New Disability Website – Ability Today

Grant Logan is a disabled entrepreneur whose goal is to connect disabled people and equip them with information and skills. Having become disabled after a bike accident, he discovered how scarce knowledge and advice was in the disability world and set about improving it. He now runs Ability Today, a website with information and resources, and founded … Continue reading New Disability Website – Ability Today

New Year Support – Mental Health, Money & More

Here are a few suggestions of where to get help should you have problems as 2022 gets underway. Adults can find support for mental health at South West Yorkshire Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust (SWYFT) an organisation which helps people through mental health, community, learning disability and wellbeing services across Calderdale. Find out more here. There is a free … Continue reading New Year Support – Mental Health, Money & More

Safe Spaces – Helping People Abused Within Church of England

Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service, providing a confidential, personal and safe space for anyone who has been abused through their relationship with Church of England, the Catholic Church in England and Wales or the Church in Wales. You can contact the Safe Spaces team using a variety of methods, according to … Continue reading Safe Spaces – Helping People Abused Within Church of England

Healthy Minds Calderdale – Jan-March 2022 Programme

The Recovery & Support team at Healthy Minds is excited to bring the people of Calderdale a new-and-improved offer of peer-support groups, drop-ins, activities, workshops and ‘Walks for Wellbeing’ in our January – March 2022 programme! There is a big range of support on offer across Calderdale to help you stay well, whether you are looking … Continue reading Healthy Minds Calderdale – Jan-March 2022 Programme

The Government’s Disability and Access Ambassadors

This is the latest information about the government's Disability and Access Ambassadors programme, managed by the Disability Unit. Disability and Access Ambassadors are senior business leaders. They encourage improvements in the accessibility and quality of services and facilities in their sector for disabled people. The Disability and Access Ambassador scheme was expanded as part of … Continue reading The Government’s Disability and Access Ambassadors

Disability Rights UK Newsletter

A message from our CEO: building a movement for change 2021 has been an extremely difficult year for many Disabled people. Our lives have continued to be dominated by COVID and its devastating consequences. We are acutely conscious of the high number of deaths of Disabled people, the risk that COVID poses to those of … Continue reading Disability Rights UK Newsletter

The BMJ Looks At The Omicron Variant Of Covid19

The SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant, first detected in South Africa on 24 November, has now been found in 57 countries. Elisabeth Mahase of the BMJ (British Medical Journal) website looks at what we know about it so far, including how well treatments and vaccines work What mutations does omicron have? Omicron’s spike protein has at least 30 … Continue reading The BMJ Looks At The Omicron Variant Of Covid19

How to access health and care services at the right time and place

West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP) is all set to run an area wide ‘Together We Can’ campaign this winter. The campaign started in Calderdale and Kirklees is being rolled out across West Yorkshire to help people access health and care services at the right time and place. The campaign encourages people to … Continue reading How to access health and care services at the right time and place