Category Archives: Disability News

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Sussex Healthcare open new purpose-built care facilities

The Award Winning, Sussex Healthcare Group are excited to announce the opening of their brand new purpose built care facilities at Rapkyns Care Centre, Broadbridge Health, near Horsham.

The facilities are comprised of two buildings, each purpose-built, consisting of four 10 bedded units. These are specifically for clients with acquired brain injury and neurological conditions as well as for people with autism or young people leaving school or college with profound learning and physical disabilities. These buildings bring a exciting new service to potential clients which include all the latest technologies and also provides residential, respite and outreach placements.

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A Big Lift For A Brave Girl

Matilda Callaghan was born with a birthmark which covers most of her face -and down the side of her body – that means she will require regular laser treatments until she is 16 for it to fade.

The brave little girl has a condition called Sturge Weber Syndrome – a rare neurological and skin disorder which causes learning difficulties, paralysis and seizure. Matilda, now four, was also born with two holes in her heart that required life-saving surgery when she was a baby.

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Special Olympics GB receives historic £2m funding boost

Special Olympics Great Britain, the charity which helps children and adults with intellectual (learning) disabilities take part in year-round sports coaching and competition activities, has today received a huge funding boost from the government.

Special Olympics GB currently has 150 local clubs that serve 8,000 intellectually disabled athletes with the help of its dedicated army of 4,000 volunteers across England, Scotland and Wales.

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ABILITIESme opens next week! Pre-register & join the fantastic conference

Only one more week until ABILITIESme opens its doors. Pre-register here to get your fast-track entry pass.

DON’T MISS THE REGION’S LEADING EXPERTS AND ADVOCATES OF SPECIAL NEEDS IN THE OPENING CEREMONY

Your badge allows you entry into the Opening Ceremony on March 24th. Time: 10.00am | Location: Hall 3 | Entry: Please arrive by 9.30am to collect your badge and be seated.

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