Visual Impairment – News & Advice

  • Vacancy – Activities Coordinator, Halifax Society for the Blind
    Halifax Society for the Blind wish to recruit an innovative and person-centred Activities Coordinator on a permanent contract (£20,952pa pro rata for 25 hours per week). Here’s what their job advert has to say about the role: As registered charity we’ve been providing support to local people …
  • 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 …
  • Survey Results: low vision assessment services in England
    The Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) has published the findings of their recent Impact survey on the commissioning and provision of low vision assessment services in England. The impact of Covid-19 has resulted in many low vision assessment clinics being cancelled, and …
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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 A-board advertising on the pavement 2. Putting in place plans and …
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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 …
  • Calderdale news
    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. Whilst you’re increasingly thinking of this, we’ve been putting …
  • 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, …
  • 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, a recruitment programme for Disabled people. Cerrie Burnell will work …
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    Results: Calderdale/Huddersfield ‘Improving hospital services for people with sight loss’
    We, at Disability Partnership Calderdale, in conjunction with Halifax Society for the Blind, recently ran a Focus Group looking at ‘Improving hospital services for people with sight loss’. We are now ready to share the feedback we received, which has been positively and gratefully received by the …
  • Deafblind Awareness Week 27 June – 3 July
    Deafblind Awareness Week takes place from 27th June to 3rd July and DeafBlind UK are asking everyone to tell one person about deafblindness! “You don’t look blind” During Deafblind Awareness Week, Deafblind UK will be sharing a series of videos called ” My …
  • Calderdale news
    ‘Have a Go’ Bowling Session For People With Sight Loss
    You are invited to a ‘Have a go’ Bowling session at Pennine Bowling Club, Organised by Halifax Society for the Blind and Pennine Bowling Club On Tuesday 29th June at 11am At Wellholme Park, Brighouse Have you ever wanted to try flat green bowling? Come along to their taster session and give it a …
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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 …
  • First Steps – Getting Children With Visual Impairment Active
    First Steps is a project conceived by British Blind Sport to empower and encourage children with a visual impairment between the ages of 3 – 11 years old to develop their early developmental movement skills and to become physically active. While many schools offer PE to encourage children to engage …
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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 …
  • BBC and UK arts councils celebrate the work of disabled artists
    Twelve deaf, neurodivergent and disabled artists based across the UK have been commissioned to produce new film and audio works for BBC platforms this summer, which is part of BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine initiative. In addition, from the 14th to 18th June 2021, BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting …
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    6 ways assistive tech has improved during the Covid-19 pandemic
    As we start to come out of lockdown and move towards our new ‘normal’, Disability Horizons. the online magazine, has been reflecting on the last year and how it has affected disabled people. One positive to come out of the Coronavirus pandemic is that the availability and growth of …
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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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    Blocked pavements excluding disabled people from Calderdale’s streets
    This Press Release is from Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum, supported by Halifax Society for the Blind and Disability Partnership  Calderdale. Disabled people in Hebden Bridge and throughout Calderdale are stepping up their campaign for the banning of A boards and other obstructions on our …
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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 …
  • accessibility news
    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 looking to promote and raise awareness of accessible design, it is …
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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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    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 …
  • 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 would increase your personal tax allowance and can be backdated 12 …
  • Support RNIB’s Tactile Strips Campaign
    The RNIB is campaigning to increase the provision of tactile strips on rail station platform edges. This follows the tragic death last year of Cleveland Gervais, who fell onto the rail tracks at Eden Bridge station and was struck by a train. The Rail Accident Investigation branch made several …
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    10 things we want for disabled people in the next 10 years
    As part of Disability Horizons’ 10th birthday celebrations, the disability organisation asked their community of readers what they’d like to see improve or change for disabled people in the next 10 years. Ideas include better accessibility, more representation across all sectors, affordable …
  • Calderdale news
    Have you experienced Charles Bonnet Syndrome?
