Good Reads – Newsletters, Features Etc

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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    DR UK comment on mini Budget Speaking about the Chancellor’s fiscal event, DR UK CEO Kamran Mallick said: “This was anything but a mini-Budget. But with all of the big announcements focused on tax cuts and boosts for business, we were disappointed not to see an increase in benefits for those who …
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    Disability Horizons Looks At How Energy Companies Are Supporting Customers
    How are energy companies supporting customers? With the rising cost of energy prices affecting millions of people, the online magazine Disability Horizons investigated how some of the main energy companies are proposing to support their customers during this crisis, particularly those who have …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    DPOs write to Prime Minister The Disability Poverty Campaign Group (DPCG) is a coalition of countrywide disability charities and relevant organisations. It was launched in January of this year and is led by DPOs, (Disabled peoples organisations) The group came together as a response to the growing …
  • Macular Society Newsletter
    September Update Welcome to your September e-newsletter. Next week we’ll be joined by renowned experts from the world of macular research who will share with you the latest developments and discoveries being made by our amazing scientists at our Hope for the Future conference. It’s not too late to …
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    Calderdale Over-50s Newsletter
    Our sister organisation, Calderdale Forum 50 Plus, publishes a really interesting monthly newsletter aimed at providing key local information, plus features and advice for older people and their relatives and carers, who live in the Calderdale area. You can read the latest edition, which is just …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Citizens Advice survey shows millions will be in energy bills debt New analysis from Citizens Advice shows 1 in 4 (24%) people in the UK won’t be able to afford to pay their energy bills in October, based on current forecasts. That is double the number already in the red before the price cap rises …
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    Calderdale Council Newsletter
    Celebrating Our Stars The hard work and dedication of Calderdale Council staff, volunteers and local partner organisations was celebrated at the annual Our Stars awards ceremony earlier this month. The event, at the Shay Stadium in Halifax, was last held in 2019. It was an opportunity to celebrate …
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    Disability Podcasts
    The disability lifestyle magazine Disability Horizons has nominated 11 disability podcasts to listen to. Here’s their first choice. There’s a link to the other ten at the bottom on the page. Access All: Disability news and talk (formerly BBC Ouch!) is a weekly podcast about mental …
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    Disability Right UK Newsletter
    Covid and racism commission launched DR UK Chief Executive Kamran Mallick is to chair a commission exploring the Covid pandemic’s impact on Disabled people and the additional impact of systemic racism which a coalition of disability charities has launched. Read the full story about the commission …
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    What is Accessibility?
    Accessibility is about more than just ramps and grab-rails. Based on research with deaf and disabled people, a new blog on https://shapingourlives.org.uk/ uncovers some of the key access and support needs that people need to live truly accessible lives: When the topic of accessibility is raised, …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Grenfell inquiry hears final testimony The Grenfell Tower Inquiry held its final evidence sessions last week. DR UK continue to campaign on the implementation of Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) and encourage participation in the latest government consultation. Read the full story …
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    Report: How disabled people’s voices can be prioritised in health and care services
    Disabled people’s voices need to be valued and prioritised in the planning and delivery of health and care services. This long read sets out the findings of research carried out by The King’s Fund and Disability Rights UK into how disabled people are currently involved in health and …
  • RNIB Newsletter
    The latest RNIB newsletter is available to be read in full here It covers a wide range of subjects – here are the main stories, with more information on all of them available via the full newsletter, linked above. : RNIB and Netflix bring AD to movie premiere Netflix and RNIB worked together …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Government rejects calls for cost of living £650 to be given to all on disability benefits The government has rejected calls to extend the £650 one-off cost of living payment to people on disability benefits as well as people on means tested benefits. Around six million people who receive …
  • health & nhs news
    Changes To Calderdale and Huddersfield’s Hospital Services
    Please find below a link to the public website covering the huge project of reconfiguration of Calderdale and Huddersfield’s hospital services https://www.cht.nhs.uk/future Key Highlights Both hospitals sites will provide 24/7 A&E services and day-case, outpatient and diagnostic services …
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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 post from their blog Diary of a Disabled Person on how to be a good ally …
