As of Monday 15th February, unpaid carers will be included in the next phase of the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine and will begin to be called forward for their first jab. Unpaid carers are in cohort six of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and … Read Article about Unpaid carers and the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations
In the autumn of 2020, Disability Rights UK launched a new campaign – We Belong. "From September to November, we gathered the opinions of disabled people fromacross the country, young and old, from all kinds of backgrounds.We sought comment … Read Article about We Belong
House of Commons Committees The Women and Equalities Committee launched an inquiry into unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services. This inquiry looked in more detail at ways of easing some of the problems disabled people … Read Article about Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: BSL summary video
Disabled people have suffered a range of profoundly adverse effects from the pandemic, including starkly disproportionate deaths, says a report published by the Women and Equalities Committee. Read the Report: Unequal Impact? Coronavirus, … Read Article about Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: full Report and easy-read summary
The Cabinet Office’s Disability Unit is looking for 14 disability and access ambassadors. "There are currently 8 ambassadors who use their influential status as leaders in their sectors to drive improvements to the accessibility, and quality, of … Read Article about Apply to be a disability and access ambassador
An online event for people who have a disability, families and supporters. About this Event In Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 we are pleased to launch a new resource from True Vision for families and supporters of people who have … Read Article about Supporting Victims of Disability Hate Crime
An online event for people who have a disability, families and supporters: 15th October 2020 About this Event In Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 we are pleased to launch a new resource from True Vision for families and supporters of … Read Article about Supporting Victims of Disability Hate Crime
A company has become the first to use children with disabilities in a baby wipes TV advert. Pura, which has just launched its eco-friendly baby wipes, features a number of babies with disabilities or special needs in its new 'It's time for a … Read Article about Pura, which has just launched its eco-friendly baby wipes, features a number of children with additional needs in its new ‘It’s time for a change’ campaign.
Disabled people can now benefit from financial support to work from home, thanks to an extension to the Access to Work scheme. Those working from home or in the workplace with a disability will benefit from extra help, thanks to an extension of … Read Article about New help on offer for disabled people working from home during the pandemic
Suffolk SENDIASS have updated their Back to School video which aims to help parents, carers and young people prepare for the return to school in September. The video looks at what the government expects regarding attendance, safety measures, the … Read Article about Back to School – what you need to know in Suffolk
Please see the statement from Motability below: As lockdown has led to fewer drivers on the road in April and May, the Scheme has seen a lower level of claims, enabling it to share this saving with customers. As a result, for the past few weeks we … Read Article about COVID-19 update: £50 insurance-based refund cheque for all customers
Open consultation Content originally from: Department for Work and Pensions and Social Security Advisory Committee Consultation description As part of its independent work programme, the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) is … Read Article about How should DWP involve disabled people in changing how it works?
A local authority has become the second in London to set up an independent, user-led commission to investigate the barriers faced by disabled residents. Lewisham Disabled People’s Commission (LDPC) will be led by disabled people and will examine … Read Article about Lewisham commission hopes to put disabled people at heart of decision-making
The government's plans to make our transport system more inclusive and better for disabled people. Transport is at the heart of how we live our lives. It helps us get to work, stay in touch with friends and family, contribute to society and … Read Article about The Inclusive Transport Strategy: achieving equal access for disabled people
Don't Miss Your Chance to Have Your Say Anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support is a carer. If the person you care for is … Read Article about Family Carer Survey