Social media giants admit they could help the disabled more

Facebook and Twitter say they could do more to prevent online abuse… PA Pool, the website that helps disabled people find suitable carers, has welcomed the spotlight falling on protecting disabled people online. Social media giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter have been questioned by MPs following a call from model Katie Price for ‘Harvey’s […]

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Disability Living Allowance

Disability Rights (UK) have just updated their Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Factsheet. The information is aimed at helping you to make a claim for DLA and also tells you what your child can expect to receive to help them with their care or mobility needs. Furthermore, the factsheet is laid out in format so that you […]

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A world of opportunity accessible to all

Goss Consultancy Limited (GCL) was established in 2005 by Nick Goss. GCL works with organisations to help them become as diverse, accessible and inclusive as possible in the way they employ people, develop policies and deliver services. We have a firm belief that achieving equality and promoting diversity is not only about legal compliance but is a […]

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Opening doors for those with diverse needs

The latest Rough Guide aims to help people with disabilities enjoy more of Britain’s attractions… The new edition of the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain has intensified focus on ‘invisible’ disabilities, such as autism and mental illness. The Guide, just published, which has a foreword by Chris Packham, has included for the first time information […]

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Carers Insurance

What is it? Do I need it? How do I buy it? An increasing number of carers are making the decision to become self-employed. Working for yourself can give a level of flexibility and job satisfaction much greater than that offered by traditional employee roles. You can choose who you work for and when you […]

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Manchester Airport Disabled Assistance

We have recently been contacted by Zoe Thomas who says she experienced a very poor service using Manchester Airport’s Disabled Assistance. Unfortunately, Zoe thinks that complaining is pointless but has an ‘in’ to the BBC who may be interested in doing an investigation. But, in order to do so, they will need some more examples. […]

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Disability Confident Employer

If you’re not sure what it means, then the Disability Confident Scheme, launched in November 2016, aims to help employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people, by providing those employers with the skills, examples and confidence they need to recruit, retain and develop disabled employees.  It is a voluntary scheme […]

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Personal Care Assistant Membership Advice

You can register as a Personal Care Assistant on PA Pool, for free, and start looking for work as soon as your profile has been approved. For any Personal Care Assistants (PAs/Carers) who are having trouble registering and using PA Pool, please follow the steps below. Additionally, please like our Facebook page to get our […]

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Funding for personal health budget holders now open

If you’re an individual who employs your own personal assistants (PAs) using a personal health budget, you can apply for funding from Skills for Care for training for yourself and your staff. Find out more about the funding and download the application form from the Skills for Care website. If you’re a PA and your […]

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DRUK Brexit Manifesto

Disability Rights UK has produced a manifesto on what the disability rights sector should be seeking from a post-EU UK. Disabled people make up one in five of the UK population and the manifesto sets out the implications for disabled people in the UK.  Each and every one of them will be affected by policy […]

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BBC Three Online

A Producer from the BBC is developing a series of short films for BBC Three online, which shines a light on disabled children from all backgrounds, and the dedicated parents who care for them. The producers are keen to speak to parents about their experiences, to learn more about daily life and how both parent […]

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PA Pool the Website for Disabled People and Personal Assistants Celebrates its 10th Successful Year

Not-for-profit website for disabled people and Personal Care Assistants – PA Pool is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. The award-winning, market-leading website is for disabled people looking to employ a Personal Care Assistant (PA) or carer, and for PAs (carers) looking for work, allowing members to interactively manage their own recruitment or employment. The […]

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Funding for Training from Skills for Care

Funding is now available for direct payment receipts and self-funders who employ their own carers. If you’re an individual employer who employs your own personal assistants through a direct payment or with your own money, you can apply for funding from Skills for Care for training for yourself and your staff. Find out more about […]

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Personal Health Budgets

NHS England are running a public consultation on Personal Health Budgets (PHB) and are hosting an online survey on them. They want to hear from as many people as possible whether they have one, want one, can’t get one or don’t want one! This is a rare opportunity to voice your opinions and experiences. You […]

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Receive £15 Amazon Voucher for Research Study

Disability Rights UK has partnered with University of Birmingham to conduct a study into how we produce knowledge and information about physical activity aimed at disabled people. Get Yourself Active and the University of Birmingham want to find out what you think about how information about physical activity and sport is presented to disabled people. […]

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Cyber Attack & Update

It started with news of the NHS cyberattack and then rapidly spread… Articles focusing on the ransomware attacks have dominated the headlines over the last few days, affecting organisations across the world. If you are unsure of your security levels, then the general protect advice is as follows: Install system and application updates on all […]

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