  • 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 lives. This month we share more of the news from Macular week, …
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    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 highlights millions of people experience digital poverty – when someone …
  • Calderdale news
    Video: Fire Prevention Tips & Support
    Mr Dave Manning from The Fire Prevention Service gave a fascinating talk on fire safety to our 28 June 2022 Open Meeting. He covered a huge range of topics, including Safe & Well visits, where they visit those at most risk from fire and give them advice and practical support. There’s more …
  • 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 1197353) Download PDF and Word versions of this newsletter Look Out! June …
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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 are renting privately. And with recent investigations by The Bureau of …
  • 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 funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, includes plans for a …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    DR UK marks Grenfell fire anniversary by highlighting broken promises on PEEPs The Times published a letter from DR UK and two partners urging the Government to legislate for personal emergency evacuation plans (PEEPs). We joined Grenfell United and Welsh Disabled leaseholders’ group Claddag to …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    News No Government progress five years on since Grenfell Next Tuesday – 14th June 2022 – it will be five years since the fire at Grenfell tower. At the time of the fire, the guidance for Disabled residents was to ‘stay put’, and those who could not self-evacuate did not have access to Personal …
  • Macular Society Newsletter
    New research could lead to a treatment for both wet and dry AMD: Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified those who are at risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), based on their genes, and discovered underlying changes in the tissue of these otherwise healthy …
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    UK Minster for Disabled People’s statement to UN General Assembly
    The UK’s Minster for Disabled People, Chloe Smith, delivered the UK statement at the 15th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 14 June 2022. (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered) Thank you Chair. The UK is committed …
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    Activity Alliance Newsletter
    New Inclusion 2024 education hub to improve future PE experiences The new Inclusion 2024 inclusive education hub launched in May. Education practitioners across England will have access to all the essential resources for inclusive PE in one space. It is created in partnership by Activity Alliance, …
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    Disability Horizon’s Feature – Disabled Scientists
    10 disabled scientists you should discover The representation of disabled people across various fields is on the increase except for one – science. While the representation of disabled scientists has increased, many still choose not to disclose a disability due to exclusionary practices and …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    1.6 million Disabled people have complex needs – new report Over one in ten Disabled people in the UK has complex disabilities according to new research published by the national disability charity, Sense, which shows for the first time the scale of disabilities in the country. The research, …
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    Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Newsletter
    A warm welcome to your May newsletter, full of all the latest updates from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. This week is Deaf Awareness Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness of deafness and supporting those who are deaf or have hearing loss. The theme of the week this year is inclusion, and if …
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    Disability Horizons’ Newsletter
    Disability In The Spotlight Britain’s Got Talent 2022 is in full swing and the 15th series has featured even more amazing auditions from performers with disabilities. Dance troop Born To Perform secured the golden buzzer with their incredible, upbeat, positive dance routine and 14-year-old Eva …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Disability employment gap persists despite new statistics The government has announced that over one million more Disabled people are in employment compared to five years ago according to the latest ONS (Office for National Statistics) data released on Tuesday 17 May. The latest figures show the …
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    Disability Horizons Newsletter
    How to prepare for a festival if you’re a wheelchair user Thinking of attending a festival this year but not sure how to plan for the event if you use a wheelchair? Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered. Mountain Trike, which sells all-terrain wheelchairs designed for accessing the outdoors, …
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    DWP Touchbase Newsletter
    Roundup of recent DWP announcements  Special Rules for End of Life   As outlined in the Queen’s Speech on Tuesday 10 May fast-track benefit access is to be extended to those nearing the end of their life for Personal Independence Payment, Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance. The …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Government must halt ‘managed migration’ to universal credit – DR UK Charities from across the UK have warned the Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), Thérèse Coffey that plans to restart ‘managed migration’ to universal credit (UC), from 9 May, must immediately be …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter – 5 May
