A person with Motor Neurone Disease and a limb amputee are among the winners of this year’s Disabled Photographers’ Society’s (DPS) annual competition, supported by Calumet Photographic. Scott Sinden, 47, who was diagnosed with MND just two years after he retired said he was “shocked and surprised” to scoop a prize. Brian Adam from Grimsby, who had part of his leg amputated said winning an award had given him “purpose” to get out of the house. There were more than 150 entries and the winners were presented with a certificate and medal at an awards ceremony which took place at Calumet Photographic’s London store on Drummond Street.
Italian Restaurant Edendum, based in East Street Brighton, and Special Educational Needs provider St. John’s School and College have teamed up to suppo…
At the Medica trade fair in Dusseldorf, award-winning UK-based company Precision Dippings Manufacturing (PDM) will be showcasing a new product alongside its range of existing Bloccs waterproof, re-usable arm and leg protectors for plaster casts and dressings.
HRH The Duke of Kent has presented a Bristol-based manufacturing company with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation – described as an ‘Oscar’ of the business world by the Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire Dame Janet Trotter.
The crew of ITV’s Lorraine programme recently spent the morning filming at Moors Valley County Park near Ringwood. The segment features presenter Victoria Milligan, mentor and Patron of the Child Bereavement Trust. Victoria lost her leg in a speedboating accident in Cornwall, which also took the life of her husband and daughter. Three years on, fitness fanatic Victoria is not letting the loss of a limb define her. She takes part in 10k fundraising runs and is helping others with similar experiences to overcome their disabilities and take on new challenges.
Tenants and members of the team at Weedon Road Supported Living in Aylesbury demonstrated their green-fingered talent by winning the Best Kept Garden Award in Housing Solutions’ debut Supported Housing gardening competition.
The Enham Trust has spoken out against the governments’ planned proposals which will mean only one in eight disabled people who want to work will receive the help they need; the equivalent of 45,000 fewer disabled people each year over the remainder of this parliament.
Opening the conference, First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, pledged to: “redouble efforts to tackle inequality head-on” adding that “The economic upheaval of the last decade has exacerbated inequalities across the globe. And we have seen all too clearly what this rise in inequality can lead to. Greater alienation, exclusion and social instability.”
The second Sporting Chance Awards, held by the Lord’s Taverners, the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, took place at Guildhall today (21 October). Exciting read for more information:)!!
With the end of 2016 approaching, Care Roadshows are gearing up for their final event at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Tuesday 15th November. Care professionals from far and wide have access to free CPD seminars, workshops conducted by the engaging Oomph! Wellness along with a host of varied suppliers and experts launching new products and services dedicated to the care industry.
Evaluation of RBLI’s employment support programme, LifeWorks, by New Learning & Work Institute finds 83% of Military veterans achieved positive career outcomes.
Actress and writer Sally Phillips is a mother to three boys, all of whom like swimming, cricket, ice-cream and Barcelona football club. Olly, the eldest, also has Down’s Syndrome. Following the announcement that a new screening test is said to detect Down’s Syndrome in pregnancies with 99 percent accuracy, Sally examines this emotionally charged subject and asks what effect the test could have on our society.
Cheshire development sets new standard for supported living! 12 luxury apartments for vulnerable adults are now complete and ready to welcome tenants in Halton, Cheshire.
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson to open two new NHS local wheelchair services in and around London boroughs. Click here to read more.
Don’t Block The Drop Campaign Highlights Nationwide Problem - Don’t Block The Drop Campaign Highlights Nationwide Problem Campaign Highlights A national campaign by DisabledGo.com, the UK's most popular and trusted Accessibility Checker, has highlighted a shocking number of dropped kerbs being blocked by a range of vehicles across the UK. The 'Don’t Block the Drop' campaign launched in early 2016 to raise awareness of the serious issues that blocking dropped kerbs cause disabled people and those with reduced mobility.
Tesco parking officials are using handheld gadgets to catch out disabled bay cheats, it has emerged amid supermarket clampdowns on fake blue badges.
Stuart Dunne will feature on Going Back, Giving Back!
Don't miss Independent Living Scotland at Glasgow's SECC on 5th & 6th October!
The Suffolk Disabled Anglers’ Forum is the proud winner of this year’s Cosyfeet Community Award. The charity has won £500 towards the cost of equipment and bait.
Boccia is a great game for wheelchair users in particular but is also universally designed, meaning that anybody can play. It’s superb therefore, for b…
The Roma makes excellent use of a lean designed, sturdy but compact frame. The paintwork gives it a definite style sand appeal as does the brushed meta…
Arthritis or repetitive strain injury can leave people without the necessary grip to continue with their sport. The gripeeze fingerless sports glove is…
Actor and Comedian Richard Blackwood and ITV News Presenter, Charlene White united to host the National Diversity Awards on 16 September 2016.
The 2016 Rio Paralympic Games closed last night in a ceremony that celebrated the spirit of the hosts as well as the athletes.
Whilst the Games has produced many moments of joy, including plenty from yesterday, the news of the death of Iranian cyclist, Bahman Golbarnezhad, casts something of a shadow over the last few hours of competition.