Statement on the closure of the Independent Living Fund

Sadly today, the Independent Living Fund (ILF) is closing. Monies previously provided by the ILF are to be transferred to Local Authorities. For 27 years, the ILF has supported disabled people to live independently and did this well. It was user friendly and responsive, always to committed to listen and act in support of it’s… Read more »

Public meeting – Disabled People in an Age of Austerity

Nottinghamshire Disabled People’s Movement in association with Nottingham People’s Assembly Disabled People in an Age of Austerity Tuesday 31st March 2015 7.00 – 9.00pm The Ballroom, Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood Street, Nottingham, NG1 4EZ A public meeting with Frances Ryan, writer for The Guardian and New Statesman, and Louise Regan, Chair of the People’s… Read more »

Hallelujah! Singing as part of a choir bestows more than just a feelgood factor

  While the feel-good effects of singing have long been recognised, there is growing evidence that it can have a positive impact on a range of physical and psychological conditions. Professor Graham Welch, Chair of Music Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, has studied developmental and medical aspects of singing for 30… Read more »

Nottinghamshire – Better Care Fund Consultation

Nottinghamshire County Council is working with the six local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) covering Nottinghamshire (Bassetlaw CCG, Mansfield and Ashfield CCG, Newark and Sherwood CCG, Nottingham North and East CCG, Nottingham West CCG and Rushcliffe CCG) to ensure that health and social care services are: efficient; integrated, and work together wherever possible to improve the… Read more »

Ashfield Advice Project – Access for Deaf or hearing impaired clients

Ashfield Advice Project have access to sign language interpreters for anyone who is Deaf or hearing impaired that wants to access their free debt advice service at the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). If you require the use of an interpreter, please contact them prior to an appointment to make a request. Web: Email:

Disabled people’s experience of spectator sports

The disabled spectator survey closes on 28 February 2015. There are two weeks left to let them know about their experience of watching football, rugby, cricket, motor racing and all live sport. They also want to hear about the barriers that stop people from watching live sport. “There have been a number of stories in the news… Read more »