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Rhiannon, Kelly & Emma family carers

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…

Atlantic Ocean

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…

Learning disability service staff celebrating good rating!

 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…

Disabled air passengers making use of PurpleSpace

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…

Changing Places disabled toilet

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…

Disabled parking bays that can only be used if you have blue badges

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).

Disabled man in wheelchair with his girlfriend

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…

Social care staff at community soup event

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…