This report has been brought together by the VSI Alliance using evidence and insight drawn from across the diverse voluntary and community sector (VCS) in Calderdale. The Voluntary, Community and Enterprise Sector (VCSE) in Calderdale has responded quickly and effectively to support a range of urgent and emerging needs through the initial period of the … Continue reading Report: Calderdale Voluntary & Community Sector Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
A huge step up in capacity in testing for Covid-19 is planned, according to a news item published by the BMJ The UK government has drawn up plans to carry out up to 10 million covid-19 tests a day by early next year as part of a huge £100bn (€110bn; $130bn) expansion of its national … Continue reading Covid-19 Testing: £100 Billion Plan To Test 10 Million Per Day
Two thirds of people with learning disabilities had their social care slashed by at least half during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research by Mencap. The charity surveyed 1,069 people across the UK about their experiences of caring for someone with a learning disability during lockdown. Over two-thirds said the needs of those they cared for … Continue reading Learning disability support slashed during lockdown
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