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Keep up to date with the latest disability-related news stories from across the globe.

Motability celebrates 40th Anniversary with Her Majesty The Queen

Motability, the charity that has provided ‘a road to freedom’ for millions of disabled people and their families, celebrates its 40th anniversary with Her Majesty The Queen Her Majesty The Queen, the Chief Patron of Motability since its inception, presented five disabled people and their families with the keys to their new vehicles in front of 400 guests The Motability ... Read More »

Stirling Care Provider Drives Forward Energy Efficiency With Eco Car

A housing and care provider in Stirling has invested in a brand new eco-friendly car to energise its care at home service. In a move that will appeal to the increasingly environmentally-conscious, Blackwood’s Broom Court development, which provides at home support for people with physical disabilities, has acquired the e-car to enhance its services in the community. Taking inspiration from ... Read More »

Our Autism

by Laura Rutherford There’s that saying you’ve no doubt heard… “you meet one person with autism; you meet one person with autism”. Sometimes I think that only those who really know someone with autism get how little others understand this. That not everyone who has autism has the same symptoms or traits.  That just because your friend’s child with autism ... Read More »

Soap star Cherylee Houston to open Manchester disability event

TV actress, and Motability Scheme customer, Cherylee Houston is helping the Motability Scheme celebrate the 10th anniversary of successful One Big Day events by  officially opening The Big Event in Manchester. The free-to-attend two-day event is the largest of its kind, and opens on Friday 5 May 2017 at 9am. Free car parking is also available. The Big Event brings ... Read More »

“Special Children’s Day” at ZSL London Zoo

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May 2017 “Special Children’s Day” is back at ZSL London Zoo this May with a host of extra special interactive events to welcome children with special needs and their families for a unique weekend at the Zoo. Highlighting the wonders of the natural world to children with additional educational needs and disabilities, the popular event ... Read More »

Fearless sisters fly across the Clyde to raise £700 for charity

A daring staff member from a Glasgow care home and her sister have ziplined across the River Clyde in a brave bid to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease. Geared up in harnesses and helmets, Heather Graham, from Bupa’s Wyndford Locks Care Home, and sister Nicola, were raised 150ft in the air, to the top of Glasgow’s Finneston Crane then ... Read More »

Paralympians Burdekin, McCarroll and Phillipson retire from wheelchair tennis

Six months on from the most successful Paralympics ever for Great Britain’s wheelchair tennis team, Jamie Burdekin, Marc McCarroll and David Phillipson – three of the players who represented ParalympicsGB in Rio – are retiring from the elite level of the sport. The trio depart from the Tennis Foundation Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme after glittering careers that saw all ... Read More »

Guide Dog owner Lora is an inspiration

Guide dog owner and Paralympic cyclist Lora Fachie is a finalist for the upcoming Guide Dogs Annual Awards, taking place on 17 May at the Hurlingham Club in London. Lora has been nominated for the Inspirational Guide Dog Owner Award, chosen by viewers of ITV’s This Morning. The award-winning live magazine show will present films of the three finalists in ... Read More »

Wings For Life world run returns to Cambridge

Register to take part in the world’s largest synchronised race 7 May 2017  Returning for the fourth year, Wings for Life World Run, a unique synchronised charity race brings together runners of all levels around the world to run simultaneously, no matter what time it is in their location. Whether you think you can run 2km or 88km, Wings for ... Read More »

Everyday heroes raise funds for local charity

Local girl Robyn Harrison donned her Supergirl costume recently to throw a party with a difference to raise funds for Stick ‘n’ Step, the north west charity that has supported her since she was just four years old. 16 year old Robyn, who has cerebral palsy, has regularly attended conductive education sessions at Stick ‘n’ Step’s centre in Wallasey and ... Read More »

Rehabilitation….and beyond

In 2012, Brandon Beack was an incredibly active and talented teenager. In addition to showing real talent in music and dancing, Brandon was a highly aspirational gymnast, competing for Western Province in the South African championships. His sights were firmly set on selection for the Junior Olympics and he was training for four hours, six days a week. However, a ... Read More »

Preston Pantry Celebrates First Birthday

A monthly bistro at a very sheltered housing development in East Lothian has celebrated its first birthday after raising a phenomenal £4,500 in its inaugural year. Preston Pantry was set up at Bield’s Johnny Moat Place to give tenants, their friends and families, the chance to enjoy a restaurant style meal in a relaxed and comfortable setting. The monthly dementia-friendly ... Read More »