With Eid Al Adha around the corner, check out The Muslim Council of Britain top tips for celebrating Eid safely, according to public health advice in England.
This is a guest blog post written by Disabled Motoring UK (DMUK), first published on the excellent Disabled Living website, which aims to help raise awareness of parking bays for disabled people during Covid-19. Disabled Living is a registered charity which was established in 1897. We are a leading organisation which provide impartial information and … Continue reading Disabled Parking – A Victim Of Social Distancing?
The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Grief and Loss Support Service is for anyone suffering any form of grief and loss, or those worried about losing someone, whether this relates to a family member, friend or member of their community. Practical and emotional support and advice is available from 8am to 8pm, … Continue reading Grief And Loss Support Service
We at Disability Partnership Calderdale would like to ask you for your help… Have you used any Health or Care services since lockdown began? Or have you visited someone, or helped someone who was attending a health or care setting? For example, a GP surgery, Hospital, Pharmacy or Care Setting? If so, we would really … Continue reading Survey – Your Experiences of Health Care During Coronavirus
Report by John Pring on the Disability News Service website Disabled people’s organisations have demanded an inquiry into the reasons behind the disproportionately high number of deaths of disabled people during the pandemic, following the publication of “shocking” and long-overdue official figures. They have also called on the government to take urgent action to protect disabled … Continue reading “Shocking” Coronavirus Death Statistics For Disabled People
Coronavirus Advice and Guidance: Alternative Formats, Community Languages and Information for other Groups of People. A good selection of alternative versions of advice on Coronavirus can be found here on the Calderdale Council website
We recently published a news item about First Buses' updated app which gives real-time updates for passengers on the availability of seats on approaching buses, plus whether a bus's wheelchair space is currently occupied by a wheelchair user. This is clearly useful and reassuring for someone waiting for a bus. First Buses have also told … Continue reading First Buses Update: Help For Disabled Passengers
Finding public toilets can be tough at the best of times. But during the current circumstances, it's harder than ever. However, there's a new website that aims to address the problem, with our help. http://www.lockdownloo.com is a map-based website that shows where public toilets ate open and allows users to submit details of open toilets themselves. … Continue reading Public Toilet Finder Website
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 19 June: Disabled women over 11 times more likely to die of Coronavirus Disabled women with limiting disabilities aged under 65 are 11.3 times more likely … Continue reading Disability Rights UK Newsletter
As more opportunities to be active resume, new guidance from the Activity Alliance will help providers to enable welcoming, and more accessible environments. Activity Alliance has published Reopening Activity: An inclusive response, in consultation with partners across sport, leisure and disability equality. The national charity wants providers to consider the guidance as part of their … Continue reading Guide: Re-Opening Inclusive Activities