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New Voice

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are proud to announce that New Voice Information is now life and supports the disabled community in Lancaster and Morecambe

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Disabled Travel Advice

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Here 2 Support | 0 comments

We are still working on bringing you this service. This service will be managed by Graeme Ellis Some advice on booking hotel rooms that are disabled friendly. Always ring hotel and check your requirements. If you are a wheelchair user or your mobility is restricted ask if there are steps on you route. Sometimes hotel advertise wheelchair rooms but their are barriers to getting into hotel. Hotel Booking sites Late Rooms Last Minute.Com Trivago Useful Reviews Trip Advisor (I use this site for booking apartments as there is a search option for disability...

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See our Consumer Alerts Page

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Here 2 Support | 0 comments

We are now publishing on our site the latest consumer alerts from Lancashire County Council

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What is Independent Living?

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Disability Advice | 0 comments

What is Independent Living?

Many people believe that independence is about doing everything for yourself, and therefore as disabled people often need assistance in their everyday life, they cannot be independent.Disabled People challenge this assumption. We say that independence is not about doing everything for yourself, no-one lives in isolation from the rest of the world, we all depend on each other, this is why we all live as a society. It is this fundamental understanding that gave birth to the independent living movement. Choice and control are two of the most important factors denied to many Disabled People.  Disabled people refuse to accept that non-disabled people have the right to deny them choice and control over their own lives. Having the finance, and support to enable Disabled People to employ their own assistants to assist them with their everyday lives is a good way of facilitating independence. By employing their own staff, Disabled People can control how the assistance they need is provided, allowing them to lead the lifestyle of their choice. The concept of Direct Payments was ‘invented’ by disabled people to facilitate control of the assistance they require and therefore facilitate Independent...

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Jargon Busting

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Disability Advice | 0 comments

Jargon Busting

Do you ever get confused by the benefits system don’t worry many people do. We hope by breaking down the jargon you will have a better understanding of all the various benefits and how they effect you. Direct payments are cash payments made to individuals who have been assessed as needing services, in lieu of social service provisions Empowerment refers to increasing the spiritual, political, social or economic strength of individuals and communities. It often involves the empowered developing confidence in their own capacities. An Individual Budget is designed to provide individuals who currently receive services greater choice and control over their support arrangements. It includes funding from different...

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