Working together to change lives

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

New service for Croydon residents

Independent Lives is delighted to now offer services in Croydon! The new Croydon Personal Assistant Support Service starts on the 2nd December 2019.

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Author: Helen Charlton

Easy read guides to Direct Payments

Read information in Easy Read about money you can receive to pay for your care and support.

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BSL signed guide to Direct Payments

Find out how managing your own personal budget through a Direct Payment can support your independence.

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Reporting abuse / safeguarding

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Author: Helen Charlton

Coronavirus Easy Read resources

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Author: David Streeter

Carers Respite

Activities for older people, people with support needs, and people with Dementia

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Author: Helen Charlton

Latest news

  • Your February 2020 newsletter

    In this edition: WSCC five year investment plan, the West Sussex Crowd Spring funding window, call for evidence launched into Universal Credit, and free training opportunities. Read more