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New Stroke Touchpoint cards to help improve stroke rehabilitation

Focus Games Ltd is delighted to launch Stroke Touchpoint Cards, a unique resource designed to support and improve conversations between stroke patients and healthcare professionals. Patients can often feel embarrassed or uncomfortable discussing health or emotional issues following a stroke. Stroke Touchpoint Cards are designed to empower patients by allowing them to see the common issues raised by others affected ... Read More »

Public Health Essex commits £100,000 to sports focused health and social intervention

Sport For Confidence, a pioneering organisation that brings health professionals, leisure providers and sports clubs together to deliver occupational outcomes using engagement in sport and physical activity, has received a £100,000 funding grant over the next two years from Public Health, Essex to make its highly successful programme accessible to more communities across the county. The investment, made available via ... Read More »

Simple Stuff Works launches bed in a bag

Simple Stuff Works, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of sleep positioning systems and associated training packages is delighted to announce the launch of its Bed in a Bag daytime solution.  To celebrate this launch, the Bed in a Bag will be available at the special introductory price of just £500 + VAT, which is a huge saving against similar ... Read More »

William Merritt Charity Moves into New Disabled Living Centre

The William Merritt Disabled Living Centre have moved into a newly renovated building in Leeds and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and the Lord and Lady Mayoress officially unveiled the plaque on Friday 27 January 2017 and on Saturday the local community enjoyed the continued celebrations and got the opportunity to have a look around the new Centre. Guests enjoyed cake, sweets donated ... 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 »

How adaptions to my home changed my life

by Anthony William, The Geordie Traveller When I was a teenager my mum decided to quit her job as an auxiliary nurse and put herself through University on her own personal quest to become an Occupational Therapist. At around the same time as she embarked on this journey, she also decided it was high time our family home was adapted to ... Read More »

Simple Stuff works supports St Giles Hospice

As part of its ongoing support for St Giles Hospice in Lichfield, the team at Tamworth based Simple Stuff Works recently spent a day volunteering to help the staff and residents. “St Giles Hospice is a fantastic organisation staffed by some truly amazing people.  Several members of staff here at Simple Stuff Works have experienced the outstanding work they do first ... Read More »

Kidz to Adultz Scotland Scotland free visitor entry ticket!

Kidz to Adultz Scotland  Thursday 15 September 2016  9.30am – 4. 30pm Highland Hall, Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, EH28 2NB  Visitor’s FREE entry tickets available!   Do you know or work with children and/or young people up to the age of 25 with disabilities or additional needs? Are you a parent, carer, family member supporting a child or young person ... Read More »

Biggest ever Kit4Kidz2Adultz Exhibition to be held in Yorkshire

The biggest ever Kit4Kidz2Adultz Exhibition is going to take place on 5 October 2016 in Leeds showcasing new and innovative assistive technology, providing information and advice to enable children and adults with a disability or additional needs to lead more independent lives. Organised annually by The William Merritt Centre for over 20 years, this year sees the biggest event with ... Read More »

John Rediscovers his love of cycling

Montgomeryshire Learning Disabilities Team and Personal Support Team enable a Joyful Return to Cycling after 15 years. John is  77 years old and lives in shared tenancy in Trefeglwys Powys.  John has always loved cycling, regularly setting off on his mountain bike and riding for hours in the beautiful Powys countryside.  He fondly talks about epic rides from village to ... Read More »