Good Reads – Newsletters, Features Etc

  • Halifax Society For The Blind’s latest newsletter
    Fresh out is Halifax Society For The Blind’s latest edition of Look Out!, their newsletter. This edition is also produced as a text file for those using screen-reader software, and can be translated into braille or audio on request. For more information, you can also visit their website …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    19/7/2021 News Round-up DPOs call for reinstatement of infection control measures A plethora of organisations, including DR UK, is calling on government to revise new guidance which effectively leaves Disabled Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) people without protection once lockdown fully eases …
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    Department for Work & Pensions Newsletter
    Brought to you by the Department for Work & Pensions 16 July 2021 – Roundup of recent DWP announcements  Coronavirus Roadmap update This week the Prime Minister announced that Step 4 of the Roadmap out of COVID-19 legal restrictions in England will go ahead on Monday 19 July. Step 4 will …
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    The Pandemic’s Toll On People With Learning Disabilities
    This article, from the BMJ explores how the covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on people with learning disabilities across the world. The linked paper by the OpenSAFELY collaborative led by Williamson and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.n1592) makes an important contribution to the evidence …
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    Disability Horizons Newsletter
    10 disabled contestants on TV reality and talent shows For more than a decade, disabled contestants have had the opportunity to take part and compete in TV reality and talent shows, with many reaching the finals and even winning. Not only is this bringing more inclusion, diversity and equality to …
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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 Government will remove all outstanding legal restrictions on social contact, …
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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 remaining COVID-19 regulations are set to end in England on 19 July. The …
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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. The results will help us to highlight the issues with disability hate …
  • 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 seeing you get involved and help spread the word about macular disease, …
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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 survey of over 3,000 people found that many Disabled people experienced a …
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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 opportunities that we hope will be of interest. More from us next …
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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 embrace their femininity, be independent or have meaningful relationships, …
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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: Coaching for all’. Here, our Chair, Sam Orde, talks about her …
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    Report: How We Spent Our Time In Lockdown
    This is a Time Use Survey from the Government explaining the differences between how people in Great Britain spent their time during coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in March and April 2020 and March 2021. Main points How we spent our time changed substantially between the first lockdown (March …
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    Calderdale Council’s Newsthread Newsletter
    Extra testing makes a difference Calderdale now has the highest testing rate in the Yorkshire and Humber region, with about 1,200 people being tested each day. This is 200 people more per day than the next highest testing council area. Extra testing is currently taking place in Illingworth, …
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    Polio Fellowship Newsletter
    Dear Member, We hope you are keeping safe and well. We would like to share some updates happening at The British Polio Fellowship. Office Move When we sold the offices at the Xchange on Wilmington Close, we struggled to find offices that were value for money and fitted all our needs. On a fine …
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    Disability rights UK Newsletter – 26/6/21
    We are looking for our next Chair of Trustees Since its foundation in 2012 DR UK has significantly grown in profile, influence and reputation. In 2022 we celebrate 10 years of our organisation working together with Disabled People leading change. We are looking for an individual who shares our …
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    Transport For All Newsletter
    Transport For All campaign for better transport access and accessibility for people with disabilities. Though they have a London focus, much of what they cover has a broader relevance. Here’s their latest newsletter. Cut the clutter! | Members Newsletter #6 Hope you’re doing well! In …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    We are looking for our next Chair of Trustees Since its foundation in 2012 DR UK has significantly grown in profile, influence and reputation. In 2022 we celebrate 10 years of our organisation working together with Disabled People leading change. We are looking for an individual who shares our …
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    Halifax Society For the Blind’s Newsletter