    Halifax Society for the Blind (HSB)are asking, Have you experienced Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS)?  CBS is a common condition among people who have lost, or are losing, their sight.  It causes people to see things that aren’t really there – medically known as having a hallucination.  CBS …
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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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    Blind woman fighting for accessible pandemic communications
    A blind woman has won a legal case which secures fundamental promises of changes to how the Government communicates with people during the pandemic. Sarah Leadbetter, who is registered blind, was due to have a judicial review hearing concerning the government’s failure to provide her with …
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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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    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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    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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    Call 119 For A Covid-19 Home Testing Kit
    The government has introduced a number of new improvements to the home testing programme to make it even easier to get tested. People who do not have access to the internet can now order PCR home testing kits over the phone by calling 119, without needing an email address or any other digital …
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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 Critical Of Inaccessible Government Survey
    The government’s Disability Unit is currently running an online survey which will help to shape the forthcoming National Strategy for Disabled People. Comments must be received by 13 February in order for them to be taken on board before the publication of the Strategy. Here’s is Disability …
  • 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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    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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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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    Coronavirus Vaccine: Priority groups for vaccination
    This document was published by the Government on 2 December 2020 and sets out the priority order for people to receive the Covid-19 vaccination in the UK. This is a lengthy document, but for those simply interested in the current thinking on who will receive the vaccine first, this is the list …
  • Latest Government Advice For Clinically Extremely Vulnerable People
    Here is the latest version of the letter from the government to people who are clinically extremely vulnerable. It’s full of useful advice and information on getting support. Letter to clinically extremely vulnerable people from Matt Hancock PDF, 1.34MB, 8 pages This file may not be suitable …
  • 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 …
  • 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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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    This is the latest email newsletter from Disability Rights UK, dated 16 October 2020. Our We Belong campaign – sign up now Disability Rights UK’s We Belong campaign is running another two weeks of roundtable discussions. There is still time for you to join with us to consolidate our thoughts …
  • RNIB Monthly Newsletter
    This is the Monthly newsletter from RNIB services Celebrating National Eye Health Week During this year’s National Eye Health Week ( https://rnibenews.org.uk/4UA0-E6D5-1FPT1D-BIA8R-0/c.aspx ) (21-27 September), we’re reminding everyone of the importance of looking after your eyes. Eye …
  • Disability Rights UK E-Newsletter
    This is the latest Disability Rights UK newsletter (7/9/20)-  as always it’s a good read with links back to their website for details on the main stories. News Round-up Kickstart scheme discriminates against disabled young people The government’s flagship measure to support young people …
  • Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Disability Rights UK is one of the the UK’s leading user-led disability organisations. This is their weekly newsletter, 21 August 2020. News Round-up DR UK statement on government school grades announcement DR UK CEO Kamran Mallick said: “It is a huge relief that Education Secretary Gavin …
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    Coronavirus FAQs For Vulnerable People in Calderdale
    The following FAQs for Vulnerable People have been put together by Calderdale Council to help people understand what help is available during these difficult times. It is aimed at those who may be more vulnerable to the disease itself or the disruption it causes. Are you in need of additional …
  • Disability Horizons Newsletter: Covid-19, Sex, Recreation & Jobs
    Disability Horizons is an online disability lifestyle publication that aims to give disabled people a voice. As well as their excellent website, they produce a weekly newsletter – here’s the latest edition: My experience of having Covid-19 as a disabled person Writer and blogger Lucy …
