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Benefit errors trigger £5,000 refunds

Source BBC: Assessors wrongly calculated the income of thousands of people during the process that resulted in people moving from incapacity benefit and severe disability allowance onto ESA. Tens of thousands of people on sickness benefits will receive backdated payments averaging £5,000 following government errors. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revealed it is… Read more »

VAT Exemption on Disability Living Products

Source Independent Living: For anybody who is about to purchase equipment to help them manage with a disability, don’t forget about VAT exemption. Here are the rules regarding VAT exemption for disabled people. Find out when you can buy mobility products and daily living aids without VAT, and how to go about it.  And most importantly, don’t… Read more »

Tips to save money – Independent Living

Source Independent Living:   Here are some ideas about ways that you may be able to save money on essentials if you have a disability, are elderly, and receive certain benefits, and/or have a low income. Warm Home Discount Scheme – This scheme provides £140 rebate on electricity bills during winter 2018-2019, for people who qualify. You… Read more »

Milton Park Monthly Update

28th September 2018 Issue 001 This newsletter brings you the latest and greatest stories from around the park. Welcome to the new style Milton Park newsletter. Find out about news & events from across the Park. Head over to our news & events pages on the website for even more exciting updates. Tell us your… Read more »

Nominate us for an award!

Didcot First are taking nominations for the Business and Community Awards.  If you feel the centre has gone above and beyond and you would like to nominate us for an award, please visit www.didcotfirst.org and select the ‘BACS’ tab to complete a nomination form.  Winners receive a framed certificate in recognition of their achievement along with… Read more »

Milton Park July Newsletter

July Newsletter Milton Park 2040 Vision A message from Philip Campbell to tell you about our latest project: The Milton Park 2040 vision. Please take part in the first step survey and share with your peers and colleagues. Read more On-site News Isansys wireless technology wins award Read article Don’t forget about the TuesdayWandering Feast… Read more »

Remap – making things possible, custom made equipment provided free of charge.

Source Remap: Remap is a national charity that works through local groups of skilled volunteers. We help disabled people achieve independence and a better quality of life by designing and making equipment for their individual needs. This tailor-made equipment helps people to carry out essential daily tasks without having to ask for help, or helps… Read more »

Milton Park Newsletter – June 2018

June Newsletter Best Car Free Day yet! We know we’ve only hosted two, but this year was the best yet with it being bigger and better than last year, there was a lot of buzz and social media activity. Read more On-site News Summer Food Festival with the Wandering Feast Read article Why E-Bikes are… Read more »