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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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Monday’s PRAG cancelled.

We have had to cancel our upcoming (March 17) PRAG (Positive Rights Action Group) meeting. This is a one off. Don’t forget though that our Disabled Person’s Question time (part two) is on Thursday 23rd March from 4-6. We want a good

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Is the Government upholding your Human Rights?

From another organisation: How well is the Government upholding your Human Rights? Call for evidence – the UK’s performance under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities This is your opportunity to have a say on

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Call for evidence – your experience of Personal Budgets.

Several disability organisations are asking Personal Budget users to feed back about their experiences of Personal Budgets. The National Audit Office is doing a study to see if Personal Budgets are good value for money and whether they benefit people who

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Blue / Purple badge entitlement – what you need to know if you get PIP.

It has come to our attention that some people who have the enhanced rate of PIP for “moving around” are being turned down for Blue and Purple badges (including people entitled to have a Motability vehicle). To be AUTOMATICALLY entitled

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