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Thousands benefit from extended Blue Badge scheme

Thousands of people with Parkinson’s, dementia, epilepsy and other “invisible” disabilities have gained access to the benefits from Blue Badges under new rules introduced last summer.

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Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visits Essex to mark fundraising drive for specialist autism service

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visits specialist autism service

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has visited Essex to mark the start of a campaign to raise funds towards a specialist autism service.

The new service, spearheaded by the national…

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Mo O’Brien to become the first deaf person to row across the Atlantic Ocean

The ReSound dedication to celebrating the accomplishments of people with hearing loss and helping them achieve more will be taking to the high seas in December, supporting an inspirational all-…

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Introducing: It's Everyones Journey.

It's Everyone's Journey is a campaign launched by The Department for Transport, with the aim to “make a big difference…

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OmniServ trials innovative mobility aid at London Stansted airport

The Wheellator converts from walker to wheelchair, allowing PRM passengers to reclaim mobility for themselves
 
OmniServ, the UK’s…

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 Learning disability service in Stroud celebrates ‘Good’ rating

A learning disability service providing “outstandingly individualised outcomes” in Stroud has been awarded an overall rating of ‘Good’ and given an ‘Outstanding’ in one of five key areas by the…

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OmniServ signs on as PurpleSpace Strategic Partner

OmniServ, the leading provider of assistance for disabled air passengers in the UK, is excited to be a Founding Strategic Partner of…

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Tamworth Castle Grounds toilets re-open with Changing Places facility

Tamworth Castle Grounds refurbished toilets re-open with town’s first ever Changing Places facility

A major project to refurbish public toilets in Tamworth Castle Grounds is now fully…

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Friendship & dating agency for adults with learning disabilities launched

First friendship and dating agency for adults with learning disabilities and autism launches at event in Bristol

Bristol’s first friendship and dating agency for adults with learning…

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People with hidden disabilities can access Blue Badges for the first time from today

People with hidden disabilities, including anxiety disorders or a brain injury, can apply for a Blue Badge for the first time from today (August 30).

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Council Spending On Disabled Facilities Grants Reaches 10 Year High

Freedom of Information Requests submitted on behalf of A Wood Idea have revealed that council funding through Disabled Facilities Grants…

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Social care provider holds heart-warming community soup event

A social care provider hosted a Soup Event at Westmead Day Centre to bring the community together and give…

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One in seven hospitals charges for disabled parking

One in seven hospital sites now charges for disabled parking, an increase of 12 per cent in a year.

The figures, from NHS Digital,…

Tech and care industries unite to unveil case for a deal which could transform the learning disability sector

A deal which could transform the learning disability sector

Tech and care industries unite to unveil case for a deal which could transform the learning disability sector.

A new report is being launched in Parliament today setting out the case for a…

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Unique salon for people with learning disabilities opens its doors

Bradford’s first beauty salon exclusively for adults with learning disabilities has opened its doors with the help of celebrity hairdresser, Andrew…

Countryfile to Salute RDA in its 50th Anniversary Year

Countryfile to Salute RDA in its 50th Anniversary Year

BBC Countryfile is to honour RDA in its 50th anniversary year with a programme dedicated to the charity and its work. The episode, which airs on Sunday 28 July…

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Historic Northumberland port receives green makeover thanks to local mental health charity

A local mental health charity has been helping to make environmental improvements to the landscape around Northumberland’s biggest port. 

Service users from…

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Disabled people must have better access to public transport before London car-free day

A leading not-for-profit business and disability organisation is calling on  the London Mayor disabled…