  • Hot Weather Advice – How To Stay Cool
    As the summer gets going, there are going to be more and more hot days and it’s best to be prepared. High temperatures can affect anyone, but the most vulnerable people are: older people, especially those over 75 babies and young children people with a serious long-term condition, especially …
  • Disability Horizons Newsletter
    Don’t miss the latest advice, news, top picks and stories from Disability Horizons, an online disability lifestyle publication that aims to give disabled people a voice. Founded by two disabled guys in 2011, Disability Horizons publishes articles on a wide variety of topics, all to support …
  • It’s Deafblind Awareness Week
    National charity, Deafblind UK, is on a mission to make things easier for people who have sight and hearing loss and this week (22-28 June) is deafblind awareness week. Director of Operations, Simon Moore said: “Combined sight and hearing loss affects around 400,000 people in the UK, but many …
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    Calderdale Council’s Frequently asked questions for vulnerable residents
    Are you in need of additional support? You can contact Calderdale Council via: Our website – http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus-covid-19/support-extremely-vulnerable If you don’t have internet access you can call 01422 392890. These frequently asked questions (FAQs) have been put together …
  • West Yorkshire Public Transport Covid-19 FAQs
    This useful FAQ covers many of the changes to the public transport system in Calderdale (and West Yorkshire) during the current Coronavirus pandemic. What is the current status of public transport in West Yorkshire?    We are working closely with bus and rail operators to ensure the public …
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    Survey Results: Coronavirus – Social impacts on disabled people
    This is a new document reporting the results of a survey from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), looking at the social impact of the Coronavirus on people with disabilities in Great Britain. It’s an important document which highlights the wide-ranging anxieties produced by the pandemic …
  • Macular Society June Newsletter
    Patients’ sight maintained five years after groundbreaking stem cell treatment Patients who were the first to receive a new treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) derived from stem cells in 2015 have maintained improvements in their vision five years on. Read more People …
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    Calderdale Council: FAQs for vulnerable residents
    Are you in need of additional support from Calderdale Council? You can contact them via: website – http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus-covid-19/support-extremely-vulnerable  If you don’t have internet access you can call 01422 392890. These frequently asked questions (FAQs) have been put …
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    The ‘best and easiest outpatient visit’ of my life
    This account, from the Macular Society, reminds us that it’s important to keep seeking medical attention as normal, despite any concerns we might have about Coronavirous. As many people remain frightened to attend their local eye clinics because of the coronavirus, one patient in …
  • Disability Homeworking Opportunities Highlighted by Lockdown
    Here’s a really interesting article from today’s Daily Telegraph, which looks at how the lockdown has opened up possibilities for people with disabilities for whom home-working is the preferred option. Working from home hasn’t been the easiest transition for many Britons who suddenly …
  • Deafblind UK Updates
    The organisation Deafblind UK have just put out their latest bulletin – here are few highlights from it: We’re open for longer  We have temporarily extended our opening hours to support people through Coronavirus. You can now contact us every day between 8am and 8pm. Click here to read …
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    I’m Vulnerable – What help is available and how can I access it?
    This extract is taken from a longer set of FAQ’s published by Calderdale Council for vulnerable residents. It can be difficult to know how to get help during this time. Many people who have never needed help before may need help due to the disruption brought about by COVID-19. If you need …
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    Calderdale Council: FAQs for vulnerable residents
    Are you in need of additional support from Calderdale Council? You can contact them via: website – http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus-covid-19/support-extremely-vulnerable  If you don’t have internet access you can call 01422 392890. These frequently asked questions (FAQs) have been put …
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    Oxford University’s COVID-19 Vaccine Tests
