Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) Day 2014 Makes Waves in Westminster

PPS poses a health challenge on similar scale as Parkinson’s
Polio is not a disease of the past. It still affects 120,000 people in the UK and for 80% of them life is set to get a whole lot harder as Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) looms. Yet according to The British Polio Fellowship a staggering lack of awareness amongst medical professionals means Polio survivors in the UK are not getting the treatment that they need for PPS. On Wednesday 22 October the charity took their message to the heart of Westminster and at a special event organised by Andy Love MP they explained the situation to around 90 senior health officials, MPs and delegates, who were left under no illusions about the scale of the health challenge posed by PPS.

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Exploring Mind And Body With Otto Bock

This year sees 25 years since the Berlin Wall came down. To mark the occasion, Able Magazine was invited by the German National Tourist Board to visit Berlin. Their ‘Barrier Free’ program is showing how places can become truly inclusive and disability friendly. In so doing they’re enabling more disabled travellers to visit this great Capital.

Here’s another postcard from our visit:

The Otto Bock Science Centre showcases how technology can lead disabled people back to mobility and dexterity.

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Brighton Set To Welcome Care Roadshow

This November care providers in the South are invited to attend Care Roadshow Brighton taking place at Brighton Racecourse on Tuesday 18 November.  Bringing together a variety of exhibitors along with seminars and workshops from industry experts, the show will give visitors a burst of inspiration to help enhance the lives of those in their care.

The event will be open from 9.30am until 3pm; entry, seminars, workshop and parking are all free of charge, visitors simply need to register for their ticket.  There’s also the chance for one lucky visitor to win a £100 cash prize draw at the show.

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