    Below is a link to download Halifax Society For the Blind’s latest edition of their newsletter, Look Out! In this edition, they share plans for resuming face to face services when the general easing of Covid19 restrictions occurs. They had a marvellous Volunteer Week piece, with feedback …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    We are looking for our next Chair of Trustees Since its foundation in 2012 DR UK has significantly grown in profile, influence and reputation. In 2022 we celebrate 10 years of our organisation working together with Disabled People leading change. We are looking for an individual who shares our …
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    Disability Horizons Newsletter
    Get your FREE ticket to Mindvalley Summit to boost your 2021- Education company Mindvalley, a platform our Co-founder Martyn Sibley has used, is hosting a virtual personal growth event with 35+ speakers talking about everything from building a resilient mindset to evaluating your health and …
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    Macular Society June Newsletter
    June Update Welcome to your June e-newsletter, and happy Volunteers’ Week! A huge thank you to all of our incredible volunteers who have continued to deliver such a valuable service over the past 18 months. This month could spell the end of coronavirus restrictions for much of the UK. However you …
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    Touchbase – DWP Newsletter
    Touchbase, 4 June 2021 – Roundup of recent DWP announcements  Shared Accommodation Rate changes DWP has implemented changes to the Shared Accommodation Rate that will help thousands of vulnerable care leavers access additional housing support. The changes mean that care leavers can now claim …
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    BMJ Newsletter – Medical Updates
    This is the latest newsletter from the BMJ (British Medical journal). As ever, it draws on a good range of voices and opinions and provides a good overview of the issues of the day (medical and medical-related). The covid-19 pandemic took power from the people Who decides when covid-19 restrictions …
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    Disability Horizons’ Newsletter
    More than 50% of people happy to see Covid-19 restrictions lifted in June We asked 171 people from across the UK who have a disability or health condition or know someone who does, how they feel about the easing of all lockdown restrictions on 21st June 2021. 52% are either ‘fairly happy’ or …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    The Disability Rights Handbook is now online We are delighted to announce the launch of a new digital version of the Disability Rights Handbook 46th Edition 2021-2022. Created to support remote working, this enhanced version of our flagship publication is an essential resource for all professional …
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    Activity Alliance Disability Sport Newsletter
    This is the latest newsletter of the Activity Alliance, who work for equality in sport for people with disabilities. Activity Alliance News Welcome to May’s newsletter. This edition features our new strategy, Achieving Fairness, and the new campaign, Football Your Way.   New strategy …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    We are delighted to announce the launch of a new digital version of the Disability Rights Handbook 46th Edition 2021-2022. Created to support remote working, this enhanced version of our flagship publication is an essential resource for all professional advisers. Our online service sits on the …
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    British Polio Fellowship Newsletter – May 2021
    Dear Member, We hope you are keeping well and have been able to enjoy some normality as lockdown restrictions ease. We have now updated our Covid-19 and Polio information and this can be found published on our website through the following link. https://www.britishpolio.org.uk/copy-of-covid-19-1 In …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter, 14 May
    Queen’s Speech fails to deliver on social care, democracy, building and employment The Queen’s Speech, effectively the Government’s current ‘to do’ list, has failed to deliver on Boris Johnson’s pledge to “fix the crisis in social care once and for all” which he made when he became Prime Minister …
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    Halifax Society for the Blind Activities Newsletter
    HSB Activities Walking Group news Thanks to everyone who showed an interest in a walking group and gave feedback about what sort of walks you might like.  We are looking into partnering with other groups who already go out walking, and will update you as soon as we are clearer about how this will …
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    Disability Horizons UK Newsletter
    Let’s Talk Tokyo: an Evening with Adam Hills and ParalympicsGB To mark 100 days until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, this Thursday 13th May, Adam Hills will be hosting a virtual event called Let’s Talk Tokyo: An Evening with Adam Hills and ParalympicsGB. Celebrating athletes’ achievements, …
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    Lead The Way – May Newsletter
    Below is a link to download Lead the Way’s ebulletin for May. A couple of the events mentioned in it are coming up very soon, so please hurry if you need to attend. May Bulletin About Lead The Way For anyone anyone over 18 with a learning disability living in Calderdale, and their …
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    Macular Society E-newsletter
    Welcome to your May Macular Society e-newsletter. It is great to hear that so many of you have now received your second vaccine and as restrictions ease across the UK we hope you have enjoyed some precious, much missed, time with loved ones over the last few weeks. We continue to cautiously plan …
