Preparing for Adulthood In Calderdale For People With a Learning Disability

What Next in Calderdale - Preparing for Adulthood is a booklet from Calderdale Council which provides information about the supportive framework available from the Council for young people aged 18+ with a learning disability who are leaving full time education. It helps them to create a positive transition from school to college and employment by … Continue reading Preparing for Adulthood In Calderdale For People With a Learning Disability

Disability Rights UK E-Newsletter

DR UK reaction to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement The Government has announced in the Autumn Statement that it will increase benefits, in line with September’s inflation rate, from April. The Statement also said that there will be meagre help with energy for people on disability benefits – UC claimants will receive £900 in help, but … Continue reading Disability Rights UK E-Newsletter

Autumn Statement – Support For Vulnerable People

The latest edition of the Government's Department for Work & Pension's newsletter, Touchbase, included details of the support it offered vulnerable people - below is the section of the newsletter covering this subject. You can read the full newsletter here. Autumn Statement  Last week the Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement including a targeted package of … Continue reading Autumn Statement – Support For Vulnerable People

We’re Now An Active Calderdale Charter Organisation

That might sound like a mouthful but it's actually quite simple. We're now officially part of the Active Calderdale programme and we received our certificate at our recent AGM. We've also worked with the programme to create a seated exercise video, which is a fun and safe way to add a little movement to your … Continue reading We’re Now An Active Calderdale Charter Organisation

Blog: how to improve how health and care services work with Disabled people

Fazilet Hadi, Head of Policy at Disability Rights UK, has a new blog out in which she considers how Disabled people’s organisations can harness their power and expertise to improve how health and care services work with Disabled people. "There are 14 million Disabled people in the UK, and we are major users of health … Continue reading Blog: how to improve how health and care services work with Disabled people