Saturday 3rd December – UN International Day for Persons with Disabilities.


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2 December 2022

What have we learned about the experience of disabled people?

22% of people in the UK are disabled

Tomorrow (3 December) is the UN International Day for Persons with Disabilities.  With the most recent estimates from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) putting the proportion of disabled people in the UK at 22% in 2021 (up from 19% a decade ago), this is a sizeable and very diverse group. Here, Helen Colvin and Josephine Foubert from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) look at some of the work we have been doing recently to give insight into the lives of disabled children and adults.

I found this shocking but perhaps unsurprising.  Reminded me of the first time I travelled up to Waterloo by train with my new baby – I looked round and realised about 50% of people were  elderly, ill, on crutches, a wheel chair user, carrying or dealing with heavy luggage or were pushing prams or push chairs. What they all had in common was the need for level surfaces and ramps.

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CO Awareness Week Saturday 26th November 2022


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CO Awareness Week Friday 25th November 2022


Cooking video


Factsheet – Do’s and Don’ts


Without fresh air, carbon monoxide can build up

  • Ventilate when cooking
  • Never block vents or air bricks
  • Open windows when vehicle traffic is low
  • Keep flues clear

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Getting the most out of your carbon monoxide alarm

  • Test regularly
  • Note expiry date
  • Save the Gas Emergency number
  • Familiarise yourself with the alarm sounds
  • Read the manual

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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week Wednesday 23rd November 2023

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2022: Wednesday

#COAW    #CarbonMonoxide  

Actions for today:

  • Like new MP supporter Jane Hunt’s post supporting COAW
  • Book in your appliance servicing if you still need to get it done this year, and remind your family and friends to do the same
  • Create an informative post using the info, assets and #s below
  • Keep an eye out for media updates – coming soon!



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Cutting corners video


Cutting corners stills


Factsheet: Home Safety

“Cutting corners costs lives” – saving on safety can have fatal consequences when it comes to carbon monoxide:

  • Never use outdoor cooking or heating equipment inside
  • Do not use your cooker to heat your home
  • Always use a qualified professional to install and maintain appliances
  • Appliances should be serviced every year
  • Never DIY with gas Don’t DIY with gas (
  • Burn the right solid fuel Fuels – Woodsure

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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2022: Tuesday

From APPCOG The All Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group

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Symptoms factsheet


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Take part in Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2022!

Huge thanks to the All Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group and particularly to Laura Fatah and Rob Lyons for all their hard work in creating this campaign.

Information about how you can take part can be found here:

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Carbon monoxide detector sold at Amazon doesn’t work, agency warns

Carbon monoxide detector sold at Amazon doesn’t work, agency warns

  • Published: Sep. 27, 2022, 10:53 a.m.

HECOPRO digital carbon monoxide detectors were tested, and it was found that they did not alert when exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide, in violation of safety standards. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is advising consumers to dispose of the product and purchase a working CO detector.U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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By Annalise Knudson |

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. —The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers to not use a carbon monoxide detector sold at Amazon, because it doesn’t work.

There is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from the use of HECOPRO digital display carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, which can fail to alert consumers to the presence of carbon monoxide.

More than 150 people in the United States die every year from accidental, non-fire-related CO poisoning associated with consumer products, according to CPSC.

The issue was discovered after carbon monoxide sensitivity tests performed on the detector found that it failed to alert when exposed to pre-determined concentrations of carbon monoxide (400 ppm), in violation of relevant safety standards.

“If a consumer installs a CO detector that does not alert to the presence of carbon monoxide, and carbon monoxide enters the home, the consumer will not be warned of the presence of this harmful gas, making injury or death very likely,” said the CPSC.

The detector is made of white plastic, with approximate dimensions of 4.1 x 1.8 x 4.1 inches, featuring a digital display. It is generally advertised to detect dangerous levels of carbon monoxide and alert with a flashing red LED and a loud alarm pattern.

The product was sold on under ASIN B07T66J7KJ for between $9 and $13.

The CPSC urges consumers not to purchase or sell these CO detectors and to stop using these and dispose of these products immediately, and install new, working CO detectors.

Consumers can report a dangerous product or a product-related injury on

The agency also reminds consumers that they should install carbon monoxide alarms on each level of their home and outside separate sleeping areas. CO alarms should be battery-operated or have battery backup. Test CO alarms frequently and replace dead batteries.