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Disability charities join forces: Community-driven responses to the needs of disabled people is major driver for new charity merger

On the 11 May, national Christian disability and community charities Livability and Prospects for people with learning disabilities will be joining their operations together, in an exciting new chapter. Initially joining the Livability group structure, Prospects will be a fully integrated part of Livability within 2 years. Both charities are major providers of disability services, partnering with churches and other local ... Read More »

Mobility Networks to launch world-class ‘Flexi’ range at Mobility Roadshow 2016

Mobility Networks, the global specialist in solutions for wheelchair accessible vehicles, will be launching several pioneering ‘Flexi’ products at The Mobility Roadshow on stands H3-64, H3-72, H3-87 and H3-89 (26-28 May, Silverstone Circuit, Northants). Led by international entrepreneur and CEO, Mike Simmonds, Mobility Networks is a respected multi-national specialist in wheelchair lifts, ramps and further accessibility products for the bus ... Read More »

Carlos Serrano named Allianz Athlete of the Month for April

Colombia’s 17-year-old swimming sensation Carlos Serrano has been named the Allianz Athlete of the Month for April. Serrano broke the 100m breaststroke SB7 world record at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Test Event, en-route to winning the event. He shaved nearly one second off his own world best set in Merida, Mexico, in November, swimming 1:14.72. He will return to ... Read More »

Brotherwood Enjoy Busy Showcase Weekend

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle specialists Brotherwood recently enjoyed a busy VIP launch event and WAV showcase weekend at the prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford, Somerset. Benefitting from beautiful weather across the April Bank Holiday weekend, Brotherwood invited wheelchair users and their families from across the UK to partake in the museums’ excellent hospitality, explore the amazing displays of over ... Read More »

Bield Seek Volunteers in Perth

Bield, one of Scotland’s leading providers of housing and care, is highlighting the important role that volunteers can play in assisting older people to enjoy happy and fulfilled lives in Perth & Kinross. Gladstone Court Retirement Housing Development in Perth is looking for friendly and enthusiastic befrienders and social activity co-ordinators to help with a range of volunteer work such ... Read More »

Charity partners make patron’s lunch possible for disabled guests

Disabled guests living at services run by the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability will be among 10,000 people attending The Patron’s Lunch, thanks to a generous gift from two of the charity’s partners. Guests from Cambridgeshire, Essex, Glasgow, Hertfordshire, Northern Ireland and Wales will enjoy a street party on the Mall to celebrate HM The Queen’s 90th birthday on Sunday 12 ... Read More »

Kidz to Adultz South – Visitors Free Entry ticket!

Kidz to Adultz South  Thursday 9 June 2016 9.30am – 4. 30pm Rivermead Leisure Complex, Reading, RG1 8EQ 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 with a disability or ... Read More »

People with dwarfism call for sport providers to offer more local accessible opportunities in new research

New research released today (Thursday 12 May) highlights a clear need for sports providers to offer more local sport and recreational activity opportunities, which are accessible for people with dwarfism and restricted growth. The findings published in a new report by Dwarf Sports Association UK, aim to support providers and sports bodies to plan and deliver their activities better, so ... Read More »

Bield Volunteers Welcome in Buckhaven

Bield, one of Scotland’s leading providers of housing and care, is highlighting the important role that volunteers can play in assisting older people to enjoy happy and fulfilled lives in Fife. Braehead Gardens Very Sheltered Housing Development in Buckhaven is looking for friendly and enthusiastic befrienders to get to know and socialise with tenants helping to broaden their horizons. Befrienders ... Read More »

Pregnant mum launches world’s first multicultural baby and parenting website

A midlands based businesswoman is behind one of the world’s first multicultural pregnancy and parenting website. After going through her first pregnancy Sim Mistry, mum of one and founder of Simplybabynames.com realised there was a huge gap in the market for advice on multicultural baby names, pregnancy and parenting. That was when the idea of Simplybabynames.com was born. “I went ... Read More »

Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods set to act in film “Lost Dog”

The film currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo is a story of friendship, but also highlights the prejudice and hate crimes which have noticeably been on the rise throughout the UK, especially against the Disabled Community.  The film will also star Jamie Beddard (Quills) currently at the National Theatre in A Threepenny Opera. Lost Dog is being directed by well-known television and ... Read More »

Hotel for Cancer Patients Wins Stellar Award

The Grove Hotel has been honoured with the prestigious Stellar Stays Award, recognising outstanding levels of customer service and satisfaction. The Grove Hotel is a unique holiday retreat for people with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. They have recently been awarded the HotelsCombined.co.uk ‘Stellar Stays’ Award, officially recognising the consistently outstanding quality of their service. The prestigious accolade combines the ... Read More »