The twiddle muffs will be free, although a small donation would be welcome. Supplies will be limited so they will be available on a first-come-first-served basis and limited to one per person. Continue reading
Suffolk Disability & Health Action Group has been working with disabled people to produce ‘About Me’ (previously described as a Health Passport), a document that disabled people and/or their family carers can complete to give health and care professionals information about themselves to help those professionals provide better care. Continue reading
The MS Society have published a new welfare benefits guide which aims to give a simplified overview of the benefits system, which has never been easy to understand but is currently going through some of the biggest changes in 50 years.
Although it’s written for people with MS it’s a useful introduction for anyone involved in the benefits system.
Dementia Together was launched on 1 April 2017 to provide practical information and support for people who are curious, concerned or living with dementia, their carers and healthcare professionals in Suffolk, excluding Waveney. Continue reading
DAS has seen a staggering 89% increase in benefits appeals work for disabled people between 2015/16 and 2016/17. Continue reading
Are you or any of your family still in possession of a piece of medical equipment that you or they no longer require?
If so, the National Health Service are asking for you to return the equipment so that they can use it for other people.
There’s a month long amnesty this March 2017. Continue reading
Suffolk Trading Standards are warning about copycat Blue Badge websites where people are being charged £50 to obtain a Blue Badge not the standard £10. Continue reading
We have renewed our Employer Agreement with Job Centre Plus to take disabled people on work experience placements under the Get Britain Working initiative. Continue reading
If you live in the Suffolk Coastal District Council area there’s a new website that brings together ways to pay your Council Tax, claim Housing Benefit, Universal Credit and undertake other transactions. Continue reading