Living with an impairment can be challenging – and sometimes it feels as though society is determined to make things tough for us.
We don’t think disability should be a barrier. We want to help build a better life for Disabled People as members of a more inclusive society. Disabled People’s Voice is involved in campaigning on issues that affect you to try and influence policy decisions.
We are led by Disabled People who are dedicated to making your voice heard.
Whether you need to employ a Personal Assistant, find out what benefits you’re able to receive, or you need help or advice for caring for an elderly friend or relative, we are here to help.
The rising cost-of-living is causing great uncertainty and anxiety.
Benefits for Disabled People are often just not enough to cover the extra costs associated with having a disability. Now with inflation in double figures, energy bills sky rocketing and food prices shooting up, the rising cost-of-living is causing hardship and poverty.
Energy for powering essential equipment such as hoists, beds, breathing equipment, powered chairs and monitors was already expensive. These are not optional extras that can be cut back. This is vital, often life-saving, equipment.
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We’re here to provide information and peer support to help people make the best use of the care and health system to live the life they want.
We want people to have the support to do what makes their lives meaningful, to be connected and have friendships. We want people to contribute to their community.
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FINDING WAYS TO FEEL HAPPIER
Are you feeling stressed or anxious? Are you feeling worried about the future? Or just bored and unhappy after long periods alone during the pandemic? According to the Office for National Statistics Disabled People have, on average, poorer ratings than other people across measures of wellbeing such as life satisfaction, happiness and anxiety.
In conjunction with Creative Learning, we aim to help you improve your wellbeing by providing a range of online courses packed full of tools you can use to enhance your peace of mind, find a level of comfort, and gain control over your worries. You can sign up for as many courses as you like and work through the material at your own pace over the next 12 months. You have the opportunity to take responsibility for your own mental health by signing up. It’s completely free!
QUESTIONS OF THE MONTH
My Three Wishes for 2024
Life as a Disabled Person over the past few years have been particularly challenging - Covid, the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, changes to the benefits system, the apparent roll-back of hard-won rights and the virtual collapse of social care have, with other issues, combined to create what is undoubtedly one of the most stressful periods for Disabled People.
This month, we’re asking you to tell us what are the most important issues that you, personally, would like to see addressed in the coming year. Whether on a local, national or global level, what are your three wishes for 2024?
HAVE YOUR SAY
The Disabled People's Manifesto for the 2024 Election
Last year, Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) from across England came together to demand that the next government takes radical action to address the deep-seated inequalities faced by millions of Disabled People. These demands were set out in the Disabled People’s Manifesto, a transformational programme of action, that we want the next government to implement.
You could send a copy of the manifesto to your local Member of Parliament and sign the manifesto as an individual.