Old name, new purpose: why we’ve gone back to RNID


How we’re influencing the UK National Disability Strategy

Our Director of Policy and Campaigns, Roger Wicks, explains the stance we and a number of disability charities are taking on the government’s upcoming National Disability Strategy, and how we believe the government can improve on its current flawed approach to creating the strategy. The Disability Charities Consortium We are a member of the Disability Charities Consortium (DCC), which brings CEOs and public policy leads from the UK’s leading influential not-for-profit disability organisations together to work with the government to ensure...

Twenty things you helped us achieve in 2020

Our Director of Policy and Campaigns, Roger Wicks, shares some of the key achievements you helped the Policy and Campaigns team to make happen in 2020. Roger Wicks interviewed on Sky News Happy New Year! 2020 was tough for a lot of people. The COVID-19 pandemic created more barriers and challenges for deaf people and those with hearing loss and tinnitus. But, despite this, we achieved some incredible things last year. In the Policy and Campaigns team, we worked with a variety of...

Hands off our Hearing Aids: campaign update

A recent committee meeting shows Staffordshire and Stoke clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have yet to act on the overwhelming evidence of the benefits of hearing aids. On 14 September, councillors within Staffordshire’s Healthy Select Committee, which monitors and evaluates local health decisions, questioned Marcus Warnes, the Accountable Officer for the six CCGs in Staffordshire and Stoke. The Committee asked Mr Warnes what progress had been made in determining who will be eligible to receive hearing aids across the county, and...