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Take control of your care with Direct Payments If you are eligible for care and support from the Council, you will be offered a personal budget in the form of a Direct Payment. Direct payments can offer: Choice Flexibility Control Personalisation Easy access to services If you or...

A survey for parents to support the West Midlands Neonatal Review has been published by the NHS England digital team. The survey closes on Sunday 15 May, and we’d like as many parents as possible to have had the opportunity to have taken part by then. The survey...

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. It is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries. We have developed the scheme in partnership with the Society of Chief Librarians, with funding from...

Benefit Rates - April 2016 to 2017 Benefit rates Child Benefit Guardian's Allowance Income Tax Allowances National Insurance Rates Pension rates Tax Credit Rates Armed Forces Compensation Scheme War Pension Rates Benefit Rates Poster 2016 - 2017 ...

Junior doctors’ industrial action is taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26 and 27.  This includes withdrawal of cover in Emergency Departments. Press release – April 25  2016-035  Local health care organisations put robust plans in place for industrial action Health and care organisations in Herefordshire have...

If you have a long term illness or disability – physical and/or mental – and you are aged between 16 and 64 years old then you may be entitled to Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Carers UK fact sheet on Personal Independence Payment PIP replaces DLA for people between...

Carer’s Allowance is the main benefit for carers. If you are looking after someone for 35 hours a week or more, you may be eligible. Carer's Allowance is paid at £62.10 a week (2016/17 rate). The amount paid is reviewed each year in April, but isn’t necessarily increased. Carer’s Allowance...