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    Department for Work & Pensions Newsletter
    Here’s the latest Roundup of recent DWP announcements  New 24-hour payment service launched by Child Maintenance Service  A new 24-hour automated service is available for parents and employers to make Child Maintenance and Liability Order Payments over the phone. This fully automated secure …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter – 7 May
    Met Police officer fired after assaulting black child with learning disabilities A 17 year-old who was an inpatient at a mental health unit was repeatedly struck by a Metropolitan (Met) police officer and had CS spray used on her after she became distressed after becoming separated from an escorted …
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    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 have been working on over the past month – and some …
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    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 inclusive reopening We have moved to Step 2 of the government’s roadmap in …
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    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 appropriate”. A letter sent from the government to lawyers acting for the …
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    Covid-19: Booster vaccine to be rolled out in autumn
    The UK will roll out a covid-19 booster vaccine at the beginning of autumn in order to protect the most vulnerable ahead of winter, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced. As part of this, the government’s vaccines taskforce has secured an additional 60m doses of the Pfizer …
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    Single Vaccine Dose Cuts Virus Transmission
    Adults infected with covid-19 three weeks after receiving one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine were 38-49% less likely to pass the virus on to their household contacts than people who were unvaccinated, a preprint released by Public Health England has shown.1 The research …
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    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 landmark act of discrimination against disabled and vulnerable people”. The …
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    Macular Society Newsletter
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    Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: 16 April 2021
    The latest Government Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain report is out. It is based on the Indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey covering the periods 31 March to 4 April and 7 April to 11 April 2021 to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on …
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    Report, Unequal Impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services
    The Women and Equalities Committee published its Report Unequal Impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: full Report (HC 1050), on 22 December 2020. The Women and Equalities Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the …
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    Calderdale Adult Learning Newsletter – Back To Class
    Heath Campus – Update After exceptionally challenging times over the past year, we are delighted to announce that we can welcome some of you back to classes at Heath Campus after the Easter break.  We will also continue with our current online provision and would like to extend our thanks to …
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    Lead the Way Newsletter
    Here is the latest ebulletin from Lead the Way which as usual incudes lots of useful information and links. Click on the image to download the pdf newsletter. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...…
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    Get Yourself Active newsletter from Disability Rights UK
    Welcome to our March Newsletter Welcome to the latest edition of the Get Yourself Active newsletter from Disability Rights UK!  This is our round up of what the Get Yourself Active team and our partners have been working on over the past month – and some opportunities that we hope will be of …
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    Report: Coronavirus and clinically extremely vulnerable people in England
    Coronavirus and clinically extremely vulnerable people in England: 18 January to 30 January 2021. This is a Government report which offers analysis of clinically extremely vulnerable people in England during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including their behaviours and mental and physical …
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    Calderdale Bins & Waste Newsletter
    Calderdale Council put out a regular e-zine newsletter about their bin collections and waste management. The latest edition, which includes bin collection days/date over Easter and May bank holidays, plus full details of what you can re-cycle, is now out – view it here. Here’s …
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    Halifax Society for the Blind Newsletter – March/April
    This is the regular newsletter from the Halifax Society for the Blind. Find out more about them and sign up to the newsletter and many of their activities via their website. Welcome to the March edition of the Halifax Society for the Blind Activities Update!  This month, the focus is on keeping our …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Disability Rights UK’s Newsletter – 26 March 2021 Government continues to fail Disabled election candidates Questions have been asked this week in the House of Lords about why there isn’t a Government fund to support the reasonable adjustments of Disabled election candidates. The …
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    Vaccination: Don’t Let Your Guard Down Too Soon!
