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Latest News: Information & Support

Information and Support over Easter

26 March 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support

Our office is closed from 3.30pm on Thursday 29th March 2018. We re-open on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 at 9.00am. For further information / support during this time, please click here to find out more.

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Petition to Close School Transport Loophole

19 March 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support

Contact have found that more and more disabled children are being refused school transport or being charged for it, as councils exploit a loophole in the law. They are calling on the government to close this loophole.

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Trailblazers to Host First Employability Boot Camp

15 March 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support

This fully-funded weekend, being held in London on 19th and 20th May, focuses on the challenges facing young disabled people looking for work. There's also an evening social for people to meet up.

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Improving Transitions for Young People Fund

01 March 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support

This fund is Together for Short Lives' ground-breaking funding programme which seeks to address the cliff edge in care experienced by young adults in their transition from children’s to adult services. Applications now open for organisations across the UK.

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Your Views on the Need for Access to Emotional and Psychological Support

16 February 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support

This is a vital element of support for individuals and families to manage and cope with muscle-wasting conditions. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for MDUK's new inquiry into access to psychological support is now taking evidence. You can give your views.

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Information, Support & Social Weekend April 2018

15 February 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support

We have been delighted with the response to this event, however, this does now mean that we are completely full to capacity for the whole weekend so any further booking requests we take will go on a waiting list.

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Petition to End Prescription Charges for People with Long-Term Conditions

14 February 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support

England is the only part of the UK that charges for prescriptions. It's time that everyone with a long-term condition has access to free prescriptions. Sign the prescription charges coalition petition.

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Contact: Latest Guides and Information

14 February 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support

Contact have published a number of different guides and information sheets that you might find helpful, including their ‘Money Matters’ guide which outlines all the financial help you may be entitled to.

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Updated Factsheet from Disability Rights UK

08 February 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support

The comprehensive factsheet will be useful for anyone who is claiming PIP (Personal Independence Payment) for the first time, or who has been in receipt of DLA and invited to apply for PIP instead.

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Rare Disease Implementation Plans for England Published

01 February 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support, Research

The Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England have published their implementation plans for the UK Strategy for Rare Diseases. England is now in line with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland who already have plans in place.

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