Disability News

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

  • Disability Horizons Launch TV/Videos
    This is the latest update from the Disability Horizons disability lifestyle website. We’ve started a new video series called Disability Horizons TV. Twice a month we’ll be publishing a new video, which we’ll …
  • Get Yourself Active newsletter
    Welcome to the Get Yourself Active April Newsletter Spring is definitely in the air! Welcome to the latest edition of the Get Yourself Active newsletter.  This is our round up of what the Get Yourself Active team and our partners …
  • Activity Alliance Newsletter
       Activity Alliance Newsletter April 2021 Welcome to April’s newsletter. This edition features the latest Active Lives Survey and COVID-19 response. Latest Activity Alliance and ukactive CEOs’ joint call for …
  • The latest news from Calderdale Council
    The Council’s latest newsletter is out and we’ve got the main stories below: Coronavirus – Keep Up the Good Work As more services and activities start to reopen in line with the Government’s step-by-step roadmap …
  • Accessible Pregnancy Test Prototype
    A prototype of the first accessible pregnancy test has been unveiled by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to help blind and visually impaired women know their results privately for the first time. In a campaign …
  • Keeping well at home – checklist for better living
    Keeping Well At Home is a great advice leaflet produced locally to give people advice on everyday life that will help them live healthily and with purpose – download the full leaflet here Below is an example of the …
  • Cook Together, Share Together
    Cook Together, Share Together, Lead the Way’s new project will give people with learning disabilities in Calderdale all the skills needed to cook healthy meals in their own homes. They will provide support with shopping …
  • Northern Powergrid Priority Services Membership
    Northern Powergrid are the people who manage the electricity network that powers everyday life for more than 8 million people across 3.9 million homes and businesses in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire. They …
  • Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Government refuses to start public inquiry into Covid as PM accused of saying let the “bodies pile high” The government has told the families of those who have suffered bereavement through Covid that “an inquiry now is not …
  • Join The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers 
    Have you ever considered joining the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RiDC)? Being part of the panel can be a rewarding experience. Depending upon the research they are commissioned to do, panel members can get involved …
  • Challenging The Asian View of Disability
    In a new article on the Disability Horizons’ website, writer Zubee Kibria challenges these perceptions to help the Asian community understand that having a disability should not be seen as negative, but to support and treat …
  • Sign Up For The Superhero Challenge
    Charity Leonard Cheshire is encouraging people with disabilities to take part in a superhero-inspired event, full of sports-based activities as well as sensory. This is a fully inclusive event and people with a range of …
  • Introducing Evenbreak, An Accessible Job Board
    Evenbreak is a new jobs website that exists to solve a couple of big problems – here’s what it’s all about by the people at Evenbreak: Employers told us they struggled to attract disabled candidates.  And …
  • Disability Rights UK Newsletter – 23-April
    News Round-up Grenfell Tower fire is ‘a landmark act of discrimination against disabled and vulnerable people’ Lawyers involved in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry into the 2017 fire which killed 72 people have described it “as a …
  • Guide: Blind Person’s Allowance
    Not a lot of people who have a sight disability are aware that they may be entitled to Blind Person’s Tax Allowance. If you are blind or severely sight impaired you may qualify for this allowance. If you were to qualify it …
  • Blue Badge Update
    Blue Badge applications are one of many services affected by the pandemic. However, it appears that things are getting back to normal. You can apply for a blue badge or renew your existing blue badge online, uploading any …
  • National Deaf Children’s Society Campaigning to “Keep it clear”
    Here’s the latest blog from the National Deaf Children’s Society, which looks at their “Keep it clear” campaign, which aims to make sure deaf children aren’t disadvantaged by the use of face coverings in …
  • Ordnance Survey puts routes for people with complex disabilities on the map
    Sense Active have partnered with Great Britain’s national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey, to ensure Sensory Walks are easily discoverable via their OS Maps App, as part of our Sport England funded project ‘Sense, Active …
  • Join Calderdale’s Citizens’ Panel
    Calderdale Council are now actively recruiting more volunteers to our Citizens’ Panel – ‘Talkback’. If you live in Calderdale, are over 18 years old (Council employees included) and can spare some time to help answer their …
  • How To Vote in Calderdale
    On Thursday 6th of May 2021 there are Calderdale-wide elections to vote for Local Government Councillors. This year for the first time, Calderdale will be voting for a Combined Authority Mayor. In some areas there will also be …