|Celebrating Disability History Month: UNISON’s Disability Equality in the Workplace Report Launch and Reception:
Date: Tuesday 19 November, 6-8pm
Location: UNISON Centre, 120 Euston Road, NW1 2AY
UNISON are launching a Disability Equality in the Workplace Report on Tuesday, 19 November from 6-8pm at their headquarters in central London. The evening will feature a discussion of the areas where disabled employees are not receiving the support they need in the workplace, and the launch of UNISON’s asks of parliamentarians to ensure disabled people’s rights at work are implemented in practice. Specifically, they are calling for more action to ensure that disabled employees are offered reasonable adjustments, and receive those adjustments in a reasonable timeframe. They are also asking for parliamentarians to make a stand for strengthening the provision and enforcement of disability leave. There will be a short Q&A panel discussion to discuss the report’s findings in more detail. To RSVP, email Natasha Brewis on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Euan’s Guide 2019 Access Survey: Euan’s Guide have launched their 2019 Access Survey and will be collecting responses until late December. The survey is an important resource for showing people’s perceptions of disabled access across the UK. The survey is open to disabled people, their family and friends as well as individuals who work closely with disabled people such as carers or healthcare professionals. To take the survey, click here.
Defra is recuriting for 4 new board members for Natural England: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) are recuriting for 4 new board members for Natural England. As a non-Ministerial Government department, Natural England is the Government’s advisor for the natural environment in England, helping to protect England’s nature and landscapes for people to enjoy and for the services they provide. The Natural England Board provides leadership and strategic vision, and ensures good governance. The closing date for applications is 14 November 2019 at 12:00. Find out more information here.
Help develop the NICE guideline on Social work for adults with complex needs: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) produces guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health, and provide social care support.They are currently looking for adults with complex needs, their unpaid carers and advocates to join the committee developing a guideline on Social work for adults with complex needs. Recruitment is open until 5pm Monday 18 November 2019. For more information, including how to apply, click here.
Inclusion London are running a dockless bike campaign: Dockless bikes that are parked on pavements can cause dangerous obstructions, particularly for people with visual or mobility impairments. Inclusion London are running a social media campaign on the issue – if you come across a dockless bike causing an obstruction, take a photo and tag @InclusionLondon on twitter.
Dr. Chris Whitaker, a disabled person living in Cambridgeshire, wants to hear your story about applying for Personal Independence Payment (PIP): Chris wants to hear from disabled people who have applied for PIP, but is also interested in the experiences of other people who have been involved with PIP, including advisors, supporters and assessors. If you have a story to tell about PIP, good, bad or both, submit it here. Chris has already collected over 500 stories and our researcher, Evan Odell, will be helping him analyse the stories and identify themes. Chris is on twitter @christheowl.