    Long Covid and illness drives 400,000 more people from the workforce A new Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) report warns that deep health inequalities and ineffective policies mean people are living shorter lives, with more years spent in poor health, and facing greater barriers to …
  • Macular Society May Newsletter
    Welcome to your May e-newsletter. Macular disease can often feel like an unknown condition among the wider public and that is why we are so grateful to you for continuing to spread the word. Thanks to your support great strides have been made over the last few years to push the importance of our …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    News Disabled employees paid £3.5k less than non-Disabled employees – ONS The ONS has published new data showing that Disabled employees earn £1.93 less per hour than non-disabled employees, equating to a £3,500 pay gap based on a 35 hour week. The pay gap between Disabled and non-disabled …
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    Disability In Children’s Books
    Literature, art and culture have always been tools of enlightenment and knowledge. Exposing children to books that have a disability theme or disabled characters ensures a future generation devoid of discrimination and exclusion. Here, Disability Horizon’s writer Raya Al-JAdir highlights 8 …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    News Disabled people’s groups set out demands for Covid inquiry The horrifying impact of the Covid pandemic on Disabled people risks being ‘airbrushed out of history’, DR UK and its partners have warned ahead of the looming public inquiry. The warning comes in a formal response to the …
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    Activity Alliance Newsletter
    New campaign to challenge negative attitudes towards disabled children Activity Alliance is calling time on negative perceptions through our campaign, ‘Who says?’. The leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity wants disabled children and young people to have the same opportunities to …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    SEND Review raises red flags The Department for Education (DfE) has opened a consultation on its SEND Green Paper Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Review: right support, right place, right time. It is asking for views on the future of the SEND and alternative provision (AP) system …
  • Macular Society Newsletter
    Welcome to your April e-newsletter. While we continue to experience our own challenging times at home and hear about those happening in the world around us, we wanted to let you know we are thinking of you; and we hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe and well. Thank you for continuing to …
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    Get Yourself Active Newsletter
    Together with the Centre for Ageing Better, we have launched Picture Yourself Active: a new, publicly accessible image library of over 300 photos depicting older and Disabled people getting active to challenge pervasive negative stereotypes. The library contains positive and authentic images of …
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    Department For Work & Pensions Newsletter
    Roundup of recent DWP announcements  Spring Statement 2022  This week the Chancellor delivered a Spring Statement that included further measures to help people with the cost of living. From April 2022 there will be an extra £500 million for the Household Support Fund, which doubles its total amount …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    How bare bones benefits don’t add up The Spring Budget offered next to nothing in terms of real-world increases to benefits for Disabled people, or salves to ease the pain of cost of living increases. DR UK’s Media and Communications Manager Anna Morell does the sums on bare bones disability …
  • Disability Horizons’ Newsletter
    The lifting of Covid-19 restrictions is lifting my stress level up: Almost all Covid-19 restrictions have been or soon will be lifted across the UK. Our writer Raya, who has muscular dystrophy and respiratory failure, talks about why she is frightened about the changes and concerned about the …
  • Deafblind UK Newsletter
    Do you know what red and white means? Did you know that someone with a red and white cane or assistant dog harness is deafblind? Read more about red and white canes here. Deafblindness: Spotting the signs. Thousands of people in the UK are living with sight and hearing loss, but how can you tell …
  • Halifax Society For The Blind Newsletter
    Halifax Society For The Blind Newsletter – 18th March 2022 MORECAMBE DAY TRIP and other brief updates. Firstly, I hope this letter finds you in good health. At HSB we are well into planning what we hope will be a lovely new building in Halifax town centre. You may have heard that we’re …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Autistic boy wins right to life transplant hearing The mother of an autistic boy has won a legal battle to ensure her teenage son has the right to a potentially life-saving transplant after Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital refused the option on the grounds that his autism would make the …
  • Yorkshire & Humber SEND Regional SEND Network Newsletter
    This is the March 2022 edition of this far-reaching and comprehensive newsletter. Acknowledgement and thanks to Dr Cathy Hamer, NW SEND Regional Network co-ordinator for collating most of this information and Julie Killey Yorkshire and Humber Regional co-ordinator jkilley@wakefield.gov.uk …
  • Macular Society Newsletter
