Disability benefit changes explained at Civic Centre event

AN INFORMATION event on welfare reforms and disability is taking place at the Civic Centre in Reading on Wednesday, November 20, between 2pm and 4.30pm.

Hosted by the Physical Disabilities and Sensory Needs (PDSN) Network, the event will cover the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), welfare reform changes and the appeals process for the Employment Support, Disability and Attendance Allowances.

Information and advice will be available from Reading Borough Council, the Department of Work and Pensions, Reading CAB, Deaf Positives, New Directions career advisors and Berkshire Phab, among others.

Rachel Eden, Reading Lead Councillor for Adult Social Care, said: “The government is making huge changes to the welfare system and this is particularly affecting people with disabilities. It’s vital that Reading’s residents with disabilities understand what this means for them and that they get the best possible advice and support. This day will be a good chance for people to get information and advice and it’s great that the Network has organised it.”

Simone Illger, Chair of the PDSN Network added: “We would urge you to come along to this informative event. As always, our agenda contains something of interest for everyone and we would also like to hear any news you feel Network members may find important or useful.”

BSL interpreters will be present to sign for the whole event. No booking required.

For more information call 0118 937 2383 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last modified on Monday, 11 November 2013 13:01