Health and Wellbeing Event – Rushcliffe

Thursday 21 April 2011 12:00 till 4:00pm The Becket School, Becket Way, Wilford Lane, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QY Click here for a location map of The Becket School You are cordially invited to the following event. What’s it about… As part of the Putting People First initiative from the Department of Health, we have organised… Read more »

Health & Wellbeing Event – Bassetlaw

The first ever Health and Wellbeing event in Bassetlaw by Disability Nottinghamshire is a resounding success with locals and providers. The Crossing proved to be an excellent venue with its close proximity to Worksop town centre and easy access. Comments from people on the day included: “The day was great, really well organised”, “enjoyable day,… Read more »

Health & Wellbeing Event – Bassetlaw

Click here for a map of The Crossing, Worksop Wednesday 16 March 2011 12:00 till 4:00pm The Crossing, Newcastle Street, Worksop, S80 2AT You are cordially invited to the following event. What’s it about… As part of the Putting People First initiative from the Department of Health, we have organised an event for individuals living in… Read more »

Beaumond House Resource and Information Centre is Now Open

Beaumond House Community Hospice is yet again furthering its mission of ‘Local Help for Local People’ by opening an innovative, town-centre-based resource and information centre in Newark for patients with cancer and life limiting illnesses, their carers and families. The Stodman Street location was chosen after research showed there was no current provision in the… Read more »

Council Car Park Case Settled: A Victory For Blue Badge Holders

Councils across the UK are being urged to review their parking policies for disabled motorists following the second successful legal challenge against a UK authority by five Blue Badge holders in Norfolk. The case, against Norwich City Council, l has forced the council to change their disabled policy in line with current legislation as detailed… Read more »

The Governments consultation on Disability Living Allowance (DLA) reform

The Government is planning to cut DLA expenditure by 20%, introduce a new assessment, limit the care component (to be renamed ‘Daily Living’) to two rates and re-title the benefit ‘Personal Independence Payment’. The survey is a little long (but should take no more than 20 minutes to complete) Disability Alliance would like as strong… Read more »

Nottinghamshire County Council’s Local Transport Plan

  Nottinghamshire County Council is in the process of a consultation on The Local Transport Plan (LTP) with the current plan expiring on 31st March 2011. Nottinghamshire’s transport strategy outlines a programme of measures to be delivered over the short, medium and long term. The strategy covers all types of transport including public transport, walking,… Read more »

Dedicated helpline for hate crime victims

  Dedicated helpline for hate crime victims   A new and independent 24 hour support helpline opened this week, committed to helping citizens across the City and County who may have been affected by hate crime. Commissioned from ‘Stop Hate UK’ by the City and County Council and Nottinghamshire Police, the confidential helpline will be… Read more »

Updated versions of Social Welfare Training’s ‘At a glance’ guides now available

There are now updated versions of Social Welfare Training’s ‘At a glance’ guides are now available at www.socialwelfaretraining.co.uk. Briefly these are- At a glance guide to Benefit Changes 2010-  Retirement Age for Men And Women Retirement Age for Women Pension Credit Starting Age for all claimants Cold Weather Payments Increase Mortgage Housing Costs Decreased Yearly Uprating… Read more »