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New Drop-in at the Town Hall

ADKC will be in the Customer Service Centre – from 1pm-3.30pm – on the first Tuesday of each month (except January). Come and talk with Simone or Jenny to find out about the Disability Connect Project, the Independent Lives Kensington and

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Do you employ a Personal Assistant or Carer?

As you will undoubtedly have heard – there is a new data protection law coming into play on Friday 25th May. This also applies to disabled people who employ Personal Assistants or (paid) carers. You can get information to give

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Barriers to Independent Living

Every year on the 5th May, the European Network on Independent Living celebrates the European Independent Living Day! The theme for this year’s celebrations was “Barriers to Independent Living”. Local disabled people who attended the Independent Living Surgery  in May

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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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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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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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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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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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