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2018 Calendar of Events out now!

Why not take a look at our calendar of events? Whether it's Hate Crime or Brexit - there's one for everybody! http://spectrumcil.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Calendar-for-2018-JPEG.jpg read more

SPECTRUM Payroll Service now LIVE!

Our new Payroll Service is now live! If you employ staff, particularly those employing care staff who are funded by Direct Payments, Personal Health Budgets… read more

Update on October Austerity Event

The presentations from the Austerity Event held in Winchester on 5th October are now available to download. Peter Beresford_Presentation Hampshire Equality Group_Presentation Katherine Hill_Presentation Paul… read more

Marketing Consultant wanted

Following a recent strategic business review SPECTRUM CIL have decided to diversify into expanded training and consultancy services and to set up a new Training… read more

JOB VACANCY

Admin PA required - 2 days per week Mondays and Fridays - 9.15 to 5.15 at £10.14 per hour The successful applicant will have excellent… read more

Replacement Care

Replacement care This consultation is about the way Southampton City Council plan to provide replacement (respite) care in the future. Replacement care was known as respite care. Respite care was often… read more

Mental Health Matters

Local NHS and Council chiefs are urging people to have their say on plans to redesign mental health services in Southampton. Southampton City CCG has… read more

Taking our message to Europe

We have been talking to friends from the European Network on Independent Living and they will be using the Disability Manifesto we co-produced with SENDPO… read more

Report on the Home Care Competition

We have produced a report on the SPECTRUM CIL and Hampshire County Council Commissioning Home Care Competition. The report explains how the competition worked and outlines the… read more

Regional DPULO Conference

SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living and South East Network of Disabled People’s Organisations and the Office for Disability Issues are welcoming all Disabled People’s User… read more

