The Forum’s first coronavirus success!


We have just read that Bristol City Councilb has responded to our calls for more support to those on Direct Payments.  In particular they have set up a dedicated response for Direct Payment users, to ensure they have enough support and can access Protective Personal Equipment (packs are being made available).

Bristol City Council tells us they have also raised this nationally for advice – something else we asked them to do.


It is good to know that the Council is responding positively when we lay out what our coronavirus-related needs are. 


Let us hope they continue to do so after the government suspends the Care Act!

COVID-19 Caronavirus – Prevent it from spreading!

Corona virus – Let’s stop it taking hold here!
The World Health Organisation is asking that everyone who possibly can does the following:
👏 Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly.
👥 Keep a safe distance from anybody coughing or sneezing (at least 1 metre / 3 feet).
🤦‍♀️ Minimise touching your face.
🗣 Sneeze and cough into your elbow or tissue.
🏠📞 If you have symptoms, stay at home and call for medical care early.

The World Health Organisation is asking that everyone who possibly can does the following:

👏 Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly.

👥 Keep a safe distance from anybody coughing or sneezing (at least 1 metre / 3 feet).

🤦‍♀️ Minimise touching your face.

🗣 Sneeze and cough into your elbow or tissue.

🏠📞 If you have symptoms, stay at home and call for medical care early.

NHS Test and Trace : The Forum has been asked to share this message with you.

NHS Test & Trace

This is a public health message from NHS Test and Trace

As part of the government’s coordinated response to Coronavirus, NHS Test and Trace has developed the new NHS COVID-19 app.

It is now available for download to all residents of England and Wales. We strongly recommend that everyone over the age of 16 downloads and uses it.

Download the ‘NHS COVID-19’ app from the App Store or Google Play. There is more information at https://covid19.nhs.uk

The app will help you to understand and manage your personal risk and reduce the spread of Coronavirus. The more people who use it, the more effective it will be.

The app requires operating system 13.5 or above if you have an Apple iPhone. It requires Android 6.0 or above if you have an Android phone. If your smartphone is not compatible, you can still access full support from the NHS Test and Trace service.

NHS Test and Trace


All individuals over the age of 16 who are registered with a GP in England and have provided an email address to the NHS are receiving this email. Some people will receive a text message instead, if an email address has not been provided.

NHS Test and Trace Privacy Notice

Another chance to win £250 for Bristol Disability Equality Forum

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St Werburghs Community Centre, Raking & Baking is back! sign up for this 4 week course of growing, cooking……Raking & Baking!

Raking & Baking, running at St Werburghs Community Centre,focuses around inspiring people and giving them the tools to grow their own fresh food in small spaces and learning to cook fresh, organic, seasonal food from scratch. The course is offered free, with a small, optional donation towards ingredients. It uses the catering kitchen and perimeter gardens at the Community Centre. The course will be in-line with government guidelines for Covid-19.

Starting back with a mini 4 week course.

Every Thursday 10am-2pm, 1st Oct – 22nd Oct

Bookings must be made in advance by contacting St Werburghs Community Centre

By phone: 0117 9551351

Or email: office@stwerburghs.org.uk

Disability Rights UK (DRUK) will soon be holding a series of online discussions about the issues and experiences of Disabled Women and Disabled Women who are BAME.

Disability Rights UK (DRUK) has just launched its ‘We Belong’ project and will be hosting a series of roundtable discussions next week.

They will be holding two sessions on 30 September discussing issues and priorities of disabled women, and two on 1 October discussing priorities of disabled people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

The links are below:

Disabled Women, Noon, September 30: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/122227197839

Disabled Women, 6:30pm, September 30: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/122228457607

Disabled people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, Noon, October 1: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/122228606051

Disabled people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, 6:30pm, October1:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/122228987191

DRUK are planning on holding further roundtables on other topics in the not to distant future, discussing such issues as employment, allies, young disabled people, and families .

If you have any questions or would like further information,

please contact Evan Odell on evan.odell@disabilityrightsuk.org.

or visit https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/dr-uk-launches-we-belong-campaign

The Commission on Social Security will be holding a workshop for Deaf BSL signers called ‘Social Security For All’ Thursday 1st October 2pm-3pm via Zoom.

