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
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