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:

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

You can also contact Equal Lives by emailing or telephone 01508 491210

Picture of one of the ILG's


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