Two new job vacancies – Accounts Clerk and Direct Payments Administrative Assistant

Contents: Accounts clerk Direct Payments Administrative Assistant   DDCIL is looking for two motivated and keen individuals to fill open roles within the organisation. Please read below for more information on each. You can find more information about DDCIL, who we are and what we do on our About us page.   Accounts Clerk – […]

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See us for FREE advice on Health, Social Care and Benefits issues

We have brought together a team of advisers who provide free information and advice for disabled people/children and their carers, on a range of health and social care issues including: Needs assessments and getting the right care package Carers Rights including respite care Reduction or stopped care and support packages Direct payments and individual/personal budgets […]

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Better health starts at home public consultation

Please see the information below regarding a public consultation by the NHS regarding prescription fees – it has the potential to have a huge impact on people with disabilities, so your time in leaving your views would be appreciated. From the NHS site: What is this consultation about? NHS commissioners working across Derbyshire have outlined […]

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Possible new DDCIL Information Service – We need your help!

DDCIL is currently examining the possibility of setting up a new Information Service and we would really appreciate input from local people, especially those who are themselves disabled or have a disabled family member. To pursue funding we need to know if there is an interest in a specialist disability information and support service for Derbyshire […]

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DDCIL Ripley Wellbeing Support Group

Every month DDCIL holds a Wellbeing Support Group in Ripley that is open to all. This is a peer support group which means it is run by people who themselves are going through, or at some point in their lives have been through, depression and/or anxiety. The group’s aim is to provide a supportive and empathic […]

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For our friends with IBDs – a new youtube channel about living with Crohns and a Stoma bag

If you’ve got an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (such as Crohns or Ulcerative Colitis) there can be a lot to process and learn. This is even more true when you’re dealing with the day to day practicalities of living with a stoma bag. Susie Rogers has started a YouTube channel talking about her processes and tips […]

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Derby Audio Describers – Disabled Access Day and upcoming shows in Derby

‘Like a narrator telling a story, audio description is an additional commentary that describes body language, expressions and movements – allowing you to hear what you might not be able to see, so you don’t miss a thing’ – RNIB Derby Audio Describers is a dedicated group that provides descriptions of the visual aspects of […]

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New Job Vacancy – Managed Bank Coordinator

Edit: Applications for this post are now closed. Our Managed Bank Accounts team has an opening for a new coordinator. Working closely with Ability Finance’s Payroll department and DDCIL’s Direct Payments team, this is an opportunity for a dedicated individual who would enjoy working as a team to support service users. All details can be found below […]

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DDCIL is still open for business, despite the threat of impending budget cuts

Our doors are still open, and it’s business as usual for our services while we go through the Derbyshire County Council consultation process and prepare for any budget cuts coming our way. The Direct Payment and Support Planning Team are as busy as ever, helping Derbyshire County Council Direct Payment recipients to calculate the most […]

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Funding Cuts to DDCIL – DCC Consultation

Derbyshire County Council is going to be making huge cuts across the voluntary and community sector. This will mean the end of a lot of important front line services and could include all of DDCIL’s current services. The council is currently running a consultation on the potential impact of these cuts. For DDCIL this could mean […]

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