Disability Advice & Information in Peterborough

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April Newslink 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.

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Purple Tuesday

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.

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November Newslink 2018

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.

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October Newslink 2018

A Freedom of Information (FOI) Act response to DR UK shows that around half of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claimants who were in receipt of its higher mobility rate are still being refused it on their moving to Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

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September Newslink 2018

Blue Badge Scheme gets major overhaul. The Department for Transport has confirmed that, from 2019, people with “hidden disabilities” will be granted blue badge parking permits enabling them to park closer to their destination.

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August Newslink 2018

In August 2018, Disability Peterborough launches new Focus Groups. Calling all disability charities, community groups and coffee clubs/organisations Disability Peterborough is looking at its service provision to inform its future strategic plan.