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The Disabled Chef: Cooking hasn’t cured me, but it’s helped me live with MS

By James Coke When my Lancashire hotpot beat a professional chef’s, I decided to revive my website about cooking with a chronic illness – thedisabledchef.com The cooking skills I learned in school have served me well, helping nab Julie, my wife, who was won over by my Burmese curry, and sustaining me in my private war with primary progressive multiple sclerosis ... Read More »

SmART: Artists with a learning disability celebrate exhibition opening at Williamson Art Gallery

The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum in Claughton, Birkenhead, is now showing ‘SmART, a learning disability collaboration Project’, which boasts beautiful and thoughtful art from over 25 artists with a learning disability from across the borough. Four participating organisations; Wirral Evolutions, Royal Mencap Society, Autism Together and Wirral Mencap’s Crossbow Club set up the exhibition to give the artistic talents ... Read More »

TGA’s largest product product launch ever to be unveiled at Naidex

#BiggestTGAlaunch TGA, the UK’s leading mobility product specialist, will be launching five new pioneering scooters at Naidex 2017 – the largest number ever in its 30-year history (Stand A59 / TGA Test Track, NEC, 28-30 March). TGA has a renowned reputation for quality products and innovation in design – supplying mobility scooters that deliver assured independence with peace of mind. ... Read More »

Options celebrate service being shortlisted for a national award

Two services in Malvern for young people and adults on the autistic spectrum are celebrating after being shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Options Malvern View and Options Bredon House have both been shortlisted for an award at the NAS Professional Awards 2017. The services, which support young adults with a range of needs to live as independently as possible, ... Read More »

Win! A relaxing break at Hoe Grange Holidays

Stay somewhere special Accessibility and sustainability go hand in hand at Hoe Grange Holidays, where four contemporary, eco-friendly, self-catering log cabins are snugly nestled in the Peak District hills, with superb views over the farm fields. The 4 Star Gold log cabins have excellent access with level thresholds throughout, making them ideal for guests with limited mobility and wheelchair users. ... Read More »

The Feb/Mar issue out now!

The February/March 2017 issue of PosAbility magazine out now. The first issue brought to you by the wonderful Niki Tennant, Acting Editor of PosAbility magazine while our beloved editor Ros enjoys the realms of motherhood, with the safe arrival of baby number two. In our 100-page bumper issue we explore . . .    2017 Made Easy: Sam Renke shares ... Read More »

Stop the NHS slashing vulnerable people’s care packages

  People living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland whose care in their own home is funded by the NHS because of their complex healthcare needs will be faced with the prospect of accepting a drastic reduction to their care funding if a planned proposal is not opposed and rejected. Details are HERE. The local NHS are amending  their ‘Settings of ... Read More »

Disability friends launch film company

A group of disabled friends from SW London have decided to pull their resources and talents together, and set up a live streaming/video production company. Afflicted with a variety of conditions from Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy and a few others to boot, they plan to turn a few misconceptions on their heads, proving that people with disabilities are as abled and ... Read More »

Care to dance? Local community invited to Valentines’s tea dance

Love will be in the air this Valentine’s Day at a Paisley care home, as residents are inviting friends, family and members of the local community to join them for an afternoon tea dance. Bupa’s Braemount Care Home, on Donaldswood Road, is welcoming Paisley locals to don their dancing shoes and come along this Wednesday (15 February) from 3pm for a ... Read More »

Remploy workforce donate £50,000 to help beat cancer sooner

Staff of Remploy, the disability employment specialists, have made a £50,000 donation to Cancer Research UK to show their support and help beat over 200 types of cancer. Remploy left government ownership in April 2015 with employees owning a 30% stake in the company which is held in an Employee Benefit Trust (EBT). As shareholders they choose to use a ... Read More »

Team GB Teenager Strikes the Right Chord

Fifteen year old Team GB athlete wins international music competition with Christmas mash-up Team GB athlete, Rebecca Puckey, impressed international audiences with her acoustic mash-up to win a £5,000 artist development package with Music Crowns. Showcasing her vocal and instrumental talents in a video filmed in her bedroom, Rebecca won the hearts of thousands to take gold. It was only ... Read More »

Moors Valley Country Park and Forest glitters in regional tourism awards

Moors Valley Country Park near Ringwood has added to its already impressive tally of tourism accolades by being awarded ‘Bronze’ in both the Access & Inclusivity and Sustainable Tourism categories of the 2016/17 South West Tourism Excellence Awards. The new awards recognise the strides that the team at Moors Valley has made in ensuring it operates in an environmentally responsible ... Read More »