    Welcome to your March e-newsletter. As we try to keep up with what’s been happening in the news over the last few weeks, we hope you are looking after yourself and would like to take this opportunity to share our solidarity with all those caught up in the recent events in Ukraine and their …
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    Get Yourself Active Newsletter
    Welcome to the latest edition of the Get Yourself Active newsletter, published by Disability Rights UK. This is our round up of what the Get Yourself Active team and our partners have been up to during the month of February, and what to look forward to in March. Along with some opportunities, news …
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    Disability Sport: Activity Alliance Newsletter
    Welcome to February’s newsletter. This edition features new activity cards, UK CMOs’ disabled children’s activity guidelines and a new research project. New activity cards deliver inclusive, challenging, and fun PE sessions Activity Alliance and partners release series of …
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    Calderdale Council Newsletter
    Statement from Cllr Tim Swift on the crisis in Ukraine Our Leader, Cllr Tim Swift has shared a message of support for Ukrainians around the world. The thoughts and prayers of everyone here in Calderdale are with Ukrainians. Buildings in the borough, including Wainhouse Tower, will light up this …
  • Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Covid restrictions removed The Government has removed nearly all Covid restrictions as of 24 February 2022. Staff and students in most education and childcare settings no longer need to undertake twice weekly asymptomatic testing. Rules requiring self-isolation following a positive test have been …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Removing Covid restrictions puts Disabled people at risk The Government is proposing removing all Covid restrictions by the end of this month. DR UK’s Head of Policy Fazilet Hadi said: “DR UK has grave concerns about the proposed removal of Covid restrictions at the end of February. Where is the …
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    Yorkshire’s clinically Vulnerable Get New Covid Treatment
    Hundreds of the most clinically vulnerable people across West Yorkshire receive new COVID treatment to reduce the chance of hospital admission Across England, the NHS has set up new services that will assess patients at the highest-risk from COVID and, where appropriate, offer them treatment, …
  • Macular Society Newsletter
    Welcome to your February e-newsletter. Thank you for joining us once again and sharing our hope for the future for everyone living with, or supporting someone with macular disease. This month we are excited to share two new developments in research and treatment for both wet and dry age-related …
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    Hearing Dogs Newsletter
    This is the latest newsletter from Hearing Dogs For Deaf People – https://www.hearingdogs.org.uk/ A warm welcome to your February newsletter, full of all the latest updates from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.  Our adorable pups have been having lots of fun in their training since you last …
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    The latest newsletter from Activity Alliance
    Sense report aims to understand physical activity needs of families A new report from the charity Sense highlights that a person-centred approach and flexible delivery are required for more positive and engaging experiences. Sense’s report highlights the key recommendations for all sports …
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    7 Amazon Originals that include disabled characters & actors
    Amazon is much more than an online store. Launched in 2014, Amazon Prime Video allows Prime members to stream and download thousands of exclusive TV shows and films. The people at Disability Horizons have done a sift of Amazon’s content and come up with 7 Amazon Original TV series and films …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Disabled people urged to back campaign on social care charges Disability Rights UK is urging campaigners and disability organisations  to back parliamentary efforts to scrap social care charges for working age Disabled people. The issue was raised this week in the House of Lords as …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    National Disability Strategy declared unlawful The High Court has declared that the Government’s National Disability Strategy is unlawful due to inadequate consultation with Disabled people. Disability activists Miriam Binder, Jean Eveleigh, Doug Paulley and Vicki Hon brought the case against the …
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    Calderdale Council’s Monthly Newsletter
    A robust and balanced budget Protecting communities and supporting businesses through the pandemic, building a strong recovery, and ensuring the Council maintains financial stability are the priorities for the Cabinet’s budget proposals for the next financial year. The budget proposals were …
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    Creative Minds Newsletter
    Creative Minds Newsletter Jan 2022 Creative Minds was launched in 2011 in response to feedback from service users and carers about their desire for more creative approaches to understanding and supporting their health and wellbeing. To date, Creative Minds, together with 140 partners, has delivered …
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    Disability Horizons’ Newsletter
    9 winter warmers to help you deal with the cold if you have a disability: Many disabled people find cold temperatures a struggle due to lack of mobility or poor circulation. Disability and lifestyle blogger Gemma Orton, who lives with spinal muscular atrophy, shares her winter warmers to help you …
