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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...

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...

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...

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,...

Library Consult

City of Wolverhampton Council are seeking views from the public regarding a draft vision, strategic aims and an approach to delivering our libraries that will form part of a City of Wolverhampton Libraries Strategy for 2017 - 2027.  The purpose of the strategy is to...

ESA Changes

People in the work related activity group of Employment Support Allowance get a work related activity component of up to £29.05 a week. New claimants of ESA found to have a limited capability for work will not get this. ESA claimants will not be getting an annual...

Child Tax Credit – new rules

From 6th April the family element of child tax credit is scrapped. New claimants will not receive it. Those who have had the family element continuously or with max. 6 month interruption for their child/children before april 6th 2017, will continue to get it. From 6th...

ESA Cut

All  new claims for ESA form April 2017 will get less money if they are found to be capable of work related activity. People already claiming ESA get an extra amount for work related activity of arounf £29 a week, but new claimants will not get this. They will be on...

Housing Benefit rules for under 35s

If you are single, under 35 and rent from a private landlord,  your housing benefit will be capped at £65 per week. So if, for example. your rent is £95 per week you will have to find £30 a week out or your benefits, if you cannot, you will be evicted. It is worth...

Equality Commission wants views on housing access

From the EHRC: In December last year, the Commission launched a formal inquiry into the chronic lack of accessible and adaptable housing available for disabled people in Britain. The inquiry will reveal whether disabled people’s rights to live independently are being...

Stepchange – help with debt

If you are struggling to manage and have debts mounting up, an organisation called Stepchange is just the thing to help. Private and confidential, experts at Stepchange will give you advice and help to manage your debt. They are friendly and helpful, and we have...

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