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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

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...

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...

What to do about benefit sanctions

In the last 10 years, over a million disabled people have had their benefits stopped with sanctions. If this is you, and you had good reason to miss an appointment, appeal right away. You must ask for a Mandatory Reconsideration, and explain why you missed the...

Changes to Blue Badge proposed

The Department of Transport is considering widening the scope of 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 assess...

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...

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...

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...

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