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Government announces funding to improve public transport accessibility for disabled people

Shared by Learning Disability Today The government has announced a £2.5 million funding package which will support people with disabilities to travel more confidently on public transport. The funding includes £1.5 million to support 13 … Read Article about Government announces funding to improve public transport accessibility for disabled people

Government announces £2.5 million package to improve public transport accessibility for disabled people

Shared by Learning Disability Today The government has announced a £2.5 million funding package which will support people with disabilities to travel more confidently on public transport. The funding includes £1.5 million to support 13 … Read Article about Government announces £2.5 million package to improve public transport accessibility for disabled people

Sofia Jirau: Puerto Rican model

Sharing a black and white photo of herself in a Victoria's Secret bra, Puerto Rican Sofía Jirau announced she has become a new type of angel - the first with Down's syndrome to star in Victoria's Secret campaign Jirau joins 17 others women in the … Read Article about Sofia Jirau: Puerto Rican model

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?

Let’s Get Creative – upcoming workshops

Let’s Get Creative is an online directory for free or low-cost creative activities & events happening in Suffolk. Below are just some of the events and activities you can get involved in over the next few weeks. Visit … Read Article about Let’s Get Creative – upcoming workshops

Safer Online Lives research project

The Safer Lives Online project from The Tizard Centre is looking for people with learning disabilities to take their survey. There is a £10 Love2Shop voucher available for those taking part. About the project The internet and social media … Read Article about Safer Online Lives research project

Suffolk Family Carers: parent carer survey

A message from Suffolk Family Carers: "In the coming months we will establish peer support groups and workshops for parents and carers of children and young people with neurodevelopmental difficulties." "To ensure we meet the needs of … Read Article about Suffolk Family Carers: parent carer survey

Inside The Autistic Mind

Inside The Autistic Mind: a new BBC series with Chris Packham BBC Studios is making a new series with Chris Packham about the lived experience of autism for BBC Two. If you're autistic and would like to take part, please tell a little bit about … Read Article about Inside The Autistic Mind

Universal Credit: claiming for a young disabled person

Universal Credit is a new benefit for people aged between 16 and Pension Credit qualifying age. It is replacing new claims for most of the existing means-tested benefits for people of working age with a single monthly payment. This factsheet … Read Article about Universal Credit: claiming for a young disabled person

Ballet dancer Joe Powell-Main

"Coming back to [dance] with a disability, a lot of people... see me probably as the wrong type of dancer doing ballet." Read the full story on the BBC news website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-59494259 Despite being Wales' first … Read Article about Ballet dancer Joe Powell-Main

The Other One Show

The Other One Show: The learning disabilities chat show hosted by people with learning disabilities. About this event The Other One Show is a chat show hosted by people with learning disabilities. Find out more about the lives of people with … Read Article about The Other One Show

Civil Service internship

An exciting three-week work experience opportunity in the Civil Service is being offered to 60 autistic young people. This information is shared by Ambitious About Autism To apply, you must be: autistic aged between 18 and 25 at the … Read Article about Civil Service internship

National strategy for autistic children, young people and adults: 2021 to 2026

The government’s national strategy for improving the lives of autistic people and their families and carers in England, and implementation plan for 2021 to 2022. … Read Article about National strategy for autistic children, young people and adults: 2021 to 2026

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

Exhibition invitation | Northside House at East Gallery

Sharing details of an exhibition hosted by Hospital Rooms, Norwich University of the Arts and Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Exhibition detailsCavendish House, St Andrews Street, Norwich, NR2 4AE Tuesday 16 November 2021 – … Read Article about Exhibition invitation | Northside House at East Gallery

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 ...