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Bield Take Steps to Better Access

A £200,000 investment will see a Berwickshire retirement housing development boost the independence of tenants and improve accessibility. Bield’s ‘Step Free’ project will see four state-of-the-art internal platform lifts installed at Turnbull Court, in Duns, and an enclosed external vertical platform lift. Cllr John Greenwell of the Scottish Borders Council said: “In my capacity as the Equalities & Diversity Champion ... Read More »

Topro to launch two new rollators at Naidex 2017

Topro will be launching two new rollators (the Troja Neuro and the Odysse) on stand B78 at Naidex 2017.  To celebrate this launch, any trade orders taken during Naidex will receive a 10% discount. The Troja Nuero is the latest generation of the ever popular Troja and features a reverse breaking system and laser light which has been specifically designed ... Read More »

Ambitious Charity Unveils Progress of Innovative New Housing

THE CONSTRUCTION of six pioneering homes set to transform the lives of those with disabilities is well underway in Dundee. Designed and created by Blackwood, one of Scotland’s leading housing and care providers, the hugely innovative houses will set a new standard of accessibility by combining technology, modern construction and engagement to meet customers’ changing needs. Since it built its ... Read More »

Models with disabilities needed for photoshoots

A modelling and acting company are looking for children and adults with learning or physical disabilities to take part in a professional photo shoot. Social care professional, Laura Johnson and performing arts teacher, Zoe Proctor, recently established Zebedee Management as they wanted to see better representation of people with disabilities within fashion, media and the arts. They are holding a ... Read More »

Unmissable speakers at Naidex 2017

Naidex 2017 – returning to the NEC Birmingham on the 28, 29 & 30 March. With three days of world-class talks it’s hard to pull out just a few to highlight for Naidex 2017 – But we’ve tried! The calibre of unbelievably inspiring speakers at Naidex is reflected perfectly in Helen Dolphin MBE. Helen lost all four limbs at the ... Read More »

Saddles Riding Centre Supports Disabled Access Day

Saddles Riding School, based in Bexley, Kent, is holding a special event in support of Disabled Access Day. Accessibility Mark has joined forces with Disabled Access Day to encourage more disabled people to consider taking part in horse riding activities and learn about the benefits of spending time with horses. Taking place from 10 – 12 March, 2017, Disabled Access ... Read More »

Improvement of Employer Attitudes Crucial for Disabled Jobseekers

National disability charity responds to new findings from the Centre for Social Justice, and calls for the Government to actively work with employers to promote disabled people. New polling from the Centre for Social Justice showed that two thirds (63 per cent) of HR decision makers think there are barriers to hiring disabled people, and that only a third (33 ... Read More »

Options appoints Anna Kennedy (OBE) AS Autism Ambassador

Options, the specialist autism provider of Outcomes First Group, has teamed up with leading autism campaigner Anna Kennedy OBE. Options has appointed Anna as the autism ambassador for the group. Anna has to date worked closely with the autism services with Outcomes First Group and is now extending her role across the services within the group. Anna, who has two ... Read More »

Wrea Green Equitation Centre Supports Disabled Access Day

Local equitation centre, Wrea Green is holding a special event to mark Disabled Access Day. Accessibility Mark has joined forces with Disabled Access Day to encourage more disabled people to consider taking part in horse riding activities and learn about the benefits of spending time with horses. Taking place from 10-12 March 2017, Disabled Access Day aims to encourage disabled ... Read More »

Roommate, the revolutionary audio device for visual impairment

This month the CAA announced their new guidelines to British Airports in relation to their disabled passengers, including those with hidden disabilities. (Document CAP1411) To quote from the Introduction: “A disabled person and person with reduced mobility is defined in the Regulation as “any person whose mobility when using air transport is reduced due to any physical disability (sensory or ... Read More »

Letterbox: BBC’s Brand New Game Show!

Letterbox is the game show for everybody with no physical games and no tricky quiz questions. Pairs of contestants go head-to-head as they attempt to crack a series of passwords. For each password solved, you’re awarded clues that will help later in the game. The more clues you have, the better your chances are of moving through the game and ... Read More »

Chief Executive of Royal Blind to step down

The Chief Executive of Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded has announced his retiral. Richard Hellewell has said he will retire from his position as Chief Executive in July 2017, after leading the two charities for the last ten years. During his time, Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded achieved significant development and growth. Royal Blind established two adult residential ... Read More »