Author: posabilitymagazine

Care home residents go on the prowl for Paisley Lions

Age proved no barrier for residents at a Barrhead care home, when they took part in a public art trail around Paisley to “bag” as many pop up lion sculptures as possible. As part of Paisley’s bid for City of Culture 2021, 27 brightly decorated lions were scattered around the town and residents from Bupa’s Norwood Care Home set out to find them. Each lion was painted by a local artist and aimed to showcase the town’s heritage and history. As the town’s first, family-friendly public art trail, the local community was encouraged to take part and “bag” as...

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British Blind Sport hosts National Festival in Coventry

Following hot on the heels of the successful Paralympics in Rio, British Blind Sport’s annual Visually Impaired (VI) Festival of Sport is taking place on Saturday 22 October at Bablake School, Coundon Rd, Coventry, CV1 4AU from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm and is FREE to all blind and partially sighted people aged 5 and over. Alaina MacGregor, CEO, said: “We are delighted to hold our annual Festival of Sport for visually impaired children and adults so soon after the Paralympic Games.  Rio 2016 has no doubt sparked interest for many people and we hope that the event will...

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ARGOS: Bringing Independence to The High Street

Thought independent living aids were reserved for specialist suppliers? Think again. Retail giants are working hard to make these products easily accessible and available in the mainstream – we found out more about Argos’s brilliant new range… The Argos Catalogue is as much a part of the British home as your TV set or stash of tea bags, and now, the retailer has increased its focus on independent living for older and disabled people. According to research carried out by the chain, the biggest worry amongst over 50s is a loss of independence, with a further 29% anxious about not being able to go...

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Exercise Class has Tenants Sitting Up and Taking Notice

Tenants at a retirement housing development in Stirling have been keeping fit with a novel exercise programme that is making everyone sit up and take notice. The seated exercise class, at Bield’s Allan Park House, meets once a week and has been keeping tenants active and social for a year. Everyone at the development is encouraged to get involved, with participants up to 96 years old taking part in regular sessions. Angela Gray, Manager at Allan Park House, said: “It’s fantastic to see so many people getting involved in keeping fit and active. “Even though the class was originally...

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Disabled students urged to apply for summer 2017 work placements

Leading companies are looking for talented disabled students, and recent graduates, to take on work placements in summer 2017. The Change100 internship scheme, run by the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability, seeks to create career opportunities for disabled young people through three-month work placements. Applications for Change100 open today and close on the 25 January, 2017. Students and recent graduates are being urged to apply as soon as possible. Successful applicants will get mentoring and guidance throughout their paid, placement to support them to excel and thrive within the workplace. Change100 has engaged with some of the UK’s leading companies...

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