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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...

Adult Care Charges consultation

The City of Wolverhampton Council wants people to have a say about proposals to revise its policy on contributions towards non-residential adult social care. This consultation runs until 26 November 2017 and the proposals are set out here:. You can download an...

Adult Care charging consult

The City of Wolverhampton Council wants people to have a say about proposals to revise its policy on contributions towards non-residential adult social care. This consultation runs until 26 November 2017 and the proposals are set out here:. You can download an...

Universal Credit – Reasonable Adjustments

As a disabled person, the Equality Act allows you certain reasonable adjustments to a service to overcome disabling barriers. The Equality Act does not trump other laws such as Benefits legislation, but you can ask for reasonable adjustments to be written into your...

Experience Exchange – Medical Services

Have you accessed any health or social care services during 2017 so far, such as attending a GP Appointment, or visiting your local hospital, dentist or pharmacy, or visiting a relative in a nursing or care home? If so Healthwatch Wolverhampton would really appreciate...

Tell Healthwatch about your medical services

Have you accessed any health or social care services during 2017 so far, such as attending a GP Appointment, or visiting your local hospital, dentist or pharmacy, or visiting a relative in a nursing or care home? If so Healthwatch Wolverhampton would really appreciate...

Care services that suit you

News features on Care Services over the last few months have been about how care is failing or how companies are handing back contracts to councils because they say they cant make enough profit with the rates paid by Councils. Most care homes are run by medium to...

JSA or ESA?

Some of our service users have been asking what the point is of being on ESA in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG), now that the benefit has been cut, and you get the same money as you would on JSA. There are some advantages to being in the ESA WRAG group: You...

ESA or JSA?

Some of our service users have been asking what the point is of being on ESA in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG), now that the benefit has been cut, and you get the same money as you would on JSA. There are some advantages to being in the ESA WRAG group: You...

PIP Mental Health & impairment Changes

Who will this affect? People who get PIP mobility component for overwhelming psychological distress if alone on journeys  - people who have anxiety attacks, social phobias, extreme stress outside the home This may include people with some mental health conditions,...

Lonliness – some help

Over 70% of older people are lonely according to research published by the over 50s site gransnet. The poll also revealled that around half of those people who felt lonely have never told anyone about it. If you are one of the silent majority who is feeling lonely,...

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