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  • General Election 2019: DRUK guide to Policy and Comment

    General Election 2019: DRUK guide to Policy and Comment

    Disability Rights UK does not endorse or support any political party but has produced a comprehensive guide to the major political parties’ positions on all the policies affecting the lives of disabled people. The guide will continue to be updated with policy areas and comment up to the General Election on 12 December 2019.

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  • New Personal Health Budget Rights

    New Personal Health Budget Rights

    With effect from Monday 2nd December, personal wheelchair budgets are being introduced as part of a range of measures to improve current wheelchair service provision, to ensure people have better experiences of care and to give people greater choice over the wheelchair provided. People who need Section 117 after care support now have the right to a personal health budget, providing them with greater choice and control when managing their own health and care.

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  • Know your Human Rights

    Know your Human Rights

    This new online tool from the British Institute of Human Rights aims to support people with mental health and/or mental health capacity issues, and their advocates, to find out more about human rights and to be able to raise issues in a health and care setting.

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  • Autism Plus Launch New Website

    Autism Plus Launch New Website

    The national charity supporting adults and young people with autism, learning disabilities, mental health conditions and complex needs since 1986, has a new award winning ‘Recite-me’ toolbar allowing visitors to customise the website so it works best for them, which is especially important for website users who have a range of neurodiverse conditions and disabilities.

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  • Social Work England Launch

    Social Work England Launch

    Social work is about people and social workers support millions of people across the country every day. On Monday 2 December Social Work England will take over from the Health and Care Professions Council as the new specialist regulator for the profession.The purpose of Social Work England is to regulate the social worker profession so that people receive the best possible support whenever they might need it in life. They are committed to raising standards through collaboration with everyone who has an interest in social work, and they will also seek to promote confidence in the sector.

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  • New HoME group demands next government increase accessible housing

    New HoME group demands next government increase accessible housing

    A coalition of organisations is campaigning for accessible housing under the banner ‘HoME – Housing Made for Everyone.’ The group has written an open letter to the next government to demand that urgent action is taken to tackle the growing shortage of accessible homes in the UK.

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  • Free Events at Libraries

    Free Events at Libraries

    As we head into December Sheffield Libraries are hosting a number of events including a talk on Managing Sheffield’s Wildlife, the ‘History Of Sheffield Allotments, Exploring Historic Maps and Secret Soviet Sheffield. Look out for their new booklet planned for next year.

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  • Carers' Experiences Of GP Practices

    Carers' Experiences Of  GP Practices

    Healthwatch Sheffield have teamed up with Sheffield Carers Centre to find out more about carers’ experiences of GP practices. The first part of the work will be a focus group discussion with carers at Sheffield Carers Centre on Friday 6 December.

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  • Wheels for Wellbeing Survey of Disabled Cyclists

    Wheels for Wellbeing Survey of Disabled Cyclists

    Wheels for Wellbeing is running its annual survey of disabled cyclists to find out about the latest needs and experiences of disabled people who cycle. The data they collect will be used to inform their ongoing policy and campaigning work, and will help to strengthen the voice of disabled cyclists in the UK.

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  • Carers UK launch their 'Manifesto for Carers'

    Carers UK launch their 'Manifesto for Carers'

    The Carers UK Manifesto for Carers outlines the top priorities unpaid carers would want to see delivered by the next government.

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