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Focus group about RBKC’s online information

New event…. Would you like to have a say about the Council’s online information for disabled residents? ADKC have been asked to arrange a focus group about how well, or not, the peoplefirstinfo.org.uk website works for local disabled people… and

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New Drop-in at the Town Hall

ADKC will be in the Customer Service Centre – from 1pm-3.30pm – on the first Tuesday of each month (except January). Come and talk with Simone or Jenny to find out about the Disability Connect Project, the Independent Lives Kensington and

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Do you employ a Personal Assistant or Carer?

As you will undoubtedly have heard – there is a new data protection law coming into play on Friday 25th May. This also applies to disabled people who employ Personal Assistants or (paid) carers. You can get information to give

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Barriers to Independent Living

Every year on the 5th May, the European Network on Independent Living celebrates the European Independent Living Day! The theme for this year’s celebrations was “Barriers to Independent Living”. Local disabled people who attended the Independent Living Surgery  in May

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Minimum Wage Increase – PA /Care employers take note.

If you privately employ a Personal Assistant / Support worker / paid carer you need to know that… In April there is an increase in: minimum wage AND Pension Contributions. National Minimum Wage / National “Living” Wage:  These are the

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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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NEW Information and Advice Drop-in

Every Monday, from 2-4, we will have our new Information and Advice drop in session. Marian, ADKC’s Information and Advice officer will be available at ADKC on a “first-come, first-served” basis for short inquiries. ADKC Information and Advice Drop-in Mondays 2-4pm

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Introducing… Independent Lives K&C

We have once again listened to what members have been telling us, and we are delighted to introduce ADKC’s new (well…improved) project… Independent Lives Kensington and Chelsea! This is our Personal Budget project…. but extended to people who don’t have,

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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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Care Fair…. A week to go…

The countdown has started… Are you coming along to our INDEPENDENT LIVING AND CARE FAIR Weds 4th October from 11-2 in Kensington Town Hall! There is only a week to go… …so let us know if you’d like to come so

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