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Counselling Service

Counselling Service

Did you know The Fed offers a low cost, confidential, independent and accessible counselling service for disabled people, their families, friends and carers with contracts of up to 24 weekly sessions?

The Fed’s Counselling Service.

Hustings Diary Notice

Hustings Diary Notice

The Fed is organising a hustings event, which will take place from 6.30 – 8.30pm on Tuesday 24 March 2015 at The Brighthelm Centre.

A hustings event is a meeting where election candidates or parties debate policies and answer questions from the audience. Hustings events are usually held by organisations, such as community groups or campaigners, so that voters can ask candidates about issues that are important to them.

Shopmobility Launch

Shopmobility launch

Call, collect, go!

It’s not long now until we launch our new and improved Shopmobility service. Not only will you be able to hire scooters and wheelchairs from Churchill Square, you will also be able to get them from London Road and Kemp Town.

All you need to do is give us a quick call in advance to give us enough time to get the equipment you want as close to you as we can. We can even meet you at the bus stop or a nearby café or hotel. And, you will now be able to pay by phone or online.

Full details next time.

New Community Link Specialist

The Fed is working with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust to recruit a new Community Link Specialist, who will support older people and their families. The aim is to support people being discharged from hospital and reconnect them with their communities by referring them to appropriate services and activities provided by community and voluntary sector. Such support not only makes coming home from hospital easier for the individual, it also helps the hospital to reduce the incidences of readmissions and length of hospital stays.

Personal Budgets Minimum Process Framework

A new web tool is available to help councils reduce unnecessary bureaucracy and simplify their social care systems so people experience better support.
The Personal Budgets Minimum Process Framework helps councils through common social care practice by suggesting simpler ways to meet people's needs.

Care Act Consultation in West Sussex

From April 2015 the Care Act will place new duties and responsibilities on local authorities, including West Sussex County Council (WSCC), for the care and support available to adults.

West Sussex County Council is carrying out a public consultation so that local people can give their views on these proposals before any changes are made. The consultation is open until Wednesday 11th February 2015.

As part of the consultation there is an online survey that you can access here:

Campaign: Hear my Voice

Mencap have recently launched their Hear my Voice campaign, which sets out what changes people with a learning disability want to see from the 2015 General Election. They are inviting people with a learning disability and their friends, families and carers to add their voices to the campaign and tell their MPs about the issues that will matter to you in the 2015 General Election.

To add your voice, visit:

Is Social Care Working?

Disability charity Scope is asking whether social care is working in its latest research, commissioned by the Department of Health.

The study aims to improve social care for working age disabled people and social care users. As part of the research Scope has launched a survey and wants to hear from you if you are under the age of 65 and live in England.

For a chance to win £100 in Amazon vouchers please complete the survey online here:

Deaf Positives Action Level 1 in British Sign Language

Deaf Positives Action CIC is a non-profit company based in Wokingham (Berkshire) offering the Level 3 in British Sign Language course and qualification with Signature. We provide high quality training. We have a high pass rate with our students from last year’s course (2014), totalling 10 students: Unit 101: 100% passed Unit 102: 90% passed Unit 103: 95% passed We are passionate that our students pass with the highest possible marks and receive the support necessary to do this. Also, we now provide the Level 4 in British Sign Language course. More information can be seen on our website.


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