Author: posabilitymagazine

Muscular Dystrophy comments on Beyonce hiring disabled model

Muscular Dystrophy UK responds to news that Beyoncé has chosen model, Jillian Mercardo, who has muscular dystrophy, to be the face of her online store.   Sal Lalji, Communications Director for Muscular Dystrophy UK, said: “It is fantastic to see a model with muscular dystrophy fronting such a high-profile campaign. We commend Beyoncé for recognising Jillian for the talented model that she is. “One in six working-age adults is disabled, yet there is a noticeable lack of high profile disabled models, actors, TV personalities and musicians. Young disabled people tell us how this lack of presence can have a...

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LimbPower looks forward to BAPO conference 2016

From Friday 18 to Sunday 20 March 2016, the BAPO (British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists) annual conference takes place at Ricoh Arena in Coventry. LimbPower, the national charity for amputees and people with limb impairments in physical activity and sport will be exhibiting at the event. To engage with delegates and promote our new series of resources designed to support more people to take part in sport and exercise at all levels. LimbPower, the national charity that supports people with limb impairments to participate in sport and physical activity is delighted to be supporting the event and will...

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Looking for a great day out over the April Bank Holiday weekend?

Brotherwood are excited to announce that we will be hosting a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle showcase weekend, at the prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford, Somerset. Over the course of Saturday 30th April, and Sunday 1st May, we will be welcoming one and all to visit, view and test drive our entire range of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, giving you an exclusive chance to see the UK’s leading range of WAV’s in one place. Whether you are considering your first accessible vehicle, or thinking of replacing your current wheelchair car, our WAV showcase weekend is a must-visit event for wheelchair users, carers, families and friends...

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Job switch with a difference for Conductive Education Awareness Week

As part of the events in Conductive Education (CE) Awareness Week (12 – 19 March) Rainbow House, Mawdesley and Stick ‘n’ Step, based in Wallesey on the Wirral will be taking part in a job swap with a difference. Two conductive education specialists from each organisation visited the the other organisation on Tuesday 15 March to share best practice and learn from each other. Whilst at the centres, the conductors will host a tea party for the children and staff to celebrate the occasion. Stick ‘n’ Step will be taking cake and sage tea, which is used as a...

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Latest Cuts – Get Your Voice Heard

So, here we go again. Wednesday’s budget brought to light that more cuts were on the horizon for disabled people. An estimated £1.3bn is going to be cut, affecting about 640,000 people across the country. The Guardian has reported that 200,000 people will be removed from the Personal Independence Payments (PIP) system altogether and further 400,000 will have their benefits cut from the enhanced rate of £82 per week to the standard rate of £55. To put that into perspective that calculates to losing £1400 per year. This has sparked anger and a huge amount of worry and many...

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