News And Updates

Access in Dudley has been featured in the Stourbridge News and Halesowen News

Access in Dudley has been featured in the Stourbridge News and Halesowen News! The Stourbridge News link can be found below, and the article includes thoughts on the recent Comic Relief funding from our very own Chairman Tina Boothroyd   Click Here  For more information... Read more..


Dudley Receive £480 from Dudley Council

Dudley has received £480 from Dudley Council’s Community Forum to allow us to purchase a version of Photosymbols. Photosymbols is a picture library which we enable us to better produce information in ‘easy read’ format for people with learning disabilities.   Click on the link below for furt... Read more..


DWP issues baffling PIP decision

Department of Work and Pensions response to the consultation on the Personal Independence Payment ‘Moving Around’ Activity.  When the DWP asked interested parties to consult further regarding the reduction to 20 metres from the previous 50 metres to qualify for higher rate PIP (Personal Indepen... Read more..


'Stop Learning Disability Hate Crime' support help line

A group called Stop Hate UK has set up a ‘Stop Learning Disability Hate Crime’ support help line. The line is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The number is 0808 802 1155 and their web address is http://www.stophateuk.org/.... Read more..


SPECIAL RING AND RIDE

Ring and Ride are offering trips to the following destinations on the following dates and if you are interested, please call 0121 505 7316.   Sat 21st September Bentley Bridge, WolverhamptonSat 28th September Walsall Town CentreSat 5th October Bilston Market12th October Boundary Mill, Walsall19th O... Read more..


DPAC

DPAC - Disabled People Against Cuts   Click Here for more information... Read more..


Blue Badge Scheme Changes

We have received notification that there are changes to the Blue Badge Scheme in the Dudley Borough.Blue badges will only be issued from one of two places: Edmund House, Dudley and the Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre. If you need to renew your badge you must allow time for your applicat... Read more..


Meeting with the MPs

Access in Dudley, on behalf of the Dudley Disability Network and supported by the Regional Disability Network, hosted an event on the 13th of January 2012 with three of our local MPs; Ian Austin, Margot James and James Morris to raise the disabled communities concerns about changes to disability ben... Read more..


Concerns About Shared Spaces Planning

Access in Dudley, along with other disabled organisations including the National Federation of the Blind of the UK, are concerned that the current trend of planners in using shared spaces in the design of our town centres are effectively making our high streets inaccessible for many visually impaire... Read more..


Personal Independence Payments

The Department for Work and Pensions is currently holding a consultation for their replacement of the Disabled Living Allowance, an extra costs benefit for disabled people. The consultation includes the new criteria for assessment as well as the proposed thresholds for each rate of benefit. Please f... Read more..


Ring and Ride Consultation

Centro are currently holding a consultation on their proposals for registration to the Ring and Ride service. This is an essential service that provides transport for disabled and elderly people with mobility problems. Follow the link to take part in the online consultation or to order alternative v... Read more..


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