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transport information section logoTrains


Borders Train travellingMidlothian is served by ScotRail and has 4 rail stations that are all unstaffed. On-board staff should have been notified if you have booked assistance. If you get to a station but haven’t booked assistance, you can use the Help-Point phone on the platform so the on-board staff can be alerted to your presence. There are ticket-machines on the platform at all the stations – if you are at Shawfair and the machine is on the opposite platform, don’t worry – the conductor is unlikely to charge you more for not getting a ticket in advance.


ScotRail operates a half-hourly service Mon-Sat daytime and hourly Evening and Sundays between Tweedbank and Edinburgh Waverley. If you travel to Edinburgh Waverley, you will find connections to the rest of the rail network.


Tickets can be bought in advance from www.scotrail.co.uk/, by calling the ScotRail Telesales team on Telephone logo 0344 811 0141 between 07:00 hrs and 22:00 hrs seven days a week.


Disabled Assistance:


Disabled Assistance: If you would benefit from a little extra help when using the trains, you can arrange disabled assistance by advising ScotRail at least 2 hours if travelling solely on a ScotRail service or 24 hours if travelling wider on other train services:

  • Call Telephone logo 0800 912 2901,
  • Call Textphone Hard of Hearing and signing symbol 18001 0800 912 2901 if you are hard of hearing,
  • Complet an online assistance request form on www.scotrail.co.uk/form/assisted-travel
  • Make arrangements with a member of staff at a staffed railway station [e.g. Edinburgh Waverley].

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transport information section logoTrain Discount cards

Disabled Persons Railcard


Sample of a disabled persons railcardIf you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult you might qualify for the Disabled Persons Railcard. The Disabled Persons Railcard allows you to get ⅓ off most rail fares throughout Great Britain. If you’re travelling with an adult companion, they also can get ⅓ off their rail fare. It costs £20 for a one-year Railcard. £54 for a three-year Railcard.


You can apply online at www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk/
email symbol disability@raildeliverygroup.com
Telephone logo 0345 605 0525
Textphone: Signing logo 0345 601 0132
Disabled Persons Railcard Office
PO Box 6613
Arbroath,DD11 9AN


Scottish Blind Scheme


This scheme was created in the year 2000 and applies to blind persons resident anywhere in Scotland including Midlothian. Cardholders enjoy free travel on buses, trains, ferries, Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams for themselves. There is free travel for a companion on buses [denoted by the two symbols of an eye and a “+1” on the card], but this companion entitlement does not extend to the other modes. SBS is financially supported by the 32 Scottish local authorities, but as far as the cardholder is concerned, the scheme is co-produced with the Scottish Government using their National Entitlement Card [NEC]. Application forms are available at all Midlothian libraries where completed forms must be handed in by the applicant in person [part of the process of verification is that the face of the applicant and the photo image supplied must be cross-checked by the librarian before the application is accepted.]


Veterans rail card


Sample of a Veterans rail cardScottish veterans can now benefit from a new rail card which not only allows a 34% discount on travel but also sees an introductory discount scheme.


The veterans rail card being introduced for purchase from today, initially priced at £21 per year, allows holders to travel across the country at reduced fares.


To apply for a veterans rail card go to www.veterans-railcard.co.uk/where-to-buy/ to buy on line or to download the appliction form from www.veterans-railcard.co.uk/where-to-buy/ and click the application form in the by post section.


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transport information section logoWheelchairs on Public Transport


Before you Travel on public transport in a wheelchair.


The majority of wheelchair users will be able to travel on public transport.


Wheelchairs that cannot fit on public transport include:

  • If your chair is more than 700mm wide by 1500mm length. A normal chair is approx 660mm wide by 1065mm length when you are in it;
  • If your chair is very heavy and chair and passenger together exceed 220 kilograms.
  • Public Transport do not carry scales it is the wheelchair user’s responsibility to know the combined weight. Scales can be found in most hospitals;
  • If you need to travel with your legs fully extended or the backrest reclined;
  • If you use a scooter that is difficult to manoeuvre and may be unstable in a vehicle.
  • You must ensure that your wheelchair is in a safe condition to travel.

