Disability News

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

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    Staying Cool In Hot Weather
    The current hot weather isn’t to everyone’s liking. If you are struggling with the heat, here are a few tips to help you stay cool. How to Stay Cool Stay out of the heat: keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm if …
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    Report: The treatment of autistic people and people with learning disabilities
    The House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee have just released a new report, titled “The treatment of autistic people and people with learning disabilities.” Below is the Summary – the full report can …
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    Open Letter: Calderdale Disability Organisations On Restriction Easing Concerns
    This is an open letter from Calderdale’s leading disability organisations to local/regional politicians, sharing concerns about the ending of Covid-19 restrictions on 19th July. To Tracy Brabin, Mayor, West Yorkshire …
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    Accessible Housing Guide
    Disability Horizons, the online disability magazine have partnered with accessible housing specialists Branch Properties for the second year in a row to bring you an up-to-date accessible housing guide to help you find the best …
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    Department For Work & Pensions Newsletter
    Roundup of recent DWP announcements  Coronavirus Roadmap update Step 4 of the Roadmap is expected to begin on Monday 19 July. This will be confirmed on Monday 12 July, following a review of the latest data. At Step 4, the …
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    Top accessible beaches revealed
    Nearly all of the top ten most accessible beaches are in just three counties, according to new research. Keep Moving Care analysed 30 top-rated UK beaches against 10 criteria points – whether the beaches had received a Blue Flag …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Lockdown easing plans put CEV people back in jeopardy Psychology experts, health professionals and Disabled People’s Organisations are expressing grave concerns about the Prime Minister’s announcement that the majority of …
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    Cut the Clutter Campaign To Clear Pavements
    The walking charity, Living Streets, is running a “Cut the Clutter” campaign, calling for local authorities to prioritise clearing footways and pavements through measures including (but not limited to): 1. Banning all …
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    Finding A Good Disability Employer
    What is a disability-confident employer? Nearly every employer claims to be an ‘equal opportunities employer’, but as disabled people, we know that most aren’t – particularly when it comes to disability. Research carried out by …
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    Disability Horizons Newsletter
    LAST CHANCE to take our survey on disability hate crime Our survey on disability hate crime, in partnership with Leonard Cheshire, will be closing this week, so this is your LAST CHANCE to have your say and make your voice heard. …
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    FREE Virtual Project for Disabled Adults and Children from Sense
    Here are details of a new project for disabled adults and children in our area, below is more information and the contact details on how to get in touch. The Sense Virtual Buddying project and Virtual Group Sessions is a great …
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    Disability Support Calderdale Nominated For Top Award
    Disability Support Calderdale have be nominated as a finalist at the Yorkshire Choice 2020 Awards in the Local Fundraiser category. This is the citation detailing their achievements: The group from Disability Support Calderdale …
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    Are You at Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?
    https://youtu.be/0anqgIw2Hiw Did you know, Calderdale’s Hebden Bridge GP Group Practice is top of the leader board this month when it comes to making referrals to the Heathier You NHS Diabetes prevention Programme. In May, 49 …
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    Halifax Society for the Blind Want To Know What Services You Need
    This survey is being circulated by our friends at the Halifax Society for the Blind. Dear Members, Supporters, Colleagues and Partners, we hope you are well, and getting some sunshine and feeling good about getting out and about. …
  • Macular Society July Newsletter
    Welcome to your July e-newsletter. Firstly, a big, big thank you to everyone who supported us in Macular Week. Every year we are overwhelmed by how many of you show your support, in so many different ways. It is so inspiring …
  • BBC appoints new disability team
    The BBC has set up a new disability team, to include Cbeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell in the role of Disability Ambassador, Kay  Ashton MBE as Creative Diversity Disability Lead, and Nichola Garde as Project Manager of Elevate, …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Disabled people’s lives ‘devastated’ by Covid – BBC Survey Thousands of D/deaf and Disabled people became more disabled during the pandemic with most losing access to vital medical appointments and necessary routines. A BBC …
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    Get Yourself Active newsletter from Disability Horizons UK.
    Welcome to the latest edition of the Get Yourself Active newsletter from Disability Horizons UK. This is our round up of what the Get Yourself Active team and our partners have been up to during the month of June – and some …
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    Disability Horizons Newsletter
    8 misconceptions about disabled women busted – There are many assumptions and misconceptions about disabled women in our society. Some people think that they are unable to be parents and have a family, that they can’t …
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    Activity Alliance (Disability Sport) Newsletter
    Our Chair blogs: Disabled people need to be at the heart of the return UK Coaching Week is a campaign to celebrate coaching at all levels in sport and activity. This year’s theme was ‘The Great Coaching Comeback: …