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Charity helps creative entrepreneurs with dyslexia to start their own business

From school exclusion to savvy entrepreneurship: young ceramist’s business thrives through Good Story’s mentoring. Having struggled with the academic system, Katie Netley was determined not to let dyslexia curb her career. Harnessing her creative talents, the young entrepreneur now owns a thriving ceramics business and has even won a national award. Katie was a misunderstood and exuberant teen; her time ... Read More »

Retiring Bield Chair Praises The Value Of Personal Touch

The retiring Chair of an Edinburgh based Housing and Care charity believes anyone with a connection to the sector can benefit from making time to bond with care-users, family and staff as the industry faces tough challenges. Gerry O’Sullivan said the greatest enjoyment of his role was the chance to interact with everyone involved in providing high quality care to ... Read More »

Win a Supported Holiday in the South of France!

Go Provence Supported Holidays is a British holiday company based in the sunny climate of Provence, France, that offers supported holidays to adults and children with learning disabilities, learning difficulties and autism. The Go Provence country house is based in a small village called Moustiers Sainte-Marie, which sits near the gateway to the Gorges du Verdon (Verdon Gorges), the biggest ... Read More »

Petition to protect vulnerable lives presented to government

Hft, a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities, has presented a petition to the Government calling for an increase in funding for adult social care. More than 3,850 people have signed the petition which was launched in response to the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW), as part of Hft’s It Doesn’t Add Up campaign, to raise awareness ... Read More »

The Dec/Jan issue is out now!

The December/January 2016 issue of PosAbility magazine has now landed. Take a look inside the issue by reading below. . . Subscribe to read Strength in Numbers: Mik Scarlet considers the power disable people could harness by coming together as one. Purple Pound: Same Renke shares some inaccessible shopping stores. Christmas Scrapbook: We bring you tips and advice for surviving ... Read More »

Short breaks programme for disabled children and young people

The programme, run by disability charity Sense, and in partnership with Birmingham City Council,  has been praised for the respite it provides to families, and vital developmental benefits for the participants Local children and young people with complex needs will be provided with up to three trips away from home over the course of the year The charity is appealing ... Read More »

New research shows thousands of jobs could be put at risk

New research shows thousands of jobs could be put at risk unless additional funding is found for the social care sector. As many as 30,000 jobs in the learning disability sector could be at risk in the next four years, warns newly published research by the national learning disabilities charity, Hft. Without additional funding to meet the rising costs of ... Read More »

Shut out of work for being disabled

The ongoing stigma that denies people the right to work will be highlighted as the world marks the United Nation’s international day of persons with disabilities on the 3 of December. The Cheshire Global Alliance, a network of 200 organisations supporting disabled persons in over 50 countries, has organised awareness-raising activities across the world. These will include an arts and trade ... Read More »

Surrey Choices Direction Radio Welcomed Special Guests

A unique digital radio station with listeners across the world, run by people with a range of disabilities, welcomed special guest visitors this week. Direction Radio, which celebrated its first birthday earlier this year, welcomed Tony King and Dave Ford to the studio. Based in Epsom, Surrey, Direction Radio is managed and presented by Surrey Choices customers and provides a ... Read More »

NHS to give amputees advanced prosthetic technology

Ottobock UK has welcomed the Government’s decision to approve the funding for the long awaited, Clinical Commissioning Policy: Microprocessor Controlled Prosthetic Knees. The policy allows hundreds of amputees living in England with above-knee limb loss access, via the NHS, to a life changing Microprocessor Controlled Prosthetic Knee (MPK). The policy regulates the NHS provision of a specific category of prosthetic ... Read More »

Wheelchair accessible vehicles from Accessible Vehicles

Accessible Vehicles (a division of Lateral Design Ltd) are based in Southport Merseyside and offer a combe and the Fiat Dolbo Infront. The New Vauxhall Combo Colorado The Vauxhall Combo Colorado is the first new Vauxhall wheelchair access vehicle to become available for many years. With seating for 6 people including a wheelchair user and a wide wheelchair channel, the ... Read More »

Apply to be a Community Partner and help shape the support for disabled people in your area

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are launching an exciting opportunity to shape the support for disabled people and those with health conditions. The new Community Partner roles will build on expertise within Jobcentre Plus and strengthen understanding to ensure support is tailored to customer requirements in partnership with the third sector. About the roles The Lead Community Partner ... Read More »