RUILS - User-led charity based in Teddington helping to demonstrate that disabled people within the borough of Richmond can help each other to achieve real independence.
Richmond Users Independent Living Scheme(RUILS)is a Richmond based, user-led charity made up of older and disabled people who believe in the idea of self-help and living independently (but with support if necessary).
Since their inception, RUILS has sought to demonstrate that disabled people can help each other to achieve real independence.
RUILS welcome the development of Self Directed Support and embrace its underlying principles.
What services do we offer?
Support Brokers:will visit you at home to assist you to write and implement your personal Support Plan.
Helpline:Provides advice and information and can sign post you to appropriate services and activities.
Advisors:can visit you at home to assist you in setting up and help you to maintain your Direct Payment.
PA Finder:RUILS can cut down the work of finding a Personal Assistant (PA) and help you to find the right person for the job.
Workshops:RUILS run small, informal & friendly workshops where you can find out how to prepare your personal Support Plan or just meet and exchange ideas with others in a similar position to you.
Newsletter:Options (RUILS newsletter) is written by local service users. This will keep you up to date with local and national news and help you to make the most of your Individual Budget.
Buddy Mentors:Individuals who have personal experience of using Direct Payments and of managing their own care can share their experience with you.
Financial Monitoring Assistants:Can visit you at home to help you to complete your Financial Monitoring Forms. (These are the forms that the Council asks you to complete to tell them how you are spending your Direct Payment money).
For more information on RUILSand charities in the borough of Richmond upon Thames, please contact:
One of the biggest difficulties I have had in dealing with my wife's disability is getting information and advice . By far RUILS has been the best source of this. Either they have had the answers or have...