    Health services are observing a rise in Coronavirus infections in people shortly after they have received their first vaccination, suggesting that many people are letting their guard down before the vaccine has taken effect. Earlier this month a study led by Public Health England of vaccination in …
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    Calderdale Council March Newsletter
    Here is the latest newsletter from Calderdale Council View this email in your browserFacebookTwitter On Thursday 6 May 2021, residents in Calderdale can vote in the local elections and the first West Yorkshire Combined Authority Mayoral election. The Council’s elections team is working hard to …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter – 19/3/21
    Shielding to end from 1 April More than 3.79 million clinically extremely vulnerable people in England are to be told they are no longer advised to shield from Thursday 1 April 2021. People on the shielded patient list will be told they can begin to follow national restrictions alongside the rest …
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    Department of Public Health Backs Vaccine Safety
    I am worried that the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine isn’t safe as I’ve heard some countries are stopping using it – should I still have it? It’s a question that’s been concerning some people in recent days! Here’s what the Department for Public Health has said to reassure those of us …
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    DeafBlind UK Newsletter – March 2021
    Professional’s Update March 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. Supporting eye clinics Thanks to funding from The National …
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    Obesity & Covid-19 – A Catalyst for Change
    The evidence is clear that obesity is a risk factor for severe covid-19 disease and death. Writing on the BMJ website, Meera Senthilingam asks what this increased urgency has done to boost action against this other epidemic Studies in the United States have shown that having a BMI over 30—the …
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    Halifax Society For The Blind Newsletter
    Below are pdf and text versions of the latest edition of Look Out, the newsletter of Halifax Society For The Blind (HSB)! In this issue, you can find out about their growing group activities, new products or services, and information about being a volunteer at HSB. In addition, they interview the …
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    Calderdale Council’s Monthly Newsletter
    Lockdown Easing Calderdale Council is working through the implications for its services following the announcement from the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, advising how lockdown will be eased across the country. Read the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift’s response to Monday’s …
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    Disability Horizons’ Newsletter
    Disability Horizons is a an online lifestyle magazine for people with disabilities. Here’s their latest newsletter: Filter vs medical vs fabric face masks – choose the best for you With the new variants of Covid-19 and discussions about mask rule changes across the world, we explain the …
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    Disability Rights Uk Newsletter 20-2-2021
    Open Statement from Disabled People’s Organisations and Allies – February 2021 Coronavirus has hit disabled people hard. 60% of deaths from coronavirus have been those of Disabled People. Disabled People have struggled to access healthcare, social care and food and many have been left without …
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    Local Newsletter: Lower Valley Flyer
    Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer… The Lower Valley Friday Flyer is a Calderdale-based email newsletter that comes out every week. We subscribe to it and share some of the news it contains, but we thoroughly recommend signing up to it for yourself! This week’s highlights …
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    Disability Horizons’ Newsletter
    This is the latest newsletter from Disability Horizons, the online lifestyle magazine. 10 tips to help you keep warm if you have a disability For some disabled people, winter can be a difficult time of year due to the bitterly cold weather. It can be hard to keep warm because of mobility issues, …
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    West Yorkshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner’s Newsletter
    Newsletter – February 2021 A message from Mark – Hello everyone I hope that you are all keeping safe and managing as best as possible, as we all face the ongoing challenges of these national Covid restrictions together. The rollout of the vaccination programme continues with the NHS, …
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    Vaccine Safety Data “Reassuring”
    This article first appeared on the British Medical Journal website. The UK’s medicines regulator has described the first safety data related to covid-19 vaccines as “reassuring,” with most side effects reported being mild and in line with those seen with other types of vaccine. “The benefits …
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    Department for Work & Pensions Newsletter
    Here’s a roundup of recent DWP announcements  Coronavirus vaccination update People do not need to wait to be contacted if any of the following apply: they are aged 70 or over they have previously received a letter saying that they are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely …
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    Gov’t Report: Coronavirus related deaths by disability status
    A new Government report has been released which focuses on estimates of differences in COVID-19 mortality risk by self-reported disability status and diagnosed learning disability status for deaths occurring up to 20 November 2020, using linked data from the 2011 Census, death registrations, and …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter – 13/2/21
