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UK Disability History Month 2023

Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership is proud to mark UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) 2023.

This page provides useful links and resources for disabled colleagues and allies working across our health and care partnership.

About UKDHM 2023

UKDHM takes place from Thursday 16 November to Saturday 16 December 2023 and provides a platform to focus on the history of the struggle disabled people continue to face for equality and human rights.

The theme for this year’s UKDHM is around the experiences of disabled children and young people in the past, in the present day and in the future. There are 16m disabled people in the UK and 11% of children are disabled. Though 80% of adults become disabled people while at working age, for some this figure hides delayed diagnoses or hidden conditions from childhood.

Downloadable resources

The following resources have been created in Humber and North Yorkshire for colleagues to use:

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  • “My invite to the party” – the first of our UKDHM blogs where a colleague shares their story of adult diagnoses and how this impacted them to mark the launch of UKDHM in Humber and North Yorkshire.
  • “Something neurodivergent” – the second of our UKDHM blogs comes from Jess, 18, a digital communications apprentice at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust who shares her journey to begin a career in health and care

Events in Humber and North Yorkshire

A number of events are planned across Humber and North Yorkshire – these are for colleagues working in health and care.

All events for colleagues can be found on our dedicated booking website, BookWhen where you can book your place.

Events planned for UKDHM 2023 include:

Events from other areas

East of England Regional Disability Project – Transforming the Future (Wednesday 6 December 2023, 10am-12noon, virtual)

Transforming the Future is a project by the NHS East of England and this session will include lived experience, videos from disabled colleagues, a keynote speaker and a roundtable discussion, designed to raise awareness and transform future workplaces to be more inclusive.

Disabled colleagues will share “This is me” videos that showcase lived experience and will be joined by Melissa Johns, an advocate for disability rights and actor who performs on stage and screen.

Book your place on the Transforming the Future session.

Bradford District and Craven Connected on Ability Festival (Monday 4 to Friday 8 December 2023, virtual)

Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership is running its second Connected on Ability Festival. Events are all hosted on MS Teams and take place from Monday 4 to Friday 8 December 2023.

You can view the full programme and access booking links on the Connected on Ability Festival webpage.

The page also includes recordings from last year’s events.

Support services

The following organisations provide support for parent / guardian carers of disabled children and young people across Humber and North Yorkshire, for disabled children and young people and / or for disabled parents.

Each organisation will offer different services and in different areas. More information on each can be found using the links below:

National resources and useful links

This page will be updated throughout UKDHM 2023. If you have content you’d like us to include, please email

(Last updated Tuesday 28 November 2023)