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Disabled Identification Card (DID)

The National DID card has been launched for people living with a disability removing the need for individuals to carry paper documentation.  The card can be applied for by disabled individuals who are in receipt of qualifying disability benefits - DLA, AA, PIP, Blue Bade, ESA, Medical Evidence Letter, Registered as a blind or partially sighted person and Armed Forces Independence Payment.  The card can be used as proof that these benefits are being received and therefore the card holder may be entitled to gain entry at concessionary rate.  Many establishments offer concessionary prices for people living with a disability.  For further information visit www.did-card.co.uk or email admin@didcard.co.uk 


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Have Your Say Consultation

Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent "Have Your Say" Consultation.  We are grateful for your comments and contributions, they are currently being considered and feedback will be published shortly.  Please keep checking our website for further information.


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How Accessible Are Banks and Building Societies?

There are 2 million people living with sight loss in the UK and some can struggle with banks and building societies whilst trying to manage their finances. Follow the link to find out how the banks and building societies are helping. https://www.choose.co.uk/infographics/how-accessible-uk-banks-people-with-sight-loss.html


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NEW LUNCHTIME QUIZ!!!

Come and join us for our brand new social event, a quarterly lunch time quiz to be held here at Sutton Vision starting on MONDAY 17th JULY at 12.15 - 2.30 p.m.  For more information or to book your place please telephone 020 8409 7166 or e-mail info@suttonvision.org.uk.  We look forward to seeing you.

 

 

 

 

 


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RNIB Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

If you have sight loss or provide care for someone who does there are a number of welfare benefits you may be entitled to.  Some of these benefits can help provide you with an income if you are not able to work, while others can help towards the extra costs that often make life more expensive if you have a disability.  The RNIB have produced a number of factsheets to help you learn more about the benefits that you are most likely to be entitled to if your life is affected by sight loss.

To make a claim for PIP, call the DWP for free on 0800 917 2222 (0800 917 7777 if you use a textphone).  Please only use this number for new claims, for general enquiries please call the DWP PIP helpline 0345 850 3322 (0345 601 677 if you use a textphone).

There are many points to consider and understand about making a claim, for more information please contact the DWP or alternatively go to the RNIB website.  www.rnib.org.uk/information-everyday-living-benefits-and-concessions-benefits-people-working-age/personal