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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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Who’ll be at the Independent Living and Care Fair?

We already have lots of interest for our re-booked Independent Living and Care Fair on Wednesday 4th October 2017. Here is a sneak previous of who you can expect to see at our event for people who need extra support to

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Funding for training for PA employers and their PAs

If you employ a Personal Assistant (paid private carer), you might be able to get funding for training. Skills for Care has funding for “Individual Employers” – people who use a social services direct payment / personal budget, or who

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Social Care special – Surgery with Marcia Richards postponed

At our March 17 Disabled People’s Quesition Time meeting, Triborough Director of Adult Social Care – Stella Baillie,  suggested that members with social care questions / issues might value having a surgery with senior social care managers. As a result, Marcia

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PB user group helps NHS create personalised care plans

“Experts by Experience” from ADKC’s Personal Budget User Group met with key officials developing Personalised Care Plans for use with Personal Health Budgets. A group of 8 people with a lot of experience about care and support plans (for themselves

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