Southwark Parent Carers Council
speaking up for families with disabled children

18 May 2015 Southwark PCC News bulletin: May

Carers & the Care Act 2014
Carers Must Be A Priority For The New Government
Carers UK Chief Executive Heléna Herklots responds to the General Election 2015.Carers UK 6.5 million people in the UK are caring for older, sick or disabled loved ones with “carers are now looking to the new Government to improve support for carers as an urgent priority. Without carers our society would collapse - their unpaid care saves the state £119bn per year and enables loved ones to get the most out of life. Yet, many feel undervalued, unsupported and face a daily struggle to cope”.
www.carersuk.org
 
CarerSmart: Did you know there are offers, benefits and discounts available exclusively for carers and people with care needs?
CarerSmart is a new club from Carers Trust and is open to carers, people with care needs and staff and volunteers across the Carers Trust network.
www.carers.org/

Easyjet To Fit Planes With Wheelchair Accessible Toilet
All new Airbus A320 delivered after May 2016 will be featuring the wheelchair accessible lavatory. Airbus is the only aircraft manufacturer in the world to offer this inclusive option on single aisle planes.
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Rough Guide to Accessible Britain
This guide is packed with over 200 inspiring ideas for fantastic worry-free days out with reviews, hints and tips on some of the UK’s best attractions written by and for disabled people.
To make planning your days out easier, entries are grouped into 10 regional chapters with everything from museums, parks and studio tours, to scenic drives and coastal towns.
Every review contains all the access information you need to enjoy your day including disabled parking, wheelchair access and more.
Rough Guide to Accessible Britain

New resources about childcare for parents/carers of disabled children
The Family and Childcare Trust has launched new, free resources for parents and providers/practitioners to help families with children who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to access childcare.
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