Started in 2010, the UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of disabled peoples’ struggle for equality and human rights.
We love this free downloadable booklet for children aged between 7 to 11, which was created by Holly Greenland in partnership with Shaw Trust and tells the stories of six influential people who have impacted disability related UK laws and equal rights.
The booklet includes stories of both historic and current influencers plus activities around inclusion, fairness and equal rights.
Download the booklet here
UKDHM have a wealth of information and resources for children of all ages and education staff to mark this year's Disability History Month.
As well as written resources you can see the online launch with a series of videos, including one from the rather fabulous Mik Scarlet, who you view below.
What is statutory funding?
This is funding by the state towards care costs. There are two different types of funding:
To access either type of funding, a needs assessment will be required. This will look at the individual’s needs and will be carried out by a health or social care professional, for example a social worker.
It is possible to have both Health and Social Care funding and this is known as joint funding.
If you pay for care privately (you don’t receive any statutory funding) then this is known as self funded care...
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'Messages of empowerment and inclusivity held a prime time audience’s attention when Schofield, joined by broadcaster and disability campaigner Samantha Renke, focused in on just some of the toys found on today’s market in a segment dedicated to toys designed to create better choice and representation for the 150 million disabled children worldwide.
From Lottie Dolls’ Mia with her cochlear implant to Mattel’s Barbie Wheelchair, it has been billed as a “brilliant moment for the campaign to encourage better representation within the toy industry,” and a major win, reflective of the growing consumer demand “to see more diverse products on the market.”
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The UK's leading inventors create ingenious new solutions to everyday problems and build life-changing solutions for people in desperate need.
In this episode the fixers take on three more challenges to change lives!
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What can school leaders do to ensure that all schools are fully representative and accessible? How can we challenge ableism? How can we ensure everyone belongs? This event aims to provide the answers to these questions and much more.
Keynote speaker: Paralympic medallist, Liz Wright
Free Event: 3rd December 2020, 18:30-21:00
Watch The Recording Here
Adam King, a six-year-old Irish boy captured the hearts of TV viewers when he shared his dreams of joining a space mission.
He also captured the attention of Nasa...
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