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    Disability Rights UK e-news
    NEWS Government to end face mask rules and Covid passes in England in “return to plan A” The Prime Minister has announced that England’s Plan B measures will end on January 27th. This includes dropping mandatory face coverings in public places and Covid passports. In a statement …
  • Lead The Way Newsletter
    You can download a pdf of the latest Lead the Way newsletter, themed around learning disabilities,  here: LTW January 2022 Email Newsletter…
  • DeafBlind UK Newsletter
    Welcome to the Professional’s Update from Deafblind UK. Top tips for clear speech Don’t miss our useful guide to help you communicate more effectively with people living with sight and hearing loss. Read more here Our support for carers We offer a wide range of support to carers, …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    News Disabled boy becomes youngest ever recipient in New Year Honours A Disabled boy who has cerebral palsy and autism is to become the youngest person to receive the British Empire Medal (BEM). Tobias Weller has been given the award in recognition of his fundraising efforts during lockdown. He has …
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    Disability Horizons’ Good Reads of 2021
    Disability Horizons, the online magazine is sharing some of their most popular articles and interviews from 2021. It’s a great list of good reads and good things to watch. The Last Leg: how the show still promotes positive disability representation 8 Netflix Original shows and films with …
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    Kick start your 2022 fitness goals
    The online lifestyle magazine, Disability Horizons, has put together this handy guide to getting fitter and healthier. A new year often brings with it a desire to get fit and healthy. But grand plans can fall flat if you overstretch yourself. Here, we share a range of tips and advice, along with …
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    Department For Work & Pensions Newsletter (Including Covid Updates)
    COVID-19 Plan B announcement This week the Prime Minister announced a move to Plan B measures in England as outlined in the COVID-19 Autumn/Winter Plan. Plan B measures will come into force while more data on vaccine efficacy is assessed. Moving to Plan B will help to slow the spread of the new …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    A message from our CEO: building a movement for change 2021 has been an extremely difficult year for many Disabled people. Our lives have continued to be dominated by COVID and its devastating consequences. We are acutely conscious of the high number of deaths of Disabled people, the risk that …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    BBC and Sky find over 100 disabled people held in specialist hospitals for at least 20 years The BBC and Sky News have discovered that more than 100 people with learning disabilities and autism have been held in specialist hospitals and assessment and treatment units for over 20 years. The figures …
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    Get Yourself Active Newsletter
    Welcome to your December Newsletter 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 have been up to during the month of November, and what to look forward to in December. Along with some opportunities, …
  • Macular Society Newsletter
    December Update Welcome to your December e-newsletter. Christmas is a time when many of us reflect on the past year – and for us, once again, the kindness, compassion and care you have shown with your support in Beating Macular Disease has made us feel thankful and truly blessed. You have …
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    Disability Horizons’ Christmas Newsletter
    Check out our Christmas articles… It’s now December and officially time to start celebrating all things Christmas. Our writer and editor, Emma Purcell, has just shared 10 Christmas memories growing up with a disability, but we have many more Christmas stories too, including tips for …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    News Round-up Social care plans expose rich vs poor divide in terms of home loss The Prime Minister has narrowly won a vote on the cap for social care costs, which will mean that many poorer people will continue to need to sell their homes to cover the costs of care. Senior Conservatives were …
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    British Polio Fellowship Newsletter
    Bulletin Deadline From now on all bulletin submissions will need to be made to our new email address thebulletin@britishpolio.org.uk and we have made no changes to our editorial policy which can be found on page 3 in any copy of the bulletin. Please be aware if you do not submit content to our new …
  • DeafBlind UK Newsletter
    Professional’s Update November 2021 Welcome to the Professional’s Update from Deafblind UK. This is the organisation’s excellent e-newsletter. Forthcoming events Visit our website to discover a range of interesting events coming up soon, including “Leeds For All – …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    News Two million denied benefit increases: High Court challenge On Wednesday 17 November, the High Court will be asked to decide whether it was lawful for the Government not to give nearly two million Disabled people on ESA the same £1040 per year increase that it gave Universal Credit claimants. …
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    Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Newsletter
    Here’s the November newsletter from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Firstly, we are delighted to tell you that Hearing Dogs has been chosen as a finalist to become Pets at Home’s charity for their Summer Fundraising Appeal next year. If enough Pets at Home colleagues kindly vote for us, the …
