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Top 5 disability inclusive books – National Storytelling Week

Dan White is the author of the brilliant Department of Ability comic book, featuring a cast of superheroes whose impairments are their greatest superpower. Dan shares with national disability charity, Scope, his list of the top five books that feature disability for #NationalStorytellingWeek.  Disability in literary form is rare. I have searched, read and reviewed as many books as I could find that include ... Read More »

Deafblind ‘Undateables’ Star Announces Photography Exhibition

Ian Treherne announces major solo exhibition of his photographic work in London  Ian Treherne, a deafblind photographer who starred in hit TV show ‘The Undateables’ earlier in the year, has announced a new solo exhibition in London. Ian, 38 from Rochford, Essex, was born partially deaf and with limited vision, due to a condition called Usher Syndrome, which causes progressive ... Read More »

Grant boosts charity’s funding for pioneering research

The Masonic Charitable Foundation has awarded charity Action on Hearing Loss nearly £80,000 to fully fund a pioneering research project investigating a largely unexplored hearing disorder and helping to diagnose the condition, which could affect up to 10 per cent of children and explain poor school performance. The £79,500 donation from the Masonic Charitable Foundation will be funding a three year ... Read More »

Charity partners with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation to deliver accessible sports sessions

Multi-sports sessions aimed at young people with sight and hearing impairments The national programme is being funded by Sport England, with a focus on London and the West Midlands The multi-sports sessions are a number of activities being run by national disability charity Sense   National disability charity, Sense has partnered with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, the charitable arm of the ... Read More »

Blind Veterans UK supports GP training days to improve understanding of veterans’ health

National military charity Blind Veterans UK is involved in an innovative joint project supporting Health Education England in delivering a series of half day and full day training sessions on veterans’ healthcare for GPs across England. Blind Veterans UK, which provides free services and support for all veterans, no matter when they served and how they lost their sight, was ... Read More »

Charity launches pioneering screening programme for infant deafblindness in Kenya and Uganda

 First sensory screening and early intervention programme for infants with multi-sensory impairments in East Africa 300,000 infants expected to be screened during the three year pilot Programme funded by UK fundraising appeal that raised over £700,000 Simon Moraa, one of the first infants to be screened. Sense International, a global charity supporting deafblind children and adults, has launched a pioneering ... Read More »

The Muscle Help Foundation and Upbeat Drinks join forces with the #657challenge

The Muscle Help Foundation and Upbeat Drinks join forces to put muscle health on the national agenda with the #657challenge. Because Every Muscle Matters. Family charity the Muscle Help Foundation and family-owned protein drinks brand Upbeat are delighted to announce a new 3-year partnership to increase the awareness of muscle health. In coming together, they aim to promote the importance ... Read More »

Children’s Ward Uses Music To Relax Young Patients

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra hit all the right notes when it treated children in hospital to a day of music workshops as part of a local charity’s innovative Arts Programme. The Sick Kids Friends Foundation teamed up with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) to provide young patients with a wide range of musical activities, helping to distract them as they ... Read More »

Disability charity expands its executive team with new Financial Director

Hampshire care and disability charity Enham Trust has bolstered its leadership team with the appointment of new financial director, Susan Kent. Susan joins the charity with a wealth of expertise as a financial director in the charitable sector, and was brought on board due to her extensive background in building developments, and Enham Trust’s own area of strategy and endeavour, ... Read More »

‘Flying’ 15 minute care visits still a bleak reality

Over 30,000 people receiving 15-minute homecare visits in England Half of these people live in council areas that admit to using 15-minute visits for personal care Over one in five councils provide these rushed visits for personal care Leonard Cheshire Disability wants councils to put a stop to undignified and unsafe ‘flying’ care visits Thousands of disabled and older people ... Read More »

Arctic Piranha offers a safe haven for learning disabled clubbers

A new report has been released by a leading charity which shows that 1 in 4 disabled people have been discriminated against in mainstream clubs and at music gigs, but ARC’s regular Arctic Piranha club nights are already going some way in combating feelings of isolation and harassment for learning disabled adults in the Tees Valley. The national report, which ... Read More »

New year, new name

The UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness – which is based in Cannock – has kicked off the New Year with a new name. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children and its supporting business, Newlife Trading Ltd, have merged to become ‘Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children’. Newlife CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, said: ... Read More »