One Voice

for disabled people
One Voice is run for and by disabled people,
and has lots of information for disabled people, friends, family, carers, colleagues, and anyone else who wants to know about issues affecting disabled people’s lives.
Have a look around, and tell us what you think

Orange Ribbon Day

Today is orange ribbon day. It is the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It takes place during a 16 day campaign against on gender-based violence between 25th November and 10th of December And ask us to - turn the...

Pension Changes

The Government is bringing forward the plan to increase the pension age. People who reach pension age between 2037-39 will be able to retire when they are 68. The government is doing this because the cost of pensions is getting much greater, because people are living...

Adult Care Charges consultation

The City of Wolverhampton Council wants people to have a say about proposals to revise its policy on contributions towards non-residential adult social care. This consultation runs until 26 November 2017 and the proposals are set out here:. You can download an...

Adult Care charging consult

The City of Wolverhampton Council wants people to have a say about proposals to revise its policy on contributions towards non-residential adult social care. This consultation runs until 26 November 2017 and the proposals are set out here:. You can download an...

Universal Credit – Reasonable Adjustments

As a disabled person, the Equality Act allows you certain reasonable adjustments to a service to overcome disabling barriers. The Equality Act does not trump other laws such as Benefits legislation, but you can ask for reasonable adjustments to be written into your...

Experience Exchange – Medical Services

Have you accessed any health or social care services during 2017 so far, such as attending a GP Appointment, or visiting your local hospital, dentist or pharmacy, or visiting a relative in a nursing or care home? If so Healthwatch Wolverhampton would really appreciate...

Tell Healthwatch about your medical services

Have you accessed any health or social care services during 2017 so far, such as attending a GP Appointment, or visiting your local hospital, dentist or pharmacy, or visiting a relative in a nursing or care home? If so Healthwatch Wolverhampton would really appreciate...

Question Time for neurological Conditions

If you are someone with a neurological condition, or know someone who is, you need to put to mark September 5th in your diaries. Black Country Neurological Alliance (BCNA) are holding a Question Time type event, with a panel including: two Consultants, a manager from...

Neurological Question Time

If you are someone with a neurological condition, or know someoen who is, you need to put to mark September 5th in your diaries. Black Country Neurological Alliance (BCNA) are holding a Question Time type event, with a panel including: two Consultants, a manager from...

Make:Shift – get inspired!

Let’s Make:Inspiration together on 10th August at 12:00 for a 12:30 start at WildBytes café As part of a programme of activities in the lead up to Make:Shift 2017 (on 11th November), Make:Shift will be showing some TED videos during lunchtimes on a Thursday afternoon....

Care services that suit you

News features on Care Services over the last few months have been about how care is failing or how companies are handing back contracts to councils because they say they cant make enough profit with the rates paid by Councils. Most care homes are run by medium to...

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