Two open letters sent to the UK’s four chief medical officers signal the polarisation of opinion among medical professionals over how the government should tackle the emerging “second wave” of covid-19. One group of doctors and academics is calling for segmentation and shielding of the most vulnerable groups of people rather than local or national … Continue reading Coronavirus Analysis: Two Approaches To “Second Wave”
In response to the Prime Minister’s statement on COVID-19 to the House of Commons yesterday, Calderdale Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Jane Scullion, said: “Once again, as a nation we’re seeing a worrying increase in COVID-19 rates. This is reflected in Calderdale, as sadly, infection rates are continuing to rise across the borough. The announcement by the … Continue reading Response from Calderdale Council to national restrictions announcement
People are being advised to get a flu jab to help protect against the "double danger" of flu and coronavirus. Research shows people can catch both diseases at the same time and that the combination of illnesses is more dangerous than having them one at a time. Who will be offered the flu vaccine in … Continue reading Get Your Winter Flu-Jab Now!
Informal childcare and caring arrangements will be allowed to continue across the nation, the Health Secretary announced on 21 September 2020 Informal carers will be able to provide care for children and vulnerable adults in parts of the country with restrictions on interhousehold mixing Children under 14 will be able to be cared for by … Continue reading Childcare exempt from interhousehold mixing restrictions
The Prime Minister has announced a further range of restrictions to everyday life in response to a rapid growth in the number of Coronavirus cases in the last month. Reasons For The New Restrictions A month ago, on average around a thousand people across the UK were testing positive for Coronavirus every day. The latest … Continue reading Government Announces New National Coronavirus Restrictions
CQC care survey The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is asking disabled people, those living with a long-term health condition, and their families to share their experiences through the Tell Us About Your Care survey. You can also call the CQC to complete the survey on your behalf on 0330 995 0400 (afternoons are quietest), choose Option 1 and quote, ‘CQC’ when your call is answered.
This is the latest Disability Rights UK newsletter (21/9/20)- as always it’s a good read with links back to their website for details on the main stories. We Belong Campaign: Do you want to influence government policy? Disability Rights UK wants to hear from as many disabled people as possible about the issues that affect … Continue reading Disability Rights UK E-Newsletter
From 8 October, there will be a change to the administration of Severe Disability Premium Transitional Payments. The extra monthly payment which eligible people receive will be included in their Universal Credit payment. This means that, instead of receiving two payments to their bank account, they will receive just one. Their Universal Credit statement will … Continue reading Changes To Severe Disability Premium Transitional Payments
The Government has published an analysis of Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths by disability status, in England and Wales during the period 2 March to 14 July 2020. It reveals just how vulnerable to to the virus people with various disabilities have been. We've published the main points of the analysis below, plus links to the … Continue reading Statistics: Disabled People Account For 59% of COVID-19 Deaths