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Independent Lives aims to keep you up to date on all the latest disability news, events and stories. If you would like to share some news with us or discuss anything you read in the articles below then please email [email protected].

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Report highlights cost-of-living impact on disabled people

A new report has highlighted the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on disabled people and their families. In July and August, the Greater Manchester Disabled People’s Panel held the most extensive survey of disabled people in...
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Keeping warm this winter

Cold weather can be dangerous and bad for our health. Below is some advice on how to keep warm as the weather starts to turn colder. Keep warm Heat your home to at least 18°C (65°F)....
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New research finds one in seven employees have a disability

According to research by the Resolution Foundation, the number of disabled individuals who are working age has increased by 2.3 million in the last ten years. One in every seven employees now has a disability, a...
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Building a society where everyone can take part

Have you ever felt that you weren’t able to participate in something because of the world around you? That someone else’s opinion or lack of understanding got in the way of you fulfilling your potential? As...
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Seven reasons to work as a personal assistant

Every day, in the UK, thousands of personal assistants work to change the lives of the people they support. They make a huge contribution to health care and deserve to be recognised for the heroes they...
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Sue’s story

Sue lives in Worthing with her husband. She’s been using the Independent Lives Care Service since 2015. Sue used to be a carer before health issues meant that she needed to stop working. “I was a carer...
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Six million disabled people to get Cost of Living payment in September

Those being paid a qualifying disability benefit will be paid automatically from 20 September, with the vast majority of those eligible expected to receive their one-off payment within a couple of weeks by the beginning of...
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Independent Lives responds to government’s energy price cap freeze

With winter drawing closer, Independent Lives welcome the steps taken by the government to try and address the cost-of-living crisis with a freeze to the energy price cap, but for disabled people and those who support...
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Disability charity creates free recruitment and training resource for disabled employers and their care staff

Independent Lives has launched PA Pages, an innovative online service which lists personal assistants looking for work as well as disabled employers looking for people to support them to live independently. Personal assistants provide social and...
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