Choices and Rights are recruiting


Choices and Rights are recruiting for a new full time (35 hours per week) Independent Living Worker. This is an exciting new post to add to our team, supporting disabled people with their independent living options, in particular direct payments and Personal Health Budgets.


Please see our advert for you to circulate to your networks and to anyone who you feel may be interested.


Job Vacancy


Independent Living Worker


Choices and Rights Disability Coalition are looking to employ a worker to assist disabled people and parents/guardians of disabled children to use Direct Payments to organise their own care provision.


The Independent Living Worker will be responsible for explaining the whole process from the assessment stage to assisting people in becoming employer’s in their own right. They will also be required to provide training/presentations and advice on Direct Payments to both the voluntary and statutory sector.


This is a full time 35-hour per week post


Salary is £24,122 per annum


Application forms, Job Descriptions and Personal Specifications are available from


Choices and Rights Disability Coalition
Tiverton House
Tiverton Road

Tel 01482 878778


Email office@choicesandrights.org.uk


Closing date for applications is Friday 25th May 2018


Please note – Choices and Rights is a user lead organisation and there is a genuine occupational requirement, for this post to be undertaken by a disabled person or person with long-term health condition. Therefore, only people who identify as being disabled, or having a serious long-term health condition, will be considered for this post.

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Are you a wheelchair user?

Are you a wheelchair user?


Could you help Anthony with his research project?

This research will aim to investigate the impact of social support on wheelchair users’ daily lives and their are emotional well-being. Examples of social support could be financial, emotional, access to venues and assistance from family/friends. The project will also look to see if there is a difference between wheelchair users from birth compared to ones who needed the use of a wheelchair later in life. Findings could possibly highlight areas in which there needs to be further government funding or new creative ideas to help enhance wheelchair users’ social lives and their self-esteem.


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New mixed ability ruby team is looking for new players.


New mixed ability ruby team is looking for new players.

They started last year and recruited 6 Players who had never played rugby before. After a summer of training they had a game against Halifax Mixed Ability and won. They are now embarking on our 2nd season and are looking for players of any ability or any disability to join their team.
Looking for further information or wanting to know more about the project:
Call Linus on 07966 047428
Call Malcolm King 07824 396286 or email Chairman @Hessle RUFC


International Mixed Ability Sports is a not for profit community interest company who have developed and are championing the Mixed Ability Model. Their vision is to enable people of all abilities to be equal members in clubs and communities using the power of sport and education




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New urgent treatment services available for East Riding of Yorkshire residents

MEDIA RELEASE 23 February 2018

New urgent treatment services available for East Riding of Yorkshire residents

People living in East Riding of Yorkshire will soon be able to take advantage of improved access to care and treatment for their minor injuries and illnesses with the opening of three Urgent Treatment Centres, open 16 hours and two 8 to 8 Centres in the East Riding.


More information available in our news section

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What can new technology do for you?

Choices and Rights are looking into the benefits of technology and disabled people. We are aware that there are web sites that deal with access issues, provide information, etc. but we want to try and think of new and exciting possibilities to really change things!

For example, we are looking into if speech software could be used to enable deaf people to get an instant script of what their doctor is saying to them or to allow them to attend a comedy gig without a lip speaker/sign language interpreter or palantypist.

Have you a “wish list” of what you would like technology to do for you? LET US KNOW YOUR IDEAS. Don’t worry if they sound impossible, expensive, etc., just tell us what you think. It’s also about adapting current ideas.  Continue reading »

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