Disabled Living Newsletter 1st September 2021

Latest news

App designed to help passengers with disabilities feel more confident when travelling

The new  ‘Passenger Assistance’ app has been designed to speed up the booking process for customers, and provide frontline staff with real-time information on passengers' requirements.

Read more.
Updates on the GP data upload and how to opt out.

MedConfidential provides an update to help you understand your choices when it comes to you GP data and learn how to opt out if you wish.

Read more.
Training and Support provided for unpaid carers 

Health Education England are supporting a free online learning course and resources for unpaid carers to help in their day to day caring roles.

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What we're reading
"I want to be a champion and an example for other girls with disabilities." (Global Citizen):  Interview with Taonere Banda, an elite runner from Tanzania who is visually impaired . Read the article.

Tokyo Paralympic champion from 1964 (BBC):  British teenager, Caz Walton, became a success story when she won three golds in two sports 57 years ago. Read the article. 

"My culture can be so ignorant about disability – I’m here to smash the stigma" (Metro): Article by Shani Dhanda, founder of the Asian Disability Network about disability and culture  Read the article.
Free moving and handling course for carers

On Monday 20th September, Disabled Living will be delivering a free, virtual and interactive session on moving and handling to help you carry out your moving and handling tasks in a safe and efficient way.

Enquire and book now
Our relaunched Supplier Directory has a new look, and is even easier to use.

We have products and services for independent living listed, reviewed and rated so you can easily find trusted suppliers of helpful equipment and services.

Explore the Directory
Twenty five years at Disabled Living for our Chief Executive Debra Evans!

Everyone at Disabled Living celebrated twenty five years of Debra's commitment to Disabled Living, during which she has reimagined what the charity can do. 
Debra says:

"I can’t believe I have worked for Disabled Living for 25 years. The charity has changed dramatically from what it was then to what it is now.

Everyday I learn something new, I meet amazing people and look forward to developing new services with a team I am very proud to be working with."

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