Key news and information
The following links will take you to information about upcoming events:
- Time to change - mental health event: Monday June 11 2012
- The Phoenix Project - promoting mental wellbeing in Ipswich: Wednesday June 27 2012
News and Information
A Frequently Asked Question document has been put together by Carers UK about the welfare reform and how the changes may affect many disabled people and family carers. To find out more, please visit the Carers UK (opens new window) website.
Personal Independence Payment
From 2013 the Government is proposing to introduce a new benefit called Personal Independence Payment for eligible working age people aged 16 to 64 to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
The intention is that Personal Independence Payment will focus support to those individuals who experience the greatest challenges to remaining independent and leading full, active and independent lives.
A consultation is currently taking place over the new assessment criteria. This closes at the end of April 2012.
To find out more and take part in the consultation, visit the Department for Work and Pensions (opens new window) website.
Inside and out: the housing experiences of older LGBT people
Is the housing sector prepared to meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as they get older?
Read the Guardian article (opens new window) written by John Thornhill, senior policy and practice officer at the Chartered Institute of Housing and Tina Wathern, older LGBT housing group co-ordinator at Stonewall Housing.
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