Disability Advice & Information in Peterborough


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.


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).


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.


July Newslink 2017

It’s never too late to exercise, have fun and make friends! Just ask residents of the Kingfisher Court Extra Care Home! Pictured are a few of the participants of the weekly exercise group run by Andy Fitzgerald on behalf of Inspire Peterborough. Andy has devised a class that is part tai chi and part seated exercise so that no one feels excluded. Nikki Griffiths, Programme Manager for Inspire Peterborough said. “This is a wonderful class, some of the regulars are into their 90s and love Andy’s sessions.


April Newslink 2017

Read the most heart-warming story to come out of the Disability and Community Awareness Month. Meet local artist Emily Jinks who is pictured with Alvaro Palmieri. Emily is one of a number of art students who work with local tutor Ruth Williams and have been involved in the recent Disability and Community Awareness Month at Serpentine Green shopping centre.Alvaro picks up the story “during a shopping dash to Tesco's, I made one of the happiest purchases of my life, an abstract painting. It was painted by artist Emily Jinks, with whom I proudly pose for this picture. She is part of a workshop for people with disabilities in Peterborough led by artist Ruth Williams.

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