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Being disabled in Britain

Being disabled in Britain: a journey less equal

(Equality and Human Rights Commission report)

Being disabled in Britain is a review into disability inequality in Great Britain. It builds on the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s statutory five-yearly report on equality and human rights progress in England, Scotland and Wales, Is Britain Fairer?.

We want this report to be used by UK and devolved governments to make improvements to law and policies, by local government to ensure services meet the needs of disabled people, and by disability groups to strengthen their case for change.

The report includes chapters on six areas of life, including education, work, health, justice and participation in politics, looking at where there has been progress and where there are still serious issues to be tackled. It also looks the experiences of those with different impairments and how these impact on people’s life chances.

We have also produced supporting data tables of the evidence behind the report.



read the report here  or on the picture below

Being Disabled in Britain


Autism & Mental Health Documentary

As part of their community project, a recent cohort of Prince’s Trust 16 – 25 year-olds decided to create a video to raise awareness of autism and associated mental health issues in Knowsley.

Carer’s Rights and the Care Act 2014

Carers Rights
and the Care Act 2014

Luke Clements

The Care Act 2014 repeals most of the principal adult social care statutes (as they apply in England ) – the laws that oblige social services’ departments to assess and to provide services for disabled, elderly and ill adults as well as their carers.

A major problem with the 2014 Act is revealed in its long title – namely that it is an ‘Act to make provision to reform the law relating to care and support for adults and the law relating to support for carers … .’ The problem being in the word ‘adults’: many of the ‘community care’ and ‘carers’ statutes also had provisions relating to children (ie young carers; disabled children and parent carers). As a result of a vigorous campaign by a number of disabled children’s and carers’ activists / organisations many of the problems concerning the rights of young carers, disabled children and parent carers have been addressed – but in large measure via the Children and Families Act 2014. These changes are considered at the end of these notes under the heading ‘Provisions relating to disabled children, young carers and parent carers’

read the full report

Knowsley Carers’ Strategy 2017 – 2019 – Provider launch event

Knowsley Carers’ Strategy 2017 – 2019 – Provider launch event
Save the date!
Monday 12th December
9.45am – 1pm (to start 10am)
The Venue, Civic Way, Poplar Bank, Huyton, L36 9GD

Could your organisation help deliver Knowsley’s Carers’ Strategy?

The new Knowsley Carers’ Strategy 2017-19 has been written in the light of the Care Act 2014, to focus support for carers on maintaining or regaining the health and wellbeing of carers and the people they care for, and prevent deterioration where possible , including the breakdown of the caring relationship.

The Knowsley Carers’ Strategy 2017-19 has been shaped extensively by carers themselves through the Carers’ Strategy Group which meets monthly and also two surveys of carers.

Come and hear about the Knowsley Carers ‘ Strategy 2017-19, and our action plan to deliver it, and tell us how you can help deliver it.

Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Please register at:
Please email Adele Gregory on adele.gregory@knowsley.gov.uk if you have any queries.

Get Ready For Winter


New hope in battle against Alzheimer’s

This summer scientists published some exciting results from an early stage trial of a potential new medicine for Alzheimer’s called Aducanumab.

Larger trials will be conducted to ascertain whether Aducanumab can really help to reduce problems with thinking and memory loss in those developing Alzheimer’s.

If you or somebody you know would like to take part in this or other dementia studies, you can register your interest online at:

Join dementia research:





Planning for later life



Monday 21st November 2016 – 3.00pm – 5.00pm
at the Liverpool Empire Theatre, Lime Street, Liverpool L1 1JE

We’re delighted to invite you to our Access For All Open Day. It will feature presentations on the facilities available and theatre tours including a visit to the famous Liverpool Empire stage. Refreshments will also be provided.

Joining us on the day will be Anne Hornsby from Mind’s Eye (Audio Describer) with a presentation on Audio Description, Andy Higgins from BSL Tickets (Signing Interpreter) with a presentation on signed performances and Steve Burrows (Captioner) with a presentation on captioned performances. 

In addition there will be a brief presentation from the theatre’s Access Officer on the upcoming accessible performances and an introduction to the ATG Access Membership Scheme launching shortly.  

Also available on the day is a visual story guide of the theatre to help familiarise yourself with the venue and our accessible performance diary. We would love to meet you so please come along to this exciting event! 

RSVP to liverpoolgroups@theambassadors.com or call 0844 871 3037 (10am – 6pm Mon – Fri) by 18th November 2016. Limited spaces available.


No Win No Fee Legal Service

In the Brain Charity's latest newsletter specialist legal advice is now available through the charity's newly recommended legal professionals JMW or Irwin Mitchell solicitors.

These legal firms can advise you on a range of subjects including:

  • Power of Attorney and Court of Protection issues
  • Medical Negligence
  • Serious Injury


These preferred law firms may also be able to help you in a variety of other areas including: Wills and Probate, Cosmetic Negligence, Employment & Family law etc.


Further information is available from The Brain Charity, Norton Street, Liverpool, England, L3 8LR – 0151 298 2999



Kidz to Adultz North

One of the largest, FREE UK exhibitions dedicated to children and young adults with disabilities and additional needs, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them.

80-150 exhibitors offering advice and information on funding, mobility, seating, beds, communication, access, education, toys, transport, style, sensory, sports and leisure and more…

Thursday 17th November 2016,
9.30am – 4.30pm
Barton Dock Road,
Manchester, M17 8ASFree Entry, Accessible Parking

Further information available at Kidz to Adultz North