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‘Please give me space’ social distancing cards & badges

The Government have produced the following optional badges that can be used to show that the carrier may have difficulties or concerns in maintaining social distancing. Details The optional badges on this page can be used to show the carrier may have difficulties or concerns in maintaining social distancing. They can be used to signal … Continue reading ‘Please give me space’ social distancing cards & badges

Disability Horizons Newsletter: Covid-19, Sex, Recreation & Jobs

Disability Horizons is an online disability lifestyle publication that aims to give disabled people a voice. As well as their excellent website, they produce a weekly newsletter - here's the latest edition: My experience of having Covid-19 as a disabled person Writer and blogger Lucy Currier, who has cerebral palsy, believes she and her family … Continue reading Disability Horizons Newsletter: Covid-19, Sex, Recreation & Jobs

Healthy Minds: Service Update From Mental Health Charity

Healthy Minds is the working name of Calderdale Wellbeing, a mental health charity based in Halifax, West Yorkshire - visit website here. Here's the introduction to their latest newsletter, with a link to downloading the full document at the end. We hope everyone is doing as well as they can with the ongoing weirdness of living through … Continue reading Healthy Minds: Service Update From Mental Health Charity

Face Coverings: Cross-Government Disability Unit Update

The Stakeholder Engagement Team at the Government's Cross-Government Disability Unit have distributed an update about how it has been able to influence around the subject of face coverings, following their listening to the concerns from disability groups. This is the update: We are aware of the barriers and challenges the requirement to wear face coverings … Continue reading Face Coverings: Cross-Government Disability Unit Update

George Bates – Athlete With “Wrong Kind” of Disability

Great Britain wheelchair basketball player George Bates says he may have to consider having his leg amputated to continue his international career. The 26-year-old has been told that his particular disability makes him ineligible to play the sport. Bates was injured playing football aged 11 and has complex regional pain syndrome – a condition that … Continue reading George Bates – Athlete With “Wrong Kind” of Disability

Deaf Users Unhappy as Youtube Drops Community Captions

YouTube plans to discontinue its community captions feature, which allowed viewers to add subtitles to videos, because it was “rarely used and had problems with spam/abuse,” the company announced. It says it’s removing the captions and will “focus on other creator tools.” The feature will be removed as of September 28th. “You can still use … Continue reading Deaf Users Unhappy as Youtube Drops Community Captions

Report: The Psychological Approaches To Tackling Loneliness

The charity Campaign to End Loneliness has released a new report which it says is the first of its kind to look at how psychological approaches can help tackle loneliness. Not surprisingly, due to lockdown, more people than ever before are reporting feelings of loneliness. Meanwhile, mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and positive psychology are … Continue reading Report: The Psychological Approaches To Tackling Loneliness

Survey: Health & Social Care in Calderdale During COVID-19

Healthwatch Calderdale is gathering feedback about the experiences of anyone who have had contact with, or tried to contact, health and social care services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Health and care services have had to quickly change the way they work and deliver services in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Whilst they are doing everything … Continue reading Survey: Health & Social Care in Calderdale During COVID-19