    University of Oxford researchers have began testing a COVID-19 vaccine in human volunteers in Oxford in late April. Around 1,110 people will take part in the trial, half receiving the vaccine and the other half (the control group) receiving a widely available meningitis vaccine. The article below …
  • Supporting Disabled Colleagues in the Workplace & During Covid-19
    This is a great little article from the website http://www.disabledliving.co.uk, that give some really simple tips to make the workplace a better place for disabled colleagues.  Whether it be a congenital disability from birth, something that’s been brought on by a spinal injury, or a condition that’s …
  • Calderdale news
    Halifax Society For The Blind: Services Update & Newsletter
    Here’s the latest edition of Look Out!, the newsletter of the Halifax Society for the Blind with an intro from Pete Hoey, their chief officer: With a bit of effort from our entire team, we have launched a completely phone-based service, which will be in operation for the duration of shutdown, …
  • Deafblind UK launches new wellbeing and emotional support service
    Deafblind UK has launched a new wellbeing and emotional support service to provide in depth assistance to people with sight and hearing loss. The new service is free of charge and will enable people who are deafblind to talk to someone who is trained and experienced in Deafblind awareness, active …
  • Advice from Deafblind UK
    A helpful message and advice from Steve Conway CEO Deafblind UK  Including contact details for those needing support and they are also looking for volunteer helpers! This is a very difficult time for everyone but all Deafblind UK staff feel privileged to work for an organisation that undertakes …
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    Halifax Society for the Blind – Update
    This has just arrived from our friend Pete Hoey at Halifax Society For The Blind We have had to move from a face-to-face service, to one done over the phone, but will answer calls between 9am and 4pm, on 01422 352383. We can emailed at info@halifaxblindsociety.org.uk The services we can continue to …
  • List – Voluntary/Community Organisations Resticting Their Operations
    Sector Support have produced a helpful guide to a wide range of local organisations and what restrictions they are currently operating under – the list is a log one and includes many of our best friends in the voluntary/disability/community sectors – including Halifax Society for the …
  • Report: Open Meeting 28 January 2020
    We enjoyed one of our best Open Meetings, with four outstanding, informative and inspirational presentations. As usual, attendees were able to enjoy a free buffet upon arrival, before sitting down for the presentations themselves. Calderdale Council’s Services For People With Visual Impairments The …
  • Calderdale news
    The Work Of The Halifax Society for the Blind
    Angie Matthews and Barry Hill, from Halifax Society for the Blind visited us at our January 2020 open Meeting and spoke about the society, the work it does and some of the changes it is making to the way it operates. Below is a video of their engaging presentation, beneath that is an edited …
  • Calderdale news
    Halifax Society for the Blind Open New Centre
    Halifax Society for the Blind opened their new Sight Centre last Friday. Here’s the official ceremony conducted by the Society’s Chief Officer, Pete Hoey, and Calderdale mayor, Dot Foster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdqH9Xzn1LI Chief Officer Pete Hoey also shared with us an article outlining …
  • accessibility news
    Bus Station Plans – Accessibility Workshop Feedback
    West Yorkshire Combined Authority have just launched their public consultation on their plans for the redevelopment of Halifax Bus Station. Disability Partnership Calderdale were involved in a preliminary consultation stage, alongside a range of representatives of disability groups and …
  • Open Meeting 28 January 2020 – Hearing and Sight Impairments
    Our Open Meeting on January 28th 2020 is themed around supporting people with hearing and sight impairments. We have a number of guest speakers who will make short presentations and who will also be available after the meeting, for anyone who wants to chat to them. The Main Presenters Halifax …
  • Lack of Funding Hurting Sight Loss Research
    Leading ophthalmologists have called on the new government to develop a national plan to fight blindness and address the critical lack of funding. They put their case in an open letter sent to the national media – read the letter below: “As leading ophthalmologists and researchers we …
  • Blue Badge Eligibility Extended
    People with hidden disabilities like autism, dementia or anxiety can apply for a blue badge parking permit in England from August 30 2019. A blue badge permit means the user can park in designated disabled bays. This usually means that they can park closer to their destination. The guidance was …
  • Reading With Vision Loss
    There are several options available if you’re having problems reading standard text in books, newspapers and magazines. One of the simplest options is to use a magnifying device that can make print appear bigger to help you read. These can be obtained from a number of places including …
  • Guide Dogs – A Guide!
