disAbility Cornwall has carried out a survey around government support for the most vulnerable people in Cornwall – see their findings here
Government consultations around the DWP engaging with disabled people, care leavers provision, rthe dormant assets scheme, and the Victims’ Code.
News around benefits (Universal Credit and shredded reports), disability access in airports, new funding for accessibility at Lostwithiel station, and driving theory test changes.
March awareness raising: Cancer and other health conditions, Fair Trade, inequality, debt, family safety, St Piran, World Book Day, women, stopping smoking, forests, single parents, and more!
Funding opportunities for disadvantaged children, and for disadvantaged communities, plus to help people realise their sporting ambitions, and the Comic Relief Community Fund.
A busy month of awareness days, including around health, LGBT+, sexual abuse, hearing, volunteering, Fairtrade, dignity in care, safer internet, and random acts of kindness.
Funding opportunities for those working with disadvantaged groups or older people. Nomination opportunity closing this week, plus 2 others closing soon.
Funding opportunities relating to children and young people, the environment and animal welfare, and sport, particularly para sport.
Another election update, with manifestos from the parties standing in Cornwall, including Easy Read versions where available. Plus a list of all the candidates.
Exciting new disabled facilities at Carn Brea Leisure Centre – a Changing Places changing room, plus a Pool Pod platform lift into the pool. Coming in the New Year.
Disability news roundup – accessibility for transport, events and shopping, violent hate crime, dyslexia and #JustAskDontGrab
Catch up on disability news – the conversation around sexual health and domestic abuse, large print books for children, emotional support animals and disability friendly beauty brands.
The Local Government Ombudsman has issued a statement requiring councils to improve access for people with hidden disabilities. Is this something your organisation needs to consider?
The United Nations Security Council has passed a Resolution recognising the rights of disabled people in armed conflict situations, for the first time.
News around disabilities – changes to blue badge eligibility, now including hidden disabilities, public toilets report, and map, and voting when you’re blind (plus iSight Cornwall newsletter).
Take part in the Disabled Motoring UK survey of disabled parking bays at supermarkets, and help gather data to encourage supermarkets to police the use of these essential spaces better.
Us Too is a new project around domestic abuse and learning disability / autism. Organisers are looking for people with LD to help write and deliver the training, and groups who’d like to receive it.
Catch up on disability news – take part in the Autism Act 10-year survey, explore the link between mental ill health and debt, learn about childless older people, and why there’s no minister for disabled people yet.
News relating to disabilities – Makaton at Newquay Airport, Autism support for employers, and a U-turn from the DVLA, and the final report of the Access to cash review.
Disabled people included in new release of emojis, including motorised and manual wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, assistance dogs and sensory impairments.