We are looking to grow our Board and are now recruiting people with experience and passion in the following sectors: Legal, Social Care, Media/Marketing and HR. If you have lived experience of disability then read on. Read more
Members contribute to the direction of our charity, take part and vote in our AGM and have an active role in supporting people to live independently. Read more
Independent Lives is proud to have been nationally and locally recognised for our work in health and social care. Read more
Our vision is a fairer society where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Read more
Would you like to have more control over your care and support?
Then a Personal Budget could work for you.
Our adviser, Glenys, manages a Personal Budget for her daughter and it's transformed their lives. Find out how.
Make a difference to your life, and the life of a disabled person. Personal Assistants work directly for the person they support. As well as being rewarding, the role is varied and offers flexible hours.
Watch the BSL guide to Direct Payments to find out how managing your own personal budget can support your independence.
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Read information in Easy Read about money you can receive to pay for your care and support.
Our care service has roles available now.
We have a wide range of free resources and guidance on living independently, managing a personal budget and employing support staff.
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GDPR comes into force on 25 May. Take a look at our resources for people who employ Personal Assistants. Read more
We love the new phrasebook from Lonely Planet! 35 languages are covered to help you explain your support needs whilst on your travels Read more