|BBC launches new disability mentoring and training programme: They are offering ten places to help with the development of disabled talent from across the creative industry, as well as supporting the career progression of disabled colleagues within BBC Studios. Find out more
Pact’s Indie Diversity Training Scheme: This scheme offers a first step into the television industry. You could be a trainee Development Researcher supporting the creative process, an office Runner helping production teams, or assisting on location. Closes 14 December. Find out more
Want to influence the accessibility of the travel industry? Take a travel survey and earn £10 to Amazon. Drop your email in the linked form below to receive a personal invitation to take it. It’s open to people with mobility disabilities (or their family members/caregivers) in the UK (and also Canada and Australia).
Disabled user experience on England’s motorways and major A roads: A new transportfocus report uncovers the barriers disabled people encounter when travelling on roads managed by Highways England. Find out more
NAO report says Motability scheme excellent but why £2.62 billion in reserves? The National Audit Office (NAO) has found that the Motability scheme provides an excellent service to customers, but has long operated in a protected environment, supported by government, which has made maintaining high performance less challenging. Read more
New aviation passenger charter to improve flying experience for disabled travellers: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will monitor and review performance against the charter and take action if improvements aren’t made voluntarily. The charter will also set out service level standards for complaints and for claims for compensation when flights are disrupted. Read more
Everyone Can survey on leisure sector provision for disabled people: Everyone Can is a new campaign led by Sport England, ukactive and several leading disability organisations.
Everyone Can would like to change perceptions about disabled peoples’ participation in physical activity and support the leisure sector to become more inclusive. They would like anybody who works within the leisure industry to answer a quick survey. Find out more
DBC UC survey: The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) has launched a Universal Credit survey so that they can find out more about the experiences of disabled people and people with long term health conditions. Find out more
Consultation to decide products which should not be routinely prescribed: A national public consultation has been launched on proposals to update and review commissioning guidance on eight more products that cost the NHS more than £68 million – which NHS England is recommending should not be routinely prescribed in primary care, because there are alternative products. The consultation closes 28 February 2019. Find out more
Government health and care preparations for a No Deal scenario: Matt Hancock MP Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has produced an update of measures that the government will implement in the event of a ‘no deal scenario’. Read more