Author: posabilitymagazine

Care home with very own hair salon

 Residents at Bupa’s Balcarres Care Home enjoy American-style dining and manicures RESIDENTS at a Dundee care home will be able to enjoy American-style dining and get their hair cut in style, thanks to a generous donation from a former resident’s fundraiser. The memorial for 101-year-old Jerry Morrison raised £500 for the Bupa Balcarres Care Home following his death in September. Now staff have spent the money transforming the resident’s lounge, with Jerry’s personality in mind.                                                 ...

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Include Me Too: The charity tackling discrimination head on

  Parmi Dheensa the founder and executive director of award-winning charity Include Me TOO was invited to join and contribute in the review marking the 10th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) held at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva during 2016. This is when it came apparent to her that the conversation needed to be shared wider here in the UK. “During the CRDP 10th Anniversary review I highlighted and presented examples of how the UK has consistently failed to recognise the multi-discrimination experienced by our diverse disabled community, particularly as we...

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SAGIC: Insurance with a Heart

SAGIC is an insurance provider with a difference. It is 100% owned by The Salvation Army and its profits go to help people in need. While SAGIC provides a range of insurance products that includes Carer and Motor insurance, their flagship product is Home Insurance. SAGIC’s Home Insurance is a comprehensive product that also includes a range of optional extras so that you can tailor your insurance policy to suit your exact needs. What Home Insurance policies cover from SAGIC You can choose between Buildings Cover and Contents Cover, or you can choose to combine both so that your possessions...

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Revitalise predicts that Airbnb’s acquisition of Accomable signals an industry shift in attitudes

National disabled people’s charity welcomes the news believing the industry is finally waking up to the opportunity By 2020, as much as 25% of tourism spending in Europe is expected to come from people with accessibility needs, according to the European Commission. With the market valued at £12 billion a year in the UK alone, Revitalise believes that this move will result in greater choice and more importantly give disabled consumers more assurance that what is described will be suitable. Revitalise sees the acquisition as evidence that the travel industry as a whole is taking the needs of disabled...

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Nearly half of disabled people chronically lonely

New research from disability charity Scope, uncovers the chronic loneliness experienced by working age disabled people, particularly young adults [1]. In a representative survey of 1,004 disabled people the charity found that: Two-thirds (67%) of disabled people have felt lonely in the past year, but this jumps to three quarters (76%) for working age disabled people [2]. 45% of working age disabled people are chronically lonely, saying they always or often feel lonely [3]. If extrapolated to the general population that equates to 3 million working age disabled people in the United Kingdom. A shocking 85% of young disabled...

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