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Elmer the patchwork elephant comes to mac Birmingham this Easter with BSL and relaxed performances

Join Elmer on a vibrant, musical safari through the jungle to celebrate everything that makes us unique. Full of original song, audience participation, colourful costumes and a chance to join Elmer in the Elmer’s Day Parade. Produced by Riverside Performing Arts, it will enthral and captivate even the youngest audience members as they learn with Elmer that everyone is special ... Read More »

Our 2017 Motoring with PosAbility has landed

Our 2017 Motoring with PosAbility has landed. Jam packed with all you need to know as a disabled motorist. Read on to find out what’s inside: The Motability Scheme: Everything you need to know about the leasing your car through Motability For the Love of Cars: Columnist Dan White explains how he stopped worrying and learned to love his car ... Read More »

The April/May 2017 issue of PosAbility magazine out now

The April/May 2017 issue of PosAbility magazine out now. In this issue we explore . . .   Cooking with Gas: Read how Susie Longair received a kitchen makeover Domestic Abuse: We explore the frightening realities for some women living with disabilities in abusive relationships Employ Me, I Dare You: Sam Renke discusses all things employment and disability Jodie Finds Her ... Read More »

Bield’s Retro Tea Room Goes Down a Treat

An East Ayrshire very sheltered housing development has given tenants the opportunity to step back in time by brewing up a refreshing retro treat for their tenants. Menzies Court, managed by leading housing and care provider Bield, have created a unique tea room for their tenants with a dash of adoration for the past. Marie Reid, Manager at Menzies Court, ... Read More »

Autism passport and tool kit

A unique jobseekers’ ‘passport’ which launched last week could make the journey to work for those with disabilities and hidden impairments a much more enjoyable – and realistic – proposition. In the same way someone travelling internationally can cross borders and enter into places they’ve never been able to access via the use of the well-known travel passport, it’s hoped ... Read More »

European Neuro Convention – The must attend event for Brain and Spinal injuries

European Neuro Convention – The must attend event for Brain and Spinal injuries, speak to experts from around the globe The European Neuro Convention, previously the Neuro Rehab Expo is set to be Europe’s largest trade show for Brain and Spine experts. It has expanded into a new comprehensive event, with three key areas of focus, rehabilitation, diagnostic and surgical. ... Read More »

Arriva sign up to RNIB’s Bus Charter

Arriva UK Bus has signed up to RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) Bus Charter to ensure services are accessible for customers with sight loss. The UK’s five main bus operators [1] have now pledged their commitment to the Charter. RNIB’s Bus Charter sets out 13 commitments Arriva will make to improve bus travel for passengers. To mark this ... Read More »

Nervous Flyer Trains for Pilot License 60 Years After First Flight

Almost 60 years after first getting into a cockpit, a Fife man has his pilot’s licence in his sights as he studies for the first round of tests. It’s up, up and away for Roddy Kyle, a tenant at Bield’s Abercrombie Court in St Monans, as an upcoming hip replacement has failed to take the wind out of his enthusiasm ... Read More »

Rolls-Royce Derby Light It Blue for Autism East Midlands in support of Autism Awareness Week 2017

Across the globe thousands of iconic landmarks and buildings join the hundreds of thousands of homes and communities around the world to “light it blue” in support of people living with autism. In celebration of this week Autism East Midlands have created an additional range of Autism-friendly events and educational activities that have taken place all week, and will continue ... Read More »

Care provider campaigns in support of World Autism Awareness Week

Chesterfield-based residential care provider, Heathcotes Group, is taking part in World Autism Awareness Week to help improve the lives of people with this complex and often misunderstood developmental disorder. The campaign taking place between 27 March and 2 April is to spread awareness and encourage fundraising for autism, a lifelong disorder that is characterised by impairment in social interaction, communication and ... Read More »

British Special Olympics: Jennifer Lee and Meg McFarlane

Filmed by: Pablo Martínez Dorado The story of Jennifer Lee and Meg McFarlane. Both are figure skaters at the British Special Olympics delegation and are competing in the 2017 games. Both girls parents were told that their daughters had little chance of walking, but now they are top figure skaters both competing to win medals for Special Olympics Great Britain. ... Read More »

Everyday’s a school day for Barrhead care home residents

Students from Barrhead have teamed up with residents at a local care home to share and learn together as part of an innovative school initiative. Pupils, aged from 15 to 18 years old, from Barrhead High School in Glasgow volunteer their free periods on Wednesdays and Fridays to visit Bupa’s Millview Care Home to engage in a range of activities ... Read More »