|Tell us about your care: There is so much for a disabled person to think of when visiting their GP or hospital – the parking situation, will the receptionist understand my request, what if I need to change my appointment? The regulator for care and the NHS in England is The Care Quality Commission (CQC) and they’re asking disabled people, those living with a long-term health condition, and their families to share their experiences through the Tell Us About Your Care survey. You can help shape the plans for the NHS by completing the survey so that the CQC will be better able to understand the needs of disabled people. If you’re not able to complete the survey online and would like to call us to do it on your behalf, please call Monday-Friday (afternoons are usually quieter) on 0330 995 0400, choose Option 1 and quote; ‘CQC’ when your call is answered.
Disabled people taking a lead in the changing landscape of health, wellbeing and personalised care: This free event will discuss new evidence about how to create the best outcomes for disabled people through physical activity – 2.30pm to 4.00pm, Monday, 25 March 2019 at Plexal (see below). Find out more
Your Right to Participate: We have set up a Right to Participate website, which has videos, animations, information and resources to help you find out more about the Equality Act and how to fight discrimination.
Exploring the potential of Disabled people as Foster Carers: Shaping Our Lives and the University of Worcester are working together to research why there are not more Disabled people as foster carers and what can be done about this. They are holding an event in Southampton on Tuesday 16th April as part of DRILL project Mutual benefits: The Potential of disabled people as foster carers
What do you want from dental services? Shaping Our Lives are looking for Disabled people to take part in a focus group about dental services. In particular we want to hear from disabled people who need more support to go to the dentist. London, Wednesday 10th April 2019, 2pm to 4.30pm. Find out more
DR UK is now recruiting for the 2019/20 cohort of its flagship Leadership Academy Programme (LAP): 80% of our delegates have gone on to achieve new promotion opportunities, joined committees or disability networks and seen an increase in their confidence, motivation and self-belief. Find out more
The EnAble Fund for Elected Office: Thisis intended to cover the additional financial costs associated with a disability, that would otherwise prevent someone from seeking elected office. The Fund is administered by Disability Rights UK.For more information, go to www.disabilityrightsuk.org/enablefund