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More Support for Getting into Work

In addition to Dorset Work Matters (for those under CMHTs) and Wise Ability, Dorset Council has launched another initiative.  To be honest, I am not sure why there are overlapping initiatives and it would be a real help if someone could let me know! Anyway see: https://news.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/2022/04/20/residents-with-a-disability-to-be-supported-into-work/ “Residents with a disability will receive more support …

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Consultation on Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice

See Full Report in Learning Disability Today https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/government-launches-consultation-on-new-mental-capacity-act The government has launched a consultation to update the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice to better support those with learning disabilities and autism who may require others to make decisions in their best interests. The aim of the consultation is to ensure freedoms and human rights of people lacking …

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TWO-THIRDS OF NHS TRUSTS FAILING TO MEET DISABLED PEOPLE’S NEEDS

New research by Healthwatch England has shown that deaf and Disabled people are increasingly being failed by health services that aren’t meeting their communication needs, in breach of their duty under the Accessible Information Standard. Healthwatch England is running a Your Care, Your Way campaign calling for everyone to be given healthcare information in the …

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Picture Yourself Active – Free image library

A NEW FREE RESOURCE LIBRARY OF PHOTOGRAPHS https://ageing-better.org.uk/news/picture-yourself-active-images-of-older-disabled-people https://ageing-better.org.uk/sites/default/files/2021-05/Age-positive-image-library-May-21.pdf Get Yourself Active at Disability Rights UK and the Centre for Ageing Better have launched Picture Yourself Active, which is a new, publicly accessible image library of over 300 photos depicting older and disabled people getting active to challenge pervasive negative stereotypes. “Photos of disabled people also often …

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National Disability Strategy Declared Unlawful by the High Court and Appeal Refused

https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/news/2022/january/national-disability-strategy-declared-unlawful-disability-rights-uk-comment https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/disability-strategy-is-unlawful-court-confirms-and-denies-dwp-permission-to-appeal I haven’t seen much about this in the main news anywhere! “The High Court has declared that the Government’s National Disability Strategy is unlawful due to inadequate consultation with Disabled people.” See the reports by Disability Rights UK and Disability News Service by using the links above. There are links from there to …

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Evidence for UN on Disabled Rights

Disabled people have been urged to provide evidence for the United Nations on the government’s record on rights. See the full report and article at: https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/disabled-people-urged-to-provide-evidence-for-un-on-governments-record-on-rights/ Disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) have launched a fresh bid to hold the government to account over its implementation of the UN disability convention, four years after their previous efforts …

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FCA, Equality Act and Mental Health

From Money and Mental Health https://www.moneyandmentalhealth.org/ “The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) wants banks to deliver a higher level of care and to avoid causing customers harm, like financial problems or stress. But we’re pleased to see the FCA also highlight banks’ responsibilities under the Equality Act, to make sure that they don’t discriminate and that …

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Government publish report of lived experience of disabled people during the Covid-19 pandemic

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-lived-experience-of-disabled-people-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/the-lived-experience-of-disabled-people-during-the-covid-19-pandemic “From July to September 2020, the Cabinet Office Disability Unit commissioned the Policy Lab to conduct ethnographically-led research into the experiences of disabled people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim was to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of disabled people, to identify problems that could be resolved through policy changes and …

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Career Hive for Disabled including Mental Health

https://hive.evenbreak.co.uk/ Evenbreak’s Career Hive The social enterprise Evenbreak has launched Career Hive. Free, relevant and accessible careers support for people whose career prospects are affected by disability or a long-term condition, including mental ill-health. Delivered by careers professionals with lived experience of disability. They can help both those seeking employment and those seeking better employment …

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