Broken wheelchairThis means, for example, making sure that it is correctly maintained, that the tyres are properly inflated, that you have not overloaded the back of the chair with bags (this can cause the chair to tip over backwards on a ramp). If you have a powered chair, you must ensure that the battery is secure. If your chair has adjustable kerb climbers, you should check that they are set so that they do not catch on the ramp.


The transport operator has the right to refuse to let you travel if he believes that your wheelchair is not in a safe condition.


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Midlothian Council section logoMidlothian Council Councillors


Name

Ward

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Party

Diane Alexander
Telephone logo 0131 270 7500

Bonnyrigg

Diane Alexander

SNP
SNP Logo

Janet Lay-Douglas
Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Bonnyrigg

Janet Lay-Douglas

Scottish Conservative
Scottish Conservitive logo

Derek Milligan
Telephone logo 0131 271 3055

Bonnyrigg

Derek Milligan

Scottish Labour
Scottish labour logo

Colin Cassidy
Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Dalkeith

 colin Cassidy

SNP
SNP Logo

Stephan Curran
Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Dalkeith

Stephan Curran

Scottish Labour
Scottish labour logo

Margot Russell
Telephone logo 0131 271 3087

Dalkeith

Margot Russell

Scottish Labour
Scottish labour logo

Stuart McKenzie
Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Midlothian
East

Stuart McKenzie

SNP
SNP Logo

John Hacket
Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Midlothian
East

John Hacket

Scottish Labour
Scottish labour logo

Peter Smaill
Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Midlothian
East

Peter Small

Scottish Conservative
Scottish Conservitive logo

Catherine Johnstone
Telephone logo 0131 271 3092

Midlothian South

 catherine Johnstone

SNP
SNP Logo

Jim Muirhead
Telephone logo 0131 271 3055

Midlothian South

Jim Muirhead

Scottish Labour
Scottish labour logo

Kieran Munro
Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Midlothian South

Kieran Munro

Scottish Conservative
Scottish Conservitive logo

Russell Imrie
Telephone logo 0131 271 3086

Midlothian West

Russell Imrie

Scottish Labour
Scottish labour logo

Kelly   Parry
Telephone logo 0131 271 3109

Midlothian West

Kelly Parry

SNP
SNP Logo

Pauline Winchester
Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Midlothian West

Pauline Winchester

Scottish Conservative
Scottish Conservitive logo

Andrew Hardie
Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Penicuik

Andrew Hardie

Scottish Conservative
Scottish Conservitive logo

Debbi McCall
Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Penicuik

Debbi McCall image

SNP
SNP Logo

Joe Wallace
Telephone logo 0131 271 3018

Penicuik

Joe Wallace Image

SNP
SNP Logo



Midlothian council LogoTo Contact your local councillors please visit Midlothian council web site at: midlothian.cmis.uk.com/councillors.aspx for full contact details


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Midlothian Council section logoCouncil Building Accessibility

Council buildings with public access.


Work has been carried out to make Council buildings, to which the public have entry, more accessible.


The work has been completed under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act (1995).


Bonnyrigg


  Bonnyrigg Primary School, Cockpen Rd, EH19 3HR   Telephone logo 0131 271 4570

  Cherry Rd Resource Centre 8 Cherry Rd EH19 3ED   Telephone logo 0131 561 5418

  Hawthornden Primary School 1A Polton Ave Rd, EH19 2NZ   Telephone logo 0131 663 2934

  Hopefield Primary School, 144 Burnbrae Rd, EH19 3GB   Telephone logo 0131 271 4605

  King George V Park, Pavilion King George V Pk EH19 2AD   Telephone logo 0131 654 1035

  Lasswade Centre, Eskdale Drive EH19 2LA,   Telephone logo 0131 271 4533
  Includes Lasswade High School, Telephone logo   0131 271 4530,
  Lasswade Library Telephone logo   0131 271 4534

  Lasswade Primary School 7A Pendreich Drive EH19 2DZ   Telephone logo 0131 663 4579

  St Mary’s Primary School, 62a Polton St, EH19 3DG   Telephone logo 0131 663 8646

  Waverley Park - Pavilion 16 Waverley Drive EH19 3BL   Telephone logo 0131 654 1036

