Disability History Month resources

UK Parliament is launching a new pack of educational resources to celebrate Disability History Month which takes place from 18 November until 20 December.

Illustrated by Ananya Rao-Middleton, the downloadable book includes six stories exploring the lives of people who have influenced disability laws and rights in the UK. It is suitable for teachers, home educators and parents to share with children aged seven to 11.

Among those featured is Dame Anne Begg, one of the first wheelchair users in the House of Commons.

To download the book, please click here

Independent Lives PA Retention Scheme

We have recently created a PA Welcoming Pack which includes some suggested resources for you to assist with making your new PAs feel welcome in their new role and hopefully aid staff retention.

If you are one of our customers and you have a new PA starting work soon, would you be willing to participate in our new scheme? 

You could be a new employer or have been employing PAs for a number of years.

If you would be interested in finding out more, please call our main office on 01903 219482 and ask to speak to either Tyler or Glen or alternatively email: [email protected]

Get the benefits you’re entitled to

Are you being transferred from Incapacity Benefit to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)? Or from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP)? Are you making a fresh claim or renewal claim?

If you’re worried about complex and unclear forms, Benefits and Work have produced some useful, expert step-by-step guides which can be used to give yourself the best possible chance of getting your legal entitlement.

To view the guides, please click here

Change to COVID restrictions

Finally, a reminder that new COVID restrictions have come into force from today, with England moving into a more strengthened version of the tier system.

Both West Sussex and Croydon have been placed in tier two or the High tier.

For a list of the tier two restrictions, please click here