    Grenfell measures slammed by Disability groups Housing Minister Robert Jenrick has announced another £3.5 billion of funding to remove and replace unsafe cladding from towerblocks. The announcement comes three and a half years after the Grenfell Tower disaster in which 72 people died, including …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter 6/2/21
    News Round-up Disabled People’s Organisations call for the Disability Strategy to be delayed Disability Rights UK Our Voices group has written to the Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson, setting out a number of problems with the engagement process for the National Disability Strategy and …
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    Macular Society Newsletter – February
    February Update Welcome to your February e-newsletter. We hope you are keeping safe as we continue to face some challenging times. Following last month’s e-newsletter, we were so pleased to hear from so many more of you who have received your first dose of the vaccine. Thank you for getting in …
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    English Federation of Disability Sport Newsletter
    Activity Alliance is the operating name for the English Federation of Disability Sport. Here’s their latest newsletter: Welcome to the first newsletter in 2021. This edition features our response to the Sport England strategy and a new eLearning module goes live. Our response to the new Sport …
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    Calderdale Council Newsletter
    First life-saving COVID-19 vaccinations delivered to every elderly care home in Calderdale Every elderly care home in Calderdale has now had their first life-saving COVID-19 vaccinations delivered to those that were willing and able to receive it. Working together in groups, GP practices have …
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    Get Yourself Active January Newsletter
    Welcome to the Get Yourself Active January Newsletter, from Disability Rights UK Welcome to the first edition of the Get Yourself Active newsletter in 2021!  This is our round up of what the Get Yourself Active team and our partners have been working on over the past couple of months – and …
  • Deafblind UK Newsletter
    This is “the Professional’s Update”, a newsletter from from Deafblind UK. Accessible video calls Did you know that by making just a few simple changes you can help make your video calls more accessible to people with sight and hearing loss? Click here to find out more   …
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    Guide: Lateral Flow testing for people without symptoms
    This is an explanation of the technology behind asymptomatic testing and the role these tests play in the national COVID-19 testing programme. Published 27 January 2021 by the government. NHS Test and Trace is making rapid lateral flow antigen testing available alongside standard lab-based PCR …
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    Newsletter: Halifax Society for the Blind Activities Update
    January 2021 Hello and welcome to the first HSB Activities Update of 2021!  As we are now in lockdown and will be for some weeks yet, this issue focuses on activities we can do from the comfort and safety of our own homes.  Hopefully there will be something here to interest you and help you get …
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    Disability Rights UK E-Newsletter
    22 January 2021 A message from the Disability Rights UK CEO: Over the past year it has often felt like disabled people’s lives haven’t been valued equally. We have had Care Act rights removed, our access to health care de-prioritised, inadequate support for education, challenges in buying food and …
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    Science: How The Oxford Vaccine Was Developed
    Andrew Pollard has been leading the Oxford vaccine clinical trials in the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. He tells Elisabeth Mahase how the Oxford vaccine came to be, how dosing was worked out, and whether it will stand up to the new variants Andrew Pollard was in a French taxi when he realised what …
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    British Polio Fellowship Newsletter
    Here’s the latest newsletter of the British Polio Fellowship – it’s a good insight into their work and the services they can offer – visit their website here: https://www.britishpolio.org.uk Dear Member, I would like to start by wishing everyone a happy new year and I hope …
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    Vitamin D – An Advisable Winter Supplement
    Despite claims that there is not enough evidence that vitamin D supplements protect people against Covid-19, everyone is still advised to take a daily supplement this winter to keep bones and muscles healthy. Free supplements are being offered to the most vulnerable in the UK. Here’s the …
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    Info & Data: Technical briefing documents on the new varient of Coronavirus
    for those of you interested in background info on the Coronavirus pandemic, here are the government’s Technical briefing documents on novel SARS-CoV-2 variant. Published 21 December 2020 and Last updated 8 January 2021 — see all updates – From: Public Health England Documents …
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    Covid-19 vaccination: What’s the evidence for extending the dosing interval?
    On 30 December the four UK chief medical officers announced that the second doses of the covid vaccines should be given towards the end of 12 weeks rather than in the previously recommended 3-4 weeks. BMJ journalists Gareth Iacobucci and Elisabeth Mahase look at the questions this has raised, in an …
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    Prioritisation of Coronavirus Vaccination Roll-Out
    Here are links to a couple of interesting Government reports into the prioritisation of Coronavirus vaccination Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation: advice on priority groups for Covid-19 vaccination, 30 December 2020 This advice is provided to facilitate the development of policy on …
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    Covid-19 vaccination: What’s the evidence for extending the dosing interval?
