Disability News

Here is the latest news for people with disabilities in Calderdale, carefully selected form a range of local and national sources:

  • Report: CQC The state of health care and adult social care in England
    Care Quality Commission have just published a new report, The state of health care and adult social care in England 2019/20 This report looks at the trends, shares examples of good and outstanding care, and highlights where care …
  • Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    This is the latest email newsletter from Disability Rights UK, dated 16 October 2020. Our We Belong campaign – sign up now Disability Rights UK’s We Belong campaign is running another two weeks of roundtable discussions. …
  • Where To Report Hate Crimes
    West Yorkshire Police, in partnership with Calderdale Council and Calderdale Hate Crime Partnership have established Third Party Hate Incident Reporting Centres to encourage victims of racist, homophobic, disability and …
  • Hate Crime Awareness Week Q & A Video
    Calderdale Council’s live Hate Crime Awareness Week Q & A session was an excellent insight into the subject – here’s a full recording of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MLoxpUR2PE Share …
  • RNIB Monthly Newsletter
    This is the Monthly newsletter from RNIB services Celebrating National Eye Health Week During this year’s National Eye Health Week ( https://rnibenews.org.uk/4UA0-E6D5-1FPT1D-BIA8R-0/c.aspx ) (21-27 September), we’re …
  • Calderdale Hate Crime Webinar – Watch Full Video Here
    As part of Calderdale’s contribution to Hate Crime Awareness Week, 10-17 October, a webinar brought together a range of organisations to discuss hate crime, its effects and how to tackle it. Below is the full video of the …
  • Hate Crime Awareness Week – Simon’s Story
    Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 will take place from 10th – 17th October 2020. Along with Calderdale council and a number of other organisations across Calderdale, Disability Partnership Calderdale is very proud to be supporting …
  • Hate Crime Awareness Week – Marion’s Story
    Crime Awareness Week 2020 will take place from 10th – 17th October 2020. Along with Calderdale council and a number of other organisations across Calderdale, Disability Partnership Calderdale is very proud to be supporting the …
  • Hate Crime Webinar – Watch Here
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSKxwCBWirE&fbclid=IwAR2N3T7-0AcvdNSg97gk2mnhJu46jEe5qeGgJ_Dn-KvWbSU2uL3kLGy82R4 Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...…
  • Calderdale Hate Crime Webinar
    One of the key events during Hate Crime Awareness Week (click on the button right to find out more about the week) will be a Calderdale Council chaired webinar will run from 11am – 12.30pm on Monday 12 Oct. The aim of the webinar …
  • Falls Prevention – How To Get Support & Help
    Falls prevention week is 1 – 7 October, but falling is something that can happen to us all at any time — miss a step coming off the bus, trip over a shoe lace or lose your balance—we have all been there. However, some …
  • New safeguarding measures to improve the reliability of passenger requests for assistance.
    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) said the new rules in its Accessible Travel Policy Guidance for Train and Station Operators (published last week) should help prevent failures among more than a million requests a year and drive …
  • PIP Claimants Owed Up To £13,000
    The DWP is beginning a review of PIP claimants to try to identify those who are owed up to £13,000, because it got the law wrong. However, not everyone who is eligible for additional payments will be contacted and the DWP have …
  • Disability Rights UK E-Newsletter
    This is the latest Disability Rights UK newsletter (21/9/20)-  as always it’s a good read with links back to their website for details on the main stories. We Belong Campaign: Do you want to influence government policy? …
  • Changes To Severe Disability Premium Transitional Payments
    From 8 October, there will be a change to the administration of Severe Disability Premium Transitional Payments. The extra monthly payment which eligible people receive will be included in their Universal Credit payment. This …
  • Disability Rights UK E-Newsletter
    This is the latest Disability Rights UK newsletter (14/9/20)-  as always it’s a good read with links back to their website for details on the main stories. Panorama report on SEND families ‘on their knees’ The BBC’s Panorama …
  • Revitalise: Respite care and holidays
    Revitalise is a national charity providing respite care in a holiday setting for disabled people and carers for over 50 years. Revitalise also offers inspirational opportunities for volunteers through one of the largest and most …
  • Care For Carers Campaign
    Revitalise are a national charity providing respite holidays for disabled people and carers. http://www.revitalise.org.uk/ Earlier this week they launched their new #CareforCarers campaign. Here’s what they had to say about …
  • Addiction Support: Calderdale in Recovery
    Calderdale in Recovery is an organisation open to anyone who is interested in all aspects of Recovery from a drink or drug problem.  It is for individuals, friends and families, supporters, people who work in the field and …
  • NHS: Get Better Health With Advice, Ideas & Apps
    Keeping fit and healthy has never been more important. Better Health is a new initiative that has been launched by the NHS to provide resources to assist with weight maintenance, nutrition and exercise. It also has helpful tips …