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Welfare Bill vote update

On 15th June, MPs voted by a majority of 56 votes to give the Government the power to remove the mobility component of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for people living in residential care. The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will replace the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) from 2013/14. The Welfare Reform Bill will now go …

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Southend MP visits Dolphin Court

James Duddridge MP for Rochford and Southend East visited the Dolphin Court care home on Friday 10 June. It was a great opportunity for residents and staff to talk to their MP on a variety of issues close to their hearts including the accessibility to the town centre for disabled people with mobility restrictions as …

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Livability and Greenbelt Festival collaboration

Festivals and accessibility are rarely considered compatible, but Greenbelt Festivals and the UK’s largest Christian disability charity Livability are working together to change that. Greenbelt is a richly diverse, four-day faith based arts festival. The festival usually attracts audiences of 20,000 people. This year’s Greenbelt festival, which takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse on 26-29 August …

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Livability writes to MPs on mobility vote

Livability has written to all the MPs who have a Livability care home or other service in their constituencies to encourage them to vote against the withdrawal of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance. MPs will vote on the matter on Wednesday 15 June. The mobility component of Disability Living Allowance, soon to …

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Innovative event for young disabled people

An exciting free conference is taking place on 11 June 2011 at Nash College in Bromley. The event will provide young disabled people with complex needs in London key information and support on issues such as accessing higher education, employment and housing and how to manage their own care and development through Personal Budgets and …

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York House’s new ebay store

Residents and staff at York House, a centre that cares for 20 people with a variety of disabilities based in Ossett, West Yorkshire, have started their own ebay account to help finance a new independent living space in their care home. York House, run by Livability, is now able to sell goods online, such as …

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Nash College students art exhibition

Twelve students at Bromleys Nash College will have their artwork displayed at The Gallery Highwaymans in Suffolk. The exhibition runs from 13 until 22 May 2011. Nash is based in the London Borough of Bromley and is a college of further education for around 60 young people with disabilities. The Gallery Highwaymans is based in …

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Norwich MP launches John Grooms Court building work

John Grooms Court, Norwich, officially celebrated the start of its refurbishment building work on Friday 24 June. The event was attended by local MP Chloe Smith as well as Canon Richard Bowett and other members of the John Grooms fundraising committee. John Grooms Court staff and residents also gathered to enjoy the celebrations. John Grooms …

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