Danderhall


  Danderhall Leisure Centre 1B Campview EH22 1QD   Telephone logo 0131 663 9280

  Danderhall Library 1A Campview EH22 1QD   Telephone logo 0131 663 9293

  Danderhall Primary School 59 Edmonstone Rd EH22 1QL   Telephone logo 0131 663 2400

Dalkeith


  Buccleuch House 1 White Hart Street EH22 1AE Telephone logo 0131 270 7500

  Cowden Park - Pavilion 35B Cowden Park EH22 9XX Telephone logo 0131 654 1037

  Dalkeith Community Campus 2 Cousland Rd EH22 2PX   Telephone logo 0131 654 4701,
  Includes Dalkeith High School and St Davids High School

  Dalkeith Indoor Bowling Club 4 Old Edinburgh Road EH22 1JD   Telephone logo 0131 660 3223

  Dalkeith Library 2 White Hart Street EH22 1AE   Telephone logo 0131 663 2083

  Eskdaill Court Offices 1 Eskdaill Court EH22 1AG   Telephone logo 0131 270 7500

  Eskdaill Court Offices (GF&1F) 5 Eskdaill Court EH22 1AG   Telephone logo 0131 270 7500

  Fairfield House 8 Lothian Road EH22 1DR   Telephone logo 0131 270 7500

  Lawfield Primary School 26 Lawfield Road Mayfield EH22 5BB   Telephone logo 0131 660 5175

  Trading Standards 9 Ironmills Road EH22 1JN   Telephone logo 0131 270 7500

  Kings Park - New Pavilion 7 Eskbank Road EH22 1HD   Telephone logo 0131 654 1039

  Park Primary 20B Croft Street EH22 3BA   Telephone logo 0131 663 2414

  Midlothian House 40 Buccleuch Street EH22 1AB   Telephone logo 0131 270 7500

  Mayfield Primary School, Stone Avenue, Eh22 5PB   Telephone logo 0131 663 0546

  Newbattle Community Campus Leisure Centre, Newbattle Way, Easthouses, EH22 4SX,
  (Swimming pool) Telephone logo 0131 561 6740
  (Library) Telephone logo 0131 561 6745

  St Davids RC Primary School 2c Lauder Road EH22 2PU   Telephone logo 0131 663 2002

  St Luke's Primary School Stone Avenue Mayfield EH22 5PB   Telephone logo 0131 663 3857

  Woodburn Primary School, 5 Cousland Road, Dalkeith EH22 2PS   Telephone logo 0131 271 4715

Gorebridge


  Gorebridge Leisure Centre 78 Hunterfield Road EH23 4TT   Telephone logo 01875 821 739

  Gorebridge Library 90 Hunterfield Road EH23 4TT   Telephone logo 01875 820 630

  Gorebridge Primary School, 2c Barleyknowe Lane, EH23 4XA Telephone logo 0131 271 4595

  Gore Glen Primary School, Whitehouse Way EH23 4FP   Telephone logo 0131 444 9026

  Moorfoot Primary School, 41 Borthwick Castle Road North Middleton EH23 4QS Telephone logo 01875 822 989

  St Andrews Primary School Stobhill Road Gowkshill EH23 4PE Telephone logo 01875 820 133

  Stobhill Primary School 1 Bonnybank Court EH23 4DT   Telephone logo 01875 820 492

  Vogrie Country Park Gorebridge EH23 4NU   Telephone logo 01875 821 716

Hillend


  Midlothian Snowsports Centre Biggar Road EH10 7DU   Telephone logo 0131 445 4433

Loanhead


  Loanhead Library 1A George Avenue EH20 9LA   Telephone logo 0131 440 0824

  Loanhead Leisure Centre and Paradykes Primary School, George Ave EH20 9LA
  (leisure) Telephone logo 0131 440 4516
  (Paradykes) Telephone logo 0131 271 4650

  Loanhead Primary School 34 Edgefield Road EH20 9DY   Telephone logo 0131 440 0448

  Loanhead Town Hall 6 Academy Lane EH20 9RP   Telephone logo 0131 448 2110

  Loanhead/St Margaret's Primary School 36 Edgefield Road EH20 9DY
  Telephone logo 0131 440 0453

Newtongrange


  Newbattle Community Learning Centre, 67 Gardiner Place, EH22 4RT  Telephone logo 0131 663 6055

