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Youth Review Questionnaire

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is reviewing the programmes and services it supports for young people outside of school (including the National Citizen Service, youth clubs, youth volunteering opportunities and local sports/arts … Read Article about Youth Review Questionnaire

People with learning disability and COVID-19 vaccinations

The PCPLD (Palliative Care for people with Learning Disabilities) Network recently hosted a webinar; 'Why all people with learning disabilities and their carers should be prioritised.' You can watch a video of the event on YouTube below. About … Read Article about People with learning disability and COVID-19 vaccinations

Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: full Report and easy-read summary

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

Apply to be a disability and access ambassador

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for people receiving direct payments

Advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care and support. … Read Article about Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for people receiving direct payments

Too many deaths: an easy-read poster from Photosymbols

A report about the deaths of people with learning disabilities from coronavirus was published in November 2020. It is about people who died from February to June. This poster shows the main findings of the report. It could be used as a discussion … Read Article about Too many deaths: an easy-read poster from Photosymbols

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Meeting with others safely – Seeing friends and family

The Learning Disability Partnership have created an easy-read booklet explaining the latest guidance around meeting others safely, social distancing, the rule of six, and meeting friends and family. You can view the booklet by clicking the … Read Article about Coronavirus (COVID-19): Meeting with others safely – Seeing friends and family

New help on offer for disabled people working from home during the pandemic

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

The next part of the government’s plan to get back to normal

On Friday 24th July 2020 the government released The next chapter in our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, July 2020. This is detailed guidance about our current situation, what has changed and how things will be … Read Article about The next part of the government’s plan to get back to normal

Coronavirus Act 2020: Easy Read

The Coronavirus Act 2020 has been written to help the country cope with the coronavirus pandemic. It says that Local Authorities (councils) can decide not to follow parts of the Care Act. This easy-read guide is about the changes that might need to … Read Article about Coronavirus Act 2020: Easy Read

A message from the Minister for Care, Helen Whately

“The vital role our care sector plays in supporting some of the most vulnerable in our society has never been clearer than over the past weeks and months. This pandemic has shone a light on the brilliant skills, commitment and dedication of you, … Read Article about A message from the Minister for Care, Helen Whately

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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