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Make the right Choice with the Ardoo 140 Portable Hoist

Choosing the appropriate equipment and using it effectively greatly reduces the risk of sustaining injury and increases the quality of life for all concerned. When choosing a mobile hoist, you need to consider the pros and cons and consider other possible options. The Ardoo 140 Hoist with optional stand aid attachment (Stand Aid Combo Kit) meets all your transfer needs, ... Read More »

The challenges of finding accessible properties…

Written by Sallie Stone-Bearne, Director and Founder of Branch Properties.  Our mission is to provide a service to enable people with disabilities to find their perfect home and to be fully independent.  We are passionate about property and providing suitable homes for all.   The availability of accessible properties does not meet the need for them and the search for ... Read More »

Shanntol Ince refuses to be defined by disability

BP and PSONA Films release the final two films that complete the ‘Energy Within’ campaign; they both support the sentiment that one should be defined by one’s achievements, not disability. The second film is ‘Deeper than blue’ featuring Shanntol Ince, who won 4 Gold medals in the 2013 Youth Para Pan American Games. ‘Deeper than blue’ comes from Shanntol Ince’s own experiences ... Read More »

Richard Whitehead refuses to be defined by disability

BP and PSONA Films release the final two films that complete the ‘Energy Within’ campaign; they both support the sentiment that one should be defined by one’s achievements, not disability. The first of the final two films is ‘Below the ice’ featuring Richard Whitehead, London 2012 Paralympic Gold Medallist in the T24 200 meters. ‘Below the ice’ shows Whitehead looking back at his ... Read More »

Residents Test Ground-Breaking Cushion For Wheelchair Users

Residents at a Glasgow care home have been among some of the first to try out and provide invaluable feedback on a unique and innovative invention for wheelchair users. Blackwood’s Belses Gardens care home, which provides integrated accommodation for people with physical disabilities, hosted a focus group with designer Corien Staels, in which residents were invited to test her temperature-cooling ... Read More »

Peterborough Phantoms Sledge Team Win Fourth Consecutive League Title

After winning their final away match of the season against Kingston Kestrels in Hull, Peterborough Phantoms Sledge Hockey Team’s last home match on 6 August against Cardiff Huskies was setup to be the title decider. Leading up to the day, the anticipation of the game grew for the team, with lots of support from family, friends, sponsors Irwin Mitchell and ... Read More »

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games to deliver positive societal change

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that September’s Paralympic Games will take place as planned, despite major budget cuts, and will act as a catalyst to positive social change in Brazil and Latin America. According to the IPC, the Rio 2016 Organising Committee’s budget to deliver the Paralympic Games is not at the level they originally committed to.  Despite ... Read More »

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

The eyes of the world have been on Rio de Janeiro over the past few days as the 2016 Olympic Games plays out, and while the athletes to have garnered so much recent attention will soon be returning home, the Brazilian city will be preparing to welcome many more sporting champions. On 7 September, the Paralympic Games will begin and ... Read More »

British Paralympic Association respond to IPC statement

The British Paralympic Association has commented on the IPC’s statement. “The news about the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games is worrying given the obviously constrained budgets and significant reductions in service levels for venues, transport, provision for the media and other stakeholders.  London 2012 proudly showed the world what was possible and we want Rio to be the next stage of ... Read More »

Autistic travellers face lack of support at UK airports

The UK’s busiest airports are failing to provide adequate support for autistic travellers according to a new survey. With school holidays in full swing and millions of families travelling by plane this summer, the survey of the UK’s 30 busiest airports by sensory equipment specialists Experia, found that only one third offer sufficient autism-friendly facilities. Despite autism affecting an estimated ... Read More »

RIDI Awards still open for submission

Inclusive employers and recruiters now have just one month to share their stories on engaging with disabled talent by entering the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) Awards. Now in their third year, the awards celebrate progress and recognise the success of organisations that are making headway in increasing the inclusion of disabled professionals. Last year the awards attracted over 75 ... Read More »

Kidz to Adultz Scotland Scotland free visitor entry ticket!

Kidz to Adultz Scotland  Thursday 15 September 2016  9.30am – 4. 30pm Highland Hall, Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, EH28 2NB  Visitor’s FREE entry tickets available!   Do you know or work with children and/or young people up to the age of 25 with disabilities or additional needs? Are you a parent, carer, family member supporting a child or young person ... Read More »