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Personal Independence Payments application form - tips for family carers

The Family Carer Support Service has produced this list of tips for family carers who are filling in the application form for Personal Independence Payments

Carers issues taken to the LD Partnership Board on 8th May 2017

Attached are the issues taken to the Partnership Board at it's meeting on 8th May 2017

Free event for carers on what to consider when writing a will

This event will take place on Tuesday 25th April 2017 from 7.00pm - 8.30pm at Northorpe Barn. Mirfield. The title is 'As a parent of somebody with a learning disability, what must I consider when writing my own will ?' It will also touch on 'Can a person with a learning disability write a will ?' The attached flyer gives details about how to reserve a place.

Healthwatch survey- services for South Asian adults with a learning disability

Healthwatch Kirklees, on behalf of Kirklees Council, are engaging community organisations and members in order to improve uptake of learning disability services. In particular, we want to understand:- - how people’s social care needs are being met, and if there are any gaps - what community-based activity or support would be welcomed - what information about these services is effective, and best reaches South Asian families and community members We have launched a short anonymous survey, which is mainly targeted at family and community members. It aims to gain community-based insight into these questions

Carers issues taken to the Learning Disability Partnership Board on 21st November 2016

This was an annual review meeting of the Board, and we therefore sought to remind members of the issues taken to them during the year (in black), as well as alerting them to more recent issues (in red)

Independent Living Survey 2016 - some very worrying findings

This report presents the findings of an online survey about the day-to-day lives of disabled people living in England today. It presents a worrying picture indeed, and one which should alert us to the impact of budget cuts (in particular) on the opportunities and quality of life of the people we care for.

Challenging local cuts - some key legal questions

This is a very informative article by Steven Broach about the legal grounds on which Local Authority budget cuts can be challenged.

Talk Health Kirklees consultation

Have your say about proposed changes to healthcare services in Kirklees.

Adult Social Care consultation about charging

Link to a consultation being carried out by the Local Authority about proposals to make changes to charging policy for some services they provide.

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