|Are you finding online a problem regarding government services? Government services have increasingly moved online. Has this created a problem for you, a family member or a friend?Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RiDC) is working with WaveLength, a charity that works to alleviate loneliness across the UK, as part of the Digital Equality Group (DEG). DEG wants to hear from people who have found accessing, acquiring, and using digital technology difficult.
Email WaveLength about your situation now
Please tell the RiDC about your central heating controls: For disabled and older people, easy and effective control of heating is absolutely vital for good health and finances. Many heating controls are complicated or inaccessible. But now there are smartphone applications – or apps – which offer a technological solution. So for RiDC’s latest research, they really want your views and experiences:
Complete there summer central heating controls survey here
Deaf people invited to share experiences of child sexual abuse: The Truth Project is launching a new service to enable Deaf people who were sexually abused as children to share their experience, partnering with Deaf health charity SignHealth to support Deaf people to come forward. Data from SignHealth’s therapy service shows a quarter of the people seen have experienced abuse of some kind. Read more
Heathrow Airport consultation: Heathrow Airport has unveiled its expansion plans and have started a 12 week consultation period (from 18th June – 13th September). There will be 43 consultation events. Find out more.
Care and Support Alliance (CSA) Online Action: CSA‘s Online Action is running from 17th June until 22nd July and aims to collect the experiences of those requiring social care. Find out more, including how to share your experiences, here
NHS England are now welcoming applications for their Peer Leadership Academy: The academy is a personal development experience for people with lived experience of personalised care. It aims to build people’s knowledge, skills and confidence around Personalised Care, change management and how they can make a practical difference through co-production, so they can play an active role in the personalised care programmes at a national and regional level.
Find our more information on the academy, including how to apply, here. The deadline for applications is 12pm on Friday 19 July 2019.
Consultation on Changing Places Toilets: The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government are consulting on their plans to increase the provision of changing places toilets. Please find the details here. Responses must be submitted by 21st July.