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Blind Veterans UK announce highest figures for beneficiary recruitment

A record number of 940 new ex-Service men and women with sight loss in the UK are set to receive support from national charity Blind Veterans UK, according to new figures. Since 1915, Blind Veterans UK has supported more than 35,000 veterans to overcome the challenges of sight loss. In the 2016/17 financial year, more veterans than ever before accessed ... 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 »

Go-Ahead sign up to RNIB’s Bus Charter

Go-Ahead has signed up to RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) Bus Charter to ensure services are accessible for passengers with sight loss. The bus operator has pledged its support for the Bus Charter, which sets out 13 commitments to improve bus travel. RNIB has worked with Go-Ahead’s regional bus operators holding local Swap with Me events. During the ... Read More »

Have your say in plans to change parliamentary constituencies

Have your say – see what others said about plans to change parliamentary constituencies and tell the Boundary Commission for England what you think! The Boundary Commission for England needs your help once again as it begins the next step of its 2018 Boundary Review – the second consultation. Parliament has asked the Commission, an independent and impartial public organisation, ... Read More »

Improvement of Employer Attitudes Crucial for Disabled Jobseekers

National disability charity responds to new findings from the Centre for Social Justice, and calls for the Government to actively work with employers to promote disabled people. New polling from the Centre for Social Justice showed that two thirds (63 per cent) of HR decision makers think there are barriers to hiring disabled people, and that only a third (33 ... 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 »

Share your story for Raynaud’s awareness month

Write it, Snap it, Film it Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK are inviting you to get involved in Raynaud’s awareness month! Let’s unite together, raise our hands and raise vital funds for people with Scleroderma and Raynaud’s by sharing our hand images and stories. Your stories, photos and videos will demonstrate the large number of people affected by Raynaud’s. From your ... Read More »

February is Raynaud’s awareness month get involved #raiseyourhands

With Raynaud’s Awareness Month occurring in February, Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK launch #raiseyourhands simple test to help millions affected by Raynaud’s. The test will be live on 1 February (www.sruk.co.uk/testme).  This winter the UK is set to have the heaviest snowfall for many years, bringing misery and suffering for millions of people with Raynaud’s and Scleroderma. Many of us take it ... Read More »

Arctic Piranha offers a safe haven for learning disabled clubbers

A new report has been released by a leading charity which shows that 1 in 4 disabled people have been discriminated against in mainstream clubs and at music gigs, but ARC’s regular Arctic Piranha club nights are already going some way in combating feelings of isolation and harassment for learning disabled adults in the Tees Valley. The national report, which ... Read More »

‘Don’t call me Mum’ campaign

‘Don’t call me Mum’ a campaign set up by parents who get irritated by being called ‘Mum’ or ‘Dad’ in meetings and appointments about their children.  ‘Don’t call me Mum’ is campaigning for professionals to see parents as partners, asking practitioners to use parents names rather than calling parents Mum or Dad. In doing so they are making a simple step toward acknowledging ... Read More »

The National Autistic Society comments on The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper

The National Autistic Society comments on the Government’s newly announced plans to get more disabled people into work following The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper. Last week the charity launched a campaign to close the autism employment gap with a research report, statistics and an affecting film. Mark Lever, Chief Executive at the National Autistic Society, said: “Today’s [31/10/16] announcement starts ... Read More »

“I’m not unemployable, I’m autistic”

New video launches after charity finds full-time autism employment rate has stagnated at under 16% over the last decade  Video ‘Could you stand the rejection?’ puts you in the shoes of Max, a young autistic man, as he goes through a series of job interviews where people do not understand his autism 19 year old Max’s own story shows how ... Read More »