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Living life the way I choose, against all odds by Gina Collins


We’re extremely excited to introduce this month’s expert contributor Gina Collins to the Renaissance Legal family. We work alongside Gina through her role at leading charity Mencap and are proud to bring her voice to the Renaissance Legal blog. Over to Gina… I have a learning disability, but I haven’t let that get in the

Life in our bubble Pizza

Life in our bubble: Pizza


It’s the last day of a long weekend and we are due to take our daughter back to her other home in a few hours. It’s sunny and warm outside but at the moment she is lying on the sofa watching films and playing with her kaleidoscope, a recent acquisition. She’s just finished Matilda and

Mental Capacity – supporting your clients to make decision


By Katherine Miller It is too easy to assume that a person with a particular illness or disease, such as Alzheimer’s or someone with a learning disability doesn’t have mental capacity and is therefore unable to make decisions for themselves.  Such assumptions can have serious implications for an individual and, in the eyes of the

Benefits for older people – Part 2 : Housing costs and council tax


The previous articles written by Jayne Knights, Benefits Expert, have been so well received we just had to have her back to discuss pension credit and additional benefits for older people. In part two of this two-part blog Jayne discusses additional benefits available to older people. Over to Jayne… In my previous blog, I discussed