Your January 2021 Direct Payments newsletter

Welcome to the January 2021 edition of the Independent Lives Direct Payments newsletter. Read more

webinar: 10 months into the pandemic…. how are we doing?

Information on the In Control webinar '10 months into the pandemic…. how are we doing?' Read more

Age UK Winter Warmer Campaign

Click here for information on the Age UK Winter Warmer Campaign. Read more

DWP COVID Winter Grant Scheme

Click here for information about the DWP COVID Winter Grant Scheme. Read more

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Important Information on the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. This information is accurate as of 22 January 2021. Read more

Your January 2021 Children and Young People newsletter

Welcome to the January 2021 edition of the Independent Lives Children and Young People newsletter. Read more

Your December 2020 Direct Payments newsletter

Welcome to the December edition of the Independent Lives Direct Payments newsletter. In this issue: - Free PPE for West Sussex DP Customers - COVID-19 Vaccine Information - Annual health checks for people with a learning disability - Additional Government funding to adapt homes for Disabled People, and - Acts of kindness during Coronavirus Read more

Your December 2020 Children and Young People newsletter

Welcome to the December edition of the Independent Lives Children and Young People newsletter. In this issue: - Disability History Month resources - Our new PA Retention Scheme - How to get the benefits you're entitled to, and - Information on the new national restrictions in place from Wednesday 02 December. Read more

Personal Assistant Tax Rebate

Did you know your PA may be able to claim some tax relief if they use their car for work? Click above to find out more. Read more

Your November 2020 Direct Payment e-newsletter

In this issue we let you know all about: - Changes to Disclosure and Barring Checks for Personal Assistants - How your PAs can order their free CARE badge - Our new PA Welcoming Pack - An engagement group for people with sensory impairments, and - COVID-19 Antibody testing for Personal Assistants Read more

Your November 2020 Children and Young People newsletter

In this issue: Flu vaccination scheme for personal assistants, Information on the Compass Card, Disability Related Expenses and information on the new national restrictions in place from Thursday 05 November. Read more

Your October 2020 Direct Payment e-newsletter

In this issue we let you know all about: - Personal & Professional Development PA training - NHS Peer Leadership Development Programme - We Won’t Be Forgotten campaign, and - Free online courses from Greater Brighton Metropolitan college Read more

Your October 2020 Children and Young People newsletter

In this issue: - Independent Lives' Employer Training Events - Information on the EU Settlement Scheme - Have you heard about Local Offer? - Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week Read more

Flu vaccination scheme for personal assistants

For the first time, this year, PAs will be able to access the vaccine free of charge from GPs and community pharmacies, via the NHS Complementary Scheme. This vaccination is available now. (Local availability may vary). Read more

Your September 2020 Direct Payment e-newsletter

In this issue: - Updated Personal Budget & Personal Health Budget Government Guidance - Independent Lives Employer Training Events 2020 - Chatty Cafes - Housing Accessibility Consultation and, - Clear masks for NHS and Care Workers Read more

Your September 2020 Children and Young People newsletter

In this issue: find out about the Family Fund COVID funding, a Public consultation on improving Social Security, a message to all West Sussex Blue Badge holders and a chance to shape Croydon Council's new equality strategy. Read more

Your August 2020 Direct Payment e-newsletter

In this issue: how to join the Independent Lives Involvement Network, the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain, the Disabled Motoring UK Baywatch Survey and Printable resources for Social Distancing & Face Covering Exemption. Read more

Your August 2020 Children and Young People newsletter

In this issue: find out about our Coffee & Chat virtual events, free badges for those who are face mask exempt, West Sussex Mind Training Courses and Changing Places toilets news Read more

Your July 2020 Direct Payment e-newsletter

In this issue: the publication of this year's impact report, find out about our Coffee & Chat virtual events, free badges for those who are face mask exempt and an important update on Statutory Sick Pay for those who are shielding. Read more

Your July 2020 Children and Young People newsletter

In this issue: free P.E home learning resources, reaching families live chat videos, compass: learning, leisure and lockdown guides and information on the croydon disability register and access card Read more

Your June 2020 Direct Payment e-newsletter

In this issue: a COVID-19 update, find out about our Coffee & Chat virtual events, our training workbooks, West Sussex Connect to Support and Croydon People First Read more

Your June 2020 Children and Young People newsletter

In this issue: a reminder of how we can help, find out about our Coffee & Chat virtual events, how you can access the Reaching Families telephone counselling service and some helpful guidance on how to manage with stress Read more

Your May 2020 Direct Payment e-newsletter

In this issue we let you know all about: - Your chance to share how the Coronavirus Pandemic is affecting you - New Government Guidance on accessibility assistance for benefit requests - An opportunity to report your experience of getting care or treatment during the Coronavirus Pandemic and, - Free Direct Payment resources Read more