Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, the largest representative body for independent social care services in the UK, joined Health and Social Care professionals, local schools, colleges and support groups, people supported, carers, friends and relatives and the Precious Homes team on 18th October 2017 for guided tours around the state-of-the-art new services and social enterprise.
Our three-tiered pathway model from residential through to supported living provides individuals with a ‘Transition Care Pathway’ on site, enabling a step-down to more independent living and reduced support over time.
Players from a powerchair football team have praised one of Scotland’s leading charities for helping to showcase the sport to new audiences.
The South Ayrshire Tigers thrilled a large audience by demonstrating their talents at Blackwood’s sporting-themed AGM, which aimed to encourage its customers to get more involved in sport and try new activities.
The team, which comprises members, Annmarie Robertson, Scott Robb, Scott Wood and captain James Doull, hope that their appearance will encourage others to take it up and to generally promote the sport to more people.
Together Trust’s Bridge College has been given £50,000 of National Lottery funding by Sport England to encourage students to get at least 30 minutes of exercise each week.
Sport England’s new strategy ‘Towards an Active Nation’ puts tackling inactivity at the heart of what they do. As part of this initiative, Sport England is investing £5 million into projects in colleges that will support their inactive students into regular activity
Run by the leading North West charity, Together Trust, the college based in Openshaw, Manchester is non-residential specialist education college for students aged 16 to 25 years with disabilities, complex needs and autism.
Creative Support North Lincolnshire joins national campaign day to celebrate supported housing.
Creative Support is highlighting the contribution supported housing makes to North Lincolnshire as part of today's Starts at Home day.
Starts at Home, now in its second year and run by the National Housing Federation, celebrates how this housing helps hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people regain their independence and confidence.
Introducing the Diversability Card, the official discount card for people with disabilities, providing exclusive and market-leading discounts with the UK’s favourite brands, service and entertainment providers.
The card has been founded by disability rights campaigner Shani Dhanda, who lives with a rare genetic condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, more commonly known as Brittle Bone Disease, affecting only one in 15,000 people in the UK. With mainstream media throwing out images of unattainable perfection, lacking any social and cultural relevance to ethnic minority communities, raising awareness around disability and diversity is Shani’s passion.
Theraposture, the leading specialist for tailor-made adjustable beds, chairs and care cots, will be providing informative demonstrations of its trusted Rotoflex turning bed system and future-proof Mascot cot at Rise 4 Disability.
7th September: Rise 4 Disability, Stand B1, Kent Showground, Maidstone, ME14 3JF, 10am - 4pm, free admission.
Norman Niven Chief Executive of telmenow.com, a company which offers technology products for independent living, discusses the different door entry systems available to help the user feel more secure at home.
There is a vast array of door entry systems on the market and, depending on what level of monitoring you are looking for, something will be available to help with additional safety precautions.
Whether you need a gadget for your own peace of mind, or if it is for a loved one and you want to provide that extra sense of security, there should be something or a combination of products which suit your needs.
With only a few days to go ahead of its debut event, the Superhero Series powered by npower is inviting spectators to come and see nearly 2,000 superheroes at Dorney Lake on August 19th.
The series has an open invite for everyone to come down with megaphones, banners and flags to cheer the Superheroes over the line. Not only will you be treated to some trailblazing sporting moments and top celebrity spotting, the day is also laying on a super-sized fun day out for Superheroes, Sidekicks and spectators big and small.
We all value our independence, without it we can feel defeated, depressed and at a loss.
It is therefore imperative that people living with disabilities have as much encouragement and aid to help maintain a healthy independent lifestyle whether that is something as simple as opening packaging, putting socks on or travelling and engaging in social activities whilst creating a sense of independence.We offer gadgets that allow an individual living with a disability to keep their independence doing day-to-day tasks inside and outside their home.
UWE student, blind for 12 years, takes driving lessons with Young Driver at Cribbs Causeway
Like many 19-year olds, Abdul-Azeez Balogun likes being behind the wheel of a car.
But, surprisingly, Abdul is completely blind in both eyes.
His dream of controlling a car is being realised thanks to Young Driver, which has been teaching Abdul at its Cribbs Causeway venue in Bristol.
Young Driver offers driving lessons to anyone aged 10 and over – including those with disabilities, which may mean they will never be able to legally drive on the roads. Because Young Driver lessons take place on private property, normal restrictions do not apply.
British Red Cross & Co-op take action on loneliness and launch nationwide services.
The British Red Cross has started rolling out brand new services to tackle loneliness and social isolation. It is calling for people across the UK to join its teams providing vital support for up to 12,500 adults of all ages.
The loss of one (or more) of the human senses, or difficulties in communicating with the world around you, can severely hamper your quality of life. When it’s a constant struggle to communicate something that you need, you will cling to any assistance you can obtain, whether that’s a sign language interpreter or a text-to-speech pad. Overcoming such obstacles is now easier than ever, thanks to the introduction of so many practical apps to help people with difficulties such as impaired hearing or vision, developmental delays, dementia and paraplegia.