To register for a place email: ellenclifford277@gmail.com

The BSL invite is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ARBdWNwN7s

LaToya Grant tells Deaf BSL signers about the Experts by Experience Commission on Social Security and invites them to attend a workshop to give their views on the Commission’s first proposals.

You can now help fight the spread of Coronavirus by downloading the free NHS Test and Trace App onto your smartphone .

The new NHS Covid-19 app for Apple and Android devices has launched today and can be downloaded from your app store. The app is free and is part of the NHS Test and Trace service in England and Wales.

The app has a number of tools to protect you, including contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in via QR codes.

The Thomas Poklinton Trust have been involved in ensuring that the app is as accessible as possible for blind and partially sighted people.

If you need access to information about the app in large print, braille or another format, you can request it by emailing nhscovid-19accessibilityissue@nhsba.nhs.uk .

The link below takes you to a BBC news story with more information.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-54270334

UWE Bristol are conducting a survey wheelchair users experience of Bristol’s Public Transport

Thank you for your interest in this survey!   
Please read through the below before commencing the survey:  

What is this study about?   
Many disabled people rely upon and frequently use public transport. However, many disabled people also experience a number of difficulties or barriers in accessing public transport.  Focusing on wheelchair users, in particular, this study aims to identify and understand the barriers currently faced by this specific group in accessing public transport in Bristol and the surrounding area. This study will also delve into the solutions that could be or have been put in place to mitigate against the barriers faced by wheelchair users in accessing public transport.   

How will the information that I provide be stored?
Participant data will be anonymised and untraceable to you through the use of pseudonyms. All data collected will be stored on a password-protected computer, for which only I will have access to. 

Am I eligible to take part?
You are able to take part in this study if you are a wheelchair user who lives in Bristol and the surrounding area of South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset.    

How long will the survey take?   
Depending on your answers, the survey will take around 10-15 mins.   

Have any questions or concerns?  
Please contact: Samuel Cornelius-Light (samuel2.cornelius-light@live.uwe.ac.uk)

 *Due to the use of survey logic, question numbers and sections may not follow sequentially as you proceed through the survey*

Click the link below to take the survey:

https://uwe.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d5xFZXkuknU5SQd

To celebrate the #BeInclusive theme in The Great British Week of Sport, Access Sport are hosting ‘Try-Day Friday’ packed full of your favorite sports and activities!

Try-Day Friday 2020. Friday 25 September. Ready, Set, Zoom! 5 different activities to try. #BeActive

#BeInclusive Try-Day Friday!!
Ready, Set…..Zoom!

To celebrate the #BeInclusive theme in The Great British Week of Sport, Access Sport are hosting ‘Try-Day Friday’ packed full of your favorite sports and activities! 

Details:

Friday 25th September

4:00pm – 8.30pm

 Five fantastic inclusive sessions; Yoga, Hockey, Fitness, Boccia and Self-Defence!


All activities will be led by experienced coaches/instructors who will provide options for all abilities and experience levels! 

You can sign up to 1, 2, 3, 4 or ALL of the sessions, just be sure to sign up so you have the details to log in to the sessions on the day!

You can also win medals depending on how many sessions you attend! Bronze = 1 session, Silver = 2/3 sessions and Gold = 4/5 sessions!

We will be on Zoom for all of Try-Day Friday, so you just have to log in once and then you can join all the sessions you like. 

To access the session and receive the log in details click the link below!
All free! All fun! All inclusive!
Join Now!
LunchBox Learning – Making Activities Disability Inclusive We will also be hosting a FREE Lunchbox Learning session on Friday for volunteers, coaches or anyone who would like to know more about making activities inclusive and raising their disability awareness!

Join our Disability Inclusion Team on Zoom on Friday 25th September, 1:00-1:45pm!
Register Now!

Easyfundraising Double Donation Week is back, which means you can raise twice as much for Bristol Disability Equality Forum, when you shop with selected retailers until the 27th of September!

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Double Donation Week is back, which means you can raise twice as much for Bristol Disability Equality Forum, when you shop with selected retailers until the 27th of September! Very, Ted Baker, Buyagift, Charlotte Tilbury, Groupon and many more are doubling their donations for one week only. The perfect excuse to do some shopping! 🙂  
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