Who wants to go to bed at 8pm every day?

Photo of Jennifer: Light skin toned, female aged between 40-50, light framed glasses, short curly light brown bobbed hair, wearing a blue gilet jacket over a dark blue top.

Blog link written by our Co-Chair, Jennifer Pearl

Our Co-Chair, Jennifer Pearl, recently wrote a blog for Think Local Act National, a national partnership of more than 50 organisations committed to transforming health and care through personalisation and community-based support. The article is about lack of flexibility in care services for disabled people who need support with bedtime routines.

Jennifer works as an Expert by Experience for the Care Quality Commission. She supports inspections of hospitals, care homes and domiciliary care agencies, giving people who use services and their relatives a voice in the inspection process. Jennifer is a trustee of Inclusion Barnet and represents people on the Engagement Advisory Board of the NHS Sustainable Transformation Partnership.

You can read the full blog on the Think Local Act National website: What time do you go to bed, blog by Jennifer Pearl.

If you have a TV licence, you can also watch a clip of a BBC news item that was broadcast yesterday. Here, Jennifer talks about the need for shift work to accommodate the work life balance of those delivering the service as well as the needs of disabled people receiving it.

Skip to 21:23 minutes for the section on Bedtime routines for disabled people. BBC news link, bedtime routines.

If you have any comments or would like to contribute to this conversation please get in touch with us via any of the following ways:

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