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  • Disabled Mums Call For Right To Family Support

    Disabled Mums Call For Right To Family Support

    The Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign is calling on councils to implement the support disabled mothers are entitled to under legislation, following a breakthrough ruling that Ealing Council had breached its legal duties under the Care Act, which include “having regard to the needs of the family” of the disabled adult whose care needs they are supposed to meet.

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  • World Continence Week's Public Toilets Call

    World Continence Week's Public Toilets Call

    Did you know that three million people in the UK are affected by incontinence? And with many councils closing them, there is now much more chance of getting caught short.The Urology Foundation has produced campaign resources on the causes and management of incontinence , a ‘Need to Pee’ card and a template letter to send to councillors and MPs about the repercussions of public toilet closures.

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  • Write To Your MP About The Cost Of Living Crisis

    Write To Your MP About The Cost Of Living Crisis

    The Action Network has set up a campaign urging disabled people to write to your MPs about the cost of living crisis. It calls for the government to help disabled people survive the current price increases and introduce new policies. The campaign is sponsored by Inclusion London and aims to go nationwide.

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  • Rising Costs Crisis for Disabled People

    Rising Costs Crisis for Disabled People

    New research by Leonard Cheshire paints a bleak picture of disabled people struggling to pay for essentials and concludes that disabled people must be prioritised for financial support.The charity wants the government to increase benefits in line with inflation, reverse proposed changes to the Warm Home Discount and provide better access to social care.

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  • Know your Rights as a Carer

    Know your Rights as a Carer

    This year’s Carers Rights Day campaign on Thursday 25 November will focus on raising awareness of the rights that unpaid carers have. The pandemic has had a massive impact on the lives of carers, affecting access to services, the ability to juggle work and care and much more. That’s why it’s more important than ever that carers are aware of what they have the right to.

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  • Call For Better Buses for South Yorkshire

    Call For Better Buses for South Yorkshire

    DPAC Sheffield, the local branch of national organisation Disabled People Against Cuts is taking part in a campaign calling for Better Buses in our region. The campaign brings together people and groups who want to see bus services improved for the benefit of passengers and communities. They also want a return to public control of buses in the area, with a link to a petition on the subject.

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  • Try Out a Trike With This Super Loan Scheme

    Try Out a Trike With This Super Loan Scheme

    Do you fancy cycling but think you would find two wheels a bit precarious? Trikes are available from Sheffield Cycling 4 All for a loan of up to three months and the first people to take advantage of the scheme have given their verdicts. SC4A is also campaigning for better infrastructure to make cycling more accessible and asking anyone who borrows a trike to take photos of inaccessible spots, which will then be forwarded to Sheffield City Council.

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  • PIP Assessments Recording Victory For Campaign

    PIP Assessments Recording Victory For Campaign

    Personal Independence Payment assessments taking place over the phone are now to be recorded following the ‘On the Record’ campaign spearheaded by DPAC Sheffield, the local branch of campaigning organisation Disabled People Against Cuts and supported by Disability Sheffield. There had been much controversy over these assessments with claims of dishonesty and many people’s benefits being cut or removed altogether.

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  • Take The Chance To Prove We Belong

    Take The Chance To Prove We Belong

    Do you want to influence government policy? Disability Rights UK has launched their We Belong campaign inviting comments from as many disabled people as possible to influence the government’s National Strategy For Disabled People. DRUK are also holding a series of online discussions on different themes starting with two sessions on 30th September for disabled women, and two on 1st October for disabled people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

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  • We Are Undefeatable Campaign

    We Are Undefeatable Campaign

    A major new campaign has been launched to support the 15 million people who live with one or more long-term health conditions in England. ‘We Are Undefeatable’ recognises the unique barriers that people living with health conditions face and shows the emotional stories of men and women living with a variety of conditions getting active in ways that work for them.

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