Summary of Monthly Newsletters 2020


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December 2020   
Royal Mail £1.99 Fee Scam
Visually Impaired Student Wins Case On Universal Credit
Being Frank – The Frank Gardner Story
Three-Tiered Regional Measures Return But Each Tier Will Be Toughened.
Poll Suggests Uk Public Would Rather Have Christmas In Lockdown Than New Year Restrictions
Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief  including   
Disabled People’s Lives Adversely Affected By Pandemic
ONS Report ‘Coronavirus Social Impacts’
House of Lords Public Services Committee Report on Lockdown
Help Us To Stop Ableism In Messages for Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour
Opportunity to Make All New Build Homes Accessible
DBC Petition To Increase Legacy Benefits
Disability Minister Pledges ‘Ambitious Policy Reforms’
Disabled Royal Mail Worker Wins Discrimination Pay Out
Support For Shielders From Supermarkets
Misinformation Around Covid-19 Is On The Rise
Nationwide Tour For ‘Lost Voice Guy’ – Lee Ridley
Film Maker Apologises for Depiction Of Limb Difference
Surrey Adult Social Care Team Current Special Bulletin 

November 2020 
Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief  including
JETS Scheme To Help Jobless Overlooks Disabled Claimants  
DR UK Letter To Thérèse Coffey
Red Button Services Partially Saved
Wheelchair-User Forced To Climb Stairs For Driving Test
MP’s Call For Legalisation Of E-Scooters
Coronavirus – No Refund On Disabled Persons Railcards
New Rail & Road Safeguarding Measures
New Shielding Guidance Lacks Basic Protections
More Motorway Service Stations Changing Places Funding
Just One In Ten Blind People Could Vote In Election
Safe Use Of Public Toilets During The Pandemic
Surrey Community Action News
Money Matters Advice Service
You Don’t Look Sick: ‘‘My Lungs Are Broken But People Don’t Think I Am Disabled
Disability Empowerment Network (Den) - North Surrey       
The Shielders Turning The Word 'Vulnerable' On Its Head

October 2020 2nd Issue 
ASPH Physio-Therapy Team Nominated For Award
New Car Park At St Peter’s Hospital
Surrey Adult Social Care Team Current Special Bulletin
Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief     
One Space For 38 Blue Badge Holders
Theatre Audio Descriptions
Back To School SEND Survey
Free I-Pads ‘Not Enough’
Lib Dem Leader Promises To Be ‘Voice Of Carers’
Motorway Services To Be Assessed For Accessibility
The Sunbury Gallery And Café
You Don’t Look Sick: ‘I Have MS But I Get Told To Give Up My Train Seat’

October 2020
Spelthorne on Government Covid-19 Watch List
Boy, 7, Told He’d Never Walk – Climbs Britain’s Tallest Mountain
Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief     
SEND Families ‘On Their Knees’,
Housing Minister Announces Housing Accessibility Consultation,
NHS And Care Workers To Be Given Clear Masks
Deaf Girl, 8, ‘Turned Away’ For Not Wearing Mask
Lip-Reading Sisters Abused For Lifting Mask On Train
Surrey Libraries Reopening News And Updates
You Don’t Look Sick: ‘My Skin Condition Causes A Lot Of Pain

September 2020 2nd Issue   
EDITORIAL – The Language of Cancer    
‘You Don’t Look Sick’ - I’ve Had Cancer For Over 12 Years But People Tell Me I’m Lucky”
Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief      includes
Kickstart Scheme Discriminates Against Disabled Young People
£120 Million Pounds Spent Defending Challenges To ESA & PIP
98% Of British Courthouses Inaccessible
Only A Third Of Deaf Children Would Be In School If Masks Mandatory
Devastating Impact Of Reductions In Social Care
DfT Consultation – Pavement Parking Options
The E-Scooter Challenge To Safety On Our Streets
Surrey Libraries: Getting Back To Normal
Adult Social Care – News In Brief 

September 2020     
Coronavirus – Covid19 - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected
Surrey Libraries Have Reopened
Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief     includes
Masks In Schools Could Lead To Isolation For Deaf Pupils
DWP Enters Legal Agreement With EHRC To Improve Services For Deaf Claimants
New Funds For Post-Hospital Care
Challenging Decisions About NHS Disability Equipment
Temporary Housing During Home Adaptations
Changes To Shared Spaces
Victory For Changing Places Campaign
Places Created In New Special Free Schools
Messages on Exemptions To Face Coverings Need To Be Stronger
Disability Hate Crime Network Reports Disabled People Victimised For Not Wearing Face Coverings
Adult Social Care – News In Brief 
Disability Empowerment Network (Den) - North Surrey       
‘You Don’t Look Sick’ - I was told I was imagining my symptoms”
Blue Badge Bay Abuse Survey

August 2020     
Coronavirus – Covid19 - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected  
Surrey Libraries Have Reopened
If You're At High Risk – Current Guidance
Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief      includes
Government Must Commit To Accessibility
More Street Hazards For Disabled People
Suspension Of PIP And ESA Face-To-Face Assessments
DWP Restarts Recovery Of Benefit Related Overpayments
(SEND) Early Day Motion - Caroline Lucas MP
Disabled Children Face Institutional Discrimination
Adult Social Care – News In Brief 
Staines Shopmobility – Service Update
Disability Empowerment Network (Den) - North Surrey       
Stay Connected With Surrey Coalition Of Disabled People
‘You Don’t Look Sick’ – ‘People Think I’m Too Young To Be Disabled’

