St Aidans Outing

Fortunately we managed to pick a dry day for our recent outing to St Aidans.

The reserve was looking lovely, as always, and it was wonderful to be able to escape the hustle and bustle and reconnect with nature for a while. A short talk from one of the rangers kicked off our visit and then some went off to explore before relaxing in the cafe, and others stayed on the cafe terrace and soaked up the atmosphere, enjoying the amazing view across the lakes.

Happy 75th Birthday to the NHS!!

5 July 2023 marks 75 years of the National Health Service.

Treating over a million people a day in England, the NHS touches all of our lives. When it was founded in 1948, the NHS was the first universal health system to be available to all, free at the point of delivery.

We want to say Thank You to the NHS and all it’s staff on this milestone day and long may it continue to look after us

Have a look at the milestones through the history of the NHS…/about-the-nhs…/nhs-history/ or see more about the 75th birthday celebrations

Disability Cost of Living Payments

If you get a disability benefit you should have received a £150 cost of living payment in the last two weeks.

The payments were to anyone who gets:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance for adults
  • Disability Living Allowance for children
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Adult Disability Payment (in Scotland)
  • Child Disability Payment (in Scotland)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • War Pension Mobility Supplement

You must have received a payment (or later receive a payment) of one of these benefits for 1 April 2023 to get the Disability Cost of Living Payment.

This should have been paid into the bank account where your benefit is normally paid automatically between 20th June and 4th July.

If you think you should be entitled to this payment but haven’t received it you can report the missing payment here: (please check your bank account before reporting it.)