    The charity Guide Dogs has been providing guide dogs for people with vision loss for many years. Guide dogs can help you get around, and provide both a sense of independence and companionship. If you apply for a guide dog, Guide Dogs provide all the essential equipment free of charge and can also …
  • Support: Blindness and Vision Loss
    The NHS website is an excellent resource for information on all disabilities. Their content devoted to blindness and vision loss is very comprehensive – here is some of the key info about support groups : Blindness and vision loss In the UK, there are almost 2 million people living with sight …
  • Report: July 30th 2019 Open Meeting
    Report: Disability Partnership Calderdale’s July 2019 Open Meeting Disability Partnership Calderdale’s July 2019 Open Meeting featured two main presentations. Brian Daltrey, director of DEX  (Deaf Ex Mainstreamers) Continuing our series of presentations looking at different …
  • Report: Open Meeting – 28 May 2019
    Disability Partnership Calderdale Open Meeting Tuesday 28 May 2019 Shay Stadium, Halifax There was a change of venue for the May Open Meeting of the Disability Partnership Calderdale, with members and other attendees enjoying the accessibility and facilities at Halifax’s Shay Stadium. The first …
  • GOV.UK – Work & Disabled People
    The government’s website http://www.gov.uk has a large amount of information for people with disabilities. Here’s their information under the heading “Work & Disabled People” Blind Person’s Allowance Discrimination: your rights Get help at work if you’re disabled or have a health …
  • Play and Learn Sensory Groups
    Hutchinson Deafblind Trust have planned some more Play and Learn (PAL) sessions for pre-school children with sensory impairments: A block of 6 sessions is starting Friday 1 March and runs to Friday 5 April 2019. The dates are: Friday 1 , 8, 15, 22 & 29 March 2019 Friday 5 April 2019 All …
  • NHS Advice on Sport & Disability
    The following article and its links are from the NHS website. It’s a great place to start if you are thinking about getting involved in a sport. And there has never been a better time to try sport if you are disabled, with the Paralympics in London in 2012, giving disabled sport a massive …
  • Disability and Sports
    Most sports organisations actively encourage disabled people to get involved. The list of organisations below is by no means exhaustive, but it gives you some idea of the scope of the options available. Sport-specific organisations Angling The British Disabled Angling Association supports disabled …
  • National support for hearing loss
    There are a number of national hearing loss organisations, to whom you can turn for a variety of information and support services: Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) Largest UK charity supporting people with hearing loss and tinnitus. British Deaf Association Deaf-led charity for Deaf sign …
  • Support For Visually Impaired People
    There are a number of national visual impairment organisations, to whom you can turn for a variety of information and support services: Deafblind UK Collection of information and resources for deafblind people. Guide Dogs (formerly Guide Dogs for the Blind Association) Mobility and freedom to blind …
  • Do I Qualify For A Blue Badge?
    The Blue Badge scheme is a national arrangement of parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems. This helps access goods and services, by allowing parking closer to a destination. The scheme is open to eligible disabled people, irrespective of whether they are travelling as a driver …
  • Obtaining A Blind or Disabled Person’s Travel Pass
    If you are a West Yorkshire resident and have a disability, you may be able to get a Blind or Disabled Person’s Travel Pass. Download a copy of the Blind & Disabled Person’s Travel Pass leaflet.  Am I eligible? You must be a West Yorkshire resident and have an eligible disability which is …
  • Our Next Open Meeting
    Disability Partnership Calderdale’s next Open Meeting is on Tuesday 29 May 2018, from 5.30 pm to 7.45 pm Our message to everyone and especially the disabled community of Calderdale  is come along if you can, to the next meeting, claim your travel expenses and enjoy the buffet by our new …
  • Introducing the RNIB
    The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the UK’s leading charity supporting blind and partially sighted people. They offer practical and emotional support to those that need it, so they can continue living life to the full. Their wide range of services include: A helpline: Call them …
  • Simple Tips For Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
    Experts agree that practicing what is known as good ‘sleep hygiene’ can make an important contribution to getting a good night’s sleep. But this is just another way of saying that you need to get into good habits if you are to achieve consistently good sleep. Most experts agree that …
  • Tips: Overcoming the Winter Blues
    From the NHS Choices website, this article suggests ways to overcome the winter blues, that can leave you feeling tired and sluggish at this time of year. Here are five energy-giving solutions that may help – and some conditions that can sometimes be the cause. 1. Let in some sunlight As the days …
  • Seable Holidays
    Seable is an award winning social enterprise, organising accessible and active holidays for individuals, couples, families and small groups. They specialise in holidays for Blind people, Partially sighted, wheelchair users and their carers, partners, families and friends. Here’s what they say …
  • Disability on Government website
    The Government’s website has a huge amount of information for people with disabilities, with a large, easy to use A-Z section: https://www.gov.uk/browse/disabilities Below is a full list of the links and info available: Benefits and financial help A to Z Access to Elected Office Fund Apply …