Disability News

Latest news for people with disabilities in Calderdale:

  • Disability Horizons Newsletter – Sex, Kindness & Streaming Issues
    This is the 29 June edition of the Disability Horizons newsletter – as always, it’s full of great content! 10 acts of human kindness during the Covid-19 pandemic While Covid-19 is an international crisis that has …
  • Report Your Cycling and Walking Trouble Spots
    The West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee have created an interactive map to help them understand which areas in our region could be improved to help the public travel more easily by bike or on foot, and to …
  • Healthy Minds’ free Mindfulness Course
    Healthy Minds’ free Mindfulness Course. 6 weeks starting Tuesday 7th July.  Closed group of 8 people.  Working through the book and practices ‘Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World’ by Mark Williams …
  • Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    The Disability Rights UK Newsletter is an excellent source of news and comment on the lives of people with disabilities living in the UK. Here’s the latest edition, dated 26 June: End of lockdown: one size fits all approach …
  • Family Cycling & Sport For SEND Children
    Summer sport is back on the agenda and here’s a great opportunity for SEND children. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...…
  • Hot Weather Advice – How To Stay Cool
    As the summer gets going, there are going to be more and more hot days and it’s best to be prepared. High temperatures can affect anyone, but the most vulnerable people are: older people, especially those over 75 babies and …
  • Disability Horizons Newsletter
    Don’t miss the latest advice, news, top picks and stories from Disability Horizons, an online disability lifestyle publication that aims to give disabled people a voice. Founded by two disabled guys in 2011, Disability …
  • It’s Deafblind Awareness Week
    National charity, Deafblind UK, is on a mission to make things easier for people who have sight and hearing loss and this week (22-28 June) is deafblind awareness week. Director of Operations, Simon Moore said: “Combined sight …
  • Keeping Neurodivergent People Connected
    Here is a new project that our partners, Lead the Way, are heavily involved with and which is aimed at helping people with Learning Difficulties stay connected. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...…
  • Scope Update: Employment Services Still Running
    During these difficult and uncertain times, where we may all be feeling more isolated, disability equality charity, Scope, wanted to make people aware of some their services on offer. Their employment services – Starting Line, …
  • West Yorkshire Devolution Deal Consultation
    While so much focus has shifted to Covid-19 related activity, in the background progress towards implementing the West Yorkshire devolution deal agreed in March has continued at pace. The deal, worth more than £1.8 billion, will …
  • Free Course: How To Lead A Stress-Free Lifestyle
    This course is very flexible as it is all run on a private Facebook   group or can be emailed to you. Sophie will be uploading daily tasks, seminars, quotes, sessions, exercises, meditation, help sheets etc.   You can then tap …
  • Safer Streets for Cycling and Walking
    A new interactive map has been distributed to the ACDAF Transport Group and Disability Partnership Members. The ‘Safer Streets for Cycling and Walking’ interactive map will allow people to highlight issues that they …
  • Learning Disabilities Newsletter
    Here’s a download of the latest Learning Disabilities Partnership Board Update. The introduction sets the scene: We hope you are all keeping ok under the current circumstances. As with a lot of other things we have moved to …
  • New service connects neurodivergent people in Calderdale
    People in Calderdale who are neurodivergent may become increasingly isolated and vulnerable during the current Covid-19 crisis. In response to this a new service has been launched. Keeping Neurodivergent People Connected aims to …
  • Great Get Together 2020
    The Great Get Together will go ahead this year on 19-21 June, albeit in a somewhat different way! Whilst there won’t be any public gatherings or large events, organisers are encouraging people to reach out across the …
  • It’s Carers Week
    Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who …
  • Macular Society June Newsletter
    Patients’ sight maintained five years after groundbreaking stem cell treatment Patients who were the first to receive a new treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) derived from stem cells in 2015 have …
  • Staying Well – Telephone Befriending Service
    It’s not quite business as usual at Staying Well but they’re still open and working with volunteers to provide a Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale who want someone to talk to regularly or just …
  • Disability Horizons Newsletter
    The Disability Horizons newsletter always has a good mix of interesting and topical reading. Here’s their latest edition! 5 things I want everyone to know about living with a disability Blogger Rebecca Sullivan, who has …