Individual Employer Funding(skills for Care)

As an individual employer you can apply for the individual employer funding to train youself and your personal assistants (PAs). This funding can be used to cover training costs to develop your skills as an employer, direct costs of completing training/qualifications, hiring replacement support whilst your usual PA is attending training courses and travel. Applicants Applicable to … Read more

CEV list called into question over new guidance

1.5 million people were told to shield unnecessarily under the original English guidelines, while many more who were truly at risk were not included on Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) lists reports The Daily Telegraph. Dr Tony Williams from the consultancy Working Fit, developed a “Covid-Age” tool to estimate the risk of the virus to individuals. The … Read more

High Court rules loss of around £180 a month disability premiums on claiming Universal Credit is unlawful discrimination

27 January 2022 Two Disabled men, TP and AR, have won a fourth legal challenge over the DWP’s failure to provide adequate transitional payments to protect them and others from a ‘cliff-edge’ loss of income following their move to Universal Credit (UC). According to the DWP, the ruling will affect up to 50,000 Disabled people … Read more

High Court declares National Disability Strategy unlawful due to inadequate consultation

25 JANUARY 2022 Judgment has been handed down today declaring that the National Disability Strategy is unlawful following a failure lawfully to consult disabled people and others. The judgment is available here: R(Binder & Others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.  The Claimants, Doug, Jean, Miriam and Vicki, argued that the Secretary of State … Read more

Covid Update 09.12.2021 Moving to Plan B , this guidance applies to ENGLAND

Moving to Plan B , this guidance applies to ENGLAND From 10 December you must wear a face covering in most indoor public places, at large venues and events, and on public transport. From 13 December, you should work from home if you can. From 15 December you’ll need to show your NHS COVID Pass at nightclubs, some venues and … Read more

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