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Rica News July 2017
Protect yourself against scams
how to avoid scams
Rica's 'Gem of the month' for July is our information about how not to get scammed. July is Scams Awareness Month and on our blog post we've useful information about preventing scams and what to do if you find you've been defrauded. Read more about preventing scams below.
Fuel for thought: help at petrol stations
Niall El-Assaad_ inventor of fuelService
In our June newsletter we introduced fuelService, a new way to use your phone to get help refuelling your car. In Rica's latest blog post the app's inventor, Niall El-Assaad, writes about his invention and the problems disabled drivers have when paying at petrol stations. Read more below.
Other news
The Colour Purple
Purple is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to reduce levels of inequality between disabled and non-disabled people, particularly in  employment. Purple has launched 'Help Me Spend My Money', a campaign calling for retail and hospitality businesses to offer the same level of service to all their customers. And why not? Read more below.
Big Benefits Survey
Disability Benefits Consortium
The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) is carrying out a survey about your experience of applying for, and getting, benefits. These could be Employment and Support Allowance, Personal Independence Payments, Attendance Allowance and/or Universal Credit. Your answers will be confidential and will help the DBC's campaign to make sure the system is fair for disabled people. Read more and take the survey below.
Sight Village Birmingham
QAC (Queen Alexandra College) Birmingham
The Sight Village roadshow comes to Queen Alexandra College in Birmingham on 18 and 19 July. This free event includes technology, equipment and services for people with a visual impairment and for people experiencing age related sight problems. Professionals, business people and family members are also welcome. Read more below.
Jobs and young disabled people
Disability Rights UK _DRUK_ logo
'I Can Make It is' a three-year campaign, led by Disability Rights UK, which aims to create new job opportunities for young disabled people by influencing local government and large businesses. It was created because disabled young people are more than twice as likely not to be in education, employment or training as their non-disabled peers. Find out more below.
800 years of disability history
History of Place
History of Place is a new project looking at the lives of disabled people over 800 years in eight places in England. It aims to bring to life the stories of disabled people in the past through photos, quotations, events and exhibitions. Later this year there will also be digital games to play online. Find out more below.