health and social care information accessible (Word 56KB)

July 2014 Sense Response to the North Staffordshire CCG Consultation on Hearing Aid provision for age related mild to moderate hearing loss (Word 198KB)

Communication

March 2016 Sense’s submission to the DWP’s Market review of British Sign Language and communications provision for people who are deaf or have hearing loss (Word 36KB)

Employment

February 2017 Improving Lives response (Word 929KB)

Technology

October 2016 Consultation Response_Accessibility of on demand programme services (Word 33KB)

September 2014: Speaking TV Programming Guides - Ofcom consultation response

Ofcom consulation on relay services

Ofcom further consultation on relay services

Communications Review: A Response from Sense

Ofcom: The quality of live subtitling - Improving the viewer experience

The Built Environment

October 2016 Disablity and the Built Environment (Word 842KB)

 

 

First published: Monday 14 May 2012
Updated: Friday 29 September 2017