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Don’t Block The Drop Campaign Highlights Nationwide Problem

A national campaign by, the UK’s most popular and trusted Accessibility Checker, has highlighted a shocking number of dropped kerbs being blocked by a range of vehicles across the UK. The ‘Don’t Block the Drop’ campaign launched in early 2016 to raise awareness of the serious issues that blocking dropped kerbs cause disabled people and those with reduced mobility. ... Read More »

New Brexit report highlights ‘concerns and opportunities’ for disabled people

A new report setting out both the “concerns and opportunities” for disabled people in the aftermath of Brexit has been released by leading disability charity Papworth Trust. The 64-page document, entitled ‘Brexit – What next for disabled people?’, aims to raise awareness of the various issues coming out of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union in June. Social ... Read More »

Paralympian completes in worlds toughest obstacle course

Wheelchair-Fencer, Dimitri Coutya took on Tough Mudder on Saturday in aid of disabled children in Africa. On Saturday 24 September, ParalympicGB fencer Dimitri Coutya, took part in the West Sussex Tough Mudder challenge. Arms, legs and wheels took on the gruelling SAS-style military course together with 10,000 others. 18-year old Dimitri returned from the Rio 2016 Paralympic games just days ... Read More »

One small step to create long lasting legacy of Paralympics, urges Revitalise

Study by disabled people’s charity reveals need for small changes from all to create lasting difference With memories of the most successful Paralympic Games of all time still fresh in everyone’s mind, a quiz designed to engage non-disabled people in a light-hearted conversation about respect for disabled people revealed that a majority of non-disabled people had no problem using facilities ... Read More »

Sense responds to news of Labour early years taskforce

National disability charity, Sense, has responded to the news that the Labour Party intends to launch an early years taskforce looking into childcare provision and early-years learning. The taskforce, announced by shadow education secretary, Angela Rayner, as part of this year’s Labour Party Conference, will aim to ensure that all children and parents have access to quality, affordable childcare. Sense, ... Read More »

Charcot-Marie-Tooth awareness film launches

For the first time in the UK, a short-film has been launched to raise awareness of the world’s most common inherited neurological condition Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT). Launched at Westminster, it aims to spread the word about the condition all over the UK because so few people have heard of it, including many health and social care professionals. The film has been ... Read More »

Open Whitney’s Eyes

8 year-old Whitney was born with cataracts that slowly clouded both of her eyes. Her family couldn’t afford surgery to have them removed.  Thanks to disability charity CBM, Whitney has now undergone a sight saving operation.   Whitney lives with her mother and her two siblings in a village North of Uganda´s capital Kampala. Before the operation Whitney had not been ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

28 ParalympicGB athletes are former Back Up trust service users

The leading spinal cord injury charity Back Up Trust is proud to count 28 members of the British Paralympics team as former service users. For many, the charity offers the first opportunity to get back to being active following a spinal cord injury. Louise Wright, Back Up’s CEO, said: ‘‘We’re thrilled that Back Up’s services have helped so many to ... Read More »