Suffolk Disability & Health Action Group has been working with disabled people to produce ‘About Me’ (previously described as a Health Passport), a document that disabled people and/or their family carers can complete to give health and care professionals information about themselves to help those professionals provide better care. Continue reading
The MS Society have published a new welfare benefits guide which aims to give a simplified overview of the benefits system, which has never been easy to understand but is currently going through some of the biggest changes in 50 years.
Although it’s written for people with MS it’s a useful introduction for anyone involved in the benefits system.
Dementia Together was launched on 1 April 2017 to provide practical information and support for people who are curious, concerned or living with dementia, their carers and healthcare professionals in Suffolk, excluding Waveney. Continue reading
Healthwatch Suffolk have published their latest research about accessing diabetic foot care in Suffolk. Continue reading
DAS has seen a staggering 89% increase in benefits appeals work for disabled people between 2015/16 and 2016/17. Continue reading
Are you or any of your family still in possession of a piece of medical equipment that you or they no longer require?
If so, the National Health Service are asking for you to return the equipment so that they can use it for other people.
There’s a month long amnesty this March 2017. Continue reading
Microsoft has launched some new accessibility tools in its free Word Online and OneNote Online applications. These are also useful for anyone who creates web pages and wants to make them more accessible. Continue reading
We’ve published a new leaflet aimed at businesses and other employers setting out ways you can support us to support our services for disabled people throughout the Suffolk Coastal area. Continue reading
So we’ve created a new page on the website with some useful resources about the Radar National Key scheme (NKS), standard accessible toilets, and for Changing Places toilets which are larger with adult changing facilities, plus a link to the East Suffolk Council public conveniences page. Continue reading
Suffolk Trading Standards are warning about copycat Blue Badge websites where people are being charged £50 to obtain a Blue Badge not the standard £10. Continue reading