Posts Categorized: Information

Enable January-February

Presenting Enable MagazineJanuary-February issueThe UK’s leading disability and lifestyle title Read the magazineI’m so excited to share the first issue of Enable Magazine in 2023 with you! This issue, we’re putting the spotlight on the changes necessary to improve the quality of life for disabled people in the UK, whilst also celebrating positive movements and achievements. Inside, we catch… Read more »

Cost of living payments – further information released

Eight million people receiving benefits and on low incomes will receive their £900 cost-of-living payments in three instalments, the government has said. The first payment of £301 will be made in the spring, with a second of £300 in the autumn and a final £299 instalment in the spring of 2024. Exact dates are yet… Read more »

Advice for vulnerable customers regarding planned power cuts

While a planned power cut event is unlikely this winter, we would like to make you aware of the Energy Networks Association’s (ENA) advice for vulnerable customers. Is anyone protected from emergency power cuts? Some sites are protected from emergency planned power cuts such as major hospitals and air traffic control. Residential customers, including those on… Read more »

Stamp extension

You now have until the 31st of July 2023to use first and second class stamps without barcodes. Royal mail has extended its deadline to use all stamps with the Queens profile on by six months. You can also pick up swap forms from the post office.

The Access Card

The Access Card (sometimes referred to as the CredAbility Card or a Nimbus Card) is a card which translates your disability or impairment into symbols that highlight the barriers you face and the reasonable adjustments you might need. This then informs providers quickly and discreetly about the support you need and may gain you access… Read more »

Enable Magazine November – December

Presenting Enable MagazineNovember-December issue The UK’s leading disability and lifestyle title Introducing the November-December issue of Enable Magazine.We’re so excited to share this issue with you and your network. This issue is packed with support information and interesting interviews to help readers prepare for the coming months. We discuss the importance of carer respite over Christmas, and speak… Read more »

Shift:ms Buddy Network

The Buddy Network is the peer support service run by national charity Shift:ms that connects people newly diagnosed with MS to a Buddy, an ‘experienced’ person with MS, to lend a listening ear. Shift:ms believe that chatting with people like you helps you listen, adapt and take charge. MS doesn’t mean giving up on your ambitions, just rethinking how… Read more »

Falls Prevention Week

View this email in your browserDear readers, This week is Falls Prevention Awareness Week. We understand some people are worried about falling or have experienced a fall, so stop doing things they enjoy. We want to support people to keep moving and doing everyday activities, so they maintain health, mobility and confidence to keep doing… Read more »

Enable Magazine September/October

Presenting Enable MagazineSeptember-October issueThe UK’s leading disability and lifestyle titlRead the magazineAs we share the latest issue of the magazine, the Enable team continue to keep the Royal Family in their thoughts as they mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Inside this issue, we’re focusing on topical problems having an impact on the disability community and spotlighting support. As the… Read more »

Can you help with this research project?

Student Joni Bousie is investigating physical activity and its potential relationship with chronic pain in MS. Those taking part will have their walking and movement (gait) analysed and physical activity monitored. They will also be asked to fill in questionnaires. Joni, who is studying for a degree in medical sciences, writes: “Finding effective treatments for… Read more »