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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 »

New year, new name

The UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness – which is based in Cannock – has kicked off the New Year with a new name. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children and its supporting business, Newlife Trading Ltd, have merged to become ‘Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children’. Newlife CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, said: ... 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 »

Paralympian completes in worlds toughest obstacle course

Wheelchair-Fencer, Dimitri Coutya took on Tough Mudder on Saturday in aid of disabled children in Africa. On Saturday 24 September, ParalympicGB fencer Dimitri Coutya, took part in the West Sussex Tough Mudder challenge. Arms, legs and wheels took on the gruelling SAS-style military course together with 10,000 others. 18-year old Dimitri returned from the Rio 2016 Paralympic games just days ... Read More »

R82 helps more children enjoy Frame Football with donated crocodile walking aids

R82 UK, highly respected supplier of assistive products for children and young adults, is delighted to support The Frame Football Association with a series of walking frame donations so more young disabled players can enjoy the beautiful game. Frame Football is a new activity in the UK set up by amateur football coach, Richard Seedhouse based in Coventry. Ordinarily, many Frame ... Read More »

Win a stay a Calvert Trust Keilder!

At Calvert Trust Kielder, it’s what you can do that counts and for over 30 years, they have provided outdoor activities for disabled children and adults together with their family, friends and carers. The Trust offers all-inclusive, fully-accessible accommodation in centre rooms and a range of two and three bedroom self-catering accommodation, including ten 4-star Scandinavian style chalets and the ... Read More »

Bromley FC ‘On the Ball’ visit to Bromley Physio Centre

Bromley Football Club paid the Freddie Farmer physiotherapy centre on Elliott Road, Bromley a visit this week to present a cheque for £2,000. The donation came from Bromley FC’s share of the FA Cup Pool prize money, after getting through to the First Round of last season’s FA Cup. Bromley FC, whose home matches are played at Hayes Lane, had ... Read More »

Worcester Pizza Hut refuse disabled children their lunch booking

Fast food chain Pizza Hut reportedly refused a booking from a group of disabled children because their carers would not be eating with them. New Hope charity organiser Jean Wilson had wanted to take the children out for lunch at the chain restaurant in Worcester. “Mrs Wilson, 53, who runs the charity that caters to disabled kids, has said it was ... Read More »

A Heart-warming Story Two Year Old Isaac With Cerebral Palsy

  2-year-old Isaac has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, he cannot stand, walk or sit without support, so his mum Louise joined The Tree of Hope Charity for support. This charity offers hope to families of sick and disabled children in the UK and Ireland that require specialist medical treatment, surgery, therapy and equipment. Through this charity Isaac was able to ... Read More »

Kidz up North to Support Young Adults with Disabilities

Kidz up North is a well established one day exhibition dedicated to children with disabilities and special needs, their parents, carers and professionals who support them. The Kidz exhibitions were established 14 years ago by Manchester based charity, Disabled Living and have seen visitor numbers increase to over 3,500 to this free one day event. This years’ exhibition Kidz to Adultz ... Read More »

Charities aim to get learning-disabled children playing

Parents of disabled children say finding fun things for them to do is a full-time job. Could a new TripAdvisor-style site solve this? “We went as a family to a water park which has a warning hooter which goes off to let you know the wave machine is about to start,” says Alexa Wilson. It wouldn’t cause problems for most ... Read More »

Tania Clarence: Murder charges over dead children dropped

A mother who admitted killing her three young disabled children will not face murder charges. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has accepted Tania Clarence’s guilty plea to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility, the Old Bailey has heard. The 42-year-old mother from New Malden, south-west London, has denied murder. The children, who all had type 2 spinal muscular atrophy, ... Read More »