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New smart chairs from Kuschall

Invacare are excited to announce new active chairs from there pioneering brand Küschall with new innovative features and options providing lighter chairs that offer exceptional drive performance to give customers ‘head turning’ style. Small but Smart new Küschall Champion SK Sleek, smart and lightweight is the new Küschall Champion SK featuring a unique folding front frame. It will reduce down to ... Read More »

Research reveals demand for more opportunities for amputees

New research released reveals clear demand for more physical activities that are accessible for amputees and people with limb impairments. The findings published in a new report from LimbPower aim to give providers more information and support on this specific target audience. LimbPower hopes it will help others and ourselves to plan and deliver more appealing and suitable activities for ... Read More »

PosAbility columnist Sam Renke becomes patron for Head2Head Theatre

Samantha Renke (Actress and Disability Campaigner) recently worked professionally with Sara Cole, Artistic Director for Head2Head Theatre. The charity was delighted when, on learning about its work, Sam agreed to become a Patron and is already actively involved in its promotion and future activities. Based in Surrey, the charity’s team of three professional actors tour specialist education schools throughout London ... Read More »

Prague Filmmakers Launch Documentary Crowdfunding Campaign for Greater Inclusivity of Disabilities in Sport

Prague based filmmakers, Paul Dean (UK) and Kristyna Balaban (Canada), announced the launch of their indiegogo campaign to raise funding for the completion of their documentary, ‘The Road Less Run’, and to help spread the unique concept of inclusion of disabled athletes in marathon running developed in Prague by the charity Running With Those That Can’t. From 2009, with courage, ... Read More »

Simple Stuff Works launches bed in a bag

Simple Stuff Works, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of sleep positioning systems and associated training packages is delighted to announce the launch of its Bed in a Bag daytime solution.  To celebrate this launch, the Bed in a Bag will be available at the special introductory price of just £500 + VAT, which is a huge saving against similar ... Read More »

Doting Couple Celebrate 71st Valentine’s Day – Give Tips For Long Marriage

A Dundee couple are perfectly placed to give lessons in love for Valentine’s Day – because this year will be the 71st time they will be celebrating February 14 together. John Mackay, 96, and wife Edith (known as Eci), 92, believe they can give couples of all ages some simple tips for a long and happy marriage: be romantic all year ... Read More »

One in three parents of a child with a learning disability is in a distressed relationship

Charities Relate, Relationships Scotland and Mencap call for increased support for families Parents who have a child with a learning disability are facing unnecessary pressures on their relationships. This is according to a new report, which finds that one in three of these parents is in a relationship which would be described in the counselling room as ‘distressed’ (compared to ... Read More »

Sponsor needed to go the distance for charity race team

Stick ‘n’ Step, the North West charity that provides support to children with cerebral palsy and their families, is looking for a headline sponsor for its cycle race team at Revolve 24. This is a major 24 hour cycling endurance event being held at Brands Hatch motor racing circuit later this year. Taking place on 16 and 17 September at ... Read More »

Fundraisers challenged to go ‘blind’ for a day for visual impairment charity

  People across the country are being challenged to blindfold themselves for a day to raise money for Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation, Royal Blind. Partnered with a buddy for the duration of the #Blind4Day challenge, participants will be sponsored to go about their daily activities, gaining an insight into the challenges facing blind and partially sighted people. The challenge ... Read More »

The Disabled Chef: Cooking hasn’t cured me, but it’s helped me live with MS

By James Coke When my Lancashire hotpot beat a professional chef’s, I decided to revive my website about cooking with a chronic illness – thedisabledchef.com The cooking skills I learned in school have served me well, helping nab Julie, my wife, who was won over by my Burmese curry, and sustaining me in my private war with primary progressive multiple sclerosis ... Read More »

SmART: Artists with a learning disability celebrate exhibition opening at Williamson Art Gallery

The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum in Claughton, Birkenhead, is now showing ‘SmART, a learning disability collaboration Project’, which boasts beautiful and thoughtful art from over 25 artists with a learning disability from across the borough. Four participating organisations; Wirral Evolutions, Royal Mencap Society, Autism Together and Wirral Mencap’s Crossbow Club set up the exhibition to give the artistic talents ... Read More »

TGA’s largest product product launch ever to be unveiled at Naidex

#BiggestTGAlaunch TGA, the UK’s leading mobility product specialist, will be launching five new pioneering scooters at Naidex 2017 – the largest number ever in its 30-year history (Stand A59 / TGA Test Track, NEC, 28-30 March). TGA has a renowned reputation for quality products and innovation in design – supplying mobility scooters that deliver assured independence with peace of mind. ... Read More »