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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 and communication needs, about the NHS Accessible Information Standard. More than 900 people gave responses. We have added an easy-read version of the review below. Here are some key facts from the findings: After five years of the Accessible Information Standard, only 11 percent of…


LGBTQ+ An easy read guide

As part of the Leeds LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project, CHANGE produced an easy-read guide to being LGBTQ+ and what it means. Its aim was to help LGBTQ+ people who are also autistic, have a learning disability or mental health difficulties be involved in the health services they use. The Project was funded by a grant from the Government Equalities Office. It was run by Advonet, CHANGE and Yorkshire MESMAC. You can download a free PDF copy by clicking on the link below:

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Legal resources from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation

The legal resources directory from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation is a series of practical resources designed to help you get the information you need about the law and rights, covering a range of topics. The resources cover things such as: Special Educational Needs (SEN) Social care (adult and child) Carers’ rights Family Law Finance Direct payments Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Healthcare Do Not Resuscitate orders (‘DNRs’) NHS complaints Mental Health Act and ‘sectioning’ Mental capacity and best interests Deprivation of…


Hidden Disabilities: sunflower lanyards

The Sunflower is there for someone to choose to indicate that they have an invisible disability. This video shares just a few examples of the importance of wearing the Sunflower. Please feel free to share this to help increase awareness of what it means to wear the Sunflower. The Sunflower shop can be found here: https://bit.ly/2Hn4AnY


Fairer Access to Health and Leisure Activities

Join Ace Anglia to discuss the accessibility of your local gyms and leisure facilities! When? Friday 11th June. What time? 10:30 – 12:30 How to I join? Please e-mail chewy@aceanglia.com or message 07920 427826. You will then be sent a Zoom link to join the meeting.


Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: BSL summary video

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 are facing when they need access to essential services during the pandemic. You can watch the accessible video below. If the link isn’t displaying, you can click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jfhKeq2T9c&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=HouseofCommonsCommittees


Greater Anglia, Stakeholder Equality Group

Members of the Information, Communication & Advocacy Workstream attended the first Greater Anglia Stakeholder Equality Group meeting of 2018. The meeting looks at how to make things better for people with disabilities who use Greater Anglia services. The meetings are Chaired by the Accessibility Manager at Greater Anglia. The group looked at key areas of interest and identified topics: Built environment: Toilets and dog spending pens Smaller station accessibility issues (Suffolk) Safe Spaces Information, travel tickets/future/etc Information at stations (printed or digital) Assisted…

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