These are two big infrastructure projects that are running at the moment that people can become involved in - The redevelopment of Brighouse has a feedback form in the link and it closes on Monday 20th July: The redevelopment of Elland rail station doesn’t have a feedback link but all the information is there if … Continue reading Local Infrastructure Projects: Info & Consultations
Michelle Gerrard, Calderdale's Coordinator for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing has sent us a message to share amongst our members and readers: Have you heard of the West Yorkshire Devolution Deal? https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/wydevolution - They are looking to have a mayor for West Yorkshire like they have in Manchester and London. The consultation period is open until … Continue reading Request BSL Option on Whether West Yorkshire Gets A Mayor?
Here's this week's Disability Rights UK newsletter (week commencing 6 July 2020). Reintroduction of work conditionality and sanctions Work and Pensions Secretary Thérèse Coffey has announced conditionality and benefit sanctions will be reintroduced this week as jobcentres in England start to reopen after lockdown, saying it was ‘essential’ claimant rules are reinstated. Face-to-face meetings in … Continue reading Disability Rights UK’s Latest Newsletter
The Macular Society's July e-newsletter is now out and includes the following and more: ‘We desperately want to change the future for Matilda' At just three and a half Matilda was diagnosed with macular disease at a routine eye test. In Macular Week, her family shared her sto 'As scientists our ultimate aim is to … Continue reading Macular Society’s July E-newsletter
Just out is the local police's Crime Prevention newsletter. In this edition they have concentrated on the following areas; * Drug dealing and 'Cuckooing' - looking out for the vulnerable in society. * Fraud during the easing of Lockdown, what to watch out for. * Look after those pedal cycles, more bikes sold does not … Continue reading Crime Advice – “Dob in a Dealer” & More
This is the 29 June edition of the Disability Horizons newsletter - as always, it's full of great content! 10 acts of human kindness during the Covid-19 pandemic While Covid-19 is an international crisis that has caused worldwide uncertainty and suffering, it has also bought out the very best in humanity. People have to come … Continue reading Disability Horizons Newsletter – Sex, Kindness & Streaming Issues
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee have created an interactive map to help them understand which areas in our region could be improved to help the public travel more easily by bike or on foot, and to provide more space to travel safely while social distancing. The interactive map will allow you to highlight … Continue reading Report Your Cycling and Walking Trouble Spots
Healthy Minds' free Mindfulness Course. 6 weeks starting Tuesday 7th July. Closed group of 8 people. Working through the book and practices 'Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World' by Mark Williams & Danny Penman (with kind permission). Half price book available for all participants. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and to book.
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 26 June: End of lockdown: one size fits all approach fails shielders Government plans to relax rules for shielders, including many disabled people and people with … Continue reading Disability Rights UK Newsletter
Summer sport is back on the agenda and here's a great opportunity for SEND children.