  Click to listen highlighted text! News Home»News and events»News 2018 Calendar of Events out now! October 24, 2017 Why not take a look at our calendar of events? Whether its Hate Crime or Brexit - theres one for everybody! http://spectrumcil.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Calendar-for-2018-JPEG.jpg read more SPECTRUM’s October Newsletter is out now! October 17, 2017 Read all about Assistive Technology, Black History Month, SPECTRUM becoming a Hate Crime Reporting Centre and how Direct Payments changed somebodys life in Octobers Newsletter! read more Comfortable about Disability? Why Focusing on Disability Equality Makes Good Business Sense – FREE EVENT October 10, 2017 Would you like your business to increase its share of the ‘Purple Pound’- the £212BN purchasing power of Disabled People, and therefore increase your businesses… read more SPECTRUM’s 2017 Annual Report is Published October 2, 2017 Please click on the link below to read SPECTRUMs latest annual report SPECTRUM Annual Report 2016-2017 read more SPECTRUM Payroll Service now LIVE! August 30, 2017 Our new Payroll Service is now live! If you employ staff, particularly those employing care staff who are funded by Direct Payments, Personal Health Budgets… read more SPECTRUM 2017 Disability Manifesto out now! May 24, 2017 There are more than 13.3 million Disabled People and people with long-term health conditions in the UK – a very sizeable part of the electorate… read more March 2017 SPECTRUM Newsletter out now! April 3, 2017 Read the March 2017 edition of the SPECTRUM Newsletter! read more Update on October Austerity Event November 8, 2016 The presentations from the Austerity Event held in Winchester on 5th October are now available to download. Peter Beresford_Presentation Hampshire Equality Group_Presentation Katherine Hill_Presentation Paul… read more Marketing Consultant wanted November 8, 2016 Following a recent strategic business review SPECTRUM CIL have decided to diversify into expanded training and consultancy services and to set up a new Training… read more Tender Opportunity for Disability Training Development November 8, 2016 SPECTRUM CIL has recently reorganised its Training and Consultancy Service and would like to develop two new training courses on Personal Health Budgets and Disability Equality.… read more Come to the Austerity Conference on 5th October in Winchester! Book Now! September 20, 2016 Austerity - All in it together or increasing inequalities? Working together to create community solutions through workshops, debates and networking. Wednesday 5th October 2016, 10am-3.00pm,… read more Exploring the Impact of Austerity – an exciting event on 5th October in Winchester! September 7, 2016 Click on the link below to book your place and find out more! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exploring-the-impact-of-austerity-for-the-already-disadvantaged-registration-27128704686?aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=eventcard&utm-campaign=social&utm-medium=discovery&utm-content=attendeeshare   read more FREE Training Videos still available! August 16, 2016 Our FREE video on how to set up your own User-Led Organisation is still available! To grab yours, email ulo@spectrumcil.co.uk! read more Accessible Office Space and Meeting Rooms available at Unity 12! August 15, 2016 http://spectrumcil.co.uk/services/accessible-venue-hire-and-office-space/ read more SPECTRUM is now recruiting for an HR & Performance Manager August 15, 2016 We are now recruiting for an HR and Performance Manager - click below for more details! http://spectrumcil.co.uk/what-we-do/staff-vacancies/ read more Starting Up – A guide for User Led Organisations July 1, 2016 The SPECTRUM ULO Team have produced a training video on starting up a ULO. This learning video is based on the real life experiences of… read more SPECTRUM statement concerning the British People’s decision to leave the EU June 24, 2016 SPECTRUM CIL is obviously very disappointed that our nation has voted to leave the EU but we do respect the decision of the British people. We… read more Hampshire ULO Network June-Jul-August Newsletter Out Now! June 7, 2016 HULON Herald June-July-August 2016 read more Come to Hampshire User Led Organisations Network Launch Event on July 4th! June 7, 2016 [caption id=attachment_2098 align=alignnone width=424] Hampshire ULO Network Launch event poster page 1[/caption] [caption id=attachment_2099 align=alignnone width=424] Hampshire User Led Organisations Network Launch event poster page… read more SPECTRUM’s Abdiwali Elmi Graduates from DRUK’s Leadership Academy May 29, 2016 SPECTRUM is proud to announce that staff member Abdiwali Elmi has graduated from Disability Rights UKs Leadership Academy SPECTRUMs new strategic plan places the personal… read more JOB VACANCY May 6, 2016 Admin PA required - 2 days per week Mondays and Fridays - 9.15 to 5.15 at £10.14 per hour The successful applicant will have excellent… read more SPECTRUM Recommends a vote to remain in the EU on 23rd June April 27, 2016 It cannot have escaped your attention that on Thursday 23 June there will be a referendum to decide whether Britain should remain in the European Union.… read more SPECTRUM’s April 2016 Newsletter is Published April 27, 2016 We are delighted to announce that our April 2016 edition of SPECTRUMs Newsletter has been published It is available for download here: SPECTRUM Newsletter - April… read more SPECTRUM Briefing Paper on the Advantages and Benefits for UK Disabled People Remaining in the EU April 11, 2016 The focus of the debate on the EU referendum until now has been mainly on the economy, trade agreements, employment, legal issues and immigration. There… read more The April-May Hampshire ULO Network Newsletter is out now! April 11, 2016 Why not check it out at http://spectrumcil.co.uk/news-and-events/newsletters/ read more The Care Act and Southampton City Council’s charging policy March 7, 2016 Southampton City Council is consulting on proposed amendments to the Adult Social Care Charging Policy. There are two significant reasons as to why Southampton City Council… read more Replacement Care March 7, 2016 Replacement care This consultation is about the way Southampton City Council plan to provide replacement (respite) care in the future. Replacement care was known as respite care. Respite care was often… read more Mental Health Matters March 7, 2016 Local NHS and Council chiefs are urging people to have their say on plans to redesign mental health services in Southampton. Southampton City CCG has… read more Southampton City Council Budget 2016-2017 March 7, 2016 On Wednesday 10 February 2016, Southampton City Council agreed to take its second set of budget proposals for 2016/2017 out to consultation. Click here for more… read more SPECTRUM Attended a Debate: ” Can Robots be Caregivers?” at the Winchester Science Centre on 