Dial West Cheshire celebrates International Day of Disabled People

International Day of Disabled People December 3rd 2020

Today, Thursday 3rd December, Dial West Cheshire joins the United Nations in celebrating International Day of Disabled People, a campaign which Office for National Statistics findings that aprroximately 60% of deaths from COVID in England and Wales were disabled people 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 Building a more disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 world! Disabling stereotypes and recognising that not all disabilities are visible.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.

Many people holding signs which read "not all disabilities are visible"

The response to our call to action has been overwhelming.

 

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

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