Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK

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Disability Rights Handbook out now

From Disability UK – UNITE

Free Unite Magazine

 

Disability Rights UK is pleased to announce that we are working in conjunction with UNITE Magazine.

UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities publishes issues to present to UK Government

Via Disability Rights UK news

“Disability Rights UK was very pleased to give evidence to the UN Committee in March, based on discussions with large numbers of disabled people around the country. We are glad to see many of the issues we raised reflected in the list of issues “

APPG presents ‘Ahead of the arc’ report to Damian Green

Via Disability Rights UK news

APPG presents ‘Ahead of the arc’ report to Damian Green: The “Ahead of the arc” report highlights that on current trends and policies the Government is certain to miss its target to halve the disability employment gap. Damian Green agreed to meet with the APPG on Disability when the Government issues its response to its recent consultation on the green paper, “Improving Lives.” Find out more

 

Taking Charge – a new book

Via Disability Rights UK  Taking Charge Price: £13.99

A practical guide to living with a disability or health condition

  • Do you want to live the life you choose?
  • Do you want to find out how to do this?
  • Do you want to read about people in the same or similar situations?

If you have a physical or mental health condition, have just been given a life-changing diagnosis or your health is starting to worsen in later life. ‘Taking Charge’ is the publication for you.

There is no other existing publication that pulls together in one place your ‘rights’ to a decent life, with choice and control – giving information on ‘what you have a right to expect’ from services, education and employment. The guide is intended to complement our ever popular Disability Rights Handbook.

About the guide

The first part of the book deals with planning and managing your life, for instance after an accident or diagnosis, or as life changes.
Then each section deals with an area of life:

  • Personal health and social care
  • Technology and equipment
  • At home
  • Your family
  • Getting around: travel and mobility
  • Leisure, sport, community activities
  • Learning, working, contributing

DISTRIBUTED THROUGH A THIRD PARTY

Download our publications flyer to order offline

Get Out Get Active

Get Out Get Active

Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is an exciting new programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together.

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED!

It focuses on getting some of the UK’s least active people moving more through fun and inclusive activities in their local communities.

Delivered by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and their partners and funded by Spirit of 2012, it runs for over three years (2016-2019) within 18 localities (areas) across the UK, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Disability Rights UK is a National Partner.

As part of GOGA, Disability Rights UK is running a Peer Support project working with Disabled People’s Organisations and local sport and fitness organisations and providers to get people moving and enjoying fun activity- not just sport. Peer Support is about someone using their lived experience of overcoming barriers to support someone else who might be experiencing similar barriers. It takes many forms but is usually one to one and informal. The benefits of using peer support to be more active can be life changing. From boosting confidence to becoming healthier and improving mental wellbeing.

What is peer support and mentoring?

What helps to make activities more appealing and accessible?

Read more about our partners

Find out more

Questions? Or to register your interest contact Kate Pieroudis (Peer Support Lead) at Disability Rights UK on 0207 250 8111 or kate.pieroudis@disabilityrightsuk.org