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Deafblind ‘Undateables’ Star Announces Photography Exhibition

Ian Treherne announces major solo exhibition of his photographic work in London  Ian Treherne, a deafblind photographer who starred in hit TV show ‘The Undateables’ earlier in the year, has announced a new solo exhibition in London. Ian, 38 from Rochford, Essex, was born partially deaf and with limited vision, due to a condition called Usher Syndrome, which causes progressive ... Read More »

Dundee care home has a ‘Dram’ good burns night

A care home in Dundee made Burns Night a memorable experience for its residents by hosting an evening of fine Scottish dining and all things Robert Burns. Bupa’s Balcarres Care Home, on Albany Road, celebrated the birth of the Bard of Ayrshire with an evening of poetry reciting and Ceilidh dancing, which also included a rich three course supper and ... Read More »

Care Home Hosts Traditional Burns Supper

A Bo’ness care home had a Burns Night to remember as they hosted an evening of fine dining, music and quizzes – all with a distinctly Scottish flavour. Bield’s Woodlands care home, on Kinneil Drive, celebrated the birth of the Ploughman Poet, with an evening of crafts and sing-a-longs, topped off by a traditional rich three course menu. The classic ... Read More »

Launch of new emergency pack for vulnerable customers

  MPs and guests at the House of Commons have had a sneak preview of a new emergency pack that vulnerable customers can use in a power cut. The pack from the UK’s largest electricity distributor, UK Power Networks, will help vulnerable customers to be prepared if there is a power cut. Interruptions to power supplies are rare but they ... Read More »

Success for Invacare at BHTA awards dinner

Invacare achieved multiple success at the recent BHTA Awards dinner in London, picking up two awards for Best Product and Most Effective Marketing campaign as well as receiving a‘Highly Commended’ for Invacare’s Modulite Seating System. The British Healthcare Trades Association annual awards dinner recognises companies and individuals who have made a valuable contribution to the industry with innovative products and services that make a difference to ... Read More »

Classic Canes launch new range of walking sticks

Walking stick specialist Classic Canes is delighted to announce a new collection of 12 walking sticks and folding canes produced under licence by the National Gallery Company, London.  Three designs have been developed based on Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers (1888), Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder’s A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase (1609-1610) and George Stubbs’ Whistlejacket (about 1762), ... Read More »

New amplicomms BKR-33 Big Button Universal Remote for Dementia, Sight Loss & Simplicity

Brightly Coloured Controller Oversized Illuminated Buttons 2 Favourite Channel Buttons Larger buttons for Volume & Channels Full numerical keypad Turn two devices on/off Assistive Technology for Independent Living For many, the television is a valuable source of entertainment and companionship. However, if you have sight loss, dementia and even arthritis, it is easy to hit the wrong buttons or get ... Read More »

Strathmore Water announces deal to hydrate world class athletes in 2017

Strathmore water has been announced as the national supplier of bottled water for both the IAAF World Championships London 2017 and the World Para Athletics Championships. Athletes, officials and volunteers at both events next summer will be hydrated by more than one million bottles of water being supplied by the water brand. This year will bring together more than 3000 ... Read More »

Grant boosts charity’s funding for pioneering research

The Masonic Charitable Foundation has awarded charity Action on Hearing Loss nearly £80,000 to fully fund a pioneering research project investigating a largely unexplored hearing disorder and helping to diagnose the condition, which could affect up to 10 per cent of children and explain poor school performance. The £79,500 donation from the Masonic Charitable Foundation will be funding a three year ... Read More »

Charity partners with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation to deliver accessible sports sessions

Multi-sports sessions aimed at young people with sight and hearing impairments The national programme is being funded by Sport England, with a focus on London and the West Midlands The multi-sports sessions are a number of activities being run by national disability charity Sense   National disability charity, Sense has partnered with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, the charitable arm of the ... Read More »

Government must act to stop carers missing out on state pension

95% currently missing out on vital Carer’s Credits The government must do more to make sure that carers don’t miss out on National Insurance credits that could increase their state pension. Official figures show that 95% of carers are missing out on state pension Carer’s Credits* and Sarah Pennells, founder of money website SavvyWoman.co.uk, has launched a petition to highlight this: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/176067. Carer’s Credits are ... Read More »

Blind Veterans UK supports GP training days to improve understanding of veterans’ health

National military charity Blind Veterans UK is involved in an innovative joint project supporting Health Education England in delivering a series of half day and full day training sessions on veterans’ healthcare for GPs across England. Blind Veterans UK, which provides free services and support for all veterans, no matter when they served and how they lost their sight, was ... Read More »