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Aspire announces GLL and LCiL as first partners to lead InstructAbility

GLL, the UK’s largest leisure charitable social enterprise which has pioneered new ways of delivering and investing in community sport, leisure and cultural services, is the first leisure operator to lead the InstructAbility scheme at a local level. The project, delivered in partnership with YMCA Training and funded by Sport England, enables disabled people to become fitness professionals. The London-based ... Read More »

“A good start for social care but long-term strategy still needed”, Sense respond

National disability charity, Sense, responds to Government investment in social care announced in Spring Budget Following today’s Spring Budget [8 March], national disability charity, Sense, has responded to the news that the Government plans to ease the current financial pressures facing social care by delivering £2billion over the next three years, alongside a new green paper focusing on the future of ... Read More »

Mencap response to Budget 2017

Extra £2bn announced in the Budget for social care is not enough to meet needs of disabled people – Mencap response to Budget 2017 Chancellor fails to take final opportunity to reverse damaging cuts to disability benefits coming in in April Today the Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond announced the Budget, offering £2bn towards social care over the next ... Read More »

The forgotten minority | Disabled people matter

By Shona Louise This is a post that I’ve wanted to write for a long time, probably for about a year. There’s a reason to why I haven’t posted it until now, a bit of a cycle if you want. Event happens that forgets or discriminates against disabled people > I get annoyed and frustrated > go to write ... 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 »

Success at Ability Fest 2016

Ability Fest is now in its 17th year! It took place, after a 3-year hiatus at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Glasgow Central hotel on Wed 12 October 2016. The event was a fantastic success with in excess of 400 disabled people & carers attending. Doors opened at 10am with the opening ceremony at 10.30am featuring Big Bright Star CIC Director, Debbie ... Read More »

Huge success at the first RISE 4 Disability event June 2016

RISE (Resourcing and Identifying Suitable Equipment) 4 Disability, the conference and exhibition created by Made2Aid with the purpose of providing users and health professional’s relevant information about products and services that are available. On June 22, Made2Aid hosted the first RISE 4 Disability at Princes Park Stadium in Dartford and it was a great success, over 350 attendees had a full ... Read More »

Sense responds to report on the Impact of Spending Review on health and Social Care

National deafblind charity Sense has responded to the Health Select Committee’s report examining the impact of the Spending Review on health and social care. The report, which states that the scale of the health funding challenge is ‘colossal’, highlights that despite increased health and social care spending, services are under unprecedented strain and struggling to keep pace with rising demand. ... Read More »

Mencap respond to 40% increase in disability hate crimes in past year

The Crown Prosecution Service today released figures showing the number of prosecutions for hate crimes against disabled people has risen by 41.3% in the last year. Mencap issue the below statement highlighting the need for everyone in the criminal justice system to take disability hate crime seriously and apply the full strength of the law. Dan Scorer, Head of Policy ... Read More »

Abacus Healthcare to demonstrate Hi-Lo baths & children’s competition at Kidz to Adultz Wales

Abacus Healthcare will be demonstrating its popular hi-lo baths at the new Kidz-to-Adultz-Wales exhibition and offering the chance to win a large cuddly toy bear. Thursday 7 July 2016, House of Sport, Cardiff, CF11 8AZ. 9.30am – 4.30pm. Stand D4. Abacus Healthcare provides power-assisted baths that include variable height, bather transfer seats and are compatible with a range of postural ... Read More »

How Does The Brexit Vote Affect The Rights Of Disabled People?

Fiona McGhie, Public Law expert at Irwin Mitchell, said: “The common law and legislation in the UK have provided rights and protections for people with disabilities. “In addition both the EU and the UK have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which guarantees equality of rights of disabled people before the law on issues ... Read More »

Nigel Martyn Kicks Off Disability Action Yorkshire’s “Own Goals” Buddying Scheme

  Former England, Leeds United and Everton goal keeper Nigel Martyn has kicked-off a Harrogate charity’s new initiative aimed at benefiting the lives of disabled people. Disability Action Yorkshire’s “Own Goals” scheme is looking to provide volunteer “buddies” to work with disabled people in and around the district to achieve their own life goals, whatever they may be! These could ... Read More »