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Nicholas Hamilton Inspiring People with Cerebral Palsy

Nicholas Hamilton was desperate to have a crack at driving, just like his older half-brother, Formula One’s Lewis Hamilton, but his first attempt behind the wheel almost ended in disaster. Read More »

Showcasing disability sport in Loughborough

DISABLED sports and activity opportunities will be showcased at a free event in Loughborough.Adults with a disability are invited to join Charnwood Borough Council for a sporting open morning, showcasing a range of disabled sports and activities to increase confidence, fitness and have fun.  Read More »

Disability tennis seeks stars of the future

While Britains number one Andy Murray was defending his US Open title this week, the sport’s governing body was aiming to inspire a generation of young disabled players to reach similar heights.  Read More »

‘I’ve got to do this now!’: What son said before trying to kill his mother, 93, in her care home by pushing her dentures down her throat because he was worried about the fees

A devoted son tried to smother his frail 93-year-old mother with a pillow after struggling to cope with her costly care home fees.  Ronald Barham, 74, was described as a ‘caring, dutiful and attentive only son’ who visited his mother Elsie every day. Read More »

A ‘cure’ for Down’s syndrome? Scientists discover compound that reverses learning difficulties caused by the condition

A compound that reverses Down’s syndrome-like learning disabilities has been identified.  Researchers used the compound to reverse learning disabilities in mice.  However, it only works when given to affected mice on the day of their birth.   The Down’s Syndrome Association has described the finding as of ‘great interest’ but recognises that it would not help people currently living with Down’s ... Read More »

NORTH EAST HOSTS FIRST WHEELCHAIR BEACH RACE

THE UK’s first ever beach wheelchair race and obstacle course is set to take place on Longsands Beach in Tynemouth on Saturday, September 7th.  The ‘Longsands Beach Challenge’ will see both disabled and able-bodied participants using state-of-the-art all-terrain wheelchairs to race through the sand tackling obstacles on the way. In addition, there will be live demonstrations by leading wheelchair manufacturers. Read More »

Hollister Lose Legal Battle Against Disabled Shoppers

Abercrombie & Fitch brand Hollister Co. must redesign hundreds of its storefronts to ensure that they are wheelchair-friendly. An advocacy group for the disabled says a federal judge is giving the surf-inspired clothing label, which has more than 500 locations worldwide, until January 1, 2017, to make the changes. Read More »

How will you celebrate National Paralympic Day?

At London 2012, ParalympicsGB played its part in inspiring the nation. To celebrate one year on from the Games, the British Paralympic Association is launching the very first National Paralympic Day (#NPD2013) on Saturday September 7, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Click Here for a few ideas of how you can get involved and play your part in celebrating ... Read More »

The Freedom of Mobility

Help My Mobility recently spoke to Doug, from Bournemouth, in two separate interviews about his experiences in buying and using a mobility scooter, and what he thinks of his Rascal 3+ Liteway.  Read More »