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Classic Canes launch new range of walking sticks

Walking stick specialist Classic Canes is delighted to announce a new collection of 12 walking sticks and folding canes produced under licence by the National Gallery Company, London.  Three designs have been developed based on Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers (1888), Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder’s A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase (1609-1610) and George Stubbs’ Whistlejacket (about 1762), ... Read More »

New amplicomms BKR-33 Big Button Universal Remote for Dementia, Sight Loss & Simplicity

Brightly Coloured Controller Oversized Illuminated Buttons 2 Favourite Channel Buttons Larger buttons for Volume & Channels Full numerical keypad Turn two devices on/off Assistive Technology for Independent Living For many, the television is a valuable source of entertainment and companionship. However, if you have sight loss, dementia and even arthritis, it is easy to hit the wrong buttons or get ... 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 »

Government must act to stop carers missing out on state pension

95% currently missing out on vital Carer’s Credits The government must do more to make sure that carers don’t miss out on National Insurance credits that could increase their state pension. Official figures show that 95% of carers are missing out on state pension Carer’s Credits* and Sarah Pennells, founder of money website SavvyWoman.co.uk, has launched a petition to highlight this: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/176067. Carer’s Credits are ... 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 »

Five hundredth retail partner enjoys quick results under referral scheme

Vehicle adaptation specialist, Autochair, has celebrated signing up its 500th partner shop with an eight hour turnaround on the first order for its milestone distributor. A customer request for a scooter hoist triggered the new partnership between Somerset and West Country Stairlifts At Home Mobility and leading mobility hoist manufacturer, Autochair. Just hours after the customer call, the partnership had ... Read More »

Ennis-Hill and Whitehead launch mascot design competition on Blue Peter

Olympic champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and double Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead MBE are ambassadors and part of the judging panel for entries Competition will select two mascots – one for the World Para Athletics Championships and one for the IAAF World Championships London 2017 Applications close on Friday 10 February with the winner to be announced live on Blue ... Read More »

The NRS Healthcare #StayHappy2017 campaign

Make 2017 your best year yet with sixteen unique ways to stay on top of your game and enjoy what this year has to offer. Mental healthcare is a hot topic in the UK right now and rightly so as it affects a large proportion of our nation. It’s estimated that depression alone affects 22% of men and 28% of ... 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 »

Purple Wins European Excellence Award for Outstanding Launch Campaign

Brand new innovative disability employment not-for-profit, Purple has beaten strong competition to collect Gold at the European Excellence Awards at a ceremony held in Berlin. The organisation, which was formed in July 2016, won the Issues and Reputation Management category at the prestigious pan-European award ceremony against major global brands including IBM and Lidl. Purple, along with its communications agency ... Read More »