CQC rates Independent Lives as ‘good' for the third time running

Independent Lives has been awarded an overall rating of ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for the third time running. Read more

Free respite to attend carer events

We're offering free respite to carers to give you the time to attend Carers Week events with peace of mind, knowing that your loved one is in safe hands. Read more

Have your say on education

The University of Warwick is looking for Year 11 students with autism, cerebral palsy, or dyslexia to take part in a three-year research project. Read more

Asymptomatic COVID testing for Personal Assistants

There is now widespread access to asymptomatic testing across the UK in the form of lateral flow tests (LFT) for personal assistants (PAs). Read more

Common COVID-19 vaccine questions, answered

A new website designed to help answer common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine launched this week. Read more

COVID testing now available at local pharmacies

You can now book a supervised COVID-19 test at your nearest pharmacy in West Sussex. Read more

Skills For Care Individual Employers & Personal Assistants Report 2021

Skills For Care have released their Annual Individual Employers & Personal Assistants Report. Click here to read. Read more

Personalised support to finding employment

If you would like to work but are finding it hard to get a job, the Routes team can support you on your journey into employment in West Sussex and Brighton & Hove. Read more

Easy read guides for UK elections

There are elections taking place across the UK on 6th May. Mencap have produced a series of easy read guides covering everything you need to know. Read more

Quiet COVID-19 vaccination session at the Brighton Centre

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust are offering a dedicated quiet COVID-19 vaccination session for people who may need more time for their appointment. Read more

Free training for all care workers

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the NHS is offering free training and resources to all care workers (including PAs) as a part of the Stop Look Care project. Read more

Update on COVID-19 testing for personal assistants

The Department of Health and Social Care have updated their COVID-19 testing policy for eligible personal assistants in England. Read more

Clarity on sleep-in pay for care workers

Social care workers who sleep during night shifts are entitled to the national minimum wage only when they are awake and supporting people who require overnight support services. Read more

Back to independence with Home First

The Independent Lives hospital discharge service, Home First, has helped over 500 people to get home from hospital since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Read more

The future funding of adult social care

Independent Lives is proud to support the #socialcarefuture movement calling on Ministers to break their silence on the future funding of social care. Read more

Free activities for Easter

Young Voices are offering some free, online Easter activities for young people with SEND. Read more

Free transport to your COVID-19 vaccination

West Sussex residents who have no means to get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointment will be able to book a free return journey to attend. Read more

Support the Left out of Life campaign

Take action to tackle loneliness among disabled people and play your part in making society more inclusive. Read more

Scope's Disability Energy Advice Service Wants To Help Reduce Your Energy Bills

Scope has launched its Disability Energy Advice Service, which aims to work with disabled people and support them with increased energy costs. Read more

Support and advice for young carers

The West Sussex County Council Young Carers team have released new information detailing advice and support available to young carers in the county. Read more

Restarting our Carers' Respite service

Independent Lives is delighted to announce that we will be restarting our Carers' Respite service, Time out in Adur, on 22nd March. Read more