    On 30 December the four UK chief medical officers announced that the second doses of the covid vaccines should be given towards the end of 12 weeks rather than in the previously recommended 3-4 weeks. The BMJ’s Gareth Iacobucci and Elisabeth Mahase look at the questions this has raised Why …
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    Gov’t Report: Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services
    “Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services” is a new Government report that looks at how the pandemic has affected people with disabilities. We’ve published the introduction below, but you can read the full report on the Government’s website: Read full …
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    Science: The BMJ on what have we learnt about the new Coronavirus variant in the UK
    Originally published on the BMJ website – written by Elisabeth Mahase Author affiliations The new SARS-CoV-2 variant has evoked scenes reminiscent of the early days of covid-19 when much of the world banned travel to and from Wuhan, China. With large parts of south-east England locked …
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    Report: Impact of COVID-19 on disabled people
    Activity Alliance (previously known as the English Federation of Disability Sport) join members, partners and disabled people to make active lives possible and to challenge perceptions and change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport. They have published a really important and insightful …
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    Disability Rights UK Blogger Looks At The Covid-19 Vaccine From A Disability Angle
    Are we really all ready for this first COVID-19 jab? by: Lucy Wilis, blogger for Disability Rights UK The Covid-19: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine announced last week, marks a new chapter in the UK’s fight against COVID-19, yet there are many unknowns that make the picture more complex for disabled …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    News Round-up   Bereaved families demand immediate Covid-19 inquiry In a letter organised by Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice, some of the UK’s biggest charities and traes unions have joined forces with families impacted by deaths from Covid-19 to write to the Prime Minister demanding an …
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    Coronavirus Vaccine: How It Was Authorised/How It Will Be Delivered
    The momentous news that the first covid-19 vaccine had been approved in the UK has prompted questions about how it was authorised and will be delivered. The BMJ spoke to experts to find out the answers How was the MHRA able to approve the vaccine so quickly? The Medicines and Healthcare Products …
  • Disability Horizons Newsletter: Xmas Gift Ideas & Lots More
    10 luxurious and original accessible Christmas gifts and ideas Looking for that perfect gift for your disabled friend or loved one this festive season? We’ve rounded up 10 luxurious and original gifts, from high-end wheelchair gloves and fun T-shirts with disability-related slogans, to a …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Here’s the latest newsletter from Disability Rights UK, dated 3 December 2020 A message from our CEO Today is the International Day of People with Disabilities. This is a UN-sanctioned day to draw awareness to people with disabilities, for both celebration of our successes, and recognition of …
  • Macular Society Newsletter: December 2020
    December Update After what has been an extremely challenging year for everyone, we are delighted 2020 is coming to a close with some positive news about a coronavirus vaccine. There is now real hope that we will be able to relaunch our face-to-face services some time in 2021; we’ll keep you updated …
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    Calderdale Coronavirus Rates Falling Quickly
    If you’ve been keeping an eye on local Coronavirus infection rates, you will have been relieved to see that they are falling quickly, following a peak early in November. Meanwhile, we should all continue to do everything we can to stay safe and protect ourselves and others with the well …
  • Deafblind UK Newsletter
    Winter 2020 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. Online training We offer a wide range of courses designed for anyone working with or …
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    Disability Rights UK Weekly E-newsletter
    Disability Rights UK weekly newsletter – Friday 20 November 2020 An invitation from our CEO Over the past few months, we have been meeting with people from across the UK. People of all ages, from all backgrounds, with all kinds of disabilities – people who have come together to share our key …
  • Macular Society November Newsletter
    November Update Welcome to the Macular Society enewsletter. We hope you are all keeping well in what is still a very difficult time for everyone. As England goes into national lockdown and coronavirus restrictions continue to change how we all go about our daily lives, we want to take this …
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    Avoiding Falls When Wearing a Mask
    Here’s an interesting article from the BMJ website, which looks at the risks of falls whilst wearing a mask and looks at how best to avoid them, making some really insightful points about how we balance along the way: Slowing down may be safer than looking down Public health experts and …