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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…

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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…

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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…

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

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is an incredibly tough undertaking for anyone, let alone a person with a profound hearing loss such as Mo O’Brien. More people have climbed Mount Everest…

Laura Watkins from The Donaldson Trust

The Donaldson Trust Scotland’s National Centre for Neurodiversity

The Donaldson Trust today sets out its ambition to become the national centre for neurodiversity in Scotland, supporting a wide range of people with often hidden neurological conditions such as…

Gordon Moore awarded MBE

Northumberland’s Gordon Moore awarded MBE

Gordon Moore, chief executive of Northumberland-based mental health and learning disability charity, Blyth Star Enterprises, has been awarded…

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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.

In…

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…

OmniServ Wheellator at Stansted airport

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…