Disability Rights UK E-Newsletter 27 August 2018

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DR UK says that “dire” Universal Credit system not fit for managed migration in our response to the SSAC consultation: Given the dire state of the universal credit system we find it beyond belief that a responsible Government would intend migrating claimants to the benefit from July 2019. Read our response and recommendations

Supporting disabled people through traineeships consultation: Disability Rights UK has the ambition of producing a short publication on good practice in supporting disabled people onto and through traineeships and are seeking examples of good practice. The charity wants to hear from disabled people with a good experience of traineeships, especially paid traineeships, who are willing to be quoted. Closes 17 September 2018. Read more

Visualising Disability Benefit Appeals: From April 2017 to March 2018, disabled people won 67.7% of the appeals they brought to a tribunal. In his new blog, Evan Odell, our DRILL Research Programme Officer, examines the latest appeal trends using Government statistics.

Free training on Inclusive Practice – Disability and School Careers Advice, Information and Guidance: Disability Rights UK is offering free one-day training days designed for school careers advisers, coordinators and school careers leaders. The training is for those who wish to develop their understanding of disability equality and enhance their skills to support disabled learners with careers guidance and careers planning. Read more

How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal: In the unlikely (likely?) event of a ‘no deal’ the Government has published a series of papers on how the UK will cope. Here are some of the subject areas that are related to the areas DR UK covers. Read more

 

Members, projects and partners

 

 

Spaces available on our Leadership Academy Programme: Our Leadership Academy programme (LAP), is a career development programme, designed for the progression of employees with lived experience of disability and/or long term health conditions. It sets out to improve the employment position of employees living with a health condition or disability, whilst providing employers with access to a wider pool of talent.Places are still available for our next intake. Contact Katrina.morris@disabilityrightsuk.org for more information but hurry – places are going fast.

DR UK Leadership Academy Executive, Katrina Morris, will be speaking about the Programme and how it has impacted employees with disabilities at the Talent Management and Leadership Development Summit 2018 on 13 September 2018

Supporting inclusive workplaces consultation: Our Win/Win Alliance is co-leading a Health and Wellbeing Alliance project, supporting the Health and Work Unit to work towards inclusive workplaces for everyone. Central to this work is developing an Employer Directory to highlight ‘national and local pathways to work’. As part of this project we are issuing a Call for Evidence for examples of national and local employment support initiatives and “success stories” helping people towards, into and to stay in work. The good practice and success stories will be brought together as a Directory that will be shared with employers. Closing date Friday 19 October 2018. Find out more

1000 Tweaks – Making Leicester a healthier place: DR UK’s Get Yourself Active project and Leicester City Council are working together to see how we can make Leicester a healthier place to live as part of a new initiative called “1000 Tweaks”. Read more

 

DR UK Fundraising, products and training courses

 

 

August issue of UNITE Magazine out now! Tackling issues that directly affect disabled people, highlighting campaigns and raising awareness of the rights that you have as a disabled person in all aspects of life.

Factsheets, information and guides: For further information on welfare rights, education issues and social care you will find our factsheets/guides here or for more detailed information you can order a copy of the Disability Rights Handbook from our shop

Free training on Inclusive Practice in careers: Disability Rights UK is offering free one-day training days designed for school careers advisers, coordinators and school careers leaders in London, Leeds, Taunton and Birmingham. The training is for those who wish to develop their understanding of disability equality and enhance their skills to support disabled learners with careers guidance and careers planning. Find out more

To find out about our disability equality and awareness training please email Jason.jaspal@disabilityrightsuk.org

Photograph any locked RADAR toilet for a chance to win £100 in vouchers: Do you often come across public disabled facilities with an official N&C Phlexicare RADAR lock? Take a picture of any RADAR locked public facilities and share the picture either on social media or by email and you will automatically be entered into a prize draw for £100 in vouchers. Read more

You can purchase a RADAR key from our shop

 

Other news

 

 

4Talent Work Experience Programme: The @4Talent Work Experience Programme is now open for applications till the 2 September 2018. Apply now for your chance to experience one of the many departments involved, and all expenses paid! No experience required! Find out more

High Court rules Access to Work cap is not unlawful: In Buxton, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2018] the High Court effectively upheld the right of the Secretary of State to decide the rates at which Access to Work will be provided. Read more

NHS Employers – Recruiting and supporting disabled apprentices: NHS Employers have produced a  new web section dedicated to supporting employers with the recruitment of disabled people and those with learning disabilities or difficulties (LDD) into NHS apprenticeships. Read more

Studying in UK as a disabled student: Caroline Mathiasen, a hearing impaired graduate student, has written an article aimed at all disabled overseas students who wish to study in the UK. Read Caroline’s article

VODG raises concerns as HMRC “jumps the gun” on sleep in payments: Following the Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake Court of Appeal judgement VODG has called on government to make a decision and to be clear about what changes it is proposing ahead of wider consultation. HMRC appear to have jumped the gun and acted before BEIS have issued official guidance. Read VODG press release

Jobs and grants

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Plexal

 

 

Getting to DR UK at Plexel: Free shuttle buses run from Stratford underground, train and bus stations from 7am to 10.30pm.

Free shuttle buses run from Stratford underground, train and bus stations from 7am to 10.30pm. There are two pickup points for the shuttle bus:

  • Bus stop E outside Stratford International Station
  • Bus stop X outside Stratford City Station/Westfield

Shuttles run every 5-10 minutes.

For more information see our Contact us page

 

Disability Rights UK

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