These pages offer a range of information and advice for people with physical and learning disabilities and people with sensory loss.
Catch Me Before I Fall - Leisure opportunities for people with disabilities
The Catch Me Before I Fall
website is a guide to leisure opportunities in Walsall for people with disabilities. The website includes a link to a DVD of some people leisure experiences and also gives people the opportunity to rate various services and venues on how disability-friendly they are.
Guide explains UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
A new guide to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled Persons (UNCRPD) has been published by the Commission to make disabled people aware of their rights and how to use them. It will help individuals challenge injustices and improve services for themselves and others and will help organisations understand their responsibilities.
The Convention, which was signed by the UK government last year, covers health, education, employment, personal security, independent living and access to information and justice, and describes what the government has agreed to do by next July to make disabled peopl's rights real.
Mike Smith, Chair of the Commission's Disability Committee, said: 'The UK signed up to this treaty just over a year ago and we will continue to work with the government to make sure that it is implemented fully. It requires government to take action to remove barriers and give disabled people real freedom, dignity and equality. Our role is to ensure Britain makes rapid progress towards making the Convention rights a reality for disabled people. You and your organisation can get involved in telling people about these rights. The more people who know what the Convention says, the more likely it is that disabled people will be treated fairly.'
View the Equality and Human Rights Commission guide online and download copies
Blue Badge Scheme
The Blue Badge Scheme provides a national arrangement of parking concessions for people who have severe difficulties with walking, and also people who are registered blind. The scheme is governed by National Eligibility Criteria set out by the Department for Transport.
Mental Capacity Act
was set up by a team who know how difficult it can be to find support. Through our own experiences of mental health issues, we have learnt how important having relevant information is and how the right support can help transform lives. Our team is passionate about counselling and we want to promote the huge benefits talk therapy can have.
If you feel that you or someone you know needs social care assistance, please use the following details for all adult social care queries:
·Address Walsall MBC, Adult Social Care, 3rd Floor, Zone 3D, Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP