APRIL 2017   |   THE ILLNESS & DISABILITY ISSUE
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Turn2us launches new fund

The new Turn2us Response Fund will support people who have had a life-changing event, such as bereavement, job loss or illness.Read more about the Turn2us Response Fund

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Benefits Update: What is changing?

There are a number of important changes to welfare support that come into effect this month. We’ve outlined some of the key updates including Child Tax Credit, Universal Credit and Employment and Support Allowance.

Read more about changes to benefits and tax credits

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Guest Article: Listening Books

For people with disabilities or ill health, who find it difficult or impossible to read text, hold a book or turn pages, listening to audiobooks can help relieve pain and stress. Find out more about the UK charity Listening Books’ invaluable audio service.

Read about Listening Books

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Move from DLA to PIP causes concern

The move from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is leaving many people to struggle to pay for their basic living costs. The assessment is proving very difficult to complete for most and the evidence suggests that claimants are more likely to pass the assessment if they have someone to advocate.

Read more about DLA and PIP

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Grants Spotlight: latest grants news

Learn about two charitable funds featured on our Grants Search – B&CE Charitable Trust, which helps construction workers in the UK, and CSSBI, which supports Christian teachers in financial need who live in England or Wales.

Find out more about the latest grants updates

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Sharp rise in ESA sanctions

Turn2us is raising concerns about the rise in the number of people receiving Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) who have been sanctioned. Furthermore, a large number of these have disabilities – 41,510 compared to 7,774 since December 2012.

Read more about ESA sanctions

Training and Workshops

Charities and community groups

Did you know that we offer free training on Turn2us online tools for charities and groups who work with people in financial need?

Upcoming workshop dates:
21 April: Edinburgh
25 April: Liverpool
15 May: Cardiff
17 May: London
17 May: Gateshead

Book a workshop