RNID has developed an info pack to help people who are working with those who have hearing loss. 42% of over 50’s have hearing loss, so you probably need this information for your charity!
Various covid-related news: covid-testing, and the impact on children and young people, people with disabilities, health, and the economy.
Consultations to take part in – Cornwall Fire Service, Disability and Employment, availability of home abortions, and Housing – shared ownership plans and carbon monoxide & smoke alarms.
UK Disability History Month runs from 18 November to 18 December, with a focus this year on Access, and the ongoing journey. Plus other disability stories in the news.
People with learning disabilities and autism are one of the high risk groups for flu. So they, and their carers, are eligible for free flu jabs. Spread the word. #StayWellThisWinter
If you have an interest in equality, hate crime, or online abuse, you need to be making your voice heard in two consultations around these areas. Closing dates in December.
Cornwall Advocacy is launching a new project called ‘be heard’, to support people with learning disabilities, especially around the pandemic, which is affecting this group more than others.
Cornwall Council is running a survey and art competition to shape the future of special educational needs provision. Have your say, by 30 November
Cornwall Council is extending its consultation on the charging policy changes for Adult Social Care – now closing 11 November. Make sure you have your say – there are new dates for online consultation events.
Promoting ‘Dial 111 for urgent care that’s not life threatening’ messages – films now available in British Sign Language, and Easy Read for people with learning disabilities. Please share!
Hearing loss and face masks aren’t a good combination – find out where you can purchase transparent masks, and the other steps that are being taken to help ensure people with hearing loss are not left isolated.
Funding for: reopening the arts, environment, medical welfare, recovery for those supporting people with complex social issues (especially BAME charities) and marginalised groups, veterans support, and sports development
Funding opportunities – for disadvantaged young people, community initiatives, building repairs and disabled people.
Cornwall Council has opened a consultation around their new Carers Strategy and service model. Please take part, if you’re a carer, and share it widely, so as many as possible can see it.
Find out about the exceptions around wearing a mask on public transport – for those who cannot wear them, or are distressed when wearing them.
Are you disabled? The Media Trust is creating a database of people with expertise in all areas, who are also disabled, to increase the visibility of disabled people. Find out more, and sign up!
TST are launching the Countrymen scheme in Cornwall, to help reconnect ‘outdoorsy’ older men with the outdoors. Find out how to refer older men with health problems to the scheme.
Non-covid-related funding opportunities for organisations working with people with disabilities, housing, planting trees, and rehoming pets
The Disability Charities Consortium has issued a statement criticising government inaction around supporting disabled people during this pandemic.
disAbility Cornwall has carried out a survey around government support for the most vulnerable people in Cornwall – see their findings here