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The Dec/Jan issue is out now!

The December/January 2016 issue of PosAbility magazine has now landed. Take a look inside the issue by reading below. . . Subscribe to read Strength in Numbers: Mik Scarlet considers the power disable people could harness by coming together as one. Purple Pound: Same Renke shares some inaccessible shopping stores. Christmas Scrapbook: We bring you tips and advice for surviving ... Read More »

Short breaks programme for disabled children and young people

The programme, run by disability charity Sense, and in partnership with Birmingham City Council,  has been praised for the respite it provides to families, and vital developmental benefits for the participants Local children and young people with complex needs will be provided with up to three trips away from home over the course of the year The charity is appealing ... Read More »

New research shows thousands of jobs could be put at risk

New research shows thousands of jobs could be put at risk unless additional funding is found for the social care sector. As many as 30,000 jobs in the learning disability sector could be at risk in the next four years, warns newly published research by the national learning disabilities charity, Hft. Without additional funding to meet the rising costs of ... Read More »

Shut out of work for being disabled

The ongoing stigma that denies people the right to work will be highlighted as the world marks the United Nation’s international day of persons with disabilities on the 3 of December. The Cheshire Global Alliance, a network of 200 organisations supporting disabled persons in over 50 countries, has organised awareness-raising activities across the world. These will include an arts and trade ... Read More »

Surrey Choices Direction Radio Welcomed Special Guests

A unique digital radio station with listeners across the world, run by people with a range of disabilities, welcomed special guest visitors this week. Direction Radio, which celebrated its first birthday earlier this year, welcomed Tony King and Dave Ford to the studio. Based in Epsom, Surrey, Direction Radio is managed and presented by Surrey Choices customers and provides a ... Read More »

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 »