Disability Pride 2019

On Sunday 14 July, England’s first ever Disability Pride event is back for a third year.

The 2019 celebration will take place on Sunday 14th July 2019 on Hove Lawns from 12:00 to 18:00.  The event has been organised to raise awareness of the diversity and value of disabled people with all (visible and invisible) impairments or conditions and is organised by a diverse Committee of disabled people.

Throughout the day, there will be live music, acts, performances, and speeches from disabled people; work from disabled artists; activities, and stalls from organisations who offer support to local people and families, friends, and carers who are part of this diverse community.

For more information, please click here.


Changing Places toilets coming to the NHS

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced a £2 million fund to install more Changing Places in NHS hospitals.

Changing Places toilets are incredibly important, as they contain specialist equipment, such as hoists and changing benches, but also provide a safe environment for disabled people who require assistance.

There are around 1,200 Changing Places toilets in the UK but only 30-40 of these are in NHS hospitals, so this news is very welcome.


How to stay safe online

Keep up to date with all the latest online safety advice by signing up to the new Staying Safe Online E-Newsletter from West Sussex County Council.

This will share helpful tips, information, upcoming events, training and news each month to help you and your family stay safe.

To sign up, please click here, enter your email and tick ‘Staying Safe Online’ to subscribe.

For more information on how to stay safe online, you can also follow the West Sussex Safe Online twitter [email protected]


Get the benefits you’re entitled to

Are you being transferred from Incapacity Benefit to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)? Or from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP)? Are you making a fresh claim or renewal claim?

If you’re worried about complex and unclear forms, Benefits and Work have produced some useful, expert step-by-step guides which can be used to give yourself the best possible chance of getting your legal entitlement.

To view the guides visit the Benefits and Work website at: https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/

Alternatively, write to Benefits & Work Publishing Ltd, PO Box 4352, Warminster, BH12 2AF to request a paper copy.