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Hearing Impairments

Around 40% of people over 50 in the UK have some form of hearing loss. Hearing loss is usually gradual and you may not notice any changes straight away. Action on Hearing Loss Sensory Service – Isle of Wight The Isle of Wight Sensory Service provides free information...

Disability Rights

As a disabled person, you have rights to protect you from discrimination. These rights cover most areas including: employment education dealing with the police The Equality Act 2010 and the United Nations (UN) Convention on disability rights help to enforce, protect...

Direct Payments

A personal budget aims to change the way in which services are assessed for, funded and arranged. It gives you more control and choice over the help you receive. Direct Payments are a way of paying for care and support services such as care in the home, day services...

Taking a Holiday

Information to help you to plan a holiday that takes into account your interests and needs: Everyone deserves a holiday. Time to relax, enjoy yourself and explore new places. You can take paid holiday when you want, so long as you give your employer the correct...

Personal Alarms & Telecare

Personal Alarms Personal alarms and security systems (telecare) are devices that call for help if you, or someone you know, falls or has a problem at home. They range from basic alarms to intercom systems that allow family members to see who’s knocking at your...

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

What is PIP Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is extra money to help you with everyday life if you’ve an illness, disability or mental health condition. You can get it on top of Employment and Support Allowance or other benefits. Your income, savings, and whether...