disability rights

Hackney Cab on a quiet street

Taxis in York

We were recently asked how taxis in York work, or don’t work, for the disability community. This is what you told us. Primarily wheelchair users responded to us so the comments mainly reflect that experience. We are anecdotely aware that blind and visually impaired people find taxis very useful. There was one good experience reported:

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What do disabled people want in York

Last night, we held a meeting to talk about what you want us to work on in the coming year. Our annual survey helped us establish three priorities: Health and Care Attitudes and Awareness Physical Accessibility The discussion doesn’t stop now, if you were unable to attend, you can tell us how these topics affect

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Dear Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Are You Working For Us Too? November Edition!

The North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner elected in May 2021 resigned on 14 October 2021. On Thursday 25 November you can vote for the next Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) for North Yorkshire. As we did in May, we asked all five of the candidates to give us a statement on how they

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Wanting less traffic doesn’t mean wanting no Blue Badge holders

Jamie has kindly written a guest blog for us, talking about the footstreets issue specifically around a Freedom of Information request he made. You have the right to ask to see recorded information held by public authorities and can ask to see this under the Freedom of Information Act. TLDR: Jamie talks about the information

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