Today, Thursday 3rd December, Dial West Cheshire joins the United Nations in celebrating International Day of Disabled People, a campaign which promotes the rights and well-being of disabled people all around the world. This year’s theme is Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.
Disabled people are one of the most excluded groups in our society, yet Office for National Statistics show that the Coronavirus pandemic is only deepening these pre-existing inequalities. Even under normal circumstances, disabled people are less likely to access health care, education, employment and participate in the community.
So, how can we build towards a more disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world? Dial West Cheshire’s proposal is to ‘disable stereotypes’ and recognise that not all disabilities are visible.
We recently sent out a call to action within our community and the response we received was overwhelming – with so many people sending in a photo holding a “Not all disabilities are visible” sign. As we move towards a phase of recovery from the pandemic, it is more important than ever that we raise awareness on disability inclusion, as it will result in a COVID-19 response that better serves everyone, regardless of a disability.
You can find our video on our Facebook page, here.
At the moment our face-to-face services are on pause, but we are Delivering Dial Differently.
If you are seeking any information or advice on any disability related issue our Information and Advice Line is open Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm.
Call our friendly team of experts for:
- Confidential advice & information on benefits and social welfare entitlements
- Money advice and support to claim welfare benefits
- Safe and Well Checks – a regular friendly chat to see how you are and checking to ensure you have everything you need
- Food Bank Vouchers for people in crisis
Call our Advice Line (Open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm) on 01244 345655, or contact us here