News, Campaigns and Information
This page will show the latest news from ADKC, campaigns that we are running or supporting, and news from organisations outside of ADKC that we think members will be interested in. Looking for the latest Newsflash? Click here for our Newsletter page.
Current / Latest News.
LAST CHANCE - if you have not done so already, you still have until 18th April to completed RBKC's community safety survey. https://consult.rbkc.gov.uk/communities/community-safety-survey/
April 2021 - Invitation to The Disabled People's Question Time - Housing Special
Your chance to question a panel of housing providers (panellists to be confirmed soon.) On Wednesday 28th April, from 4-6pm, via Zoom. Please RSVP to Martha: PBAdmin@adkc.org.uk
April 2021 - ADKC's social media online classes
Find out how to use things like You Tube, WhatsApp, Skype, Instagram, Twitter. Every Tuesday and Friday, 2 to 3pm, starting 13th April 2021. To register, please contact Catherine on 07496 345 272
March 2021 - RBKC's new Citizen's Panel.
The Council is changing the way local people can make their voices heard. The Council know they need to listen more to local people and give them a better say in the decisions that affect their lives.
The Citizens’ Panel is an initiative to improve this. The Citizens' Panel is an online group of up to 2000 diverse residents who are surveyed every three months on important local issues to influence council decision-making. They are recruiting members of the Citizens’ Panel from all over the borough and wanted to give you the chance to join. If you would like to join the panel, please click on the link below
I would like to join The Citizens’ Panel and enter your details to register your interest.
March 2021 - ADKC member Kush Kanodia explains how the ULEZ (ultra low emission zone) regulations will cause "unacceptable barriers" for disabled people. External link - https://www.mylondon.news/news/west-london-news/london-ulez-charges-putting-unacceptable-20071051
March 2021 - ADKC member Jean Davis shares her frustration about the ongoing inaccessibility of the Tube. External Link - https://www.mylondon.news/news/west-london-news/blind-mum-says-access-london-19916776
March 2021 - Campaign to lower supermarket minimum spend and scrap delivery charges. ADKC is happy to support this campaign, initiated by Sandip Sodha. There is a letter to the Executives of the 7 supermarkets involved in the priority slots for people who are shielding, asking them to reduce the minimum spend to £5 and scrap the delivery charge. If you want to support this campaign, you can add you name to their letter by clicking (external link) https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/scrap-delivery-charges-and-lower-minimum-spends?source=direct_link&
March 2021 - Free help and advice with energy bills / changing suppliers . Green Doctors are offering phone consultations to help you save money and stay out of debt. This consultation is provided by a registered charity for anyone on a low income or over 65 or with a long term health condition or disability. Your Green Doctor will help you • Save money on your energy bills • Switch energy providers to save you money • Access the Warm Homes Discounts • Apply for grants for energy or water debt • Get additional support. You can book a phone appointment by calling (for free) 0300 365 5003 or visiting the website (external link) greendoctors-london.org
March 2021 - Disabled "Blue Badge" parking campaign. ADKC is happy to be support Kush Kanodia's campaign to make a simple and compassionate disabled parking policy in London. You can find more information, and send a letter your MP to ask them to support the campaign but clicking (external link) https://actionnetwork.org/letters/support-us-in-creatinga-standardised-and-compassionate-disabled-parking-policy-for-london
March 2021- Community Safety Survey -EXTERNAL - The Safer Kensington and Chelsea Partnership would like your help to find out what are the most important crime and community safety issues affecting residents and businesses in our borough. This survey is an opportunity to tell us how resources from agencies across a range of statutory services, including Police, Council, The National Probation Service, and Health services - should be used to make the borough a safer place to live, work and learn. As a result of this consultation, alongside crime analysis and research, a Community Safety Plan will be written which will explain how the Safer Kensington and Chelsea Partnership will work together to reduce crime and its affects.
The survey will close on Sunday 18 April 2021 at 23:59pm
If you have any queries, or would like to request a survey in paper, translated into another language or provided in any other accessible format, you can speak with a member of the Community Safety Team by phone or email using the contact details provided in the Contact section of this page.