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    Disability Horizons TV – Mental Health Episode
    Here’s the latest episode of Disability Horizons TV, which tackles mental health and also looks at a new wellbeing and mental health programme called Spokz People. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPKoENW6Zv0…
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Here’s the latest newsletter from Disability Rights UK A message from our CEO With the everyday challenges faced by Disabled people mounting perhaps a United Nation Convention on the rights of Disabled people feels a little distant and remote, but it isn’t. If we want to build on the …
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    Our AGM & Open Meeting 23 November
    The 2021 AGM of Disability Partnership Calderdale is to be held on Tuesday 23rd November at The Kings Centre, Halifax. Clark & Partners: A representative from Clark and Partners will be on hand during lunch – they are specialists in mobility and home adaptation products and will be happy …
  • Macular Society November Newsletter
    November Update Welcome to your November e-newsletter. A huge thank you to everyone who encouraged their MP to attend the Westminster Eye Health Day which marked World Sight Day last month. You made it a great success! Read on to find out more about the fantastic number of parliamentarians who came …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Here’s the latest News Round-up from the excellent Disability Rights UK. Shaw Trust Power 100 list 2021 The Valuable 500 is the first organisation to land the top spot in the Shaw Trust’s Disability Power 100. The Disability Power 100 is an annual list of Disabled people who the Trust …
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    Disability Right UK Newsletter – Channel 4 Subtitles, Accessible Cities & More
    Call on Government to tackle employment discrimination A Disability Employment Charter has been launched, supported by disability organisations, trade unions and academics. The Charter sets out areas for Government action to tackle the shocking disability employment gap. There is almost a 30% gap …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    The Leadership Academy Programme: a career development programme for Disabled employees Do you wish to progress your career, or have you recently received a promotion? And do you have lived experience of a disability and/or a long-term health condition? If so, we want to hear from you. Equally if …
  • Halifax Society for the Blind Newsletter
    The latest edition of Look Out! – HSB’s newsletter is now out. Ldownload: Look Out! Sept ’21 (pdf) Inside this issue, you’ll find out about:- A major announcement about the fantastic new premises that HSB will be moving to soon, An inspirational story of travelling abroad, Important updates …
  • Deafblind UK Newsletter
    September 2021 Welcome to the Professional’s Update from Deafblind UK. If you have any feedback about this email, or if there is anything specific that you would like to read about then please contact us. Deafblind Convention 2021 – Living better with sight and hearing loss Where else …
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    Touchbase: DWP Newsletter
    Roundup of recent DWP announcements  Health and disability green paper – one month to go Don’t miss the chance to shape the future of the benefits system by responding to the Shaping future support: the health and disability green paper consultation. The 12-week consultation closes on 11 October. …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    News Round-up Government’s proposals to fix the social care crisis is “too little, too late” Commenting on the Government’s social care reform proposals. DR UK’s Fazilet Hadi said: “We are glad to see the Government is making efforts to fix the social care crisis, but remain concerned that the …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    DR UK holds assisted dying debate to inform stance on Meacher Bill Four prominent Disabled activists took part in an online debate around assisted dying this week as DR UK trustees prepare to review the organisation’s position on the issue. A video of the 90 minute debate, which was organised in …
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    Department for Work & Pensions Newsletter
    Roundup of recent DWP announcements in their regular newsletter, dated 27 August 2021 Change to the Universal Credit system helps claimants ahead of bank holiday Universal Credit has been improved with a new automatic process to ensure claimants receive more consistent benefit payments, even if …
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    Health and Care Policy Jargon Buster
    What’s the difference between an integrated care provider and an sustainability and transformation partnership? What do we really mean when we talk about patient and public involvement? The health and care policy landscape is constantly evolving and the language that we use to describe this …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Winter vaccine schedule for Disabled people unclear Plans for the universal roll-out of a third booster vaccine are in doubt. The Government is now likely to propose that only over-16s with immune-suppression, care home residents, over-70s, frontline health and social care workers and people …
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    Disability Rights UK newsletter
    Disability Rights UK newsletter – ‘Waking watch’ charges hit Disabled residents Shocking numbers of leaseholders are having to invest in ‘waking watch’ schemes in place to protect Disabled residents who cannot self-evacuate in the event of fire. A waking watch is when a person patrols all …