The Accessible Information Standard tells organisations how they should ensure that disabled patients receive information in formats that they can understand and they receive appropriate support to help them to communicate.
The Accessible Information Standard is made up of:
Our Health and social care system is at its core about our service users and patients, and the care we provide for them. A key part of this is to ensure that those people using health and social care services have their needs met.
The Accessible Information Standard will begin to address the current disparity in the care received by disabled people. It will ensure that information is provided to all service users and patients in a way they can understand.
Adult social care and NHS providers legally need to fully implement the accessible information standard by 31 July 2016. NHS England would like to invite applications for grants to support the implementation of the Accessible Information Standard in social and health care settings.
Applicants must be an NHS Organisation, a Local Authority or a VCSE body.
Up to £15,000 will be awarded to each successful applicant to support activity with outputs and products that can be shared to support others implement the Accessible Information Standard. The grant money cannot be awarded to directly support or offset the costs of implementing the Standard in any organisation, including capital investment.
Please apply using the application form below, and return applications to email@example.com before 12.00pm on Thursday 17 December.
By 1 September 2015 all organisations that provide NHS or publicly funded adult social care must have begun to prepare for implementation of the Accessible Information Standard. This includes:
By 1 April 2016 all organisations that provide NHS or publicly funded adult social care must identify and record information and communication needs with service users:
By 31 July 2016 all organisations that provide NHS or publicly funded adult social care must have fully implemented and conform to the Accessible information Standard.
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