  Newtongrange Leisure Centre 115B Main Street EH22 4PG   Telephone logo 0131 663 4276

  Newtongrange Library 31 Main Street EH22 9XX   Telephone logo 0131 663 1816

  Newtongrange Primary School 1a Sixth Street EH22 4LB   Telephone logo 0131 663 3238

Pathhead


  Tynewater Primary School 32 Crichton Road EH37 5RA   Telephone logo 01875 320 850

  Callendar Park Pathhead,EH37 5YN, booking   Telephone logo 0131 663 2219

Penicuik


  Beeslack High School Edinburgh Road EH26 0QF   Telephone logo 01968 678 060

  Cornbank St James Primary School 34 Marchburn Drive EH26 9HE   Telephone logo 01968 673 422

  Cuiken Primary School 150 Cuiken Terrace EH26 0AH   Telephone logo 01968 672 778

  Cuikenburn Nursery 60 Queensway EH26 0HE   Telephone logo 01968 677 748

  Mauricewood Primary 11 Muirhead Place EH26 0LE   Telephone logo 01968 673 595

  Penicuik High School 39A Carlops Road EH26 9EP   Telephone logo 01968 674 165

  Penicuik Centre 39A Carlops Road EH26 9EP   Telephone logo 01968 664 066
  Penicuik Library   Telephone logo 01968 664 050

  Penicuik Town Hall - Main Building 33 High Street EH26 8HS   Telephone logo 01968 672 281

  Sacred Heart RC Primary School 22a Crocket Gdns EH26 9BB   Telephone logo 01968 675 036

  Strathesk Primary School 4 Eastfield Farm Road EH26 8EZ   Telephone logo 01968 678 093

Rosewell


  Rosewell Primary School 85 Carnethie Street EH24 9AN   Telephone logo 0131 440 2233

Roslin


  Bilston Park - Pavilion 2 Myrtle Crescent Bilston EH25 9RU   Telephone logo 0131 440 3099

  Bilston Primary School 2 park Ave Bilston EH25 9ND   Telephone logo 0131 444 9021

  Roslin Library, 9 Main Street EH25 9LD   Telephone logo 0131 448 2781

  Roslin Primary School 8 Pentland View Place EH25 9ND   Telephone logo 0131 440 1871


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Midlothian Council section logoMidlothian Libraries

Midlothian Libraries are for everyone, they are free and local. There aren’t many services which can make that claim.


Midlothian’s nine fully accessible libraries that are strategically placed, therefore, a library is never far away. Midlothian’s Mobile Library brings library services out into our communities. Completely free Membership gives those joining access to the full range of library services, which include:


  • A comprehensive collection of fiction and non-fiction books. If the book you want isn’t on the shelf at your local branch, free requests mean you can request it from anywhere in Midlothian. We maintain a comprehensive range of books in large print and on audio CDs.
  • Music CDs and DVDs to keep you entertained, amused, or help you learn.
  • Membership allows unlimited access to an extensive range of electronic resources. These include e-books and e-audio titles, online comics, and a range of online newspapers and magazines. You can download these from home using your membership card – and as there are no overdue fines for online material, they are collected automatically at the end of a loan.
  • A broad range of free workshops, activities and events take place every week, from talks given by authors to knitting groups and storytelling sessions amongst much more. Telephone your local library or check Facebook page Facebook logo www.facebook.com/MidlothianLibraries to discover upcoming events.
  • Midlothian Travel information is obtainable at every library, including bus timetables, bus pass card application forms, and blue badge application forms. Libraries can process bus pass applications for the over 60s and disabled, if you have lost your card you can report it at your library. At Newbattle Library Blue Badge, forms can be handed in and payment made.
  • Free use of computers and access to the internet in all branches, including free WiFi for your own device.
  • Hearing Aid battery collection points in all libraries. Hearing Aid Maintenance Clinic at Dalkeith Library, first Wednesday of every month, 10:30 hrs -11:30 hrs
  • Information about the local area, including local groups and services.

If you can’t leave your house and visit the library because you have mobility problems the library can make arrangements to get books to you via our book delivery volunteer network. Email email symbol home.delivery@midlogthian.gov.uk to find out how to access the Home Delivery Service.


