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Where are the Severe Disability Premiums?

5 February 2020

Source Independent Living: The Court of Appeal has recently rejected the Department for Work and Pensions’ challenge to the High Court decisions that protected claimants who received severe disability premium against a drop in income when they were moved to Universal Credit.

NHS 'rapid response teams' to help sick and older people at home.

27 January 2020

Source The Guardian: Plan aims to relieve strain on hospitals by offering a visit within two hours.

It's time to look at mountain escapes with a fresh perspective.

24 January 2020

Source Winter Sports Travel: Making Travel Accessible. Winter sports are becoming more accessible than ever before. But finding the right place or activity when you're living with a challenging condition can be tough.

Try this tool to find sports and resorts in Europe that are tailored to your needs. Click here.

Reading Borough Council Consultation - Changes to Private Sector Renewal & Disabled Adaptions Policy

9 January 2020

Reading Borough Council Consultation: We are consulting on the Council proposed changes to its Private Sector Renewal & Disabled Adaptations Policy and would very much like to hear from you.

MS Carers' Lunchclub

7 January 2020

Do you care for someone with MS? Want a break and meet people who understand?

Respite care information from Independent Living

3 October 2019

Source Independent Living: If you are taking care of another person, both of you need a break from time to time, for the sake of your physical and mental wellbeing.

Dive Ability

3 October 2019

Dive Ability: Welcome to Dive AbilityScuba diving for people with disabilities and disadvantages.

How the sunflower lanyard helped me travel with invisible symptoms

3 October 2019

Source MS Society: I find travelling stressful. Having to deal with invisible symptoms from MS has made it harder. I worry about being judged by other people if I need assistance when I may look fine.

Priority Services Register for vulnerable energy customers

3 October 2019

uSwitch - The Priority Services Register was recently broadened by Ofgem to help as many vulnerable energy customers as possible. Find out if it could help you with this guide from uSwitch.

What is the Priority Services Register?

The Priority Services Register (PSR) is a free and voluntary system that your supplier uses to ensure the correct support is given to its most vulnerable customers.

It is a system designed and overseen by Ofgem to better ensure that...

The MS Trust have launched a new pack to help teachers and pupils raise awareness of MS and dispel some common myths and misunderstandings

15 August 2019

Source MS Trust: MS Trust supporter Jenna Chudasama teaches at a secondary school in Leicester and recently used the pack to deliver an assembly to students about her own MS experience. “I hope that I inspired others to live their life to the full, no matter what challenges they are faced with,” Jenna tells us.

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