- About ADKC
- Projects and Services
- User Groups
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Independent Living and Care Fair – Update.
- Grenfell – ADKC services for Disabled People
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 those who help care for someone whose welfare may be at risk…due to old age, frailty, disability, physical or mental ill health or substance misuse who might not get by without their help if they fell ill “
We have had confirmation that this includes PERSONAL ASSISTANTS and PAID CARERS who are employed directly by Disabled People (for example people who have a Personal Budget / Direct Payment.
If you want your Personal Assistant to benefit from the FREE FLU JAB, they can book an appointment on https://www.londonflu.co.uk/ and say they are a “carer under the London Influenza programme”.
They also cover:
Anyone over 65 years of age
Persons over 2 years of age in the following categories:
ADKC will be holding an OPEN DAY on 14th November 2017! Open day flyer
Entry is FREE and the event will run from 11-2 in our offices. Everyone is welcome!
R.S.V.P to Martha on 020 8960 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS England have commissioned research to get people’s views on how you use local pharmacies.
The company doing the research, Healthy Dialogues, have produced a survey, the Community Questionnaire-V4-Final .
If you don’t want to print it yourself, you could pop into ADKC to pick up a paper version, which can be left at ADKC for collection by a representative from Healthy Dialogues.
Alternatively, you can Click on the link to complete the survey online.
Contact Marian at ADKC on 020 8960 8888 or email email@example.com for more information.’
The countdown has started… Are you coming along to our
There is only a week to go…
…so let us know if you’d like to come so we can put you on our list – you can:
MOST IMPORTANTLY… please tell everyone that you think would be interested!
If you are on social media… you can follow us on:
TWITTER – we are @IndependLivesKC and our event is #IndependentLivingandCareFair
FACEBOOK - like us / promote our event on Facebook
A message from our colleagues at the V&A:
Family Art Fun Pop-up Performance –BSL Interpreted
Did you know that the V&A Museum in London has BSL performances especially for families?
Performances are interpreted by signer Matthew Wainright from Deaf Umbrella.
Matthew is completely involved in the action of each story, interacting with the performers and the audience throughout. “Working at the V&A is a rich and rewarding experience. I have worked alongside many talented performers, exploring together the varied ways in which sign language can enrich and deepen the performance for deaf and hearing children alike. I am excited to see where the signed performances go in the future.” Matthew Wainright from Deaf Umbrella.
BSL interpretation supported by The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation.
Pop-up Performance takes place on Saturdays and in the holidays at 11.00, 13.00 & 15.00. Performance duration approximately 30 minutes.
Saturdays 14 October – The Magic of Diwali
Come with us on this epic journey of dark and light, lost and found, where music and words will magically take you into another world. The story of Diwali is told by Spare Tyre artists Arti Prashar and Filipe de Sousa.
Location: Level 1, South Asia, room 41
Saturdays 26 October – October Half-Term
V&A Opera Residents Metta Theatre present a contemporary solo opera, based on the Marriage of Figaro’s Susanna, for all the family.
Location: Level 1, Raphael, Room 48a and Level 1, The Sackler Centre for arts education
Friday 29 December – Christmas Sing-along
Enjoy Christmas classics, from around the world with Chickenshed and create new festive jingles for everyone.
Location: Level 4, The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
ADKC is now offering 2 new services for people affected directly or indirectly by the Grenfell Tragedy:
1. A short course for disabled people who want to know more about the impact of trauma, the effect this has and how to support each other. This will lead on to a peer support group / drop-in affecting people who have suffered trauma.
2. A service to provide support to disabled people who have been directly / indirectly impacted as a result of Grenfell and to learn from disabled people’s experiences. (You would be directly impacted if you lived in/around Grenfell or if you lost relatives / friends. You could be indirectly affected could be if you are worried about how you would escape in a similar situation or you services are delayed and you are told this is because of Grenfell.
For more information see our GRENFELL web page tab, or contact ADKC on 020 8960 8888
The health authority is looking at options for changing the way it gives medications. They hope that this will save money for the NHS and decreasing the amount of medicine that is wasted.
There are two aspects they are looking at:
1. stopping the automatic repeat prescriptions (as some people build up stocks of medications they are not always using)
2. stopping prescribing medicines that are easily available to buy.
There is more information, and forms for you to have your say, on the Healthwatch Website.