The Daily Sib – Ep.064PA, Peterborough and Teasing Posted by Martyn Sibley on Wednesday, 18 September 2019
As the Chief Executive of Disability Peterborough I welcome you to the first issue of our new monthly e-newsletter. We hope you like the new design and format. We also hope you enjoy this new way of keeping you informed and up to date with all the latest news, information, helpful hints and tips and forthcoming events relating to disability topics both locally and nationally.
Whilst Disability Peterborough is strongly supportive of Purple Tuesday (The UK’s accessible shopping day) event taking place nationally on 13th November 2018, unfortunately this year the very short notice given to us means that we could not participate as we would have liked to. We have already started talking to colleagues in Peterborough about events that we can work on for next year. If any disabled individuals or local businesses would like to join us we are putting together a working group to support the 2019 event.
Former Government head slams PIP assessments as ‘Kafka-esque’. A former top civil servant has criticised the disability benefits assessment system as a “hostile environment” after being told he was ineligible for support despite having Parkinson’s and terminal prostate cancer.
Severe shin splints, sprained ankle ligaments and a four stone weight loss, yet local man is still on course to raise thousands of pounds for Peterborough charity.