|Have your say! National Rail are undertaking some research in to The Disabled Persons Railcard, in order to improve it for their customers, and they’d love to hear your thoughts. You don’t have to have a Disabled Persons Railcard to feed back. Click here to take the survey.
Level Playing Field National Forum: Level Playing Field‘s inaugural National Forum will be held on Monday 4 November at Stadium MK, home of MK Dons. The National Forum aims to bring together all relevant stakeholders, from fans to Governing Bodies, to look at how they can improve and maximise match days for disabled fans. Find out more, including how to register, here
Sense want to hear from you: Sense is looking into home to school transport for disabled children, as many are missing school as a result of transport problems. They want to hear from you to understand the issue and work towards a solution.
If you have something to tell them, please take part in this survey or share it with someone who does.
Non-consensual touching: Amy Kavanagh, as part of the University of Sussex, is conducting reasearch into disabled women & disabled non-binary people’s experiences of non-consensual touching, harassment, hate crimes and sexual assaults. They are looking to collect as many stories as possible in order to enhance their research. If you have a story to share or would like to find out more, please do so here.
Young Persons Panel – we want your views! We’re creating a panel amongst our younger stakeholders to ensure the voices of young disabled people are heard and included in the work we do. We want to know more about your everyday lives to make sure our work better represents all of us.
We’re asking for disabled people under the age of 25 to join the panel. To begin with the panel will be online. We’ll be asking questions about what issues are most important to you and then building your answers into the research and fundraising proposals that we write. We’ll be sending out quarterly surveys, starting in October.
If you’re under 25 and interested in joining our panel, please complete this short application form.
Government Consultation on Measures to Reduce Health Related Job Loss: Each year more than 100,000 people leave their job following a period of sickness absence lasting at least four weeks. Offering flexibility, early support and occupational health advice are the key to successful retention in the workplace. Many employers already see the case to invest in health and wellbeing. But some, particularly smaller ones, might not have the knowledge or time to support their employees with health conditions, even when they want to. The Government’s consultation seeks to address this challenge.
You can help shape future plans in this exciting area by accessing the consultation via this link, which will be open until 7th October 2019. Your views will be invaluable in helping Government to understand the implications of any reforms and how any potential changes can be best implemented in the future. This will be vital in ensuring Government provides employers and employees with the most effective support going forward.