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One in seven hospitals charges for disabled parking

One in seven hospital sites now charges for disabled parking, an increase of 12 per cent in a year.

The figures, from NHS Digital,…

Tech and care industries unite to unveil case for a deal which could transform the learning disability sector

A deal which could transform the learning disability sector

Tech and care industries unite to unveil case for a deal which could transform the learning disability sector.

A new report is being launched in Parliament today setting out the case for a…

Salon for people with learning disabilities

Unique salon for people with learning disabilities opens its doors

Bradford’s first beauty salon exclusively for adults with learning disabilities has opened its doors with the help of celebrity hairdresser, Andrew…

Countryfile to Salute RDA in its 50th Anniversary Year

Countryfile to Salute RDA in its 50th Anniversary Year

BBC Countryfile is to honour RDA in its 50th anniversary year with a programme dedicated to the charity and its work. The episode, which airs on Sunday 28 July…

local mental health charity making environmental improvements

Historic Northumberland port receives green makeover thanks to local mental health charity

A local mental health charity has been helping to make environmental improvements to the landscape around Northumberland’s biggest port. 

Service users from…

Diasabled person getting on a bus

Disabled people must have better access to public transport before London car-free day

A leading not-for-profit business and disability organisation is calling on  the London Mayor disabled…

Farrans Brave the shave

Construction worker braved the shave for mental health charity

Stuart McEwan, 51, braved the shave and shaved off his much-beloved beard in aid of…

Children at Dame Vera Lynn college

Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity receives backing

Robert Walters Group UK has named the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity as its official UK charity for 2019.

The charity supports under 5s…

Food allergy form for Natasha's Law

Government To Introduce Natasha's Law

A new law will require food businesses to include full ingredients labelling on pre-packaged foods, Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced today in a drive to protect the country’s two…

disability policy overhaul – inequality lettering

PM launches disability policy overhaul

Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed plans to enhance the lives of those living with a disability in the UK, announcing the launch of an Equalities Hub in Parliament.

With around a…

andy adcroft and gavin whichello talking about social mobility at SurreyIDEA

SurreyIDEA Will Help Social Mobility as the First of its Kind in Europe

A ground-breaking initiative from the University of Surrey is launching an inspiring innovation and digital enterprise academy,…

Football

New Film Launched To Celebrate Disability Football

The Football Association [The FA] has today released an inspiring new film to celebrate disability football ahead of the 2019 FA Disability Cup, which will take place at St. George’s Park on…

A tribute to disability activist Professor Mike Oliver

A tribute to disability activist Professor Mike Oliver

UCan2’s Jenni Meredith on the legacy of disability activist Professor Mike Oliver, and the future of disability rights in the UK under new Disabilities Minister Justin Tomlinson as Brexit looms…

Staff from Newlife charity with children's disability partnership signs

Fellowship award offered by children’s disability partnership

An exciting new funding partnership will see dedicated investment of £270,000 ring-fenced specifically to help children with disabilities across the UK.

The…

Princess Anne Launching 50th Anniversary Tartan for Riding for the Disabled Association

Princess Anne Launches 50th Anniversary Tartan for Riding for the Disabled Association

HRH Princess Anne Launches 50th Anniversary Tartan for Riding for the Disabled Association in Scotland

CMG and Regard Campaign For Change

CMG and Regard Campaign For Change

CMG and Regard, a leading provider of support for people with learning disabilities and associated complex needs, is proudly supporting self-advocacy group – Campaign 4 Change – which is led by 11…

Jill Summers - Double Success for Group SRS at Care at Home & Housing Support Awards

Double Success for Group SRS at Care at Home & Housing Support Awards

Two outstanding people from Group SRS (Scottish Recruitment Solutions) have been shortlisted for a Care at Home & Housing Support Award from Scottish Care. Jill Summers and Gail Millar are…

Two Care home residents singing for Parkinson’s sufferers

Care home residents sings for Parkinsons sufferers

A CARE home resident has rekindled her love of singing after joining a choir dedicated to raising awareness of Parkinsons disease.

Barbara Millican thought she would never sing in a choir…

Poor nutrition hampers traumatic brain injury recovery

Poor nutrition hampers traumatic brain injury recovery

Poor nutrition can hamper Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) recovery, yet its role is still viewed as insignificant compared to physical rehabilitation techniques. According to…

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Models with disabilities needed for photoshoots

A modeling and acting company are looking for children and adults with learning or physical disabilities to take part in a professional photo shoot.

Social care professional, Laura Johnson…