Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Tell the government about your experiences with PIP

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was introduced in April 2013. It is the new disability benefit that will eventually replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Those newly seeking support today will now be applying for support through PIP rather than Disability Living Allowance.

One year on since implementation, the Government has convened an independent panel to seek feedback on people’s experiences of the benefit. Aspire would like anyone who has applied for PIP to be a part of this process and make sure that they complete the survey linked below. The contribution you make will help the independent panel to make recommendations on what the government should do to improve things.

Take part in the consultation by clicking on this link http://survey.dwp.gov.uk/index.php?sid=63591&lang=en

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Guest Blog post: My Accessible EU

Aspire was excited to learn about a new crowd sourced project called My Accessible EU. We met Barbara Brayshay who has written the blogpost below to explain what the project is all about and how you can get involved.

At some time in their lives most people will experience limitations to their mobility, either temporarily or permanently as a result of long term or temporary impairment.  Parents with children in pushchairs, older people and wheelchair users are all vulnerable to the negative effects of poor accessibility as they go about their daily lives.

My Accessible EU is a new EU funded project that aims to help make Europe more accessible for everyone.   We want to hear about your experiences with accessibility in your daily life, be they good or bad. Tell us about your most positive and or your most negative experience and let us know how these experiences affected you. We would love to hear your recommendations on how to improve accessibility and your ideas for best case scenarios.  Based on your input we will make recommendations for solutions for eliminating existing barriers. The MyAccessible.EU project gives us the opportunity to make our voices heard, to address the right people and make those people aware of the need for accessibility.

Please share your thoughts and any ideas for solutions on the My Accessible EU blog or email info@mappingforchange.org.uk

Find out more about MyAccessibleEU see the video at http://vimeo.com/9854036