Midlothian library service is also online where you can register check for a books availability and also reserve a book, you can also track your loans to ensure they are returned at the correct time. Visit www.midlothian.gov.uk/libraries for more information


Midlothian Libraries

Dalkeith Library,

2 White Hart Street,
Dalkeith EH22 1AE
Telephone logo 0131 663 2083
email symbol dalkeith.library@midlothian.gov.uk


Danderhall Library,

services libraries supply1a Campview,
Danderhall, EH22 1QB
Telephone logo 0131 663 9293
email symbol danderhall.library@midlothian.gov.uk


Gorebridge Library,

98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, EH23 4TT
Telephone logo 01875 820 630
email symbol gorebridge.library@midlothian.gov.uk


Lasswade Library,

19 Eskdale Drive,
Bonnyrigg, EH19 2LA
Telephone logo 0131 271 4534
email symbol lasswade.library@midlothian.gov.uk


Loanhead Library,

The Loanhead Centre
Loanhead, EH20 9LA
Telephone logo 0131 444 9032
email symbol loanhead.library@midlothian.gov.uk


Newbattle Library,

1 Newbattle Way,
Easthouses EH22 4SX
Telephone logo 0131 561 6745
email symbol newbattle.library@midlothian.gov.uk


Newtongrange Library,

St Davids, Newtongrange, EH22 4LG
Telephone logo 0131 663 1816
email symbol newtongrange.library@midlothian.gov.uk


Penicuik Centre Library,

Carlops Road,
Penicuik EH26 9EP
Telephone logo 01968 664 050
email symbol penicuik.library@midlothian.gov.uk


Roslin Library,

9a Main Street,
Roslin, EH25 9LD
Telephone logo 0131 448 2781
email symbol library.hq@midlothian.gov.uk


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Midlothian Council section logoMidlothian Physical Disability Planning Group

What is this?



Midlothian Health and Social care partnership logoMidlothian – it covers the whole of Midlothian.



Physical Disability – People who consider themselves physically disabled including sensory impairments.


Planning Group – the Planning Group is made up of representatives from Midlothian Council, NHS Lothian, voluntary organisations representing disabled people and carers, organisations that provide services for them. They meet every 8 weeks and are responsible for producing an Action Plan and ensuring that the actions in it are delivered.



Midlothian Physical Disability Action Plan 2019 - 20120


This 1-year Action Plan aims to better the lives of disabled people and carers by improving the services they need to participate fully and equally in society. This plan was developed by disabled people, carers and service providers (those who provide the services that they use) by working together, sharing their knowledge, skills and expertise.


This Action Plan is based on the Rights of Independent Living


The 2019-2020 Action Plan from Midlothian Council is due to be launched in October 2019. When it does it will appear on Forward Mid’s website.


Midlothian council LogoShould you wish any further information or wish to be involved in this group and its activities please contact:
Jayne Lewis
Telephone logo 0131-271-3665
email symbol jayne.lewis@midlothian.gov.uk


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Midlothian Council section logoMidlothian Council Welfare Rights Team

Our service provides welfare rights benefit advice through advocacy, oral representation at social security appeals and general income maximisation for residents in Midlothian. It provides internal departments across the Council access to advice advocacy and a referral system to ensure key client groups resident in Midlothian have access to welfare benefit advice.


We can offer advice about how to appeal DWP benefit decisions and can provide oral representation at benefit appeals. We offer an income maximisation service for people receiving a Health and social care service and for older people who have reached their retirement age. Within the team there is a specialist Macmillan Welfare Rights Officer for people diagnosed with cancer their families and carers.


  • The aim of the service is to reduce poverty and social exclusion in Midlothian,
  • To work in partnership with Midlothian Financial Inclusion Network. (MFIN) This network helps to promote increased access to accurate advice services and target help to vulnerable groups. The network through its partnership working has been instrumental in securing external funding from the Big Lottery, Scottish Government and other funders to mitigate against the affects of Welfare Reform.

