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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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PRAG – housing presentations

February’s PRAG group was well attended and very lively. Our guests, Rob Shaw – Housing Options Manager and Kathy Jones – housing OT, discussed Housing Allocations and how the Bedroom Tax relates to people who need / provide care and support.

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Personal Budget for Access to Work

Many disabled people use money from the government – in the form of funding from the Access to Work scheme – to enable them to start working, or stay in the workplace. The Work and Pension’s secretary, MP Ian Duncan

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Homecare – your views on the new providers

If you use one of the new homecare providers in Kensington and Chelsea – Mi Homecare in the North or Meers in the South – and want to feed back your good and bad experiences, Healthwatch would love to hear

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Special Guest at PB meeting – consultation

It has been confirmed, at last minute, that we will have Paul Rackham, a commissioner from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea at our PB meeting on 20th Jan. Paul will talk us through RBKC’s consultation on the “eligibility

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