Zac Goldsmith – Patron of Richmond AID Resigns over ESA Benefit cuts – Press release

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Richmond AID Press Release

Date released 17th March 2016

Press contact: Lucy Byrne, Chief Executive, Richmond AID 020 8831 6077


Press Release


London Mayoral candidate has resigned as patron of disability charity after voting to cut benefits


Winter warmth: keeping warm keeps you well

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Winter warmth: keeping warm keeps you well

Richmond AID is working with Richmond Live Well and Age UK Richmond upon Thames on this project to help people keep warm and safe this winter. Making sure you and your home stay warm will help to keep you well over the winter months. Many people don’t realise that living in a cold home, particularly if you already have heart disease or breathing difficulties, can cause serious health problems.

The Kingston Buddy Scheme: Case Study

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Kingston Buddy Scheme

For just six months The Kingston Buddy Scheme has been matching young people, with disabilities, to volunteer buddies to help them gain independence in the community. We have already witnessed great achievements and blossoming relationships. Emma and Alice were paired by the Kingston Buddy Scheme in August of this year and have been meeting ever since. Here is their story.

Keep Warm and Safe at Home with this New Service

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Could you benefit from some home improvements to keep safe and warm this winter? For a short time we are able to offer a visit to your home to assess what improvement work you might be eligible for. Contact us today on 020 8831 6080 to talk to us about this.

Richmond AID’s response to the DWP consultation on Personal Independence Payment: completing the detailed design

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There are big changes planned to the disability benefit Disability Living Allowance (DLA), with a planned change to become a new disability benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Our PIP (Personal Independence Payment) Consultation Response

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Personal Independence Payment – Assessment Criteria Consultation

We have submitted our response to the Government about the assessment criteria for the new benefit, due to replace Disability Living Allowance from April 2013. We would like to thank all the people who gave their very valuable feedback and thoughts that have gone in to this response.

PIP (Personal Independence Payment) Assessment Consultation – Your feedback is vital

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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Assessment Consultation

In 2010 the Government told us they wanted to change Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and replace it with the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for everyone aged 16-64. A big part of the change is to cut back on the growing amount they were spending on DLA.

Keep Warm and Well this Winter

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This year we want to spread the message to keep well and warm over the winter. We are running a ‘Winter Wellbeing‘ campaign to help Richmond residents prepare for the winter.  We are working with NHS Richmond and Age UK Richmond  to deliver the campaign locally, and there is lots of information below on how to reduce your bills and tips to keep healthy when it’s cold.

What Are Your Thoughts on Self Care?

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Richmond AID is carrying out a consultation with NHS Richmond which is about looking for peoples’ thoughts on ‘self care’ – about managing your long-term health condition.

The aim of the consultation is to find out what information and resources are needed for people to manage their health condition better.

Time to Shine! Celebrating the Achievements of Disabled People

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Time to Shine!

Celebrating the achievement of disabled people of all ages, who deserve recognition for their achievements and contributions in the community. The awards were presented on the International day of Disabled People on Saturday 3rd December 2011 at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham. Awards were in the following seven categories:

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