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The Blue Badge scheme is a national scheme for those who have a permanent disability which means they are unable to walk or virtually unable to walk or those who are registered blind. A blue badge is intended to help those who would be unable to visit public buildings, shops and other places unless they can park close to their destination.
The Blue Badge scheme supports people who cannot easily get around by helping them park closer to their destination. Blue Badges are also known as disabled parking permits.
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This is a temporary post three months – March/April 2019 to 30th May/June 2019 (May be extended) Ref: DF/PTCare3
Kirkcaldy and surrounds – Fife
RESPITE CARER OFFICER – To provide respite for Young or Elderly People that are caring for others in their family environment.
Funded by Young Start | Salary: £21,192pa (pro rated £10.14 per hour – Pensions – We will pay the current rate of employers contribution to the statutory pension scheme) – Duration: Until the 30th May/June 2019 (three months) (But may be extended).
There is also some work on a separate Senior Carers Project this is paid at £9 per hour. For both tasks we will pay your Travel expenses but these are subject to our standard travel expenses rules (As described in our guidance note). Hours of work 13.5 hours per week (May be more. This depends on funding and staff absences)
Vetting by Disclosure Scotland
You will be subject to obtaining a satisfactory Protecting Vulnerable Group check (PVG) by disclosure Scotland. If you are a successful candidate you may be required to pay the cost of the disclosure check/s required for your post.
For more information on how to be considered for this role, please send an email with your CV with the names of two referees to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a temporary post: 21st January 2019 to 20th January 2020 (may be extended)
To provide respite care clerical administration support projects that are for respite carers and implement funding strategies with help from the Management Committee for future projects. That is for people that are caring for others in their family environment. Funded by many funders.
Salary: £21,192pa (pro-rated £10.14 per hour – funded by the National Lottery an Awards for All grant – From the Big Lottery
Pensions – We will pay the current rate of employers contribution to the statutory pension scheme) – Duration: Until the end of January 2020 (But may be extended).
Hours of work are 13.5 hours per week but could be more. This depends on funding and staff absences.
Vetting by Disclosure Scotland You will be subject to obtaining a satisfactory Protecting Vulnerable Group check (PVG) by Disclosure Scotland. If you are a successful candidate you may be required to pay the cost of the disclosure check/s required for your post.
For more information on how to be considered for this role, please email today and you will shortly receive an email with further information.
The estimated one billion people living with disabilities worldwide face many barriers to inclusion in many key aspects of society. As a result, people with disabilities do not enjoy access to society on an equal basis with others, which includes areas of transportation, employment, and education as well as social and political participation.
Story kindly provided by Fife Today
Val Latimer (60) previously used Stagecoach’s express service to visit Cupar. However, she claims the operator has now stopped her using the service, saying her wheelchair is too big to get on. Ms Latimer has an adapted wheelchair, with reclining back support, a seat lift, and elevated foot plate, to suit her disabilities. She says she feels “stuck in Glenrothes”, and now uses the 64 service instead.
Read more at FifeToday’s story Glenrothes Woman’s wheel chair too long
Here is a PowerPoint presentation about Blue Badges