Disability Rights UK E-Newsletter 7 August 2017

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MPs urge rule change to enable UC to be payable to disabled students: Seven members of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Disability have written to the DWP Minister Damian Hinds to urge that all full-time disabled students who receive DLA or PIP be eligible to receive Universal Credit. Disability Rights UK are also seeking case studies from anyone affected or potentially affected.
We want to know if you have been asked to give your PA back pay for sleeping in: We already know of two cases. HMRC has announced that it is waiving financial penalties for past periods but intends to continue to demand the minimum wage and up to 6 years back pay for carers sleeping overnight. Affected? Find out more
New DWP into-work reports suggest softly softly approach works better than sanctions stick: Disability Rights UK has long argued for better support for disabled people into work. These DWP reports would seem to be in line with our view. We hope the DWP puts their findings into practice. Read more
We say employ people with disabilities: it makes sound business sense: Rabia Lemahieu, Disability and Skills Manager at Disability Rights UK has written this article for the Diversity at work: building a fair and inclusive business hub. Read more
Sue Bott to speak at Westminster Social Policy Forum: Deputy CEO Sue Bott is to speak on Key issues for the workforce in the context of Brexit and the Living Wage – challenges for recruitment and retention. The event takes place on Thursday, 2 November 2017. Disability Rights UK has also published a Manifesto for disability rights in a post-EU UK
Have you ever had issues getting an appointment with your doctor? Do you find it easy to get in and out of your dentists waiting room? The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are asking those who live with a disability or long-term condition to complete their five-question survey to help them formulate more disability-centred policy in the future. To share your experiences, please follow this link
Time running out…
• £1 million DRILL research funding offer: Closing date 8 August 2017.
• Trustees wanted for Disability Rights UK: The closing date for the receipt of applications is 6 p.m. on Monday 14 August 2017.
Members, projects and partners
Members: Get free tickets to Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017: Health and Care Innovation Expo takes place on 11 and 12 September 2017 in Manchester. Expo aims to help leaders in the NHS, local authorities and beyond to work together for whole-system change and improvement. As a member of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance, the Win-Win Alliance with DRUK has secured a discount code for our members to get free tickets. To get a code for a free ticket please contact us at bernd.sass@disabilityrightsuk.org
Visualise to hold Visual Awareness Training in Cardiff and London: These Visual Impairment Awareness Training events are intended to raise your awareness of visual impairments and how to effectively support your customers and/or colleagues. London (20 September) and Cardiff (27 September). Find out more
Leadership Academy Programme – offer for Third Sector organisations: Our popular Leadership Academy Programme is currently recruiting for year four. This year we can offer two supported (50% reduction) places for third sector organisations. Find out more
Three key meetings in the space of four days for I Can Make It! Last week was a very busy yet positive and interesting week for both Champions and Staff involved with I Can Make It meeting decision makers and procurement professionals. Find out more
Fundraising, publications, courses
Join Us for Parallel London 2017! This will be the second year of this all-inclusive event designed for anyone to participate regardless of age, disability or health condition. All ages and abilities. No cut off times. Everybody running side by side. Interested? Find out more
Book a place on our Benefits Overview course: Don’t know your ESA from your PIP? Confused by the range of benefits and tax credits? Why not come on our Benefits Overview course, held on Wednesday 15 November 2017. Find out more
Other news
Do you have a disability or long-term health condition? You might be experiencing discrimination at work without realising it. Find out if you might be experiencing disability discrimination at work and what to do about it with this quiz. The Disability Discrimination Quiz was developed by researchers from Cardiff University and is based on robust academic research on ill-treatment at work. A version for screen readers is also available.
Keele University School of Nursing and Midwifery and NHS England are working together to develop an evidence based storytelling framework: To help them with this task they are inviting you to share the information and procedures that you use within your organisation to generate and learn from stories. Any thoughts/views? Contact Bernd.Sass@disabilityrightsuk.org
Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing: This Inquiry Report presents the findings of two years of research, evidence-gathering and discussions with patients, health and social care professionals, artists and arts administrators, academics, people in local government, ministers, other policy-makers and parliamentarians from both Houses of Parliament. Any thoughts/views? Contact Bernd.Sass@disabilityrightsuk.org
Calls for greater attention to the reproductive rights of disabled women: In a new report, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, calls for greater attention to be paid to the sexual and reproductive rights of disabled women. The charity is concerned that the current focus on abortion in cases of fetal anomaly as the single issue engaging both people with disabilities and reproductive rights means some of the challenges faced by disabled women themselves in exercising reproductive choice – both in avoiding pregnancy and making the decision to become pregnant – can be neglected. Find out more
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