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Tyler’s story – a film about disability
Independent Lives is proud to present Tyler’s Story. Watch the full film online now. Shot locally in and around Worthing, ‘Tyler’s Story’ follows Tyler as he goes about his life, meeting friends, going to work, the gym and enjoying his hobbies. It draws attention to the challenges and stigma he faces as a disabled man ... Read more
Help to make disability awareness training mandatory for all public facing staff
Independent Lives is proud to join the Niamh’s Law campaign which is calling for all public facing staff to receive mandatory disability awareness training. The campaign is named after Niamh Jarvis-Smith, who died unexpectedly in 2020. At the time of her death, Niamh was in the final year of studying to become a children’s nurse ... Read more
Tyler sat in his wheelchair looking at the camera while being interviewed for Tyler's story.
Join us as we watch Tyler’s story
Independent Lives is proud to present Tyler’s Story. Join us online on Thursday 16 June for the premiere.  Shot locally in and around Worthing, ‘Tyler’s Story’ follows Tyler as he goes about his life, meeting friends, going to work, the gym and enjoying his hobbies. It draws attention to the challenges and stigma he faces ... Read more
Get involved in a Skills for Care research project
Skills for Care are running research activities throughout March 2022, and are interested in hearing the views of individual employers who are recruiting, or have recently recruited, a personal assistant. They are also looking for people to speak to them about retention of staff.
Covid-19 guidance for employers and personal assistants
Personal assistants no longer need to legally self-isolate following a positive Covid test. Until Friday 1 April the Government are still advising that people who test positive for Covid follow the current guidance around isolation, which is to isolate for 10 full days is possible.
National minimum wage increased
From April 2022, the Government are set to increase the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage in accordance with the Low Pay Commission.
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