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Five-year NHS autism research strategy for England

A five-year NHS autism research strategy, to facilitate the use of the best current evidence when making decisions about autism services provided by or paid for by the NHS in England. Introduction Autism is not a rare condition (about 1–2% of … Read Article about Five-year NHS autism research strategy for England

Easy read practice ballot papers and voting guides from United Response

Download free easy-read practice ballot papers and voting guides for the local elections taking place on Thursday 5 May. Post shared by United Response There are some local and mayor elections taking place on Thursday 5 May … Read Article about Easy read practice ballot papers and voting guides from United Response

Pip Climbs Her Mountain

One of the big challenges facing organisations putting on para events is deciding how to categorise the endless variety of disabilities to maximise access and fairness for all. It’s a difficult task. Story and video shared by Dimensions The … Read Article about Pip Climbs Her Mountain

Acquired brain injury call for evidence (easy read)

Summary The government is making a new plan for acquired brain injury (ABI). They want to know your thoughts and ideas about what should be in the plan. This consultation closes at:11:45pm on 6 June 2022 Consultation description You can … Read Article about Acquired brain injury call for evidence (easy read)

Easy read practice ballot papers and voting guides

Download free easy-read practice ballot papers and voting guides for the local elections taking place on Thursday 5 May. Post shared by United Response There are some local and mayor elections taking place on Thursday 5 May … Read Article about Easy read practice ballot papers and voting guides

Is the Children and Families Act 2014 fit for purpose?

The Select Committee on the Children and Families Act 2014 launches its inquiry into the Children and Families Act 2014 and is inviting written evidence contributions. Chair's comments The Chair of the Committee, Baroness Tyler of … Read Article about Is the Children and Families Act 2014 fit for purpose?

Review of the NHS Accessible Information Standard

Urgent priorities for change, informed by patients’ livedexperience and NHS professionals. In late 2021, a coalition of charities surveyed NHS and social care professionals in England, as well as disabled people who have accessible information … Read Article about Review of the NHS Accessible Information Standard

Grants and benefits to help you pay your energy bills

You can get help if you’re struggling to afford your energy bills or top up your prepayment meter. You might be able to get benefits, grants and help offered by the government and energy suppliers. Citizen's Advice have written some helpful … Read Article about Grants and benefits to help you pay your energy bills

Government teams with charity Scope on Disabled Persons Passenger Charter

New charter to boost consumer confidence and provide an online one-stop shop on passenger rights and complaints procedures for disabled people. charter to help all passengers travel with confidence as we build back fairera one-stop shop of advice … Read Article about Government teams with charity Scope on Disabled Persons Passenger Charter

Prescription Prepayment Certificates

A Prescription Prepayment Certificates (sometimes called a PPC) lets you get as many NHS prescriptions as you need for a set price. If you regularly pay prescription charges, a PPC could save you money. The prescription charge in England is … Read Article about Prescription Prepayment Certificates

Be part of the Social Work England National Advisory Forum

Social Work England is currently recruiting for the National Advisory Forum for people with lived experience of social work and also for social workers. Social Work England is particularly keen for applications locally as there is currently … Read Article about Be part of the Social Work England National Advisory Forum

Kickstart Scheme 2021

Are you a disability confident business? Kickstart are creating great opportunities for employers and young people. The kickstart scheme is to fund hundreds of job placements for young people. By signing up to Kickstart you can have young … Read Article about Kickstart Scheme 2021

NHS pharmacies in England to offer over-40s heart check-ups

Blood pressure health checks will be available from October at all NHS high street pharmacies in England High street pharmacies are to start offering heart health check-ups in a move that could save thousands of lives every year. From … Read Article about NHS pharmacies in England to offer over-40s heart check-ups

2021 Census

What is the census? The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The next census takes place on Sunday 21 March 2021. Your answers to the census questions will … Read Article about 2021 Census

The NHS has recently launched the 'Help Us, Help You' campaign. The campaign encourages people to contact their GP if they are worried about a symptom that could be cancer. Find out more: NHS.uk/cancersymptoms ...

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