Andrew Dunn, 21, has learning difficulties, a visual impairment and other physical issues. He is taking a further education programme at RNIB College in Loughborough and explains what he has gained from college life: “I have learnt so much: how to work independently and in a team, using the computer and working in an office. I have become more confident and my work placement has taught me better social and communications skills. Continue reading
Connect, the communication disability network helps and supports people with aphasia. Aphasia is a communication disability which occurs when the communication centres of the brain are damaged. It is usually caused by stroke, but can also be caused by brain haemorrhage, head injury or tumours. Robert, a talented artist, a devoted father and partner tells his story of experiencing aphasia.
Born in Africa, living in Britain and about to be made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire wearing an original piece of fashion by Canadian fashion designer Izzy Camilleri, Anne Wafula Strike’s dedication and tenacity has been noticed around the world.
The Care Show, Birmingham will host a high-profile debate featuring the Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP; John Telling, Group Corporate Affairs Director, MiTie; Sara McKee, Founder of Evermore; Jane Ashcroft CBE, Chief Executive, Anchor; Andrew Cannon, Managing Director, Bupa Care Services, Bupa UK and David L Jones, Partner, Deloitte. Taking place at 4pm on the first day of the event – 4 November, the panel will discuss “The State of Care in the UK: how can we fix the broken system?” and all registered visitors are invited to attend and ask questions of the panel.