|Disability Rights UK is working on an exciting project to redevelop our website. With our user-centred design and feedback process, we intend to produce an inclusive and accessible website that caters to what our audience want.
This survey will allow us to collect and analyse data on how our audience uses our website and how we can improve in future. Please be as detailed as possible.
We appreciate you taking the 10 to 15 minutes it takes to complete our survey. All the information you provide will guide the improvements to our website.
If you have any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chronic illness survey
DR UK and Chronic Illness Inclusion would like to hear from people with as many different types of energy-limiting and chronic pain conditions as possible. This will increase our visibility to policy makers, and demonstrate that we can unite and speak with one voice to advance our rights. We have devised a short 5 – 10 minute survey for you to share your experience. The survey will be closed on 25 September.
Take the survey now.
Media Trust mentoring scheme
Media Trust has launched a media industry first – a mentoring programme for all Disabled mentees and mentors in partnership with the BBC. The programme is aimed at early-stage and experienced level mentees who identify as having a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, and who are looking to progress their career in behind the camera and below the line roles in film and TV. Eligible applicants can apply to be a mentee here.
Let’s Talk Accessibility – bus use events
Bus Users and Disability Rights UK are to host a series of online events, Let’s Talk Accessibility. The aim is to help local transport authorities (LTAs) and operators understand the challenges and barriers Disabled people face when travelling by bus.
The events will take place on 20, 21 and 22 September, and will ensure the transport needs of Disabled people are considered by operators and LTAs when developing their Bus Service Improvement Plans. The plans are a requirement of the Government’s National Bus Strategy which has promised £3billion of funding to improve bus services.
Each event will look at the experiences of people with disabilities, the costs and benefits of improving accessibility, and how these issues can be addressed through Bus Service Improvement Plans.
- Session 1 Monday 20 September – 11am to 12pm will focus on local transport authorities, local and central government representatives
- Session 2 Tuesday 21 September – 3pm to 4pm will focus on passengers, charities and carers
- Session 3 Wednesday 22 September – 3pm to 4pm will focus on operators.
To find out more and to book your space email email@example.com
Claddag housing survey
A survey has been launched by Claddag to explore the ways in which Disabled and older leaseholders are affected by the building safety crisis. Many people with impairments and health conditions are physically and financially trapped in blocks of flats which have flammable cladding and fire safety defects.
Claddag, a Disabled-led action group, urges leaseholders who live with any physical impairments or mental health conditions to take part.
You can find the survey here. If it is not accessible to you, or you find the exercise distressing, please email Claddag via LeaseholderDAG@gmail.com and they will be happy to find a comfortable way for you to be involved.
Share your gym experiences
Would you be happy to speak to a journalist about your experience of using gyms? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Young people’s support funding
Funding is available for national Voluntary and Community Sector organisations to provide additional support for children, young people and adults with learning disability and autism and their families as they continue to live with and through the impact of the pandemic. Appreciating the significant challenge COVID-19 has had on individuals this is a non-recurrent in-year grant, funded through the Spending Review, to help provide additional support, advice and information for individuals and families. The closing date for applications is 15 September 2021. See: https://www.england.nhs.uk/learning-disabilities/
Respond to the Health and Disability Green Paper
Unclear about how to wade through the government’s Health and Disability Green Paper? Z2K has a guide to what it all means. Find it here.
DWP Health and Wellbeing Green Paper consultation meetings with Disabled people:
Date: Tuesday 14th September, 1-4pm
Venue: Ramada Plaza by Wyndham, Wrexham
Booking link: DWP Health & Disability Consultation Event: Wrexham Tickets, Tue 14 Sep 2021 at 13:00 | Eventbrite
Date: Thursday 16th September, 10am-1pm
Venue: Canterbury Cathedral Lodge Hotel, CT1 2EH
Booking link: DWP Health & Disability Consultation Event: Canterbury Tickets, Thu 16 Sep 2021 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
Date: Thursday 23rd September, 1-4pm
Venue: Hermitage Hotel, Exeter Road, BH2 5AH
Booking link: DWP Health & Disability Consultation Event: Bournemouth Tickets, Thu 23 Sep 2021 at 13:00 | Eventbrite
Date: Tuesday 28th September, 10am-4pm
Venue: Clayton Hotel, Leeds, Sweet Street, Holbeck, LS11 9AT
Booking link: DWP Health & Disability Consultation Event: Leeds Tickets, Tue 28 Sep 2021 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
Date: Wednesday 29th September, 1-4pm
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, 301 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL
Booking link: DWP Health & Disability Consultation Event: Glasgow Tickets, Wed 29 Sep 2021 at 13:00 | Eventbrite
Get Yourself Active seeking survey respondents and focus group attendees
DR UK’s Get Yourself Active project is looking to make updates to its website so that it is as open, accessible and friendly to use as possible. You can complete a short online survey about the website here.
Get Yourself Active would also like to invite you to a focus group session to discuss this project in more detail.
If you would like the survey in an alternative format or are interested in the focus group session, please email email@example.com.
Small grant funding
A new small grants programme Together for Our Planet is looking to support communities, including DPOs, across the UK take action on climate change, ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), in Glasgow this November.
This programme is offering grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to support local community projects. The programme is open until 5pm on Thursday 18 November.