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Edinburgh Children’s Charity Announces Best Year Ever

An Edinburgh charity which supports children and young people in hospital is reporting its most successful year to date – both in terms of fundraising and the amounts it has handed out in grants. The Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF), which supports the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC) in the capital, has announced it smashed its target for donations ... Read More »

The Guessing Game When Your Child Is Non-Verbal

By Laura Rutherford Mother. Blogger. Campaigner The realisation of how valuable speech is has been brought home to me in a new way recently as our nearly two year old daughter, Sydney, is a complete chatterbox. “Drink“ she proclaims. “Sore“ she says when she hurts herself. And then I hear her trying to sing along to things in the back ... Read More »

Unprecedented coalition of UK charities unite to tackle inequality for disabled children and their families

Research reveals 69% of families never receive support caring for their disabled children outside their close friends or family. The UK’s leading children’s charities will fight for better health and social care for disabled children, young people and their families under the newly-formed Disabled Children’s Partnership. The new coalition, which comprises of 28 charities, has formed as new research reveals ... Read More »

Models with disabilities needed for photoshoots

A modelling and acting company are looking for children and adults with learning or physical disabilities to take part in a professional photo shoot. Social care professional, Laura Johnson and performing arts teacher, Zoe Proctor, recently established Zebedee Management as they wanted to see better representation of people with disabilities within fashion, media and the arts. They are holding a ... 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 »

Disabled children with behavioural issues ‘hidden away’

By Katherine SellgrenBBC News education and family reporter Full story at: Disabled children in England with severe behavioural and complex mental health issues are being “separated and hidden” from society, a review warns. The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) says these children should not be put into institutions at an early age. Such a move costs the taxpayer dear and ... Read More »

Removing Barriers: Board Game That Helps Organisations Meet The Needs Of Disabled People.

Focus Games Ltd and Equal Equality are delighted to introduce a brand new educational board game to help organisations recognise the barriers faced by disabled people and understand how to remove them. Disability issues are overlooked when organisations simply don’t realise that barriers exist. Training is vital to raise awareness and improve understanding, particularly with regards to putting theory into ... Read More »

Children’s Ward Uses Music To Relax Young Patients

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra hit all the right notes when it treated children in hospital to a day of music workshops as part of a local charity’s innovative Arts Programme. The Sick Kids Friends Foundation teamed up with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) to provide young patients with a wide range of musical activities, helping to distract them as they ... Read More »

Charlie benefits from a good nights sleep thanks to Simple Stuff Works

7-year-old Charlie Hall is one of a growing number of children in the UK benefiting from a good night’s sleep thanks to the Positioning System from Simple Stuff Works. Charlie and his twin brother Evan were born at 32 weeks and Charlie was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at seven months, probably as a result of Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome.  ... Read More »

Want to try wheelchair sports? Why not get involved in WheelPower’s next PrimarySport Camp

WheelPower – British Wheelchair Sport will be hosting a Primary Sports Camp at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on Saturday 25 February 2017. The Primary Sports Camp is open to children with physical or mild sensory impairments between the ages of five and eleven years old. We shall also welcome entry forms from those children who would not traditionally fit within ‘disability sport ... Read More »

Charity announces record levels of support for disabled children

Over 15,000 more UK families are applying for vital grant support compared to five years ago, according to the latest figures from Family Fund, the UK’s largest charity providing grants to families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Family Fund’s Annual Review 2015/16 outlines the impact of the 89,423 grants and support services provided to families across ... Read More »

R82 launches Scallop seat for disabled children through new webshop

R82 UK, a world-leading specialist in assistive products for disabled children, has launched its revolutionary foldable Scallop seating system, available through its new product webshop – The Scallop from R82 is a lightweight and portable solution that assists children of all ages who require additional support when sitting on the floor or in a chair. Suited for children with ... Read More »