Disability Rights UK Newsletter

Grenfell inquiry hears final testimony The Grenfell Tower Inquiry held its final evidence sessions last week. DR UK continue to campaign on the implementation of Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) and encourage participation in the latest government consultation. Read the full story Grenfell story on our website. Pandemic has made many doctors less willing to … Continue reading Disability Rights UK Newsletter

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

Changes To Calderdale and Huddersfield’s Hospital Services

Please find below a link to the public website covering the huge project of reconfiguration of Calderdale and Huddersfield's hospital services https://www.cht.nhs.uk/future Key Highlights Both hospitals sites will provide 24/7 A&E services and day-case, outpatient and diagnostic services The A&E at CRH will receive all blue light emergency ambulances. Patients requiring acute inpatient admission will … Continue reading Changes To Calderdale and Huddersfield’s Hospital Services

How to be a good ally to disabled people

Alongside the disability community supporting each other, another vital tool in conquering full inclusion is having non-disabled people support and advocate as an ally to disabled people. Here, disability blogger Dax shares a post from their blog Diary of a Disabled Person on how to be a good ally to disabled people, from truly listening to … Continue reading How to be a good ally to disabled people

Disability Rights UK Newsletter

Digital Poverty Alliance calls for action to combat digital exclusion A coalition of charities, private and public sector organisations is calling for a concerted effort to tackle digital poverty in a new evidence review which highlights millions of people experience digital poverty – when someone is unable to interact with the digital world when they … Continue reading Disability Rights UK Newsletter