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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 »

EFDS marks International Day for Disabled People with new engagement resources

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is marking International Day for Disabled People, 3 December 2016, by revealing brand new engagement resources. Building on the success of the inclusive communications animation, EFDS has released its next film for engaging disabled people. Complementing the animation is a collection of free fact sheets that enable organisations to plan, target and deliver ... Read More »

The launch of the Power 100 LIST 2017

The launch of the Power 100 LIST 2017. Britain’s most influential persons with a disability or impairment #DisabilityPower100.  “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” Shaw Trust are once again delighted to sponsor the Power 100 List 2017, a ... Read More »

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016

The theme for 2016 is: Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want, which draws attention to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and how these goals can create a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities. The annual theme provides a frame for considering how people with disability are excluded from society by promoting the removal of all ... Read More »

No Long Faces at Glenrothes Care Home

Residents of a Glenrothes care home have been paid a special visit by Shetland Pony, Bonny as part of a generous free call from Toppy Star Pony Hire. Bield’s Finavon Court Care Home welcomed the miniature Shetland Pony mare to give residents a chance to interact and have fun with their new equine friend. Nikki Reid, Home Manager at Finavon ... Read More »

Enham Trust comments following the Autumn Statement 2016

Disability charity, Enham Trust, comments following the Autumn Statement 2016. “We appreciate the difficult financial position of the chancellor and his efforts to provide an efficient National Health Service and effective social care and we recognise that however much money he finds, there will always be demands for more. However we are disappointed that this Autumn Statement offered no additional ... Read More »

Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive PE Training success with Ellie Simmonds

In the same week as the International Day for Disabled People, on 29 November, Ministers, MPs and senior sporting figures joined a celebration event held at the House of Lords. The event was organised by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and hosted by the Chair of the Youth Sport Trust, Baroness Sue Campbell. The reception recognised the success ... Read More »

Bield Staff Complete Fearless Feat for Charity

Four daring staff members from a Linlithgow very sheltered housing development have taken a huge leap to raise a whopping £1,200 for charity. Kashmir Potter, Gillian Scott, Helen Dunn and James Hill from Bield’s Brae Court very sheltered housing development completed the 165ft abseil down Scotland’s iconic Forth Rail Bridge, to cap off a wonderful year of fundraising for Chest ... Read More »

ParalympicsGB celebrates Paralympic Nominees for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Following a historic Rio Games for the ParalympicsGB team, it today congratulated the three Paralympic athletes shortlisted for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year award; Sophie Christiansen OBE, Kadeena Cox and Dame Sarah Storey. The three athletes are emblematic of ParalympicsGB’s stunning success at Rio 2016, where the team defied expectations to smash their medal target and win ... Read More »

Useful guide to Dementia

Dementia: through their eyes offers guidance on how to deliver person centred care to people whose lives have been affected by dementia. Providing people with practical tips on communicating, eating well and improving wellbeing plus advice on assistive technology and creative therapies. It provides the reader with a compelling, informative and easy to understand resource, helping people better understand how ... Read More »