Join the debate. Re-thinking Equality in Milton Keynes for post-crisis times. A series of online events in summer 2020.
COVID-19: Autism and learning disabilities
People with learning disabilities and autistic people enjoy the same human rights as the rest of the population. Families and communities play an important role in promoting and upholding these rights, so that autistic people and people with learning disabilities can enjoy lives that are rich, fulfilling and fully included in society.
Making Carers Visible
Caring can be rewarding but also challenging, and many carers are currently dealing with more challenges than ever before. It is important that carers know how to look after their own health and wellbeing, and that we all recognise the contribution that carers make.
This Carers Week, we’re recognising that now, more than ever before, it’s time for us to come together and help Make Caring Visible.
#NeverMoreNeeded – Help us ask the Government for urgent help
In the face of coronavirus, charities are #NeverMoreNeeded – for the essential support they provide in crisis and beyond, and how they shape our society for the better.
Black Lives Matter
Today, black people in Britain are still being dehumanised by the media, disproportionately imprisoned and dying in police custody, and now also dying disproportionately of Covid-19. (See more in this article from the Guardian). The importance of talking openly and honestly about systemic racism and the effect it in our communities has never been more vital.
The impact of COVID-19 on people with visual impairments
The coronavirus pandemic has caused daily difficulties for everyone. But what if you are visually impaired? We hear from local organisation, Bucks Vision, which supports people with visual impairment and share some resources for those with visual impairments as well as funding opportunities for people and organisations in this area.
Case studies: The amazing work of local MK volunteers
Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have witnessed the coming together of communities and an outpouring of willingness to volunteer. We have matched 218 people to various roles across MK.
This Volunteers Week, we are highlighting a few case studies of organisations who have been working with volunteers through this trying time.