Jun 25

Call for Evidence – House of Lords Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability

We have today received this e-mail:

A House of Lords Committee set up especially to look at the Equality Act 2010 and its impact on disabled people has put out a call for or written evidence and invites all interested parties to submit evidence by 4 September 2015.

If you wish to submit written evidence, please use this form: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/equality-act-2010-and-disability/publications/written-submission-form/

This is a public call for evidence.

The Committee was set up to look at the provisions and implementation of the Equality Act 2010 in relation to how it serves disabled people. The Act was intended to harmonise discrimination law and strengthen the law to support progress on equality. The Committee will ask how effective this legislation is.

For more information please visit the website: www.parliament.uk/equality-act-committee

Obviously this is a very important opportunity and we at Lincolnshire Independent Living encourage anyone who can to provide evidence to do so and to put the word out about this. If for any reason you are unable to fill out this form please don’t hesitate to contact Lincolnshire Independent Living and we will try to help you in any way we can.

Jun 23

 There are still spaces for Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive Training!

Date/s: Monday, 29th June 2015

Time/s: 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Venue: St Giles, Community Centre, Swift Gardens, Lincoln  LN2 4ND

Cost: Free (£10 charge for those that don’t attend).


What is the Active Kids for All Inclusive Community Training?

The AK4A Inclusive Community Training is a scheme designed primarily for those who directly support disabled people within the community; these people are likely to be from the community and disability sectors as opposed to sports basedorganisations or backgrounds. The training will help this network to develop the skills and confidence to include disabled people in sporting activity.

Under the Sainsbury’s Active Kids banner, the initiative is being supported by a £1 million pound investment from Sport England and will be delivered through the English Federation of Disability Sport and sports coach UK.

Who is the Active Kids for All Inclusive Community Training designed to support?

The AK4A Inclusive Community Training will be designed to support:

  • Support workers including those in day, community and faith centers
  • Parents
  • Carers
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Volunteers
  • Community based groups and organisations

Those people working within sport specific environments will be signposted to access inclusion training identified or provided by their National Governing Body of sport (NGB).

Those people based in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be signposted to their relevant home country disability sport organisations.

What’s involved? What does the Active Kids for All Inclusive Community Training cover?

The AK4A Inclusive Community Training consists of a three hour practical workshop complemented by on-line learning that will support the workshop participants before and after the training.

The on-line learning will take approximately 45 minutes to complete, participants will gain an increased understanding of what inclusion in physical activity and sport means through interactive activity that will support them in the face to face workshop.

To book onto the event please follow this link

Feb 10

Carer opportunity in Branston, Lincoln

A carer opportunity has arisen in Branston, Lincoln:

Various hours offered.


  • Long term assistance with household and personal chores, including dressing, toileting, bathing, ironing and shopping.


  • Must have a good sense of humour,
  • Be available to work flexibly
  • Driving Licence required
  • Experience preferred but general training available.


Good Rate of pay available.


For further details call Iggy- 07749982114 or e-mail CV to ig1901gy@gmail.com

Interviews will be held and Reference and CRB checks are required.

Feb 06

Disabled Motoring Talk on March 5th

A talk on disabled motoring is being given by Helen Dolphin on March the 5th at City Hall.

The event will be a one our talk on the topic of disabled motoring and will be followed by a Q&A session.

The guest speaker, Helen Dolphin from Disabled Motoring UK, is a motivational speaker who overcame being quadriplegic in her twenties and has gone on to become a reporter, record-breaking swimmer and at present is training to become an equality lawyer.

If you would like to attend the talk please e-mail Rod Williamson at:


Jan 13

Adaptive Chair Yoga Classes to begin in Lincoln.

Adaptive Chair Yoga Classes are to begin in Lincoln.
The classes are designed especially to suit people either in a wheelchair or seated in a chair.
Yoga improves breathing, increases range of movement, helps maintain muscle tone and flexibility.

The classes will help you learn tools and techniques to relax and reduce stress, helping cope with emotional stresses and strain.
The benefits of yoga are available to everyone. This approach teaches the universal principles of yoga poses that are accessible to all, regardless of physical ability.
This supportive practice can help anyone breathe better, reduce tension and calm the nervous system.
The Classes will run in 5 week blocks starting 30th January 2015 1.45pm-2.30pm
There is £25 charge upfront.

A Minimum of 8 participates is required in order for this event to run.

For more information or to book your place please check the details below:
Lincolnshire MS Therapy Centre 50 Outer Circle Drive, St Giles, Lincoln. LN2 4JH
01522 54333 Office number at MS Centre
01522 262 095 Grace for more information on YOGA