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“Special Children’s Day” at ZSL London Zoo

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May 2017 “Special Children’s Day” is back at ZSL London Zoo this May with a host of extra special interactive events to welcome children with special needs and their families for a unique weekend at the Zoo. Highlighting the wonders of the natural world to children with additional educational needs and disabilities, the popular event ... Read More »

Social inclusion: It’s everyone’s responsbility

By Rob Laffan Imagine you could only communicate within a space no bigger than your living room. Imagine what that isolation would feel like and the frustration you would experience due to the limitation of not being able to reach out and connect with the world around you. Unfortunately, this is the exact condition many children and adults who are ... Read More »

Inclusive dance company receives backing from The Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund

Around 10.7 million people watch the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing There are 11.2 million disabled people in the UK (that’s 1 in 5 of us) Wheelchair Latin and Ballroom dance is recognised by the International Paralympic Committee and disabled and non-disabled couples compete together around the world. Why in a city of 8.7 million people, isn’t there a single place ... Read More »

Letterbox: BBC’s Brand New Game Show!

Letterbox is the game show for everybody with no physical games and no tricky quiz questions. Pairs of contestants go head-to-head as they attempt to crack a series of passwords. For each password solved, you’re awarded clues that will help later in the game. The more clues you have, the better your chances are of moving through the game and ... Read More »

Sign up to Disabled Access Day 2017 before your time’s up!

Blackpool Tower, the Imperial War Museum and Edinburgh Zoo. Scottish Parliament, Tate Britain and York Castle Museum. What do all these places have in common? They are just a handful of the hundreds of venues that have signed up to take part in Disabled Access Day 2017! The initiative that absolutely doesn’t discriminate and is inclusive for all to get ... 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 »

Where will you ‘Meet Fred’?

Hijinx’s Edinburgh hit comedy with an inclusive cast sets off on a UK and European tour on Friday 20 January Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016, Hijinx (Cardiff) in association with Blind Summit (London) are launching Meet Fred on a 50+ date tour around the UK next Fri 20 January at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. ... Read More »

New Celebrity Team Captains announced for Superhero Tri Series

With a super-charged start to 2017, The Superhero Tri team already have an incredible 950 places filled for their first ever event, taking place on 19 August 2017. New Celebrity Team Captains announced Five new Celebrity Team Captains joining the fun on the day The Last Leg front man Adam Hills Paralympians Ali Jawad Paralympian Stephen Miller Paralympian Liz Johnson TV ... Read More »

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016

The theme for 2016 is: Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want, which draws attention to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and how these goals can create a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities. The annual theme provides a frame for considering how people with disability are excluded from society by promoting the removal of all ... Read More »

Paralympians invite everyday superheroes to join their teams at new superhero series

The Superhero Series is the only mass-participation sports series dedicated to the everyday superhero – the UK’s 12 million people with disabilities [1] – and their friends and families Launched by Paralympian Sophia Warner and supported by celebrity Team Captains: Sophie Christiansen, Kadeena Cox, Dave Henson, JJ Chalmers, Sophie Morgan, Anne Dickins and Megan Giglia Team Captains are calling on the ... Read More »

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill in Southport prove they are an inclusive employer

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill in Southport has been working with the Down’s Syndrome Association’s WORKFIT programme to ensure the staff team can support their new colleague, Diane in her new paid, permanent role as sales adviser. WORKFIT supports people with Down’s syndrome to access meaningful work opportunities. The team at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill were determined to give a work ... Read More »

Care home residents go on the prowl for Paisley Lions

Age proved no barrier for residents at a Barrhead care home, when they took part in a public art trail around Paisley to “bag” as many pop up lion sculptures as possible. As part of Paisley’s bid for City of Culture 2021, 27 brightly decorated lions were scattered around the town and residents from Bupa’s Norwood Care Home set out ... Read More »