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Charities win National Achievement Award

 Three small disability charities have won a Lloyds Bank Foundation National Charity Achievement Awards. They were recognised for the inspirational and ground-breaking work they do. Cornwall People First (CPF) impressed the judges for having transformed the way people with learning disabilities communicate with authorities about issues that matter to them. They have worked with local services on awareness-raising events like ... Read More »

Choice Unlimited National Event coming to Worcester

Choice Unlimited is taking a huge leap forward after gaining investment from ‘Key Fund’. This has enabled LCiL to take the roadshow to a national level, voicing the opportunities that are available through independent living, making disabled people more aware of the support that is available from LCiL but also with organisations, businesses and professionals. Worcester’s first Choice Unlimited will ... Read More »

Leaked paper suggests Tories plan to tax disabled benefits if re-elected

Yesterday, charities nationwide condemned as “very worrying” any move by a re-elected Conservative government to target the disabled after a leak suggested senior Tories were preparing to tax their benefits in a future cuts programme. Obtained by the BBC, the document suggests plans to impose taxes on disability living allowance, personal independence payments and attendance allowance, paid to over-65’s with ... Read More »

Disabled people ‘could be forgotten’ amid social care reform

Adults with disabilities in England are being deprived of basic care and support and are at risk of being forgotten in the wider reform of the social care system, campaigners say. Much of the focus on care has been centred around the crisis facing the elderly. Read More »

Big Lottery Fund Scotland awards £5.5m to charities

Charities across Scotland are to claim a share of more than £5.5m from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland. Awards are being made to 11 schemes as part of the fund’s Investing in Communities programme. Read More »