Midlothian council LogoWelfare Rights Team
Education Communities and Economy
Midlothian Council
Fairfield House
8 Lothian Road
Dalkeith
EH22 3ZH
email symbolNicole.Bethune@midlothian.gcsx.gov.uk
Telephone logo 0131 270 8922


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National section logoBenefits



Employment and Support Allowance (ESAEmployment and Support Allowance)


ESAEmployment and Support Allowance is an allowance for people claiming benefit on the grounds of incapacity. It is an integrated contribution based and income related allowances. It can lead to intensive work focussed support based on Work Programme or Jobcentre Plus offer provision. Contribution based ESAEmployment and Support Allowance is payable if you have paid or been credited with enough class 1 or class 2 National Insurance contributions in the relevant tax year. Income related ESAEmployment and Support Allowance is payable if you do not have enough money coming in. You can claim income related ESAEmployment and Support Allowance for:- you and your partner; some housing costs and special needs. For example, if you or a member of your family have a disability.


ESAEmployment and Support Allowance does not include money for children or qualifying young persons. You can claim Child Tax Credit.


A claim to ESAEmployment and Support Allowance will involve a Work Capability Assessment. There can be 2 parts to this assessment. Initially, you will complete and return form ESA50. This form asks for details of medical professional support you have, medications you are prescribed and how your health affects you on a daily basis. This is usually followed by a face to face medical assessment. If you don’t fill in and return the form or take part in the medical assessment, your benefit could be stopped. Everyone must go through the Work Capability Assessment although not everyone will be medically examined.


The Work Capability Assessment will determine whether you have Limited Capability for Work and determine whether you should be placed in the Work Related Activity Group or the Support Group. If placed in the Work Related Activity Group you will be required to take part in work focussed interviews and undertake Work Related Activity. This interview will initially take place in your local jobcentre and will involve a discussion on ways to return to work. This could include volunteering, Permitted Work, C.V. Preparation and Interview Techniques, information on local support or a referral to the Work Programme.


If placed in the Support Group you are not required to take part in interviews or undertake Work Related Activity. However, you can voluntarily access support to return to work.


ESAEmployment and Support Allowance is paid at an assessment rate for the first 13 weeks or until after the initial Work Capability Assessment. You will then be moved on to the Main Phase and an additional component is paid. The Work Related Activity Component is paid in return for participating in work related interviews and agreeing an Action Plan. People who receive the Support Component are not required to have Work-focussed Interviews or undertake Work Related Activity but can volunteer.


Special rules apply to terminally ill people (Have a progressive disease and are not expected to live for more than another 6 months.). ESAEmployment and Support Allowance customers will automatically be placed in the Support Group. Terminally ill customers should apply for DLAPDisability Living Allowance as soon as possible.


To claim ESAEmployment and Support Allowance, you can phone Telephone logo 0800 055 6688. If you are unable to use the telephone or need additional help to make a claim, contact the Jobcentre to make an appointment. If you have speech or hearing difficulties you can contact us by using textphone Signing Symbol 0800 023 48 88.


disabled people entitle to Personal Independence Payment


Personal Independence Payment (PIPPersonal Independence Payment)


PIPPersonal Independence Payment is a benefit to help disabled people live full, active and independent lives. PIPPersonal Independence Payment is based on how their health condition or disability affects them individually.


PIPPersonal Independence Payment has replaced Disability Living Allowance for working age adults. DLAPDisability Living Allowance for children isn’t changing, but they need to claim PIPPersonal Independence Payment when they reach 16. DLAPDisability Living Allowance for those over 65 isn’t affected. PIPPersonal Independence Payment will help towards some of the extra costs arising from a long-term condition. (Ill health or disability expected to last 12 months or longer.)


PIPPersonal Independence Payment is a non-means tested and non-taxable cash benefit which people can spend in a way that best suits them. You can get PIPPersonal Independence Payment whether you work or not, therefore it can also help people move into and stay in work.


Claims to PIPPersonal Independence Payment are started over the phone to gather basic information. You can ask someone to help with the call but you must be present during the call to help answer security questions. A form will then be sent out for more information about how your health condition or disability affects you.


The claim process includes an assessment by a health professional. Most people will have a face to face consultation. Reviews of an award will be done at appropriate intervals depending on how likely it is for your condition or impairment to change.


