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CHAS and Checkatrade announce new partnership

CHAS, the Health & Safety accreditation specialist, has signed an agreement with Checkatrade that will see the two organisations work together in a new partnership to help their trade members…

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Avon Riding Centre RDA launches emergency appeal to care for horses

Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled, an independent charity and one of the largest of the Riding for the Disabled Association's (RDA)'s centres in the UK, is launching an emergency funding appeal…

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Over 65s staying fit and active, even during lockdown

Older people in the UK staying fit and active, especially during lockdown, according to Audley Villages. Before lockdown in the UK, over 65s at Audley Villages were keeping fit with daily walks…

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Manchester-based Insync Bikes and part-time inventor get backing of global manufacturer for special needs trike

A part-time inventor whose design for a trike for special needs children caught public attention has received the backing of a second global business to help bring his work to market.
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Disabled teen teaching thousands of Brits sign language during lockdown

A 15-year-old from Birmingham is being heralded for getting thousands of people across the country learning British Sign Language (BSL) during the pandemic lockdown, helping to tackle loneliness…

andy designs sensory oddssey to cope with lockdown

Visually impaired man designs sensory odyssey to cope with lockdown

A visually impaired man, currently socially isolating in London, has designed a 14 day ‘Sensory Odyssey’ offering people with disabilities to cope with lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic to…

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Tech company offers support solution to help disabled shoppers during lockdown

Scottish technology company Neatebox is offering supermarkets across the UK access to innovative new technology which, the company claims, can remove the challenges millions of individuals are…

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Free newspaper subscription for people with sight loss during COVID-19 pandemic

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is helping people with sight loss keep up to date during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering a free newspaper subscription or broadcast guide via…

New dates announced for Naidex 2020!

New dates announced for Naidex 2020!

Further to its announcement of postponement last week, the organiser of leading independent living show Naidex, is pleased to be able to announce the new dates of 9th and 10th November 2020. The…

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Naidex 2020 Important Information

We know many of you were planning on visiting Naidex next week, so we wanted to let you know that the event has been postponed - please see statement below.


Naidex 2020 and All Co-…

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TGA to launch unique mobility scooter passport and flight checklist at Naidex

TGA will be unveiling its unique mobility scooter passport and flight checklist at Naidex for easier air travel.

Naidex 2020,…

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Teenage girl’s innovative donation helps South Coast Spinal Unit

One South Coast family’s experience of their daughter’s life-enhancing surgery has turned into a generous donation for…

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Ashford Taxi Drivers Prosecuted for Refusing Guide Dogs 

Two taxi drivers have been successfully prosecuted by Ashford Borough Council for refusing to take a visually impaired passenger and their assistance dog.

Despite a legal duty on taxi…

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ReSound launches multiple new hearing solutions

The success of ReSound technology is amplified and multiplied for even more people with hearing loss
 
GN Hearing, the innovation…

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WheelAir announces international expansion

A Glasgow-based mobility company has heralded its expansion into Europe as a “game changer”, after opening a new office in the Netherlands.

WheelAir - the start-up behind the first…

Disney to provide inclusive guest experiences thanks to Listen Technologies

Listen Technologies to create inclusive guest experiences

Disney MagicALL promotes inclusion and accessibility; provides seamless, synchronized experiences for all guests
 
Listen…

Billy David from Hft steps up to present findings of MP poll at academic conference

Charity steps up to present findings of MP poll at academic conference

Research exploring political leaders’ perceptions of clothing choices has been presented at a leading academic conference.

The research built on a poll of over 100 MPs, commissioned by…

Rhiannon, Kelly & Emma family carers

Devon couple fund support service for family carers

A donation left by a couple from Sidmouth is set to fund two more years of a vital service for those caring for people with learning disabilities.

The Family Carer Support Service,…

Paraplegic Peter on his way from Land's End to John O'Groats

First complete paraplegic to tackle Land’s End to John O’Groats

Paraplegic Peter Smorthit, 28, will take on the 970-mile challenge from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) in March raising funds for assistance dog charity Dog A.I.D.  This is the first time a…

Joe & James from local mental health charity

Local mental health charity celebrates apprentice achievements

Recent statistics show that NHS mental health and learning disability nursing staff have decreased by over 6,000 in the last decade, a decline of more than 12% and 40% respectively.*

The…