Revitalise Accessible Breaks

Hampshire - Revitalise Accessible Breaks

Every Revitalise break includes a package of accessible excursions, live entertainment and activities, supported by CQC-regulated nurse-led care.

Each holiday centre in Chigwell, Southport and Southampton is purpose-built, offering fully accessible accommodation on a full-board basis.

Other features of the holidays include specialist equipment, five different Care Support Packages to ensure every guest has the care they need, and dedicated volunteers who add to the fun-filled environment.

Accessibility Mark and RDA Work Together to Help Kitty Achieve Her Goals

Kitty riding a horse from Accessibility Mark

12-year-old Kitty Scarboro has loved horses all her life, first sitting on a horse at six months old during an equine therapy session. 

Kitty, from Battle, East Sussex, was born with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which means that it affects all the muscles in her body. A wheelchair user, she also struggles with talking, using her hands and arms and her legs are difficult to control.

Four years ago Kitty asked her Dad, Simon, if she could learn to ride – not therapy riding, like she does in her equine therapy sessions but what she called ‘normal’ riding. She loved the idea of participating in a sport that didn’t involve her wheelchair.

Vulcan Lodge Cottages

Vulcan Lodge Cottages Exterior

Vulcan Lodge Cottages was created by the conversion of a lovely old country inn.  It sits just off the A470 which gives easy access yet is only 100 metres from the River Wye which runs at the rear of the cottages.  

Each cottage has its  own private entrance and four of the cottages are located entirely on the ground floor.  Two of these – the MIDDLETON AND TUDOR have been specially adapted to provide for guests with disabilities and have easy level access from the car park, large wet rooms and a range of equipment to assist guests – a wheelchair, shower chair, shower wheelchair, shower/commode wheelchair, walking frame, mobility scooter.  The Tudor has an electric tip and tllt easy chair.

Path To Success Sponsored Wheelchair Tennis Champions

Path To Success Sponsored Wheelchair Tennis Champions

PATH TO SUCCESS SPONSORED WHEELCHAIR TENNIS CHAMPIONS, JORDANNE WHILEY AND LUCY SHUKER, CELEBRATE DOUBLE TITLE SUCCESS AT BUSAN OPEN

British athletes, Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker are celebrating double title success after sweeping the board in the women’s singles and doubles at the ITF 2 Busan Open over the weekend. The pair won the doubles title before Jordanne clinched the singles title in the first of three elite tournaments in Korea this month.

Hill Care chooses Macmillan for year of fundraising

Hill Care Group Fundraisers
A care home group has kickstarted a year of fundraising for one of Britain’s largest cancer charities by collecting hundreds of pounds at their annual conference.

The Hill Care Group, which operates care homes across the north of England, has nominated Macmillan Cancer Support as their chosen charity for 2019/20.

After the announcement, the company collected £851.10 from raffle ticket sales at their annual conference, held at Cedar Court Hotel, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

Managers from the group of 38 care homes attended the event and were asked to vote for the charity they want to support over the next 12 months.

Wings For Life World Run Returns For 2019 For A Sixth Year

Wings For Life World Run - group of runners

The Wings for Life World Run is returning in 2019 for its sixth year. Registration is open, so competitors can join in and become one of hundreds of thousands of people bringing the world together to run for those who can’t.

The UK will once again host an App Run, and this year, Chiswick Park will be the venue for the run with a 3K closed road circuit. In the virtual run, participants will still have all the fun of running alongside others in the world, but the Catcher Car will be virtual. 100% of the fees and donations go to important spinal cord research, raising money for the Wings for Life Foundation to make spinal cord injuries curable.

Moors Valley Country Park brings visual impairment into focus with exciting new guide  

Moors Valley Country Park lake

Moors Valley Country Park in Dorset has launched a new Large Print guide to help people with visual impairment to enjoy their visit to the park more; by giving them information in a format that makes it easier to read and understand.

The guides are specifically aimed at visitors with some sight, but who have difficulty with everyday activities, like reading and recognising faces, such as Macular Degeneration or Glaucoma. The guides may also be beneficial for visitors who have dyslexia or where English is their second language.

Tour dates for Mathilda and the Orange Balloon

Mathilda and the Orange Balloon which The DH Ensemble will perform

Mathilda and the Orange Balloon brings a diverse cast of Deaf and hearing actors, The DH Ensemble, to the stage to follow the story of Mathilda, a little grey sheep whose mind is always full of questions. Join her on a journey of self-discovery as she learns the joys of self-expression and see how, with a little imagination and a big open mind, anything is possible! The DH Ensemble have made Mathilda’sworld fully welcoming and accessible to D/deaf and hearing children and their families through the use of spoken English, British Sign Language, creative captions and animation.

Sara blossoms as confidence and independence grows

Growing independence and confidence grows

A woman with learning difficulties, cerebral palsy and autism is now enjoying ‘a new life’ with a high degree of independence, thanks to the dedication of staff at her supported living service in Ryde on the Isle of Wight

When 33-year-old Sara moved to Copperfield House after many years in residential care, she was unused to doing anything for herself, but as soon as staff started supporting her to do more for herself, she took to it with great enthusiasm.

From being fed ‘whatever was on the menu’ Sara now takes great delight in preparing her own meals, especially her favourites - cauliflower cheese and macaroni cheese - which she will happily cook from scratch. She also enjoys shopping for the ingredients.

Clearwell Mobility featured on This Morning

Clearwell Mobility featured on This Morning

The South East’s leading supplier of mobility and home healthcare equipment, Clearwell Mobility, featured on ITV’s This Morning this week. 

In a segment promoting independent living, Clearwell Mobility’s key turner was featured and demonstrated. 

The key turner is designed as a practical solution for those who struggle to grip and turn keys due to lack of grip or arthritic joints. The key turner holds up to three keys and has an ergonomic handlemaking it easy to hold. 

ITV’s This Morning attracts more than 1 million viewers each day and TV presenter, Holly Willoughby, commented on what a “good idea” the key turner was.