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5 Most Common Misconceptions About Life with a Disability

5 Most Common Misconceptions About Life with a Disability

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that many people living with a disability have to deal with misconceptions and stigma on a daily basis. From ignorance and prejudice, to barriers to work and…

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Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

Volunteers are at the very heart of the success of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), and are the glue that binds every aspect of the charity together.

Every year, Volunteers’ Week…

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Tapping into the Therapeutic Benefits of Horse Riding

Tapping into the Therapeutic Benefits of Riding with Accessibility Mark

Barnfields…

Acorn Stairlift

Stairlift donations to transform palliative care

Acorn Stairlifts has announced plans to raise £20,00 for Marie Curie to fund 1,000 hours of care from its specially trained nurses.  

Continuing the partnership between UK-based stairlift…

Dr William Van Gordon on New form of hallucination identified as psychological disease and public health concern

New form of hallucination identified as psychological disease and public health concern

A new form of hallucination has been identified as a psychological disease and an emerging public health concern as part of an international research project led by the University of Derby.

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Making Headway by improving brain injury awareness

Brain injury charity Headway support people in the community following head traumas. Here, we speak to Headway’s James…

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Learning disability charity recognises outstanding volunteers

This Volunteers’ Week, national learning disability charity Hft is celebrating its 110 volunteers, who have dedicated more than 8,000 hours of their time in…

London transport

London transport nightmare

London transport nightmare – New travel experiment reveals dire commutes for wheelchair users. London wheelchair users’ commutes take 49% longer than an able-bodied person’s on average

A…

Staff happy with the AkzoNobel makeover at Morpeth RDA

Rosette of approval for local horse-riding centre following AkzoNobel makeover

A popular North East horse-riding school specialising in therapeutic riding sessions for people with disabilities has been given a new lease of life thanks to a generous donation from AkzoNobel…

Coffee van run by learning disability charity

Coffee van run by learning disability charity is a hit

People with learning disabilities have been brewing up a storm at a coffee van run by national charity Hft. Situated at Bradford Foster Square…

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Insync Bikes pushing ahead with special needs trike design

Manchester-based Insync Bikes and inventor pushing ahead with special needs trike design
 
A part-time inventor whose design…

I Wonder What it’s Like to be Dyslexic? 

I Wonder What it’s Like to be Dyslexic? 

A graphic design graduate once labelled lazy by teachers is hoping to publish a stunning graphic novel to help people understand how people with dyslexia see the written word.

Sam Barclay…

garden Transformation carried out by volunteers

Garden transformation by volunteers at learning disability service in Barnet

Learning disability service run by national charity Hft has been given a makeover thanks to the hard work of volunteers who have been involved with their garden transformation.

The…

sex and disability - Shyam Morjaria, superintendent pharmacist at Nottingham-based UK Meds

The truth behind sex and disability

In this day and age, it’s important to remember that sex and relationships do not just extend to traditional male/female relationships. The topics surrounding sex and sexual health should be…

Member of learning disability charity - HFT - giving advice to Lloyds Bank

Learning disability charity shares insight with Lloyds Bank Foundation

A learning disability charity has shared its research to help upskill a charitable foundation about social care and the issues the sector is currently facing.

Billy Davis, who is Public…

Active Essex inclusive sports awards

Active Essex celebrates inclusive sport at annual sports awards

The winners of the Active Essex Sports Awards 2019 have been announced during an inspirational ceremony at Chelmsford City Racecourse on…

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Hft give their views on expansion plans at Luton airport

Members of Voices to be Heard, the speak-out group of Hft, a national charity that supports adults with learning disabilities, have given their…

People with disabilities on a date after using dating websites

Top 5 Dating Websites For People With Disabilities

Dating when you’re living with a disability can often be incredibly intimidating, but thankfully there are so many resources now that can make meeting people so much easier, and a lot less…

Cupcakes from first learning disabilities dating agency in Flintshire

First Learning Disabilities Dating Agency To Launch In Flintshire

Funding has been announced for Flintshire’s first friendship and dating agency for adults with learning disabilities or autism, which is set to launch in this year!
 
The new Luv2meetU…

Wheelchair Heaters

Introducing Wheelchair Heaters

We all know how important it is to stay warm and comfortable while using your wheelchair, when shopping, at sporting events, weddings in cold churches or any hundreds of other activities.