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2 out of 3 people with MS live in an area with a shortage of MS nurses

New research from the MS Trust has revealed that 64 per cent of people living with MS in the UK live in an area where there aren’t enough MS nurses to provide vital care and support. Almost 1 in 4 people with MS live in areas where the nurses have twice the recommended caseload. The areas worst affected include North-West ... Read More »

Glasgow Disability Alliance Win at UK’s Largest Diversity Awards

Actor and Comedian Richard Blackwood and ITV News Presenter Charlene White united to host the National Diversity Awards on September 16, 2016. Role models and charities were honoured nationwide at Friday’s ceremony at the breath-taking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, rewarding Britain’s most inspirational people for their fight against inequality. Community heroes from across the UK gathered in the bustling city of ... Read More »

ParalmympicGB athletes with learning disabilities win 12 medals despite event restrictions

Just 3 out of 23 sports open to athletes with a learning disability – Mencap petition calls for more events to be opened up. 8% of medals (12 out of 147) won by Team GB at the Paralympics were won by athletes with a learning disability, despite them making up just 3% of the overall Team GB. This success adds ... Read More »

Axcis Education continues sponsorship of the National Autistic Society

Axcis Education, the UK leader in special education needs recruitment, has today announced its continued partnership with The National Autistic Society for a further two years, as well as continued exclusive sponsorship of Network Autism. The network is the charity’s vital online service created to bring autism professionals together across over 12 professional sectors and from 90 countries. Part of ... Read More »

Help give Rachel her independence back

We were recently contacted by one of our readers Rachel Mitton. Rachel Mitton has several progressive and debilitating illnesses (extremely severe fybromyalgia, arthritis, ptsd, chronic pain & fatigue) that have led to her being a wheelchair user for the past decade. In the early hours of Friday morning, a Silver Mercedes Sprinter was stolen in Wisbech. This wheelchair adapted vehicle ... Read More »

Selby garden created by blind and partially sighted residents celebrates its official opening

A summer garden party marked the official opening of garden set up by blind and partially sighted people in Selby on Sunday 11 September 2016. The Optimeyes Garden was created by Selby District Vision (SDV), with the help of RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) and a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. Members of SDV designed the garden ... Read More »

Blue Badge Style Awards supported by Design, Architecture & Mixology

Ceremony & Cocktail Party on 5 October at Lutyens The third annual Blue Badge Style Awards announce the judges, key sponsors, venue and mixologist supporting the event. The Awards recognise the effort that stylish hotels, restaurants and bars have made to attract guests with disabilities. Judges Tina Norden, Project Director at Conran and Partners Christos Passas, Design Director, ZHA (Architects) Alex Taylor, Freelance ... Read More »

Motivation launch impact report

International disability charity Motivation publishes latest Impact Report in its 25th year Motivation’s work helps to reach over 80,000 people across more than 60 countries last year Motivation collaborates with Google.org to explore how 3D printing can revolutionise mobility solutions for disabled people living in developing countries Charity successfully lobbies Kenyan government to adopt the WHO Guidelines for wheelchair provision ... Read More »

Twins’ different journeys end up bringing them back together

A set of twins who have had very different lives have been brought back closely together – thanks to an Essex social care provider. Although the lives of Pav Hughes and her brother, Jags Kalsi, are worlds apart, they both have one thing in common – Outlook Care. Outlook Care provides support and care to people with a learning disability, ... Read More »

Blackwood West Services Is A Five Star Success

A housing support service has been heavily praised by the Care Inspectorate after it received a five star review for its services. The Inspection Report for Blackwood’s West Support Services revealed five star grades in the “staffing”, “care and support” and “maintaining the same grades from the previous inspection” categories. Customers, in particular, reported high levels of satisfaction, praising the ... Read More »

Simple Stuff works supports St Giles Hospice

As part of its ongoing support for St Giles Hospice in Lichfield, the team at Tamworth based Simple Stuff Works recently spent a day volunteering to help the staff and residents. “St Giles Hospice is a fantastic organisation staffed by some truly amazing people.  Several members of staff here at Simple Stuff Works have experienced the outstanding work they do first ... Read More »

Ottobock extends partnership with IPC until the end of 2020

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Ottobock have extended their worldwide partnership until the end of 2020. An international partner since 2005 and the longest serving partner to the Paralympic Games, Ottobock has provided technical services for equipment used by Paralympians since the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games, where the company’s ‘Passion for Paralympics’ was born. Today Ottobock’s Sportsline provides the equipment for Para athletes ... Read More »