Independent lives is a user-led charity working to change the lives of disabled people, people with support needs and carers.

Young woman and man with Down syndrome smiling in front of a laptop

Independent lives is a user-led charity working to change the lives of disabled people, people with support needs and carers.

Working together to change lives

Independent Lives is a user-led charity working to change the lives of disabled people, people with support needs and carers. Our vision is for a fair society where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

PA Pages

Independent Lives operate a separate website devoted to the management of Direct Payments and the recruitment of personal assistants.

Friends of Independent Lives

Friends of Independent Lives is our free membership programme which aims to allow as many people as possible to help shape the services which we provide.

Careers

Independent Lives employs a diverse workforce across a variety of roles. We offer our staff great benefits and career progression opportunities.

Latest news

Apr 11 2024

Independent Lives supports disabled people to access the Household Support Fund

In an ambitious effort spanning the last twelve months, the Direct Payment team at Independent Lives has played a crucial role in enabling disabled people throughout West Sussex to benefit from the Government's Household Support Fund. ...

Apr 4 2024

Independent Lives awarded contract to provide support to East Sussex residents

Independent Lives has been awarded a contract from East Sussex County Council to provide support to disabled people in the county. The service will ensure that recipients of Direct Payments have access to support from highly ...

Mar 27 2024

MPs suggest benefits are ‘too low’ to meet basic living costs

A recent report by the Work and Pensions Committee, calls on the Government to act to increase financial support for those who need it most.  The cross-party group of MPs has proposed the introduction of a ...