RADAR keys (National Key Scheme) now available from DAS

Radar keysWe have purchased a few RADAR keys (National Key Scheme) for people who live in the area covered by Suffolk Coastal District Council (UK) to be able to use accessible toilets.

RADAR keys are no longer available at local council offices. Continue reading

‘About Me’ launched by Suffolk Disability and Health Action Group

About Me form graphicSuffolk 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

New benefits advice booklet from the MS Society

Benefits and MS graphicThe 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.

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New Dementia Together service launched in Suffolk

Dementia together graphicDementia 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

Have you got medical equipment you no longer need?

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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 launch new free accessibility tools (useful if you create web pages too)

Microsoft web accessibility graphicMicrosoft 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

Finding accessible toilets

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The difficulties facing disabled people trying to find suitable accessible toilets has been in the news a lot this week.

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