|Get Yourself Active: Learn more about GYA‘s research and evaluation from our project partners by signing up to a short webinar on Wednesday 5th June. Discussions will be led by the following:
Professor Brett Smith, Head of Research, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham: led on the development of the Social Worker Guidelines, the CMO guidelines and the testing of the composite case study.
Tim Bidey, Senior Consultant, Traverse: led on the Get Yourself Active monitoring and evaluation over the past four years, who will be discussing the findings of the report.
To register your interest please contact Kirsty Mulvey at firstname.lastname@example.org
The EnABle Fund for Elected Office – 19 applicants to the Fund elected into local government office: The EnAble Fund for Elected Office – administered by Disability Rights UK – is intended to cover the additional financial costs associated with being disabled that would otherwise prevent someone from seeking elected office. Local government elections took place on Thursday 2nd May in Metropolitan Districts, Shire Districts and Unitary Authorities. Disabled people standing for election in any of these tiers of local government in England, were eligible to apply to the Fund to meet the costs of reasonable adjustments for their campaign. We are delighted to announce that 19 applicants, representing the political spectrum and various local councils across England, were successfully elected. Feedback from many of the applicants, including some that were not elected, is that the Fund – which is provided by the Government Equalities Office – enabled them to participate on a level playing field.
The Fund is intended to cover reasonable adjustments for disabled candidates in the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections in 2020. Click here for more information.
Tell us about your care: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are 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 also call us to complete the survey on your behalf – 0330 995 0400 (afternoons are quietest), choose Option 1 and quote; ‘CQC’ when your call is answered.
CQC want to know how to work better with you locally: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) want to find out your views on how they can work with you and how you work with your local communities. Fill out this questionnaire to shape new guidance. You can also email the questionnaire or post it to return it back to them. Download a copy now or take the questionnaire online. The survey closes 31 May 2019.
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. 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
Equality Advisory and Support Service: We recently visited the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) helpline to meet their team and get an insight into how the service functions. We were impressed by the depth of expertise in relation to disability, which makes up two thirds of all discrimination enquiries i.e. twice as many as all other protected characteristics combined! The EASS has launched a new suite of advice aids such as this Timeline to record important dates and events. We are planning ways we can combine resources to build on our own Right to Participate project.