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Step up for Stick ‘n’ Step on Wirral Coastal Walk

Fundraisers at local charity Stick ‘n’ Step are appealing for people to step up and step out on this year’s Wirral Coastal Walk to help them raise funds. The charity provides free conductive education to children with cerebral palsy, which encourages confidence, independence and mobility. Stick ‘n’ Step takes part in the famous walk every year and this year hopes ... Read More »

People with learning disabilities have their first horse-riding lessons at Aintree

A group of people with learning disabilities and autism have been given the opportunity to go horse-riding for the first time at the country’s most prestigious racecourse. This is the first in a series of events celebrating Aintree’s year-long partnership with Hft, a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities, and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), whose horses provide ... Read More »

Autism East Midlands proudly launch Autism Can

Autism East Midlands proudly launch Autism Can! with grant support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. With the grant support of £19,653 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Autism East Midlands proudly launch Autism Can! Kick starting last month and with the planned capabilities to continue onwards until 2029. The grant will be spent on purchasing a variety of equipment, ... Read More »

Try something new at Moors Valley on Disabled Access Day

From joining in the parkrun or taking part in an under-7s sensory nature trail, to cycling and even orienteering, visitors of all abilities and ages can get out and about at Moors Valley Country Park’s Disabled Access Day on 11 March. Rangers, guides and other support staff will be on hand to assist visitors with whatever they may like 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 »

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 »

Supported Breaks for Unaccompanied Disabled Adults with Low Support Needs

Based on the shores of Lake Bassenthwaite, The Lake District Calvert Trust is a residential outdoor centre with over 40 years of experience in delivering challenging outdoor adventure holidays for people with disabilities. With more and more adults visiting their centre, they are launching a new proposition for those with low support needs, giving them the opportunity to enjoy a residential stay ... Read More »

Young disabled people enjoy woodland holiday supported by national charity

A group of 10 young people, with a range of disabilities, recently enjoyed a short break at Macaroni Wood in Gloucestershire, run by national disability charity Sense. The holidaymakers, with the help of team leaders and volunteers, crammed the week with fun filled activities including; a bouncy castle, walks in the wood, cooking classes, musical sessions and a visit from ... Read More »

Forestry Commission Scotland and Light Bulb Arts create a big book of ideas

Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) and social enterprise company Light Bulb Arts are encouraging teachers and outdoor educators to be more adventurous in the woodlands with the launch of a new woodland activity book for children with autism and severe and complex learning difficulties. FCS and Light Bulb Arts which delivers a range of art classes in Edinburgh, based on sound ... Read More »

Selby garden created by blind and partially sighted residents celebrates its official opening

A summer garden party marked the official opening of garden set up by blind and partially sighted people in Selby on Sunday 11 September 2016. The Optimeyes Garden was created by Selby District Vision (SDV), with the help of RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) and a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. Members of SDV designed the garden ... Read More »

Shaun prepares for final stage of 100k challenge and wants you to join him!

Wrexham blind veteran Shaun Stocker is preparing for the final stage of his 100k Walking Challenge, to take place 16 July along the North Wales Coastal Path, and is encouraging others to join him this Saturday. This walk will be the last in a series that have seen Shaun raise funds and awareness of Blind Veterans UK, the charity that ... Read More »

Snowsports for all with Snozone – and we mean all!

Snozone enhances “Snozone Disability Snowsports” with brand new sit-skis and FREE slope time 10 July 2016. Snozone, the operators of two premier indoor snow slopes in the UK believe that snow sports should be accessible and inclusive to everyone – regardless of any sensory, cognitive or physical impairment.  Such is their passion and dedication for equality, they have dedicated time and ... Read More »