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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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May PB user group meeting date changed

Due to the state opening of parliament - we have to move the PB user group meeting from Wednesday 18th May (as previously advertised) to the Friday 20th May, at the usual time of 11-1. I hope to see you there if you can

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ADKC PEG group welcomes the W9 PEG group!

On Monday 18th April, members of ADKC’s Positive Empowerment Group welcomed members of the newly formed W9 People’s Empowerment Group for disabled people in Westminster. There was a great turn out from both groups, everyone seemed happy to meet! One

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PB user group response to eligibility consultation

Between November and January – the Royal Borough held a care eligibility consultation event to decide who should be able to get help with care and support needs. The Care Act 2014 – implemented in April 2015 – got rid of

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