July 9, 2013 10.44 am This story is over 100 months old

Lincolnshire disabled and carers linked up through new website

Extra help: Carers and disabled residents in the county can now benefit from a new match-up and resources website.

Disabled residents in Lincolnshire and carers can now find each other and jobs through a new website.

The Lincolnshire Independent Living (LIL) website helps carers find work, and disabled residents employ carers by their ability and even their interests, as well as find a job themselves.

The website also offers news about the disability world locally, regionally and nationally, and changes to the welfare benefits system.

As well as posting for jobs and carers, LIL also allows the posting of specific items to the site.

LIL Chair, Iggy Patel, said: “Disabled people have a lot of skills and knowledge to offer in the community and we urge everyone to work together to help improve their lives and play an active role in society wherever possible.

“By using resources such as this new website more intelligently, we can help take some of the strain in the current economic climate.”

The website is supported by Lincolnshire County Council’s Adult Care department.

Richard Collins, Head of Policy and Development, said: “This site provides a number of superb opportunities to further improve the quality of life, both for disabled people and their carers in Lincolnshire.

“It also includes guides on how to manage your own direct payments and employing people, so we really encourage everyone to make the most of these and other activities offered by LiL which we’re proud to support.”

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