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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a new benefit which replaced Daily Living Allowance (DLA) for people of working age from April 2013. It assesses your ability to carry out activities to do with daily living and/or mobility. New claims for PIP can be made from June 2013. If you are already receiving DLA and your award runs out before the end of February 2014 you will be written to and invited to claim PIP.  Brighton & Hove City Council has produced a Guide to PIP to help you understand the new benefit and how to make a claim.

Disability Advice LogoA local web-developing wheelchair user has created a new online resource that he says will help disabled people and their friends to help each other get more out of life. Andy Stiller was inspired to create the website www.disability-advice.info because of his own experience of the lack of good information and practical advice for disabled people. Read the rest of this entry »

Brighton Pebbles is a small, parent-run community group for families with disabled children aged 4 – 14, living in Brighton and Hove.  They have a friendly drop-in session at the Cedar Centre (Primary Department), Lynchet Close, on Fridays from 3.15 – 5.45pm. Lots of space and play equipment for the children, and tea/coffee and a chat for the parents. Read the rest of this entry »

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