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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.

A good way to stay in touch with us and with other Disabled People is to register with our newsletter mailing list and to join our private forum on Facebook.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing great uncertainty and anxiety

Click here to find out about self-care

Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental and emotional wellbeing. Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety.

It is a simple idea but people often think taking time to look after yourself is selfish. During the safety demonstration on a plane you are told to put on your own oxygen mask before helping anyone. For instance, we all need to practice self-care and look after ourselves so we are able to then offer help to others.

Please download our Masks info sheet here.

Follow us on social media and sign up for our newsletter where we will be sharing self-care techniques and general lifestyle changes to you help manage during this pandemic.

Staying connected to others makes a world of difference to your mood and outlook. Join our Facebook group to share struggles, solutions, and encouragement. At this time when people are struggling with endless weeks of self-quarantine due to coronavirus there is much that they can learn from Disabled People.

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Our free guides offer insights and advice for those who are considering working as a PA, and those who have already started working as a PA.

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We can share our knowledge and experiences of independent living. We want people to have all the support and information they need to work out their own solutions and make informed choices. We also want to ensure people are getting what they are entitled to.

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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Coronavirus

5 things you can do to help yourself and your community

Corona Virus Steps | Keep up to date. Use Trusted Sources. Follow the advice. For help call 0300 200 1008. Stay in contact with others.

 

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PHOTO COMPETITION

Daily life with a Disability

Send us a photo of a funny situation, a barrier you have encountered, your disability hack, a daily task with a Disability twist. Winning photos will be published and we will send you a pack of our greetings cards.

To enter post photos on our Instagram account, using #DPVphotos

Photo competition Terms and Conditions


Graphic of boy with question marks | Question of the Month

QUESTION OF THE MONTH

What permanent changes, if any, will the Covid-19 pandemic make to your behaviour??

How do you feel about socialising? Will you continue to do things online? What about PPE, social distancing etc? Your thoughts matter to us.  Please send us your comments using the form below.

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    HAVE YOUR SAY

    People with a learning disability or autism urged to give feedback in regional care campaign.  This is a year-long campaign led by the CQC and
    Healthwatch England in response to the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19). 

    https://www.cqc.org.uk/give-feedback-on-care

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