9th Feb 2016 February 10, 2016 A debate to discuss how the future of autonomous robotics could revolutionise the care system. The National Health Service and our private care providers need… read more Southampton City Council proposal to cap care costs January 6, 2016 PRESS RELEASE Wednesday 6th January 2016 SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living is extremely concerned to learn that Southampton City Council is proposing to cap social… read more Southampton Fairness Commission Report is published – Read it here December 2, 2015 On the 1st December, Southamptons Fairness Commission published its final report and recommendations. SPECTRUMs CEO was a Commissioner on the commission - ensuring the issues… read more SPECTRUM ULO December -January Newsletter Out Now! December 1, 2015 The HULON Herald, the Newsletter for the Hampshire ULO Network Group, has now been published! Go to Hampshire ULO Network Newsletter Dec 2015-Jan 2016! read more Southampton Publishes its Fairness Commission report on 1st December November 27, 2015 On Tuesday 1st December, from 4pm onwards, the Fairness Commission in Southampton publishes its findings and a recommendations report. SPECTRUMs Chief Executive, Ian Loynes has… read more SPECTRUM’s AGM to be live video streamed November 6, 2015 SPECTRUMs AGM from midday on 7th November will be available to watch live on Periscope. To watch live and on-line, go to our Twitter feed… read more SPECTRUM Hate Crime report results in setting-up of the multi-agency Hampshire and Isle of Wight Hate Crime Action Group October 28, 2015 In October 2014, SPECTRUM, with support from Hampshire County Council,  hosted the Action on Hate Crime event bringing together all the community groups effected by… read more SPECTRUM Newsletter for October 2015 has just been published October 22, 2015 SPECTRUMs latest newsletter is now available for you to download and read: Access it here: SPECTRUM Newsletter - October 2015 read more New edition of Hampshire ULO Network Newsletter – Out Now!! October 20, 2015 Latest edition of HULON Herald on the web site now - happy reading!   read more Unity 12 wish to recruit a Conference Administrator and Receptionist Administrator October 19, 2015 Unity 12 CIC is owned and managed by SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living which is an organisation run by and for Disabled People.  The building… read more SPECTRUM Annual Report and AGM 2015 October 2, 2015 The SPECTRUM Annual Report for 2014-15 is now available for download here: On Saturday 7th November 2015 we will also be holding our Annual General… read more Independent Living Through Direct Payments Workshop September 29, 2015 SPECTRUM is an organisation that empowers and supports Disabled People to have more choice and control. This workshop is for Disabled People living in Southampton.… read more Taking our message to Europe September 11, 2015 We have been talking to friends from the European Network on Independent Living and they will be using the Disability Manifesto we co-produced with SENDPO… read more First edition of Hampshire ULO Network Newsletter published this week July 30, 2015 We have this week published the first ever edition of our new Hampshire ULO Network Newsletter - The HULON Herald. You can read or download… read more Winner of our Tablet caption competition July 29, 2015 Steve Beal has won himself a brand new Lenovo tablet. His winning answer to the question - what would you do with a Tablet if… read more SPECTRUM and DnA launch new ‘Your Way’ Learning Centre in Southampton July 17, 2015 The ‘Learning Your Way’ initiative announces the launch of our new ‘Your Way’ Information Technology Suite and Learning Centre. The initiative is a partnership between… read more SPECTRUM Launches “The Disability Manifesto” for this year’s General Election April 14, 2015 In the lead up to this year’s General Election on 7th May, SPECTRUM has been working with our sister organisations across the South East of… read more SPECTRUM launches Community Navigation pilots in Southampton March 1, 2015 SPECTRUM CIL has been awarded a contract to establish a Community Navigation pilot in partnership with Southampton City Council, Southampton Clinical Commissioning Group and local… read more International Award for SPECTRUM’s User Led Organisations Project February 1, 2015 International recognition for SPECTRUM CIL’s User Led Organisation Project We are proud to announce that SPECTRUM CIL’s User Led Organisation Project, funded by Hampshire County… read more SPECTRUM wins national Breakthrough UK Independent Living Award December 1, 2014 SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living has won the Overall Independent Living Initiative award at the 2014 Independent Living Awards run by Breakthrough UK. Baroness Jane… read more SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living Annual Report 2014 November 6, 2014 Thursday 6th November 2014: SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living has just released its Annual Report for 2014. Download it now to find out what we have been up… read more SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living celebrates its 30th anniversary November 4, 2014 SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living celebrates its 30th anniversary. On the 6th November, SPECTRUM will host a celebratory conference, marking the achievements of the last… read more Report on the Home Care Competition November 1, 2014 We have produced a report on the SPECTRUM CIL and Hampshire County Council Commissioning Home Care Competition. The report explains how the competition worked and outlines the… read more SPECTRUM has won the Southampton City Council tender to provide Direct Payments Support May 1, 2014 SPECTRUM is delighted to announce that we have won the tender to provide Direct Payments Support to Disabled People in Southampton until 2016.  As part… read more Regional DPULO Conference January 29, 2014 SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living and South East Network of Disabled People’s Organisations and the Office for Disability Issues are welcoming all Disabled People’s User… read more Results of the Competition to find the best ideas for user designed Home Care in Hampshire January 2, 2014 The Home Care competition has now closed and we are happy to announce the winners. We received a lot of interesting and innovative ideas from… read more Home Care competition winner – Local Treasures January 1, 2014 Local Treasures based in Petersfield is a new organisation (set up in 2013) that provides support to Older People provided by other Older People in… read more Home Care competition winner – Disabled People’s Voice Hampshire January 1, 2014 Disabled People’s Voice Hampshire’s proposal was for a website based service to help users find Personal Assistants, who not only can meet their care and… read more