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Independent Living Fund or bust

N receives a no frills basic budget through Direct Payments and Adult Social Care that pays towards a team of Personal Assistants.  The Independent Living Fund on top pays for one much needed part-time member of staff. 829 more words

ILF Consultation and Briefing Event

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Welsh Government Consultation on the Independent Living Fund – Future Arrangements to Support Recipients in Wales

 

Disability Wales has produced a briefing on Option 2, “Setting up a national independent living scheme in Wales”: … 45 more words

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My PA and Me

I started employing the services of a personal assistant about three years ago when I finally admitted to myself that organizing my life to a point that would enable me to function to a high standard required some help from a sighted person. 1,497 more words

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Disabled Tory Party member pens furious letter to Cameron and Co

Reposted from The Mirror

This article says it all really …

Anger: Tory party member Mary Laver

When the Prime Minister takes to the stage of the Conservative Party conference, among the ranks of the faithful gathered in Birmingham will be Mary Laver, 66, a disabled party member from Newcastle upon Tyne. 855 more words

On youth unemployment: unemployment is even bleaker for youth with disabilities

Written by Alan Borgars

In the six years since what has been termed as the ‘Great Recession’ struck due to the recklessness and greed of major banks and investment companies, youth unemployment has remained stubbornly high across much of Europe, especially the ‘PIIGS’ nations of Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain but also in Britain, where an economic recovery is being disproved by falling wages, more people being forced into self-employment, more people taking part-time work despite wanting full-time work, and of course, workfare. 433 more words

Policy

2 years on, what legacy has the London Paralympic Games left us?

29 August 2014 marked 2 years since the Graeae team and 78,990 others attended the Paralympic Opening Ceremony in Stratford.

We could not have been more proud of the extraordinary achievements of our Artistic Director Jenny Sealey and her co director Bradley Hemmings, the performers and volunteers. 1,610 more words

Jenny Sealey