Independent Lives is proud to announce a community concert to help raise funds for the essential services we provide. We are very pleased to be supported by Ratcliffe Creative a music production and performance company run by Nigel Ratcliffe. Nigel is supporting Independent Lives because: “Independent Lives have supported my wife and me to employ carers

We think working in care is one of the best jobs a person can have. We’ve already said why being a personal assistant is so rewarding, but maybe you’re thinking about a role in domiciliary care. Here are some of the positive things a career in home care has to offer: The work is flexible:

With winter drawing closer, Independent Lives welcome the steps taken by the government to try and address the cost-of-living crisis with a freeze to the energy price cap, but for disabled people and those who support them to live independently, the measures announced on Thursday 8 September, do not go far enough. For many disabled

Summer officially ends on 23 September, that’s just over four weeks away. Before the dull and gloomy winter and rain set in again, lets enjoy the opportunity of what summer brings, being more active, productive, and feeling that ‘good feel’ factor by helping us raise some funds for our charity, Independent Lives. Here are five

Those being paid a qualifying disability benefit will be paid automatically from 20 September, with the vast majority of those eligible expected to receive their one-off payment within a couple of weeks by the beginning of October. Qualifying disability benefits include Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, Armed Forces Independence Payment, Constant Attendance

Every day, in the UK, thousands of personal assistants work to change the lives of the people they support. They make a huge contribution to health care and deserve to be recognised for the heroes they are. If you have never thought about working as a personal assistant, then here are seven reasons we think

Have you ever felt that you weren’t able to participate in something because of the world around you? That someone else’s opinion or lack of understanding got in the way of you fulfilling your potential? As I’m writing this, one example pops into my mind. My GP suggested that I should look into yoga classes,

West Sussex County Council (WSCC) are looking for people to join their friendly Customer and Carer Group. This will give you an opportunity to share your experiences of social care and strengthen the voice of people who use services. It has been meeting for over ten years and always welcomes new members. The group acts

Independent Lives is proud to present Tyler’s Story. Watch the full film online now. Shot locally in and around Worthing, ‘Tyler’s Story’ follows Tyler as he goes about his life, meeting friends, going to work, the gym and enjoying his hobbies. It draws attention to the challenges and stigma he faces as a disabled man