The Conservatives Are Hell Bent On Scrapping The Disability Living Allowance

David Cameron is going to scrap the Disability Living Allowance in society and it seems nothing is going to stop him. The Disability Living Allowance is a godsend to many disabled people as it allows them to live their life on their terms and it gives them an independence that it would be impossible to have otherwise. Unfortunately it seems the Conservatives are looking to save money by targeting the most vulnerable people in society such as the disabled, the homeless and the unemployed.

The Disability Living Allowance means that disabled people can get out and about and can join in with the community and contribute to society as well. They can get carers when they need them who will help them with the things that it is impossible to do on their own. It means they can have a life worth living, whereas without this allowance many disabled people will have long hours on their own stuck in their accommodation and many will also have to go into residential care and completely lose their independence.

In defence of this the government say that the disabled who obtain this allowance will be able to apply for financial and other help from their local council, but the problem with this is that the funds are not ring fenced so that many councils will either give limited help or no help at all as they are under pressure to make cuts in all sectors as their budgets have been drastically cut over the last few years.

What the disabled who previously have had an indefinite award for Disability Living Allowance will have to apply for after October of this year is Personal Independence Payments. The Department of Work and Pensions will be inviting them to make a claim but it is likely that many may not respond and be very fearful of what the future holds for them. It is hoped they get the legal advice they require.

This change in circumstances for the disabled will have a huge impact on their quality of life and they will be unable to have the full and active life they once had which is a very cruel blow to many of these people.

In summary this scrapping of the allowance is a move that will cause consternation for many disabled people and we must just hope that the DWP and councils are generous with helping them out in the future but it is difficult to be too positive at this moment in time.

For advice and information on any legal matters a good solicitors that can give you sound advice are Gus Campbell Solicitors in Northern Ireland.


Smyth Window Systems Open Windows Of Opportunity For You

Now I do like a good window! A window is your entrance (or exit) from the outside world, it can either keep you in touch with the neighborhood or keep you safe from the neighborhood, or both as the circumstances dictate. I like lovely big open windows that let as much light as possible into the room.

The reason I mention all of this to you is that I came across Smyth Window Systems who are based in Portadown in Northern Ireland, and they have such a good selection of windows to choose from I thought i had to share them with you, so without further ado here goes:

Sliding Sash Windows

Above are what is commonly known as Sliding Sash Windows which are very traditional but still popular in new housing even today because I suspect they look so cool!

Casement Windows

Now this one is a Casement Window, and these are great as if it is a hot day you can make your home bright and breezy by opening up the windows as seen on the picture, and it is a very modern and clean design.

Tilt And Turn Windows

Tilt and Turn Windows are very flexible and again are useful for opening up and letting the air into the room. The windows can be tilted open at the top to provide lots of ventilation and these are particular favouritesof mine.

French Windows

As we all know the French are a very bright and clever race (though a touch argumentative at times!!) and they created the wonderful French Windows which can give you maximum ventilation and unrestricted access. Voila!!

Triple Glazed Windows

And last but definitely not least we have the Triple Glazed Windows which are very useful if like me you live in the UK and it barely rises above freezing even in the summer! These of course help keep the warmth and so the heating bills down and also cut down the amount of condensation in the air.

There are many other window variations of course but I thought I would just give you a flavour of some of my favourite ones. As for Smyth Window Systems, I suggest you check them out.

Contacting Your Database Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

I have found a new way of instantly contacting my database, and with open rates I could only dream of before, and I love it!! You see I have found a solution which is known as TextSolution and this company have a sure fire way of helping you contact all your customers or potential customers or group members in an instant.

Lets go through how this system all works; You can build a database of your clients mobile phone numbers and store it in the TextSolution system, and from there you can instantly contact all these people on their mobile phones by text from either your computer or your own mobile phone if you are on the move and you want to use this facility.

And the great advantage to contacting all these clients or group members by text is that the open rate is incredible and so your message gets through to them every time. On average it seems that contacting someone by email will lead to a 5% open rate, whereas if you contact someone by text the open rate is going to be approx 94%!! This is astonishing and believe me it can totally turn your business around if you use this method to contact clients.

Instant Text Messaging is the way forward for businesses without a doubt and it can be equally as important for charity organisations, football, cricket and rugby clubs etc, as they can get in touch with their members at the drop of a hat.

There is also another advantage to TextSolution as you can text people and send the same information as you would in an email, so for instance you can send attachments in the text such as pictures, videos, PDF documents etc etc. So you have all the advantages of emails but with a far, far better open rate as you are sending the information by text. When you send someone a text they very often open it in a few minutes, and sometimes a few seconds, whereas if you send someone an email if they open it at all it is likely they will not open it straight away but a few hours down the line.

So as you can see TextSolution has a great deal going for it, and on top of this it is very reasonably priced and you can also get a 14 day free trial at the moment so what are you waiting for!!