Resources for Health and Social Care Professionals
Here you can find resources you can share, the latest news from Euan’s Guide and how to get in touch with us to discuss Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities and in-services.
Pack for Community Services
If your service is visiting disabled people in the community or working with their family and carers, this pack provides you with handouts you can share to introduce people to Euan’s Guide and explain how the website can help them find disabled access reviews and recommended venues.
Pack for Health Centres and Disabled Living Centres
This pack is designed for outpatient services, and includes posters as well as handouts. These are designed to direct people to EuansGuide.com so that they can find places that have be rated as accessible by other disabled people.
Face Mask Exempt badge
We launched Euan’s Guide Face Mask Exempt badges and cards for disabled people that can’t wear a face covering or mask to help indicate to others they are exempt from wearing a face covering. If you are exempt from wearing a face covering and wish to request a badge to be sent out in the post or request a badge on a family or friends behalf, you can do so by completing the form below.
If you are a service looking to get a supply of badges for your users, please email us at email@example.com with information about your service and how many badges you wish to request. Alternatively we have badge resources which are available to download and print below.
We have already sent out over 10,000 badges. There is clearly massive demand for the badges, and we would like to supply a badge to every disabled person that needs one. It is important for us to keep supplying these badges for free for disabled people that need them. However, we are a small charity, and we are asking people to donate if they can so that we can continue to offer badges for as long as they are required. It is costing us around £3 to send out a single badge.
To help support us, please consider donating or helping in another way to help cover the costs. Here are some different ways you can help us:
- Donate. Donating helps us cover some of the costs involved. It is costing us £15 to send out badges to five people, so if you can pay it forward you will help ensure we can keep offering badges for longer.
- Start reviewing places you visit (when it is safe to do so). Find out more about reviewing on Euan’s Guide.
- Tell people about us! Spread the word on social media and let people know about us and the work that we do. You can tag us using @EuansGuide or use #EuansGuide.
- Join our Red Cord Card campaign to help raise awareness of the importance of red emergency cords and make accessible toilets across the UK safer.
We have a printout for making your own DIY Face Mask Exempt badges. These could either be stuck on to existing badges or attached to a piece of card and a safety pin and worn as a badge.
We have a printout which can be cut and folded to attach to a lanyard.
We also have small wallet sized cards which you can print and take with you.
Red Cord Cards
In addition to our review website, we run a safety campaign trying to reduce the number of red emergency cords which are too short, cut off or tied up and can’t be reached by someone the ground. Our solution was to design Red Cord Cards which easily attach to the cords and reminds everyone how the cord should be left. Individuals, health professionals and social care professionals can all order these cards free of charge.
Together, supporters of our Red Cord Card campaign have helped us distribute over 60,000 Red Cord Cards, making thousands of accessible toilets across the UK safer. If you or any of your service users would like to get involved and help make more accessible toilets safer then please request your cards today. Add Red Cord Cards to every red emergency cord you see (good and bad), that way it will remind everyone to leave correctly positioned cords as they are, and it will alert venues and staff to cords that are not safe and need to be fixed.
In-Services and CPD opportunities
We are always delighted to speak to people and services about the work and goals of Euan’s Guide and explore collaborative working opportunities to promote disabled access. If you would like to arrange for us to speak at an in-service program or wish to discuss CPD opportunities, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
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