Disability News

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

  • accessibility news
    Why audio description is important
    Over the past few years, writer and editor Emma Purcell has been running a petition to make audio descriptions available on all films, TV shows and streaming services. So far, it has reached almost 3,500 signatures, but it needs …
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    How to be a good ally to disabled people
    Alongside the disability community supporting each other, another vital tool in conquering full inclusion is having non-disabled people support and advocate as an ally to disabled people. Here, disability blogger Dax shares a …
  • accessibility news
    Join The Accessible Calderdale Disability Access Forum
    The Accessible Calderdale Disability Access Forum (ACDAF) is a user led group of people with pan disabilities and who live in Calderdale. It is a very diverse group with ages ranging from 20-92 years! They represent learning …
  • health & nhs news
    Healthy Minds Newsletter
    Here’s some of the highlights from the latest newsletter from Healthy Minds – read the full edition here Our Arts & Crafts for wellbeing group is back! Every 2nd and 4th Thursday each month, 12.30 – 2pm at …
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    Activity survey reveals disabled people feel forgotten
    The national charity and leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity, Activity Alliance, releases the latest Annual Disability and Activity Survey. It shows slow progress in engaging more disabled people after the …
  • health & nhs news
    Local NHS Updates
    NHS Calderdale CCG Ends NHS Calderdale CCGs annual statement of involvement has now been published.  This report provides an overview of the engagement and consultation activities that have taken place over the past year from 1 …
  • Macular Society Newsletter
    Welcome to your July newsletter. Firstly, thank you for all your support across Macular Week 2022. Together we succeeded in raising funds for vital research and awareness of macular disease and the impact it has on so many of our …
  • accessibility news
    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Digital Poverty Alliance calls for action to combat digital exclusion A coalition of charities, private and public sector organisations is calling for a concerted effort to tackle digital poverty in a new evidence review which …
  • health & nhs news
    Active at Home refresh!
    In October 2020, the ‘Sport England Active Lives Coronavirus Report’ (Oct 2020) showed that the pandemic disproportionately impacted disabled people’s activity levels. And that we experienced a larger increase in inactivity …
  • Calderdale news
    Video: Meet Malcolm
    Disability Partnership Calderdale’s Malcolm Kielty shares his remarkable personal story as a person with a disability, with particular emphasis on the part that sport has played in his life. https://youtu.be/E1WVKXIA7JQ
  • Halifax Society for the Blind Newsletter: June 2022
    Contact HSB Call HSB’s office: 01422 352383 Email: info@halifaxblindsociety.org.uk Write: 36 Clare Road, Halifax, HX1 2HX Website: http://www.halifaxblindsociety.org.uk Halifax Society for the Blind CIO is a registered charity (No …
  • benefits and money news
    Calderdale Direct Payments User Group
    Do you or someone you care for receive a Direct Payment from Calderdale Council? Are you interested in finding out more about Direct Payments? Why not join the Calderdale Direct Payments User Group for their next online meeting. …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    News Government promises a ‘New Deal for Renters’ After a three-year wait, the government finally released its New Deal for Renters, the fairer private rented sector White Paper, last week. 1.7 million Disabled people in the UK …
  • Calderdale news
    The latest newsletter from Calderdale Council
    Station plans on the right track Plans are on track to improve Halifax Rail Station and the surrounding area, with feedback from a recent consultation being used to shape the project. The £30million-plus project, which is being …
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    Calderdale Learning Disabilities Partnership Board are looking for a new Co-chair
    If you have a Learning Disability and would like to apply please find attached a role description and application form. Application Form / Job Description This is a voluntary role and you will need to be able to attend in person …
  • health & nhs news
    Free Mental Health Support in Calderdale
    Vita Health Group works in partnership with the NHS to provide mental wellbeing services in Calderdale. VitaMinds is a talking therapy service designed to support individuals by providing the tools needed to get things back on …
  • health & nhs news
    Video: Message In A Bottle Campaign
    https://youtu.be/4QzMWIWRZhY Health leaders in West Yorkshire are encouraging unpaid carers to make contingency plans for the person they look after in the event of an emergency through the ‘Message in a Bottle’ initiative. …
  • consultations
    Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan Petition
    Here is a link to an important new petition to Parliament, to: “Implement the Grenfell Tower Inquiry (Phase 1) recommendation to put a legal obligation on building owners and managers to implement Personal Emergency …
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    999 BSL: The new life-saving emergency app for BSL users
    A new app called 999 BSL was released on the 17th June 2022 which allows users to make free calls to UK emergency services through a BSL interpreter. What is 999 BSL?  999 BSL is a service that connects you to British Sign …
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    Introducing Calderdale Dementia Hub
    About Calderdale Dementia Hub The Calderdale Dementia Hub is a partnership between Community Links and Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees and offers an information and advice service for anyone of any age diagnosed with dementia, …