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SCAN's newsletters are issued monthly.  Usually they are distributed at the end of each calendar month and include Information that has been collected from various sources that report on disability issues since the previous issue.

Paper copies would normally be distributed to community centres and libraries in our Borough of Spelthorne, and some local community groups and organisations and groups.  The last year has been difficult because of COVID, but we have still been able to produce the newsletters which also go out in an email, also at the end of each calendar month. If you would like to go onto the mailing lists either for an electronic copy or a paper copy, please send an email with your contact details to info@spelthorneaccess.org.uk or send a tex message to 07853 038933.

News April 2020
I Used To Be Afraid To Admit That I Was Disabled’
Disability Rights (DRUK) - 'News In Brief ’

ASC Information & Engagement Team – News in Brief
Pavement Parking – Current Guidance from Surrey CC
Pavement Parking Consultation
Emergency Genetic Test For Permanent Deafness In New-borns
Kew Gardens – Guided Walks Cancelled - Gardens Closed

News May 2020
Disability Rights (DRUK) - 'News In Brief
ASC Information & Engagement Team – News in Brief
Disabled Motoring (DMUK) Baywatch 2020
Thrive – Why Your Garden Could Become A Life Saver
RHS Virtual Chelsea Flower Show 2020

News June 2020
Disability Rights (DRUK) - 'News In Brief ’ASC Information & Engagement Team – News in Brief
Climbing Blind - Paralympic climber climbs the Old Man of Hoy
You Don’t Look Sick : ‘My Doctor Said My Symptoms Were Just The After-Effects Of Having Children
Discoloured Eye In Photographs Sign Of A Rare And Aggressive Cancer
Coronavirus - Disabled Children’s Education Rights Must Be Restored Before Any Formal Return To School

News July 2020
Plans To Re-Open Surrey Libraries
If You're At High Risk – Current Guidance
Disability Rights (DRUK) - 'News In Brief ’

South Western Railways Coronavirus Travel Information
‘You Don’t Look Sick’ - Being Diagnosed With A Chronic Illness Was Surreal

News August 2020
Surrey Libraries Have Reopened
If You're At High Risk – Current Guidance
Disability Rights (DRUK) - 'News In Brief’
Stay Connected With Surrey Coalition Of Disabled People
‘You Don’t Look Sick’ – ‘People Think I’m Too Young To Be Disabled’

News September 2020 - Including Mid Month Edition
Surrey Libraries Have Reopened
Disability Rights (DRUK) - 'News In Brief ’
ASC Information & Engagement Team – News in Brief
Victory For Changing Places Campaign
Places Created In New Special Free Schools
Messages on Exemptions To Face Coverings Need To Be Stronger
Disability Hate Crime Network Reports Disabled People Victimised For Not Wearing Face Coverings
‘You Don’t Look Sick’ - I was told I was imagining my symptoms”
Blue Badge Bay Abuse Survey

Mid Month Edition (September 2020)

EDITORIAL – The Language of Cancer
‘You Don’t Look Sick’ - I’ve Had Cancer For Over 12 Years But People Tell Me I’m Lucky”
Disability Rights (DRUK) - 'News In Brief ’
ASC Information & Engagement Team – News in Brief
Kickstart Scheme Discriminates Against Disabled Young People
£120 Million Pounds Spent Defending Challenges To ESA & PIP
98% Of British Courthouses Inaccessible
Only A Third Of Deaf Children Would Be In School If Masks Mandatory
Devastating Impact Of Reductions In Social Care
DfT Consultation – Pavement Parking Options
The E-Scooter Challenge To Safety On Our Streets
Surrey Libraries: Getting Back To Normal

News October 2020 - Including Mid Month Edition
Spelthorne on Government Covid-19 Watch List
Boy, 7, Told He’d Never Walk – Climbs Britain’s Tallest Mountain
Disability Rights (DRUK) - 'News In Brief’
Deaf Girl, 8, ‘Turned Away’ For Not Wearing Mask
Lip-Reading Sisters Abused For Lifting Mask On Train
Post-Lockdown Working Life Brings New Challenges For Disabled
Stay Connected With Surrey Coalition Of Disabled People
Surrey Libraries Reopening News And Updates
You Don’t Look Sick: ‘My Skin Condition Causes A Lot Of Pain

Mid Month Edition (October 2020)
ASPH Physio-Therapy Team Nominated For Award
New Car Park At St Peter’s Hospital
Disability Rights (DRUK) - 'News In Brief’
The Sunbury Gallery And Café
You Don’t Look Sick: ‘I Have MS But I Get Told To Give Up My Train Seat’
SCAN’s Blue Badge Parking Bay Abuse Survey

News November 2020
More Motorway Service Stations Changing Places Funding
Just One In Ten Blind People Could Vote In Election
Safe Use Of Public Toilets During The Pandemic
Surrey Community Action News
Money Matters Advice Service
You Don’t Look Sick: ‘‘My Lungs Are Broken But People Don’t Think I Am Disabled
The Shielders Turning The Word 'Vulnerable' On Its Head

News December 2020
Royal Mail £1.99 Fee Scam
Visually Impaired Student Wins Case On Universal Credit
Being Frank – The Frank Gardner Story
Three-Tiered Regional Measures Return But Each Tier Will Be Toughened.
Poll Suggests Uk Public Would Rather Have Christmas In Lockdown Than New Restrictions
Disability Rights (DRUK) - 'News In Brief ’
ASC Information & Engagement Team – News in Brief
Misinformation Around Covid-19 Is On The Rise
Nationwide Tour For ‘Lost Voice Guy’ – Lee Ridley
Film Maker Apologises for Depiction Of Limb Difference

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