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Lincolnshire Independent Living – Home of the Lincolnshire Disability Led Network

Apr 05

Boston Disability Forum

The Forum is a large contributor to making life easier for the disabled residents of Boston. In order to achieve this, they work with the Borough and Count Councils as well as other organisation, both public and commercial. The group meets six times a year to discuss disability issues and plan any work required to resolve such issues. They also invite guest speakers to our meetings.

 They are desperately in need of new members, both disabled and able-bodied, and are urgently seeking a new Chair and Secretary as the current postholders will be stepping down at the Annual General Meeting in October 2018.

For further information, please phone 01205 359032 or 07969 203030.

Feb 05

Highways Coastal Route Engagement – Questionnaire

The People’s Partnership has been asked by Lincolnshire County Council Highways to talk to communities to understand how people are affected by some of the roads in Lincolnshire.

The roads they are looking at are:
• A46 from Newark to Lincoln
• A57 from Dunham Bridge to Lincoln
• A46 Lincoln Bypass
• A158 from Lincoln so Skegness

The Council wants to understand what improvements need to be made, the reasons why and the potential benefits which will support communities and businesses.

Although the project is looking at the improvements to these routes, the Council would also like to understand your experiences moving from one type of transport to another, such as taking a bus and then a train.

They are also looking at your whole journey, how you get to the route and how you move from footpaths to a car or a bus, connections to trains, signage, congestions, hazards, visibility, difficulties you personally face if you have a disability or a person you care for has problems travelling with you Lincolnshire County Council wants to understand your experiences and concerns:

1. The difficulties and barriers you face and how it affects you; and
2. What will happen if these difficulties are taken away and how will it
make things better.


Oct 30

If you live for or with a charity in Lincolnshire do you know what the STP( sustainability and transformation plans/partnership) is?

If you live for or with a charity in Lincolnshire do you know what the STP( sustainability and transformation plans/partnership) is?

  • Yes - 4
  • No - 14

Oct 23

National Disabled People’s Summit Saturday 4 November 2017

National Disabled People’s Summit
Saturday 4 November 201711am – 4.30pm
NUT headquarters, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place,
Kings Cross, London WC1H 9BD

Since 2010 Disabled people have been subject to brutal attacks in every area of our lives caused by the disproportionate impact of austerity measures and the dismantling of the welfare system. In August the United Nations disability committee publicly declared that they are now more worried about the UK than any other country in the entire history of the committee and that UK Government “social cuts” have led to “human catastrophe”. This followed publication at the end of last year of the Committee’s investigation into the UK which found evidence of “grave and systematic violations” of Disabled people’s rights due to welfare reform.

Yet the Tory Government continues to deny there is a problem.
This summit will bring together Deaf and Disabled people from the trade union movement, Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations and grassroots campaigns to explore how we can more effectively co-ordinate our resistance and organise joint campaigning in identified areas.

The event will be largely workshop based with the aim of each workshop to come up with and agree a campaigns plan that participants will go away and work together to put into action. The idea of the Summit is to inspire concrete activity that will lead to real change.

Workshops: (choose one per session)
Session 1 – Campaign priorities

  • Independent Living
  • Social security
  • Accessible transport
  • Inclusive education
  • Mental health
  • Employment

Session 2 – Organising

  • Protest and direct action
  • Legal challenges/ using the law
  • Art and protest
  • Using the media
  • Intersectionality
  • Trade union organising

The venue is wheelchair accessible, BSL interpretation will be provided and there will be a quiet room. Lunch will be provided (with thanks to the National Education Union). Please book via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/national-disabled-peoples-summit-tickets-38706991654

If you are unable to attend in person, we will be livestreaming the plenary. For more information or if you have any access queries please contact: ellen_morrison@hotmail.co.uk

National Disabled People’s Summit
Saturday 4 November 201711am – 4.30pm

Oct 23

Lincolnshire Wheelchair Services Open Day- Saturday 2nd December 2017

Lincolnshire Wheelchair Services Open Day / Launch of Wheelchair Personal Health Budgets event at Lincoln City Football Club on Saturday 2nd December 2017 10am to 2pm.


SWLCCG are the lead commissioners for Wheelchair Services in Lincolnshire.  They have recently been approved by NHS England as a pilot site for Personal Health Budgets for Wheelchair Users.

Millbrook have been looking at holding an Open Day and we have agreed to use this as an opportunity to ‘launch’ the Personal Health Budgets for Wheelchairs as well as raising awareness of the Lincolnshire service.