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An identity card to promote fair treatment for brain injury survivors
The Justice Project was developed to raise awareness of brain injury within the police and court systems and to ensure fair treatment for persons encountering these systems. A credit card-sized card is issued to persons who have been diagnosed as having sustained a brain injury. As of November 2018, over 4,500 cards had been issued.
Headway - The Brain Injury Association, United Kingdom
People with intellectual disabilities work at and run the organisation Inspired Services. They adapt a variety of information for different organisations in any format: EasyRead, photostory, video and others. Their unique skill: explaining the complicated for everyone to understand.
Inspired Services is an organisation run by people with intellectual disabilities and non-disabled people. All EasyRead information complies with British and European standards. The customers are various national and international organisations. By 2014, eight employees were involved in this project.
Inspired Services Publishing, How to help everyone understand complicated ideas, United Kingdom
The projects include a series of activities led by disabled people to empower other disabled people. Among these were the first ever national survey of disabled people in senior jobs, the first network of disabled people in senior jobs and a guide written by and for disabled people, rooted in stories and evidence of "what works".
Disability Rights UK, People with disabilites career development, United Kingdom
Individual placement and support
Individual Placement and Support (IPS) addresses the problem that the majority of mental health service clients do not receive help with finding paid work. The programme embeds employment specialists in clinical treatment teams so that clinical treatment and employment support are integrated and occur in parallel.
UK Department of Work and Pensions, Office for Disability Issues, Individual placement and support, United Kingdom
The first mobile bathroom for people with complex physical disabilities
Mobiloo – a Northern Irish social enterprise active throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom – has created the first mobile bathroom for people with complex physical disabilities at outdoor events. In addition to a clean toilet, Mobiloo bathrooms provide changing tables, hoists, and adequate space for large wheelchairs and/or a personal assistant.
AccessoLoo, Disability Pride Belfast & Vehicles for Change, United Kingdom
Picture galleries providing comprehensive insight into a venue´s accessibility
The Blue Badge Style Access Gallery features images of venues, hotels, and restaurants overlaid with notes on accessibility features. The information can be accessed via an app through the Blue Badge Style website, a British disability organization, or via the venue’s website.
Blue Badge Style, Blue Badge Style Access Gallery, United Kingdom
Reducing all forms of prejudice-based bullying
The project has worked with schools to create a guide to help educate people on issues of prejudice. Precise and accessible reference cards covering all aspects of equality and school life offer key information, practical advice and examples, equality monitoring tools, and sources for further information and support.
Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, United Kingdom
A “brokerage” service to provide short breaks
Activities Unlimited (AU) provides leisure activities for disabled children and young people, It is aimed at tackling barriers faced by parents and caregivers, who are seeking activities for their disabled children that are safe, fun, and appropriate, while simultaneously giving them regular breaks from their caring roles.
Scope - Disability Charity, United Kingdom
Jobs for the most marginalised people with disabilities
The project focuses on three main areas: Targeted skills development, interventions and responds to the specific needs and interests of the participants and home-based enterprises for those with severe mobility challenges. From 324 participants in 2014 to 2016, 254 have found employment, 49% were female.
Sightsavers, Project “Connecting the Dots”, United Kingdom
Advisory board supporting the London Transport Authority in accessibility matters
The Independent Disability Advisory Group advises Transport for London, the main provider of public transport in Londong, in identifying and addressing issues and barriers to accessing public transport. In 2020, the 10 members of the group acted as consultants on 53 projects, like reconstruction of train stations.
Transport for London Authority, Independent Disability Advisory Group, United Kingdom