Work at Halifax Station Set To Make Platform Access Step-Only

We have received the following letter asking for feedback on proposed work to repair the footbridge at Halifax Railway Station. It looks like the process will involve shutting the footbridge and replacing it with a temporary structure that will mean access will be limited to those who can manage staircases. Here are the full details … Continue reading Work at Halifax Station Set To Make Platform Access Step-Only

More Changing Places For Calderdale

Calderdale Council has announced plans for three new Changing Places toilets to be installed in the borough, improving facilities for those with severe disabilities or complex needs. As part of the Changing Places programme, a partnership between the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and Muscular Dystrophy UK, Calderdale has been awarded funding … Continue reading More Changing Places For Calderdale

Report: How disabled people’s voices can be prioritised in health and care services

Disabled people's voices need to be valued and prioritised in the planning and delivery of health and care services. This long read sets out the findings of research carried out by The King's Fund and Disability Rights UK into how disabled people are currently involved in health and care system design, and what good might look like. You … Continue reading Report: How disabled people’s voices can be prioritised in health and care services

Bridlington Gets Accessible Holiday Thumbs Up

Disability Horizons, the online magazine, has voted Bridlington, on the Yorkshire coast as one of it's five recommended accessible UK holiday destinations. Here's what they had to say about the town: Ah, Bridlington. Brid-bados, if you will. Located along the coast in East Yorkshire, here you’ll find all the components of a traditional seaside holiday: … Continue reading Bridlington Gets Accessible Holiday Thumbs Up

Office For National Statistics (ONS) Disability Report

This ONS report looks at disabled people's experiences with activities, goods and services, UK: February to March 2022 It is the result of qualitative research exploring disabled people’s experiences with private sector activities, goods and services across the UK. In-depth interviews were conducted with disabled people aged 18 years and over, with a range of … Continue reading Office For National Statistics (ONS) Disability Report

Personal Assistant Report – The Forgotten Workforce

Around 70,000 people in England employ a personal assistant (PA), usually through taking a direct payment or personal health budget. A new report by Think Local Act Personal looked at the experiences of people who employ a PA of recruiting and retaining them between March 2020 and January 2022? This report (opens new window)is the result … Continue reading Personal Assistant Report – The Forgotten Workforce

West Yorkshire Bus Service Consultation

The Mayor's Big Bus Chat - Have your say! West Yorkshire mayor, Tracy Brabin want to know your suggestions about how to deliver better bus services for our region. She's inviting people to join The Mayor’s Big Bus Chat. #MayorsBigBusChat Feedback will be used to inform the next version of the Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP), … Continue reading West Yorkshire Bus Service Consultation