Jul 03

Interested in Volunteering for LIL?

LIL are looking for volunteer advocates to become part of our team in helping the disabled community in Lincolnshire. We are looking to create hubs of local advisors, who will support  disabled people in fulfilling their potential and give them more choice .

Our team of advocates will receive a full weeks training, and will be paid  expenses and mileage. Once trained the peer supporters, will go out in the communities to offer advice and support where required. The whole project  will be supported by VoiceAbility, the counties advocacy service.

Training will include supporting people through the benefit changes, managing direct payments, employing carers and help and advice in looking for jobs.

This is a great opportunity to get trained and support local people in your area. Anyone interested should respond via email to  sarah.owen@voiceability.org

Jul 02

Disability Related Updates

Adults Social Care Criteria – The link to the discussion document is attached. In essence the Government want all authorities to adopt the same level, this equates to a substantial level under the present criteria. Below is a discussion document and within are contact details for people to send their comments and concerns.

It is early days yet, but LIL would value any concerns you have, which we can add to a joint response.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/209595/National_Eligibility_Criteria_-_discussion_document.pdf

 

The Government’s Office of Disability Issues have published their vision as to the support and steps they hope to take to improve the lives of disabled people.  The Second link below is an action plan in relation to the Fulfilling Potential document. Again let us know your thoughts.

Fulfilling Potential – Making it happen Document

http://odi.dwp.gov.uk/docs/fulfilling-potential/making-it-happen.pdf

Fulfilling Potential Action Plan

http://odi.dwp.gov.uk/docs/fulfilling-potential/making-it-happen-action-plan.pdf

-Iggy Patel

Jun 27

New Website is Live!

After agreement at today’s board meeting we are going live. Welcome to the new look LIL website. Don’t forget to like us on facebook and follow us on twitter to keep up to date with what’s happening.

May 30

Peer support Training – 2012

We have linked with an organisation in Georgia via a lady who was a British Citizen and already has great experience in setting up training. This is their definition of Peer support: A Peer Supporter is a person with a disability who has learned life strategies, how to be a self-advocate, and how to live independently and has acquired the skills to help others do the same.

A Peer Supporter differs from a counsellor or an advocate in that a Peer Supporter does not tell his/her peers how to live their life. Rather, a Peer Supporter offers the benefit of his/her own experiences, passing along the encouragement and support needed for others to construct their own advocacy and life strategies to bring about desired goals. We are proposing a three day training programme between the dates of week commencing 18th June 2012 covering soft skills and specific skills and some input from DWP and Job Centre plus. The minimum number for the training will be 10 and we shall be meeting in Nettleham for the training – subject to confirmation.

Contact Susan splipscombe@uwclub.net or Iggy spion1901@gmail.com for further information

Oct 02

Personal Independence Payments (The replacement for Disability Living Allowance)

Dave Winterton will talk again on about this on:

Wednesday 13 June 2012, 12.30pm to 2.30pm, Croft Street Community Centre, Baggholme Road, off Monks Road, Lincoln LN2 5AX
To cover venue hire and refreshments the cost of this event is: Professionals:  £2.50     Disabled, Carers, etc. and Personal Assistants (accompanying their client) £1.00 Payable on the door with Tea/Coffee/Biscuits included

The Core Group members will be available for a “meet and greet” from the end of Dave’s presentation until 3.30pm.
Find out what we are doing, tell us your experiences and see if we can help each other to improve the lives of disabled people in Lincolnshire

To book a place email: mike@lincolnshireindependentliving.co.uk Or telephone Susan on 07587 103 710

Limited parking spaces are available at this venue, please leave them for our wheelchair and less mobile members. The are issued on a first come/first served basis