There are 2 components to PIPPersonal Independence Payment – Daily Living and Mobility needs. Each component can be paid at a standard or enhanced rate. At April 2018 the weekly rates are –


Daily Living

Standard       £60.00 
Enhanced      £89.60 


Mobility

Standard       £23.70 
Enhanced      £62.55


More information on PIPPersonal Independence Payment can be found at Personal Independence Payment (PIPPersonal Independence Payment) on the gov.uk web site. The telephone number to make a new claim is Telephone logo 0800 917 2222.


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National section logocontactScotland-BSL


contactSCOTLAND-BSL is a Scottish Government service that connects deaf BSL users throughout Scotland through an online BSL interpreting video relay service (VRS) with all of Scotland’s public authorities and voluntary organisations (Third Sector) and now beyond.


VRS for all – from March 2019 contactSCOTLAND-BSL now provides VRS For All. This now means that Deaf BSL users can contact any service that relies on telephone contact with their service users or customers. This includes public, third and private sectors within Scotland.


With 1 in 6 of the population being deaf, we provide an easy and flexible way of interacting with deaf BSL users who use and access your services. Deaf people can contact you and of course you can contact deaf people.


contactSCOTLAND-BSL is Scotland wide/cross-service and brought to you by Sign Language Interactions.


You have to register to use the either of the Apps


contactscotland-bsl.org/
Telephone logo 0333 344 7712
Hard of Hearing and signing symbol 0797 084 8868
email symbol info@contactscotland-bsl.org
Twitter: Twitter Logo twitter.com/ContactScotland
Facebook: Facebook logo facebook.com/contactScotland


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National section logoCinema Exhibitors’ Association Card.

The Cinema Exhibitors’ Association Card. This is a national card that can be used to verify that the holder is entitled to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema. Terms and Condition of use apply.


To apply for the card, you will need to meet one or more of the following criteria:


a) Be in receipt of Personal Independence Payment, or Armed Forces Independence Payment.
b) Be a registered blind person.


The card is valid for 1 year from the date of issue.


Application forms are available from cinemas across the UK supporting this card. Also available on the Internet at www.ceacard.co.uk/apply and apply online
A processing fee of £6.00 is chargeable per card. This is to be sent along with the completed application


If you have any difficulty, please contact Cinema Exhibitors’ Association at the address below:


LogoThe Card Network
Network House
St Ives Way
Sandycroft
CH5 2QS
Email: email symbol info@ceacard.co.uk
Telephone logo 01244 526 016


Local Cinemas participating in this scheme are;


Cineworld Edinburgh
 cineworld Logo Fountain Park,
130/3 Dundee Street,
Edinburgh, EH11 1AF
Telephone logo 0330 333 4444
www.cineworld.co.uk


Dominion Cinema
Dominion Cinema Logo 18 Newbattle terrace,
Edinburgh, EH10 4RT
Telephone logo 0131 447 4771
www.dominioncinema.co.uk


Filmhouse
Filmhouse Logo88 Lothian Road,
Edinburgh, EH3 6PD
Telephone logo 0131 228 2688
www.filmhousecinema.com


Odeon Edinburgh
120 Wester Hailes Road,
Westside Plaza,
Odeon LogoEdinburgh, EH14 3HR

118 Lothian Road,
Edinburgh, EH3 8BG

Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
Newcraighall, Edinburgh, EH15 3RD
Telephone logo 0800 138 3315 Accessibility Helpline
www.odeon.co.uk


The Cameo, Edinburgh
Cameo Logo38 Home Street,
Edinburgh, EH3 9LZ
Telephone logo 020 7294 7908 Accessibility Helpline
www.picturehouses.com/cinema/the-cameo


Vue Cinemas
Ocean Terminal
Ocean Drive,
Edinburgh EH6 6JJ

Vue Logo Omni Centre
Omni, Greenside,
Edinburgh, EH1 3AT

Livingstone
McArthur Glen Designer Outlet,
Almondvale Avenue,
Livingstone, EH54 6QX
Telephone logo 0345 308 4620 Accessibility Helpline
www.myvue.com


Pavilion Cinema
Pavilion LogoMarket Street,
Galashiels, TD1 3AF
Telephone logo 01896 752767
pavilioncinema.co.uk/
You cannot book online with the CEA Card as we need to view the card to check it’s authenticity


Making a booking online with a CEA card is different for each cinema’s website, Odeon requires you to register before use, Vue please book on accessibility helpline or in cinema.


