The Ayrshire Stronger Together group has been working on personal Independence Payment for a while and has put together a training course to help make sure people with learning disabilities get the right help in applying for the new benefit.
From October 2015 the DWP will be asking everyone with Disability Living Allowance to apply for Personal Independence Payment. Many people with learning disabilities are worried that they may not get the help they need to apply.
Some people will be able to get professional help but many others will depend on family members and support staff to complete their forms with them. We would like to invite families and paid staff who support people with learning disabilities to a training course to help complete the application forms for the new Personal Independence Payment and to prepare for any further information that might be needed.
We have up to 20 places on each course but at this time they are only open to families from Ayrshire as the training course will be based in Kilmarnock. There is no cost to the course but they do need to book. There are more details on the leaflet.