Unlocking Local Capacity

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The Unlocking Local Capacity report sets out findings from new research about what councils can do to unlock the capacity in their communities. The practical experiences quoted are those of managers from 30 councils. They were interviewed especially for this research from up and down the country. Unlocking Local Capacity gives a snapshot of where […]

£10,000 Grant for Heart Healthy Projects

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A £10,000 Grant for Heart Healthy Projects has become available in the Anglia Region. Funding of up to £10,000 is now available from Heart Research UK and Subway for communities in the Anglia region for projects that promote heart healthy initiatives. How to Apply The application period began on 08 July 2016 and closes on […]

Unemployed gay man claims he was shamed for wearing “Nobody knows I’m gay” T Shirt to job centre

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In today’s society there should be no discrimination for people who are gay, straight, bisexual, male, female, religious or non religious. We are all equal. The sad reality is that there is discrimination. Discrimination against people who are gay or lesbians is called homophobia and today there appears to be some of this happening. We […]

Latest Information From Short Breaks For Young People & Children With Additional Needs

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Short Breaks for children and young people with disabilities, based in Southend-on-Sea, have released the following information which might be beneficial to families and individuals: 1. Free guide to Disability Living Allowance (and other excellent advice bulletins) Contact a Family knows that there are many families out there who are unsure if they are entitled to […]

Sue Marsh on The Big Benefits Row: Live

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Sue Marsh, a journalist and disability campaigner who suffers from Crohn’s disease, recently wrote about her experience of being asked on the Channel 5 show, ‘The Big Benefits Row: Live’. Mrs Marsh was initially asked to be on the panel of the show, which would debate and discuss welfare changes. However, leading up to the […]

DLA claimants and migration to PIP

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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is scheduled to replace Disability Living allowance as part of the government reformation of the current benefit system. If you currently claim DLA and are between the ages of 16 and 64 you will be prompted to make an application for PIP. The DWP will notify you at the appropriate time. […]

Atos is not meeting service standards for medical assessments, according to Audit Office

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A performance review completed by the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that Atos Healthcare has not routinely met the service standards of their medical assessments contract. According to the data provided, Atos is failing to meet targets that include seeing at least 99 percent of all medical assessment customers, clearing cases within stated time […]