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Personal Health Budget Survey

Do you have a Personal Health Budget (money from the NHS “continuing healthcare” department) or an Integrated Personal Budget (paid partly by Health and partly by social services)? If so, your views are wanted! The NHS is asking people who

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Blue badge consultation – ends 18th March

The Government’s consultation about changes to the blue badge scheme ends on 18th March 2018. If you would like to take part in this consultation, you can find more information, including in regular and easy read formats, on the

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Personal Assistants and paid Carers can also get FREE flu vac!

If you have a Direct Payment and employ a Personal Assistant or paid carer… your PAs can now get a FREE influenza vaccination for the first time! The “London Influenza Programme”, provides FREE ‘flu vaccinations for a range of people including: “All

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Message in a bottle…

Our colleagues from the Lions are promoting their “Message in a Bottle” campaign.   What is it? Its a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their basic personal and medical details on a standard form and in a

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Do you take Prescription medicines?

The health authority is looking at options for changing the way it gives medications. They hope that this will save money for the NHS and decreasing the amount of medicine that is wasted. There are two aspects they are looking

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Enquiry into Housing for Disabled people

Our colleagues at the Equality and Human Rights Council want your views… The call for evidence is now open: Housing for disabled people: have your say On 14 December 2016 the Commission launched a formal inquiry on housing for disabled

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We want your opinions – disability, benefits and work!

ADKC chief executive, Jamie Renton, will be running one of the workshops at Healthwatch’s event on Monday 30th January. We need as many ADKC members as possible to share their experiences – 9.30-2 at Kensington Town Hall. Come along and

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Please offer me a seat – public transport initiative

This year one of ADKC’s members took part in a small trial of a “Please Offer Me a Seat” badge and card scheme for people with hidden impairments affecting their mobility and ability to use public transport. Transport for London has

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London Mayor pledges step-free tube access funds!

Following on from our petition to increase access to the Tube for disabled people, and campaigning work from other organisations, the Mayor of London has announced additional funding to make more stations step free. This is the press release from

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Have you had your benefits stopped due to a sanction?

Inclusion London, another Deaf and Disabled People’s organisation, is trying to collect case stories to use in a report to the government. If you have ever had a sanction on your benefits and are happy for use to note down

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