Independent Living Service

Independent Living Service

    Tel: 020 8373 6228

    Email: diasmail@e-d-a.org.uk

New Udirect open appointment sessions Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am – 3pm

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Universal Credit Factsheet – November 2017 – PDF Version

Universal Credit Factsheet – November 2017 – Word Version

Changes to Enfield Disability Action’s (EDA) Services – ANNOUNCEMENT

21/03/2018 Changes to Enfield Disability Action’s (EDA) Services   Information and Advice   Unfortunately from Tuesday 3rd April EDA will no longer be able to provide information and advice support and will be closed to new enquiries and referrals from today.   This will impact on the Disability Information and Advice Service which will close and the Deaf Project, which will now provide an 18…

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Government decide not to appeal PIP psychological distress judgement

EDA’s is pleased with this decision, read full details from Disability Right UK below… In December 2017, a High Court decision found that PIP mobility component regulation changes, which affected those with psychological distress, were unlawful. The Government had considered appealing this decision but Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Esther McVey has now confirmed that the DWP will not appeal Disability Rights UK, who supported this…

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Tell us your experience of the assessment process for ESA or PIP

Tell us your experience of the assessment process for ESA or PIP Please send your experience of the ESA or PIP assessment or your experience of waiting for an assessment to Henrietta.Doyle@inclusionlondon.org.uk  by the 8 November.   Suggestions to improve the assessment process are also welcome.   Inclusion London will be sending written evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry into PIP and ESA assessments and your…

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Temporary Accommodation Placement Policy Consultation

Dear Sir/Madam,   We are interested to hear your views about how we, the Council, can help homeless people access a home they can afford in Enfield or somewhere else.   We have put together our proposals in a draft Temporary Accommodation Placement Policy. The Policy explains how we make decisions on whether an offer of accommodation is suitable. It explains the criteria we will…

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Extending the Motability lease – DLA to PIP reassessment

Extending the Motability lease (following reassessment from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) The Motability Scheme plays a vital role in the lives of many disabled people and their families in supporting their mobility through the provision of a car, scooter or powered wheelchair. Motability has no role in determining who should receive Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment. In September…

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Housing inquiry Deaf and Disabled people’s needs

There is a severe shortage of housing suitable for Deaf and Disabled people. To help understand the reasons why and improve the situation, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched an inquiry into housing for Deaf and Disabled people. Please inform Inclusion London about your housing situation and needs to inform the evidence we submit to the inquiry. Send in information to Henrietta.doyle@inclusionlondon.org.uk by…

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Council Tax Consultation

The Council is currently out to consultation on a proposed change to the Council Tax Support Scheme. The proposed change to the scheme from 2017/18 would see the percentage contribution that working age recipients pay towards their council tax, increase from 25 to 26.5 per cent. Eligible pensioners, war widows, disabled people and a number of other groups would be exempt from paying. As part…

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Benefit sanctions – Disabled people’s experiences

Benefit sanctions – Disabled people’s experiences Have you experienced a benefit sanction? If so I would be very grateful if you could let me know what happened to you by sending your experiences to Henrietta.doyle@inclusionlondon.org.uk by 6 December. I’m sending in evidence to a select committee inquiry and you experience will help inform our response. Information about the benefit sanction inquiry is at: https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/public-accounts-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/benefit-sanctions-16-17/

On November 7th the Government introduced new benefit cap

If you live in a Greater London borough, the cap is: £442.31 per week (£23,000 a year) if you’re in a couple, whether your children live with you or not £442.31 per week (£23,000 a year) if you’re single and your children live with you £296.35 per week (£15,410 a year) if you’re single and you don’t have children, or your children don’t live with…

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