Independent Living Groups

Independent Living Groups are groups of disabled people and their carers’ that meet locally to discuss issues with each other in a supportive environment.

“It is a place where I can get information but most importantly a place where you know that you are not alone in the difficult world of “disability”- ILG member

The groups give you the opportunity to share and swap information and talk with peers about issues you may have with the Personal Budgets/Direct Payment process. There are also interesting talks/presentations on topical subjects at most meetings.

The groups also provide opportunities to:

  • Access information and advice
  • Find out about self-directed support
  • Share lived experiences
  • Learn from and support each other
  • Hear interesting talks and discussions
  • Access free workshops on different aspects of Personal Budgets
  • And much more…!

The groups have the chance to contribute their ideas for shaping services for disabled people in Norfolk.

They meet in:

  1. North Walsham (N. Norfolk ILG & Access Group)
  2. Watton
  3. Norwich

All venues are wheelchair accessible and drinks are provided. If you cannot make a group meeting you can still get involved!

There is an online skype Independent Living Group and you can also follow the ILGs on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/

For further information, dates and times of meetings as well as contact information, please click here

You can also contact Equal Lives by emailing info@equallives.org.uk or telephone 01508 491210

Picture of one of the ILG's

 

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