Regal Mobile Cinema LogoA Moblie cinema operated by Regal Mobile Cinema can be found in venues across Midlothian such as National Mining Museum Scotland and The Lasswade Centre.


For more information of venues please contact:
www.cinemaregal.com/
Telephone logo07583696884


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Disability Information Scotland logoDisability Information Scotland work with disabled people, their families, friends, carers and people who work in the sector.


Disability Information Scotland Vision


Sharing information, enabling change. Disability Information Scotland enable positive change by sharing information on disability when people need it, in a way they want it.


Mission Statement:


We provide reliable, accurate and accessible information throughout Scotland. We develop creative partnerships with other agencies to ensure information is widely distributed, accessible to all and has a positive impact on the lives of disabled people, their families, friends and carers and the people who work with them. We work with people to find out what information they need and how they would like it provided.

Values

Our values inspire and inform all that we do:

  • Care about people;
  • Strive to provide a high quality, tailored, person-centred service;
  • Take a positive approach in all our work;
  • Subscribe to the social model of disability;
  • Are open to, and encourage and support, new and interesting ideas and ways of working;
  • Believe in the importance of building meaningful relationships with everyone we encounter.

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Disability Information Scotland,
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National section logoDisabled Living Foundation


Disabled Living Foundation LogoThe Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is the UK’s leading source of expert advice and information about all types of daily living equipment for older and disabled people and their families and carers.


DLF’s advice and product information allows individuals and relatives to make informed decisions and relevant lifestyle changes – all of which can help an individual remain independent in their home for longer, and provide the carer with peace of mind.


Whether you’re finding certain tasks a bit more difficult as you get older, you have a disability yourself, or you know someone in this situation, DLF can help.


With a huge range of equipment available, sometimes it can be hard to know where to start.


  • How do you know what is available?
  • How do you know what is right for you?
  • Where do you go to buy equipment?
  • How do you know if a supplier is reputable?

DLF provides the answers to all these questions. Our comprehensive database, listing over 10,000 daily living aids, allows you to research and compare relevant products and read unbiased information about equipment before contacting suppliers.


In addition to our equipment and supplier information, we have a wide range of fact sheets to help with everything from choosing a mobility scooter to assisting someone with eating. Written by occupational therapists, they identify easier ways of doing tasks, which equipment might help and when to ask for a professional assessment.


For individuals who are aware of their difficulties but are not sure which equipment may help them, try DLF’s online self-help guide, AskSARA. By selecting a topic and answering a few questions a free personalised report is produced, offering tailored advice on ways to help with daily activities, as well as a comprehensive list of products and suppliers to browse through.


For more information visit:

If you need any further assistance or advice about daily living aids, our Helpline is open 10am-4pm,
Monday to Friday. Telephone logo 0300 999 0004.
Calls will be charged at local rate.
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Disabled Living Foundation is Part of Shaw Trust


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National section logoEuan’s Guide

Euans Guide Logo all text in light greenWe all navigate the world in different ways. Euan’s Guide makes it easier for disabled people to find great places to go. We all want to get out there and enjoy life, and having good quality disabled access information reduces unnecessary hassle, inspires confidence and removes fear of the unknown.


Euansguide.com is the disabled access review site where disabled people, their family, friends and carers can find and share reviews on the accessibility of venues around the UK and beyond. The site is an invaluable tool for everything from planning a day out, to picking a last-minute place for coffee or lunch.


Euan’s Guide believe in making the world more accessible one review at a time. There are now thousands of disabled access reviews and listing on Euan’s Guide. With good accessibility information being so hard to find, one review is often enough to encourage others to visit. Euan’s Guide is opening the door for more people to find new and exciting places to go. Reviews are also sent to venue owners, and this can be a positive and powerful opportunity for education and change.


The charity was founded in 2013 by Euan MacDonald MBE, a powerchair user and his sister Kiki after Euan was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and a lack of disabled access made everyday experiences stressful. By breaking down the barriers of exclusion with the help of other people in the same situation, Euan’s Guide hopes to give everyone the freedom to explore.


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