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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 »

Enham Trust comments following the Autumn Statement 2016

Disability charity, Enham Trust, comments following the Autumn Statement 2016. “We appreciate the difficult financial position of the chancellor and his efforts to provide an efficient National Health Service and effective social care and we recognise that however much money he finds, there will always be demands for more. However we are disappointed that this Autumn Statement offered no additional ... Read More »

Who is Britain’s Most Inclusive Employer?

In a fractured society, during challenging times and with the effects of austerity increasing, the need for diverse practice becomes ever more important. The law defines a host of so called protected characteristics. But, ultimately, inclusion affects us all. By excluding people because of their identity or background we lose skills, we lose talent, and we lose productivity and profit. Significant numbers ... Read More »

Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive PE Training success with Ellie Simmonds

In the same week as the International Day for Disabled People, on 29 November, Ministers, MPs and senior sporting figures joined a celebration event held at the House of Lords. The event was organised by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and hosted by the Chair of the Youth Sport Trust, Baroness Sue Campbell. The reception recognised the success ... Read More »

Bield Staff Complete Fearless Feat for Charity

Four daring staff members from a Linlithgow very sheltered housing development have taken a huge leap to raise a whopping £1,200 for charity. Kashmir Potter, Gillian Scott, Helen Dunn and James Hill from Bield’s Brae Court very sheltered housing development completed the 165ft abseil down Scotland’s iconic Forth Rail Bridge, to cap off a wonderful year of fundraising for Chest ... Read More »

ParalympicsGB celebrates Paralympic Nominees for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Following a historic Rio Games for the ParalympicsGB team, it today congratulated the three Paralympic athletes shortlisted for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year award; Sophie Christiansen OBE, Kadeena Cox and Dame Sarah Storey. The three athletes are emblematic of ParalympicsGB’s stunning success at Rio 2016, where the team defied expectations to smash their medal target and win ... Read More »

Useful guide to Dementia

Dementia: through their eyes offers guidance on how to deliver person centred care to people whose lives have been affected by dementia. Providing people with practical tips on communicating, eating well and improving wellbeing plus advice on assistive technology and creative therapies. It provides the reader with a compelling, informative and easy to understand resource, helping people better understand how ... Read More »

PromoCon becomes Bladder and Bowel UK in rebrand investment

Worsley-based charitable service, PromoCon, has changed its name to Bladder and Bowel UK as part of a major brand overhaul and investment in its corporate identity. The service, established over 20 years ago, is the only UK national helpline service providing information and support for adults and children with bladder and bowel dysfunction, their carers and the professionals who support them. The name ... Read More »

Last Call For 2016 Entries to Innovative Design Awards

Aspiring designers, engineers and inventors have just one week remaining to enter a “Dragons Den” inspired event which has become a magnet for global talent. The annual Blackwood Design Awards attract both gifted amateurs and seasoned professionals to showcase innovations to change the lives of disabled people. Now, the inventive housing and care provider is appealing for any last minute ... Read More »