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There are a number of ways to contact Disability Equality North West. To help you get to the right person or team, please choose a service from below:

Independent Living Advice

Lancashire Independent Living Service (LILS)

Advice and support for those receiving a Direct Payment for their social care.

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Information & Advice Service

Help with welfare rights, benefits, form-filling, access to services and practical help.

Contact I&AS

Managed Accounts Service

Supported banking service for those receiving a Direct Payment for their social care.

Help with welfare rights, benefits, form-filling, access to services and practical help.

Contact MAS

Hate Crime Support & Action

Developing from Negatives

A community based approach to supporting victims of disability hate crime incidents and those who are most vulnerable. Assistance to report those incidents, provide on-going peer support, training, awareness raising and community based activities.

Contact DfN

Lancashire Victim Services

Hate Crime Caseworker Service, supporting victims of hate crime across Central Lancashire. Providing specialist support for victims of disability hate crime to the whole of Lancashire as part of the wider Lancashire Victims Services.

Contact LVS

Chief Executive Officer

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DENW Office Manager

Contact DENW Office Manager

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General Enquiries

Work For Us – Independent Living Adviser (ILA) Vacancy
14/02/2018 Mark Buckley

Work For Us – Independent Living Adviser (ILA) Vacancy

Posted in LILS

Independent Living Advisor (ILA) – self-directed care
35 hours per week
An Independent Living Advisor is required to join our existing team as part of the Lancashire Independent Living Advice Service (LILS).
LILS is part of a consortium between Disability Equality NW and Cheshire Centre for Independent Living providing support, advice and payroll service across Lancashire for those who have chosen to manage their own social care using a personal budget from Lancashire County Council.
You will be responsible for providing initial and on-going support – often in clients’ homes – to enable budget holders to employ and manage their own personal assistants or to assist in the coordination of care agencies in order to meet their own support plan requirements.
 You will require excellent listening and communication skills.
 You should have experience and skills to manage client caseloads
 You will also need to demonstrate an up to date knowledge and understanding of the day-to-day issues and barriers disabled people face.
 You will need knowledge/experience of current social care delivery
Previous experience of work in the social care or related sector is desirable.
Fixed term contract for 6 months
(Continuation subject to performance and funding)
Salary: £18,478 per annum
Applicants must be flexible and able to travel independently across Lancashire.
For an application pack please send a large A4 envelope with £1:30 stamp to: Steve Dickson, Office Manager, Disability Equality (nw) Ltd, 103 Church Street, Preston, PR1 3BS. Or by email:
please state if you need it in an alternative format.
Closing date: 26th February 2018  Interviews will be held on: 2nd March 2017