Best wishes for Christmas and 2018 Quando fiam uti chelidon – O Swallow, Swallow’ is taken from the Wasteland, a poem by TS Elliot written soon after the First World War, at a time of great loss of life and questioning of faith. The theme of the poem is that although there is great loss… Continue reading Best wishes for Christmas and 2018
Peter Aldous calls for sustainable long-term funding for supported housing Peter Aldous, MP for Waveney Valley, has been a long term supporter of the PDS. Earlier in the year he came to visit a number of different supported housing schemes involving PDS clients, including Mark, pictured with Peter and Mark’s Mum. Subsequent to that, Peter… Continue reading Peter Aldous calls for sustainable long-term funding for supported housing.
The Office of the Public Guardian are responsible for managing all Deputies in the Country, and this report follows visits to clients at their homes, and interviews with support staff as well as the PDS. The visit took place on 17th October, and confirms the quality of the service to each and every client. You… Continue reading Assurance Visit from the Office of the Public Guardian
We received a lovely post card from a group of people we support who own a caravan at Hopton. The card reads as follows: Hello Neil, We have had lovely memorable times at the caravan this year, We have found new places to visit and enjoyed spending time here. Love Heather, Ivan, Margaret C, Wendy, Margaret… Continue reading A post card Summer Hopton holiday village stay.
Some 15 months ago we decided to systematically check the levels of social security benefits received by the individuals whose finances we support. At the same time Personal Independence Payment (PIP) had begun to displace Disability Living Allowance bringing the risk of a loss of entitlement, especially in relation to the mobility award. This week… Continue reading Benefit Arrears and Tribunal Success