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Charlie benefits from a good nights sleep thanks to Simple Stuff Works

7-year-old Charlie Hall is one of a growing number of children in the UK benefiting from a good night’s sleep thanks to the Positioning System from Simple Stuff Works. Charlie and his twin brother Evan were born at 32 weeks and Charlie was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at seven months, probably as a result of Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome.  ... 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 »

Bield Goes the Extra Mile for Service Users

A dedicated Linlithgow woman has raised a phenomenal £600 for the care services where she has worked for nearly two decades. Manager at Bield’s West Port Resource Centre, where she has worked for 19 years, Christine Donnelly raised the total by completing a formidable 10k just a week after coming back from holiday. Christine said: “I had done plenty of ... Read More »

New NHS sports prostheses for future Paralympians

Children across England have begun to receive new running and swimming blades from the NHS, in a move by the government to help a future generation of young people get active and even become the next Paralympians. The introduction of children’s sports prostheses on the NHS follows the creation of a £1.5 million fund by the Department of Health to ... 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 »

Lewis Reed to launch the all new Mercedes-Benz V-Class Grande

Lewis Reed is delighted to announce the launch of its new Mercedes V-Class Grande which will be available from Spring 2017. This latest addition to the Lewis Reed portfolio of wheelchair accessible vehicles is unique as the headroom space has been increased from 53”/135cm to 57”/145cm and takes Lewis Reed to a new level in terms of luxury, comfort and ... 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 »

British Blind Sport launch Guide to Visually Impaired Archery and Shooting

National Disability Sports Organisation, British Blind Sport has launched a brand new guide to enable coaches, leaders and club personnel to learn more about sight loss and eye conditions and have a greater understanding of the needs of people with visual impairment who want to take part in the sports of archery or shooting. The charity, that provides sporting opportunities ... Read More »

Golden opportunity to go Purple

UK business has a golden opportunity to access the £212bn annual disability market through the Government’s Disability Confident scheme, according to disability equality champion Mike Adams OBE. The Chief Executive of not-for-profit organisation Purple says the Government’s re-launch of its Disability Confident scheme is providing businesses with the opportunity to relook at disability differently and help them access the disability ... Read More »

New powered wheelchair from Quickie wheelchairs is head and shoulders above the rest!

Quickie wheelchairs latest launch, the Jive M2 Sedeo Ergo, redefines powered wheelchair technology inside and out! The game-changing powered wheelchair features our most advanced mid-wheel drive base to date and incorporates: NEW! SpiderTracTM 2.0 suspension – enjoy a smooth ride over uneven terrain with superb traction and excellent stability plus minimal forward pitching even when descending kerbs. NEW! Advanced Sedeo ... Read More »

Local disability organisations secure £10,000 to hold Wirral’s Inclusion Festival -‘One Wirral’

Three local disability organisations, Wirral Mencap, Options for Supported Living and Wirral Evolutions have jointly secured £10,000 from the National Lottery to hold an inclusive community festival in Birkenhead Park this summer. ‘One Wirral’ will be a festival for the whole community, celebrating the diversity of Wirral and all the peninsula has to offer.   It will bring together community groups ... Read More »