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Changes to Blue Badge proposed

The Department of Transport is considering widening the scope of the Blue Badge scheme, so that people with less obvious impairments like autism and dementia are able to get blue badge parking. They are also looking at increasing the type of professionals who can...

Personal Cost of Benefits Appeals

The cost to the mental health of disabled people who have had their disability benefits removed has been high.Many have experienced poverty, depression, and worsening health as a result of DWP decisions.Many have given up and accepted the decision because appealing is...

Health & Fitness

 Many disabled people find it difficult to maintain their fitness because of impairment related reasons, or because many exercise or healthy eating regimes do not allow for their impairment. You can download a free gentle exercise programme from One Voice called...

Family & Parenthood

Family and parenthood Disabled Parents Network The Disabled Parents Network (DPN) is a national organisation of and for disabled people who are parents or who hope to become parents, and their families, friends and supporters They offer leaflets and information on a...

Sex and relationships

Dating and friendships Outsiders is an organisation for disabled people who want to meet or correspond with other disabled people, who may need advice or help regarding sex, or who may want support to gain their sexual or emotional independence. There is a...

Mental Health Services

Most services for mental health are accessed by referral from a GP or other professional.Community mental health teamsThere are two community mental health teams based around the city, Steps to Health in the North, and The Croft Resource Centre serving the South.The...

Legal Challenge to PIP mobility changes

Back in March 2017 the Government changed the regulations on PIP. You can read our article about it here>. Regulations are the statements added onto the end of a law to say how the law will be achieved, its scope and limits - rules. The Government changed the...

Food Banks & Soup Kitchens in Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Welfare Rights have put together a list of food banks and soup kitchens in Wolverhampton. Please note that the Vine Food Bank has closed temporarily (they expect to re-open after Easter 2018) You can download the map here>

A Wolverhampton Christmas Carol

  The   Alzheimer's Society is putting on another of their fabulous Christmas Carol concerts tonight in aid of people with Dementia. Their annual Carol Concert will be returning to St Johns in the square, Wolverhampton on the 14 December! Come and join in for a...

Orange Ribbon Day

Today is orange ribbon day. It is the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It takes place during a 16 day campaign against on gender-based violence between 25th November and 10th of December And ask us to - turn the...

Pension Changes

The Government is bringing forward the plan to increase the pension age. People who reach pension age between 2037-39 will be able to retire when they are 68. The government is doing this because the cost of pensions is getting much greater, because people are living...