The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is a national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living. Their website is a big resource of useful information and well worth a visit. In particular, the AskSARA section (asksara.dlf.org.uk) has some useful hints and tips sections. A good example is the Preparing meals, eating & drinking … Continue reading Cooking, Eating & Drinking Advice
The NHS Choices website is a great starting point for any health related questions you may have, whether you are disabled or not. Here is a good example of the sort of advice and information you can find, with links to the relevant pages on the NHS Choices website. Caring for a Disabled Child Caring … Continue reading Caring for a Disabled Child
The NHS choices website is full of useful health related information, including lots of advice for people with a disability. Here's a good example: Keeping fit with a disability is easier than you may think. Fitness instructor Mike Lee explains why exercise is important to help prevent obesity and cardiovascular disease. He also gives tips … Continue reading Keeping fit with a disability
Calderdale Council has a range of services and facilities to enable older people and those with physical disabilities and visual impairments to remain in their own homes. Find out more via these links to specific sections of the Calderdale Council website. Access to care services If you are finding it increasingly difficult to manage simple … Continue reading Guide: Calderdale Council’s Disability Services & Facilities
Gig Buddies is an initiative new to Calderdale which aims to promote social inclusion among people who have a learning disability. The scheme aims to reduce the barriers faced by people with a learning disability in relation to accessing social activities. These have been identified as attending the theatre, cinema, live music and anything else … Continue reading Learning Disabilities: Gig Buddies
What is Starting Line? Starting Line is a brand new employment service which supports disabled people of working age living in Calderdale to find, apply for and keep a job. This new service is tailored to the individual and each customer is supported by a specialist Employment Advisor to prepare them for work, training or … Continue reading Starting Line – helping you to get work!
See the foot of the page for a download of the Hebden Bridge Wheelchair Access Report. Firstly, the report's introduction, below, spells out the purpose of the report. 1. Introduction Local wheelchair users visited Hebden Bridge, and rode round the streets to give us a visitor's wheelchair view of our little town. The survey included … Continue reading Hebden Bridge Wheelchair Access Report
What is emergencySMS? If you cannot make voice calls, you can now contact the 999 emergency services by SMS text from your mobile phone. Emergency SMS is part of the standard 999 service which has been designed specifically for people with hearing loss or difficulty with speech. Since September 2009, the emergencySMS service has successfully … Continue reading 999 – Emergency SMS Service