July 2020   
Coronavirus – Covid19 - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected
Plans To Re-Open Surrey Libraries
If You're At High Risk – Current Guidance
Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief     includes
Disabled People Exempt From Transport Face Covering
40% Fear Challenge If Not Wearing A Face Covering
Call for Creation of Socially Just Coronavirus Recovery Plan
End Of Lockdown: One Size Fits All Approach Fails Shielders
Report Shows Coronavirus' Impact On Disabled People
Disabled People Locked Out Of Digital Streaming Services
South Western Railways Coronavirus Travel Information
Disability Empowerment Network (Den) - North Surrey       
‘You Don’t Look Sick’ - Being Diagnosed With A Chronic Illness Was Surreal

June 2020   
Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief
Climbing Blind - Paralympic climber climbs the Old Man of Hoy
You Don’t Look Sick: ‘My Doctor Said My Symptoms Were Just The After-Effects Of Having Children
Discoloured Eye In Photographs Sign Of A Rare And Aggressive Cancer
Coronavirus - Disabled Children’s Education Rights Must Be Restored Before Any Formal Return To School
Adult Social Care – News In Brief 
Coronavirus - National Shielding Programme
Age UK Surrey Offering Help To Get Online
Wide Pavements And New Cycle Paths Could Help Unlock Surrey
Next Steps For Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Consultation
Surrey GP Carers Registration Survey Report published
Local Digital Shared Care Record For Health And Care Professionals
Carers Week During 8-14 June

May 2020   
Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief     
New Report From Independent Age, In Focus: Experiences Of Older Age In England
New-Style Employment And Support Allowance (NSESA)
DWP Criticised By The UK Statistics Authority
Surrey Coalition – Virtual Café
Disability Empowerment Network (Den) - North Surrey
Staines Shopmobility – Service Updates
Disabled Motoring (DMUK) Baywatch 2020
Thrive – Why Your Garden Could Become A Life Saver
RHS Virtual Chelsea Flower Show 2020
Adult Social Care – News In Brief 
Support For Carers With Shopping
Bereavement Support Available
Looking After Your Mental Wellbeing During Coronavirus
Age UK Surrey Offers New Services
Facebook Portal Devices Trial Keeps Care Home Residents Connected
Dramatize – Bringing Theatre To People’s Homes
Audiology Team Adapts Support To Ensure Patients Stay Safe At Home
Surrey Libraries May Be Closed But More People Are Joining And Using Resources
Are You Following Surrey Information Point Social Media Accounts?

April 2020   
‘I Used To Be Afraid To Admit That I Was Disabled’
Staines Shopmobility – Changes to Service - Coronavirus
Adult Social Care – News In Brief 
Pavement Parking – Current Guidance from Surrey CC
Pavement Parking Consultation
Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief     
Emergency Genetic Test For Permanent Deafness In New-borns
Disability Empowerment Network (Den) - North Surrey
Kew Gardens – Guided Walks Cancelled - Gardens Closed
Coronavirus – (COVID19) - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected

March 2020   
PIP Stopped For Being Able ‘To Walk “Four Steps’
New MS Society Report – PIP Fails
You Don’t Look Sick: ‘People Think I’m A Hypochondriac Because I’m Young’
DWP Loses Challenge Of High Court Decisions
Pegasus Card Scheme – Surrey Police
DWP Axes Review of PIP Claims
Universal Credit will ‘SteamRoll’ Vulnerable into Poverty
Financial Times Analysis - Disability Employment Discrimination
Rail Replacement Services Delayed For Disabled Passengers
BBC Review Cuts to Red Button Text Service
Supermarket Blue Badge Parking Bay Abuse Survey

February 2020   
Wooden Spoon Children’s Charity Of Rugby
NHS Parking Fees Changes From April 2020
Give Your Views - Possible Changes To NHS Walk-In Services
Simple Energy Advice Heating Your Home,
Learning Disability & Autism Forum Tweets,
CornerHouse Closure,
Reading Well Schemes @ Surrey Libraries,
Active Prospects Homes for People with Complex Needs,
New Support/Social Group for Autistic Adults, SHOUT 24/7 Crisis Text Line,
‘Stroke of Genius’ Project,
Thrive – Using Gardening to Change Lives
You Don’t Look Sick: I’ve Realised That Living With A Disability Is Not Embarrassing’
Supermarket Blue Badge Parking Bay Abuse Survey

January 2020   
Supermarket Blue Badge Parking Bay Abuse Survey
Supermarkets Failing To Provide Fully Accessible Toilets
Restrictions for Parking at St Peter’s Hospital Chertsey.
NHS England Concludes Deal For Cystic Fibrosis Drugs
Surrey County Council Reviews Countryside Parking Charges
New Provider for Surrey Wheelchair Services – Excluding Spelthorne
How Therapy Pets Can Help Children in Need
Dolphins Inclusive Swim Scheme To Expand In Surrey
Talk Assistive Tech Virtual Group Being Launched
Challenging Hearing Loss Stereotypes
Disabled Workers Paid Less Per Year That Other Workers
Ben Elton’s Admission About Ableist Slurs In ‘The Young Ones’
You Don’t Look Sick: ‘I Won’t Let Haemophilia Define Me’
Blind Comedian Relates What Happened When He Woke Up In An Unfamiliar Room