Although only 34% less than the long-term average, rainfall since March has been low enough to mean that Yorkshire Water is putting a hosepipe ban in place from 26 August 2022. During the ban the following activities are prohibited: Watering a garden using a hosepipe Cleaning a private motor-vehicle using a hosepipe Watering plants on … Continue reading Hosepipe Ban – What Are The Rules?
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
Covid and racism commission launched DR UK Chief Executive Kamran Mallick is to chair a commission exploring the Covid pandemic’s impact on Disabled people and the additional impact of systemic racism which a coalition of disability charities has launched. Read the full story about the commission on the DR UK website. MPs warn that social … Continue reading Disability Right 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
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) was making some progress in increasing national participation in sport and physical activity until the impact of the pandemic reversed these gains. However, it needs to do more to reach key groups who are less likely to be active according to a report by the National … Continue reading Grassroots participation in sport and physical activity report
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
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
A new role which could help transform eye care services for people living with macular disease and other sight conditions, has been appointed by NHS England. Louisa Wickham, who is the medical director at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has been announced as the UK’s first National Clinical Director for Eye Care in England. … Continue reading National Clinical Director for Eye Care appointed
Here are some tips to help you focus on your response to the Cost of Living crisis. These are from an excellent article on the Inclusion London website. They support over 70 Deaf and Disabled Organisations working across every London borough. Visit their website here for more detailed advice and more tips. Make sure you … Continue reading Advice: How to cope with the increasing cost of energy if you are disabled?
These are the latest announcements by the Government on the Cost of Living Crisis and its response. Pension Credit Cost of Living Payment eligibility Pensioners in receipt of Pension Credit will automatically be paid the Cost of Living Payments. In total, they could be entitled to an extra £650, paid in two instalments. To be eligible … Continue reading Latest DWP Cost of Living Announcements