[access-uk] Re: Help with the cost of Access Technology

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Surely shouldn't it be the other way round? 


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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter
Holdstock
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 11:21 PM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Help with the cost of Access
Technology

It was explained to me that those on benefits in York will
be asked to make 
a contribution, but those who are working (such as myself)
won't have to pay 
anything. My council has just started the process of
reviewing everyones 
circumstances to take in to account the amount they have to
spend on 
additional costs for things related to their disability. My
council were 
very good at identifying any costs I may have missed and
supported me in 
trying to get it so my contribution was nil. It's a shame
everyone doesn't 
receive that level of support from their councils.

peter

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From: "Eleanor Burke" <eleanorburke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 8:39 AM
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Help with the cost of Access
Technology

>
> I was turned down, I did not have that much savings, they
said following 
> the assessment that I would have to pay in full for any
help I required, 
> interesting you come up with a figure of 23, my borough
told me at first 
> that I would not be turned down unless I had 2 houses and
savings of 30 
> thousand. I am so tired I even had such a battle to get
the assessnent and 
> they had made their minds up from the 1st phone call when
the duty social 
> worker said so rudely that being blind was no qualifying
factor for 
> additional payments I would have to demonstrate that I
waas unable to do 
> anything for myself and that  I was housebound and many
blind people lead 
> independent lives. It took so many letters of complaint
before I got the 
> assessment and then when I did it was a total waste of
time. They sent me 
> a print letter turning me down and when I asked for the
letter in an 
> e-mail as an attachment they sent it but when I went to
open the word 
> attachnent it asked me for a password. I did not
> have a password so wrote back using the e-mail reply. No
need to tell you 
> I did  not have a reply. Actually when the person who was
coming out to do 
> the financial assessment, I had to cancel that appointment
so sent an 
> e-mail to cancel and followed up with aphone call of
cancellation, the 
> person was not told I had cancelled. She came out and I
was not in. She 
> phoned me and told me that if a situation like this occurs
then I am 
> automatically turned down. I then had nore arguements and
the proof of my 
> e-mail of cancellation and phone call. In the assessment
for example 
> looking at my outgoings when I said that I had phone
rental and mobile 
> phone contract she said that they were only allowed to
allow one pound and 
> fifty pence a week for land-line and nothing for mobile
phone.
> -original message-
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Help with the cost of Access
Technology
> From: "Ibrahim Gucukoglu" <ibrahim_gucukoglu@xxxxxxxx>
> Date: 22/10/2010 8:06 am
>
> Hi Eleanor.
>
> You can only be turned down if you have savings of over
£23000 or more,
> other than that they should give you an assessment as it
is your legal 
> right
> to be assessed.
>
> All the best, Ibrahim.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Eleanor Burke" <eleanorburke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 8:09 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Help with the cost of Access
Technology
>
>
>> Well I was turned down for this direct payment so that is
that!  They
>> turned me down on my first phone call and when I insisted
on the
>> assessment etc, I was still turned down!
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Christine Weetman" <goatmum@xxxxxxx>
>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 7:28 PM
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Help with the cost of Access
Technology
>>
>>
>>> it took me over a year to get my first payment!  Then I
had to fight for
>>> the next year after only half a year! lol Now I'm so
glad I did as my 
>>> DBC
>>> package was over ten grand!  Christine.
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "Janet Tuggey" <janet@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 7:05 PM
>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Help with the cost of Access
Technology
>>>
>>>
>>>> Hi, I'm in the process of applying for Direct Payments,
but knowing how
>>>> bloody useless Haringey Borough Council is, I'll
probably be drawing a
>>>> pension before anything gets sorted.  Still miracles
could occur.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Janet & Wheat, the silly Shepherd cross
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
>>>> Behalf
>>>> Of
>>>> Christine Weetman
>>>> Sent: 21 October 2010 17:56
>>>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Help with the cost of Access
Technology
>>>>
>>>> If your in the UK, you apply to social services for
direct payments,
>>>> this
>>>> will give you money to pay a Personal Assistant, of
your own choice, 
>>>> who
>>>> will help you with day-to-day tasks like, shopping,
hobbies just about
>>>> anything, mine helps me with my hobby which is crafting
so I need help
>>>> sorting colours, also with my greenhouse planting and
other tasks I 
>>>> wish
>>>> to
>>>> do which I need help for.  SDS is Self Directed Support
and in applying
>>>> for
>>>> this you must ask for an amount to help fund expensive
equipment which
>>>> you
>>>> can not otherwise afford, I have just been fortunate
enough to obtain a
>>>> DBC,
>>>> DeafBlind Communicator, for which I was given a one-off
payment.  I 
>>>> have
>>>> it
>>>> fully covered for six years and was given a full days
training to 
>>>> ensure
>>>> I
>>>> am able to use the equipment.  You can't ask for Normal
things like,
>>>> washing
>>>> machine, cooker, sofa etc but if you can justify why
you need Jaws as
>>>> apposed to an available free screenreader I'm sure this
will be
>>>> acceptable.
>>>> From what I can understand the goverment will allow a
budget of so many
>>>> hours per week and if you don't need all that time then
you can request
>>>> the
>>>> funding to be used on specialist equipment.
>>>>
>>>> I had to be pretty insistant and know all my rights,
but got there in
>>>> the
>>>> end.
>>>>
>>>> Sorry for the long email.  Christine.
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "Eleanor Burke" <eleanorburke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 5:34 PM
>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Help with the cost of Access
Technology
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> What is SDS Christine?
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>>> From: "Christine Weetman" <goatmum@xxxxxxx>
>>>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 5:17 PM
>>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Help with the cost of Access
Technology
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Apply for SDS and ask for help with specialist
equipment.  This is 
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> Only way I know of doing it and it worked for me.
Christine.
>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>>>> From: "Janet Tuggey" <janet@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> To: <jaws-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>;
<access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>;
>>>>>> <bcab@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 5:11 PM
>>>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Help with the cost of Access
Technology
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone knows of where I can
apply for help
>>>>>>> with
>>>>
>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>> cost of Access Technology as I'm unemployed at the
moment and would
>>>>>>> really
>>>>>>> like to purchase such things as a scanner plus
software, and a full
>>>>>>> working
>>>>>>> version of JAWS for starters (I have the demo
version of JAWS 11 and
>>>>>>> am
>>>>>>> fed
>>>>>>> up with having to reboot after 40 minutes, I also
have NVDA which is
>>>>>>> pretty
>>>>>>> good, but still prefer JAWS).
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Cheers
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Janet & Wheat, the silly Shepherd cross
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