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Young disabled people enjoy woodland holiday supported by national charity

A group of 10 young people, with a range of disabilities, recently enjoyed a short break at Macaroni Wood in Gloucestershire, run by national disability charity Sense. The holidaymakers, with the help of team leaders and volunteers, crammed the week with fun filled activities including; a bouncy castle, walks in the wood, cooking classes, musical sessions and a visit from ... Read More »

RNIB urges GPs to join free network to help patients with sight loss

RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) is encouraging GPs and other primary care professionals across the UK to sign up to its free GP Eye Health Network. The charity’s network aims to raise the profile of eye health within general practice and improve the quality of care for blind and partially sighted patients. Eye health now accounts for 4.5 ... Read More »

Bellshill Care Home hosts spooktacular party

A care home in Bellshill celebrated Halloween in style this year with a traditional, spooky-themed tea dance. Bupa’s Hatton Lea Care Home organised the dance for its residents on Wednesday 26 of October at Bellshill’s Imperial Social Club. Staff, residents and their relatives, along with residents from other local care homes, took to the floor dressed as witches and other classic, ... Read More »

The National Autistic Society comments on The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper

The National Autistic Society comments on the Government’s newly announced plans to get more disabled people into work following The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper. Last week the charity launched a campaign to close the autism employment gap with a research report, statistics and an affecting film. Mark Lever, Chief Executive at the National Autistic Society, said: “Today’s [31/10/16] announcement starts ... Read More »

Bingo and blow-up boobs help women with learning disabilities attend breast screening

Yarrow charity today launched a breast cancer awareness initiative for women with learning disabilities amid evidence that their uptake of breast screening is below the national average. In an attempt to make the titillating topic more accessible for women with learning disabilities, the charity hosted a Breast Awareness Tea Party involving bingo and blow-up boobs. Over 60 women and their ... Read More »

New Panasonic Wireless Video Entry System from MEC Electrical

Introducing the new Panasonic Wireless Video Entry System from MEC Electrical that watches over the safety and security of your home. This unique system is user friendly and easy to use. The wireless system allows you to check on your visitors without having to leave the room you’re in. The video entry system not only has a standard colour monitor ... Read More »

KMINA: The crutch that avoids injuries in hands, wrists and shoulders

Dr. Jaime Usabiaga sponsors this project that it’s currently on a crowdfunding campaign which aims to get funding Its unique design, the patented shock absorbing system and a tilted forearm support, keys to evenly distribute the body weight and avoid damage KMINA offers the possibility to donate crutches to elderly, neuromuscular diseases patients and ALS patients on Kickstarter Surprisingly something ... Read More »

Disabled Parking Accreditation Continues to Excel

The British Parking Association (BPA) has now been administering the Disabled Parking Accreditation (DPA) on behalf of DMUK since April 2016. Since then over 200 more car parks have been accredited, with new applications coming through every week. To achieve accreditation owners/operators must adopt an active management strategy to ensure that there is enforcement and appropriate provision of disabled bays ... Read More »

Audio drama by ‘Life You Choose’ shortlisted in the Audio Verse Awards 2016

The arts and multimedia group for adults with learning difficulties could receive an award for their supernatural thriller ‘Who’s Johnny Long Arms’ in the international competition. Life You Choose Community Interest Company is a not for profit organisation, providing support to adults with learning difficulties so they are able to participate in Arts and Multimedia based projects aimed at improving quality of life. The Audio Verse ... Read More »

“I’m not unemployable, I’m autistic”

New video launches after charity finds full-time autism employment rate has stagnated at under 16% over the last decade  Video ‘Could you stand the rejection?’ puts you in the shoes of Max, a young autistic man, as he goes through a series of job interviews where people do not understand his autism 19 year old Max’s own story shows how ... Read More »

Bright Start for Innovative Sure Call Service

Leading housing and care provider Bield are taking full advantage of advances in technology to create services that enable service-users to lead fuller, more flexible lives, while at the same time reducing the workload of care providers. ‘Sure Call’ is an automated daily well-being call service that arranges a telephone call every day or on specific days depending on the individual’s ... Read More »

Government’s employment plans ‘out of sync’ with its ambitions to help disabled people into work

National disability charity, Sense, warns that shrinking specialist employment support system will further marginalise disabled jobseekers National disability charity, Sense, has responded to the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) report which highlights that proposed cuts to funding in the Government’s employment programmes will see 45,000 fewer disabled people offered specialist support to find jobs. Warning that the new Work and ... Read More »