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What do you think of the new Disability Living Allowance?

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Leonard Cheshire Disability Campaigns is urging disabled people to respond to the government consultation on the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP) The Welfare Reform Act 2012, which passed in March, introduces a new benefit, Personal Independence Payment (PIP). PIP replaces Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged 16-64. Both DLA and the new benefit PIP […]

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Pie, Peas and Personalisation!

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We have organised an evening of games and activites (all based on personalisation and independent living) as a way of welcoming new members and for anyoone interested in finding out what we are all about in an informal atmosphere. It is on Thursday 12th of April 4.30 to 6.30 This is an opportunity to: find out […]

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Update on Personal Health Budgets

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In Control recently organised an excellent webinar on Personal Health Budgets (PHB’s)Personal health Budgets flyer . The key messages were: A PHB should be seen as more than just NHS resources, it is the basis of a conversation between the practitioner and the individual. Its aim is to increase individuals control over their own health […]

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Joint meeting with the PFG

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Active independence and the Personalisation Forum Group met yesterday to explore ways in which we can work together as user led organisations. The meeting was vibrant and exciting as we soon realised how much we have in common and how much we can learn from each other. We each talked about how we have developed as […]

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Rights of disabled people may be at risk, says Human Rights Committee

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The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) today publishes its Report on the implementation of the right of disabled people to independent living in the context of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) which was ratified by the UK in 2009. The Report draws attention to a number of significant […]