The Channel 4 documentary series “The Undateables” is looking for participants to star in the show! The series follows disabled people as they navigate the dating world, and explores the unique situations that may occur. If you’re eligible and want to take part then download the flyer below for contact details!
Following the independent Triennial Review of Equality 2025 and the successful engagement with disabled people that has co-produced Fulfilling Potential, the Government’s Disability Strategy and Action Plan, we want to build on this and create new arrangements to strengthen the voice of disabled people in Government. We want to hear from disabled people and others about how best to do this. Today we published ‘Fulfilling Potential: Making it Happen – Better Working with Disabled People’.
The consultation runs until 16 October 2013 and we look forward to hearing from you with your ideas and suggestions.
Office for Disability Issues
People who employ personal assistants (Individual Employers) can apply for a grant directly from Skills for Care to support the full cost of learning and development for both themselves and their personal assistants.
The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) for individual employers is money from the Department of Health that can be accessed via Skills for Care. Its aim is to support the ongoing development of people working within the adult social care sector.
What will be funded?
Skills for Care will fund any learning, development or qualifications that demonstrate value for money and meet the learning needs of individual employer and their personal assistants. All learning or qualifications must be paid for and started before 30 September 2013
We would really appreciate it if you could follow the link below and participate in this consultation. The consultation is with regard to the Personal Independence Payment mobility and distance rule. The current powers that be want to introduce a 20m rule, i.e. if you can move 20 meters then you may not get the higher rate of the mobility component of PIP. The argument by disability organisations is that we should retain the 50m rule as is the current DLA requirement. This is the same as Employment Support Allowance as well and therefore this should be the limit.
Obviously if the government implement the 20m rule this will have a huge impact on the amount of people who get the higher rate, the knock on effect being loss of entry to the motability scheme, on which a huge amount of disabled people rely on.
Please participate and let your voice be heard.