Stay Alert – A Personal View From Disability Partnership Calderdale

The Trustees of Disability Partnership Calderdale met earlier this week via the zoom video conferencing app and one of the topics they discussed was the easing of lockdown and their perceptions of the ongoing risks to people with disabilities. All our trustees have held positions of responsibility in local government, local authority services, volunteer groups … Continue reading Stay Alert – A Personal View From Disability Partnership Calderdale

Report: COVID-19, Social Intergration & How We Communicate

The All Party Parliamentary Group has published a new report following its recent Social Integration inquiry into social connection during the Covid-19 crisis. It finds that the lockdown has reinforced the importance of digital inclusion in this era, and has also demonstrated the importance of the ‘old-fashioned’ ways of communicating – through letters, the telephone and knocking … Continue reading Report: COVID-19, Social Intergration & How We Communicate

Deaf People Disadvantaged By Face Coverings & Coronavirus in General

This is a thought-provoking article from the BBC website, looking at how face coverings are potentially disadvantaging those with hearing impairments. People who are deaf or have hearing loss will struggle to communicate if more people wear non-medical face masks during the coronavirus pandemic, a charity has said. Face coverings are not advised in Wales, … Continue reading Deaf People Disadvantaged By Face Coverings & Coronavirus in General

Under Pressure: Families of Severely Disabled Children

Here's an insightful article from the Guardian newspaper looking at the situation of families with severely disabled children. You can read the full article here. Parents of severely disabled children, are the “forgotten families on the brink of collapse” and are warning that they urgently need support as they are at the point of burnout. … Continue reading Under Pressure: Families of Severely Disabled Children

Disability Homeworking Opportunities Highlighted by Lockdown

Here's a really interesting article from today's Daily Telegraph, which looks at how the lockdown has opened up possibilities for people with disabilities for whom home-working is the preferred option. Working from home hasn’t been the easiest transition for many Britons who suddenly had to hobble together a home office following the UK shutdown in … Continue reading Disability Homeworking Opportunities Highlighted by Lockdown

Police Urge People To Observe Social Distancing Over Weekend

West Yorkshire Police is urging the public to continue to observe social distancing rules, ahead of the second Bank Holiday weekend under Government restrictions. This weekend marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day, which many people will be keen to celebrate. Assistant Chief Constable Tim Kingsman said: “I know communities will want to celebrate this … Continue reading Police Urge People To Observe Social Distancing Over Weekend

Scope – Starting Line Support Programme – Calderdale

Scope’s Starting Line support program is run to support Calderdale residents. Scope are a Disability Pioneering Organisation which supports anyone with a disability or a health condition to improve their self – confidence and employability skills. The disability or health condition could be physical or mental such as dyslexia, anxiety, stress etc which the individual … Continue reading Scope – Starting Line Support Programme – Calderdale