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.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing great uncertainty and anxiety
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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.
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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.Join Facebook Group
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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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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
The Cost of Living Crisis
In response to the current cost of living crisis, Disabled People’s Voice is organising three Great Big Advice Days – Make Your Money Go Further.
Who should we invite?
Who do you want to hear from?
What tips, suggestions and advice do you have for those of us who are struggling to pay bills.
How are you making ends meet?
HAVE YOUR SAY
Views wanted on Hampshire’s Supported Passenger Transport Services
Hampshire County Council is seeking residents’ and stakeholders’ views on proposed changes to supported passenger transport services and the Concessionary Travel Scheme in Hampshire.
The proposals within this consultation seek to continue to deliver effective services, within a reduced budget, by:
- Making operational changes to supported passenger transport services (including supported bus services, Dial-a-Ride, Call and Go, Taxi share and Minibus Group hire services).
- Removing some enhancements to the Concessionary Travel Scheme currently funded by the County Council.
- Increasing the contributions users pay for some services.
This consultation closes at 11:59pm on Sunday 24th July 2022.