New benefit rules for people from E.U.

New benefit rules for people from E.U.

New rules which came into force on 7th May 2019 mean that EEA nationals whose only right to live in the UK is on grounds that they have been here for less than three months or they are here as a jobseeker or as a person who has ‘pre-settled status’ are not entitled to...

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NHS Bowel Cancer Event

NHS Bowel Cancer Event

There is a bowel cancer event run by the NHS on 14th and 15th May in Wolverhampton. The event will let people know about cancer/screening awareness and where to get it.The event will focus on Bowel cancer. There will be a giant inflatable colon which people can walk...

Benefits Changes

Benefits Changes

These are the Governments's plans for benefits this year: Working age benefits like Universal Credit (standard) will be the same, so will Housing Benefit - the Government has frozen these rates until 2020. People in the ESA support group and those getting disability...

Become a councillor and make change

Become a councillor and make change

A fund is being set up to help disabled people who want to become Councillors. There are very few councillors across the country who are disabled people. Each disabled person running to be a councillor, police commissioner, or Mayor will be able to get up to around...

Chancellor takes a swipe at disabled people

Chancellor takes a swipe at disabled people

Chancellor Philip Hammond, in his budget speech spoke about low productivity in the UK - - people are working too slowly, or not producing enough. Guess who was one of the scapegoats for this? This is some of what he said: “It is almost certainly the case that by...

ESA – Fitness for Work

ESA – Fitness for Work

The rules governing ESA fitness for work, include regulation 29. This rule is for people who don't get the points they need in order to be found not fit for work. The regulation states that if a person should be treated as if s/he is not fit for work, and only fit for...

Government taken to Court over UC

Government taken to Court over UC

Universal Credit is now up and running in Wolverhampton for all new claims for adults (excluding PIP).New claims for ESA now come under the umbrella of Universal Credit. But severely disabled people without a carer are penalised under this system and losing between...

Helpline For ex-army people with mental health problems

Helpline For ex-army people with mental health problems

A helpline for ex-soldiers who are experiencing poor mental health, after they have left the army started last month. The helpline will be funded by the Ministry of Defence, and can be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The helpline number is – 0800 323 4444

Get Active!

Get Active!

Loneliness and isolation are linked to poor health and wellbeing, especially in the colder months, older or disabled people can get quite isolated and go for days without seeing or speaking to anyone. Family carers also often do not get out and take some social time...

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