People with hidden disabilities like autism, dementia or anxiety can apply for a blue badge parking permit in England from August 30 2019. A blue badge permit means the user can park in designated disabled bays. This usually means that they can park closer to their destination. The guidance was issued by the Department for … Continue reading Blue Badge Eligibility Extended
Disability Partnership Calderdale has a brand new leaflet that you'll be seeing at events we attend. It's also available as a Download (3mb pdf file). We hope you'll agree with us that it reflects both the diversity of our membership and the increasing benefits of being part of our organisation.
Invisible and Unvoiced – are you culturally curious? Calderdale Council's Workforce Development team is planning to host two events during National Inclusion Week that include an opportunity for individuals to share their "living diversity stories" - with groups: the first event is – Monday 23rd September, 9.30-12.30 and the second – Friday 27th September, 9.30-12.30. … Continue reading National Inclusion Week Event
This new report from Care & Repair England concludes that handyperson services offer a high rate of return on investment, as well as wider social benefits, and are highly prized by older people, particularly 'older old' single women living alone. It shows these low cost schemes, which carry out small repairs and minor adaptations for … Continue reading Report: Handyperson Services
The Royal College of Occupational Therapists has published a new guide, Adaptations without Delay: A guide to planning and delivering home adaptations differently. The benefits of adapting the home are recognised as an effective way to improve the health and wellbeing of older people, and disabled adults and children. A more accessible home environment can … Continue reading Report: Adaptations Without Delay
This is an interesting report by a local authority, which has relevance to anyone with a disability whose home requires adaptations. The report is on the website of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN), a network that brings together housing, health and social care professionals in England, Wales, and Scotland to exemplify innovative housing solutions. … Continue reading Disabled House Adaptation Report
There are several options available if you're having problems reading standard text in books, newspapers and magazines. One of the simplest options is to use a magnifying device that can make print appear bigger to help you read. These can be obtained from a number of places including hospital low vision services, optometrists, local voluntary organisations, … Continue reading Reading With Vision Loss
The charity Guide Dogs has been providing guide dogs for people with vision loss for many years. Guide dogs can help you get around, and provide both a sense of independence and companionship. If you apply for a guide dog, Guide Dogs provide all the essential equipment free of charge and can also offer financial assistance if needed … Continue reading Guide Dogs – A Guide!
The NHS website is an excellent resource for information on all disabilities. Their content devoted to blindness and vision loss is very comprehensive - here is some of the key info about support groups : Blindness and vision loss In the UK, there are almost 2 million people living with sight loss. Of these, around … Continue reading Support: Blindness and Vision Loss
Healthwatch Calderdale is an independent body that represents the views of adults, young people and children living or using NHS services in Calderdale. They always welcome feedback and want to know what’s working well and what needs to be changed: Reviewing Services You can start by reviewing your local NHS surgery, pharmacy or the clinics … Continue reading HealthWatch – Making a complaint