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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

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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

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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…

Father and son by the beach enjoying their accessible staycation in Norfolk

Accessible Staycations in the UK

From seaside towns along the coast to quaint country retreats, Great Britain has plenty of amazing spots for Accessible…

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The UK’s first discount card for people with disabilities has arrived

Introducing the Diversability Card, the official discount card for people with disabilities,…

5 great accessible days out in County Durham

5 great accessible days out in County Durham

If you're looking for an accessible day out in the North of England, you won't find many better regions to visit than County Durham. The area is a treasure trove of…

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Legoland Windsor offers superb accessibility – review

If your family has accessibility issues, finding a day out can be somewhat of a nightmare at times – ​so ​

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Making accessible holidays easier to find

Moira Henderson has dedicated herself to making accessible holidays easier to find in Fife, for as many people as possible. And she’s doing such a great job, Prince Charles recently presented her…

Sam Saunders from Omniserv on How airports and airlines are becoming autism-friendly

How airports and airlines are becoming autism-friendly

OmniServ is the biggest provider of assistance for disabled passengers in the UK. Samantha Saunders, its Head of Innovation & Regulatory Compliance, explains why everyone gains when we adapt…

Man in mobility scooter in Glendurgan Garden

Glendurgan Garden to improve accessibility for visitors

Glendurgan Garden, a National Trust property near Falmouth, recently introduced a brand new all-terrain mobility scooter, to help improve access for visitors.  

The all-terrain mobility…

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Visit Somerset website puts accessibility first!

Visit Somerset offers a wealth of information on exploring the county – from things to do, shopping and holiday accommodation. The newly launched site also puts the focus firmly on accessibility.…

Beamish Museum Accessible Bathroom

Beamish Museum, Making History More Accessible

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North has made history more accessible to those who cannot use standard accessible toilets through the introduction of Changing Places facilities. 

Caernarfon Castle - Accessible attractions to visit across the UK

Accessible attractions to visit across the UK

Sometimes, you can for family members who be stuck for ideas are visually impaired, while of where to go as a wheelchairs are available at family for a day out the attraction too. We have put…

Accessible holiday home at top Cornish holiday park

Accessible holiday home now available at top Cornish holiday park

Pentewan Sands Holiday Park has just got more accessible thanks to a brand new wheelchair-friendly holiday home available to hire.

The…