Access to your Bank

Access to your Bank

In 2009 an electiric wheelchair user in sheffield took his bank- RBS - to Court. He held his account at their main branch in Sheffield. It had a stepped entrance so he asked them to install a lifr. The Bank said that since he could do his banking elsewhere (other RBS...

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Universal Credit – Reasonable Adjustments

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...

PIP Mental Health & impairment Changes

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,...

Access to your Bank

Access to your Bank

In 2009 an electiric wheelchair user in sheffield took his bank- RBS - to Court. He held his account at their main branch in Sheffield. It had a stepped entrance so he asked them to install a lifr. The Bank said that since he could do his banking elsewhere (other RBS...

new state pension

new state pension

The new pension system is being introduced for people who reach pensionable age on or after 6 April 2016 - that is a man born on or after 6 April 1951 or a woman born on or after 6 April 1953.   The pension maximum is £155.65 a week, but most people will not get this...

Universal Credit causing rent arrears

Arms-Length companies managing council housing stock have done a survey of their tenants on Univeral Credit. 2,000 households in the survey were receiving Universal Credit, and out of these, 89%, were in arrears and 34% were subject to an alternative payment...

Universal Credit – Wolverhampton

In June we told you about the Government's plans to roll out Universal Credit and Wolverhampton. Universal Credit now arrives in Wolverhampton from Monday 8th February 2016. It will only be available to a small section of people -single unemployed people without...

Better off in Wolverhampton

What is Better off in Wolverhampton? Better off in Wolverhampton [BoW] is a 5 year project to support tenants of social landlords in Wolverhampton to become more financially confident. BoW is funded by the Big Lottery Fund. They can help you with these things:...

ESA Self-help pack

We have put together an Employment and Support Allowance self-help pack, for people who need a little bit of help when appealing an Employment & Support Allowance decision, or preparing for or attending a tribunal. You can download it here>> The pack contains: An...

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