News & Updates
News & Updates to the site
07 October, 2011
ITCanHelp volunteers visit people with disabilities in their own homes to offer free help with set-up, getting connected to the net, basic instruction, impartial advice on hardware, software and assistive technology. They can help resolve most problems like infections & hardware failures.
25 September, 2011
A personal THANK YOU to Penny & Vernon for letting us stay in Bacquies - Midi-Pyrenées, France. At the 11th hour when another house fell through, they made it easy to stay in their wonderful wheelchair friendly house with pool. Happy to recommend to others.
23 September, 2011
The Rooprai Spinal Trust (RST) was formed in 2005 after Marrianne Rooprai was paralysed from the shoulders down in an accident. Our goal is to support and inspire others affected by spinal injury. Please take a moment to look at our website.
29 August, 2011
Showcase-Southwest is an opportunity not to be missed: an Exhibition of Resources and Equipment for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs. Date: 21st September 2011 - 10.00 hrs to 16.00 hrs. Venue - Junction 24, Sedgemoor Auction Centre Bridgewater - just minutes off the M5, junction 24 in Somerset. See website for details.
25 August, 2011
Ricability is an independent consumer research charity that provides free, practical and unbiased reports for older and disabled people on:
cars and adaptations, digital TV products, wheeled walking frames, riser recliner chairs, medicine boxes & dispensers, stairlilfts and helpful organisations.
13 August, 2011
Well Aware is an information website for everyone in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset and contains details of 1,000s of different health, wellbeing and community services. You can also access it via (freephone) 0808 808 5252 or firstname.lastname@example.org
04 August, 2011
WECIL are an organisation run by and for disabled people. We provide a range of innovative services which aim to empower disabled people, including Direct Payment Support, Payroll, Training, Advocacy, Information and Advice. For further information please visit our website www.wecil.co.uk or telephone 0117 903 8900.
03 August, 2011
Special Virtuosi is a music group for people with special needs. Music is a language understood by everyone, and can help people develop many skills, as well as being a great source of fun! We provide weekly sessions and performance opportunities for our musicians.
31 July, 2011
Sportability provides sport for people with paralysis (SCI, Stroke, MS etc.) around the UK. Including shooting, sailing, gliding, flying, canoeing, quad-biking, water skiing, archery, wheelchair tennis, falconry and more.
Their credo: Take the 'dis' out of disability; focus on ability; inspiring thoughts, "If I can do this, what else can I achieve?"
13 July, 2011
Polio Survivors Network is a support network for Polio Survivors experiencing & coping with the effects of Post Polio Syndrome. If you, or someone you know, needs help or support, or is looking for greater understanding of PPS, please click on the link to find out more.
13 July, 2011
Join us! By speaking with one voice we can pursue the highest standards of service and care for people of Lincolnshire affected by a neurological condition, their families & carers. We are Stronger Together.
21 June, 2011
Vassall Centre Trust’s mission is to create and champion inclusive and empowering workplaces for disabled people. We provide barrier-free workspace and employment/volunteering opportunities for disabled people.
We run an accessible conference centre and provide training and consultancy on disability issues, focusing on equality in the workplace for disabled people.
01 June, 2011
Thameside works to promote wheelchair dancing. At present they run a weekly afternoon group of mixed abilities & a club for children with disabilities. Both groups enjoy Ballroom, Latin American, Sequence & Social Dancing. They give demonstrations at care homes, day centres & associations in the area & are willing to travel to Counties adjacent to Essex.
24 May, 2011
www.thebowelmovement.co.uk is a new website for ostomates. Packed with information for colostomates, ileostomates, urostomates & internal pouch patients. It also introduces the "Gastronauts", puppets who discuss problems that ostomate children encounter. There's a special section for Carers with all the latest updates on changes in benefits etc. Sign up to receive a monthly newsletter.
16 May, 2011
Come along to one of West London's most comprehensive exhibitions of disabled support equipment & support services at Chiswick Honda on Saturday 28th May 2011. 4 Power Road, Chiswick, London W4 5YT.
Includes: suppliers of adapted vehicles; Disabled Motorists Federation; stair lift & ceiling tracking specialists; wheelchair & everyday living aids suppliers; local disabled support organisations; disability product suppliers; an information table and Disability Now will be distributing free copies of their magazine to everyone visiting the exhibition.
Doors open 10.00 until 4.00 pm on the day. Disabled parking. FREE Admission.
15 May, 2011
The original, biggest and best possible showcase of mobility and lifestyle products and services anywhere in the UK.
Open 10am daily, free admission and parking
Be inspired: new ideas for YOUR independent lifestyle. Test drive vehicles, wheelchairs, powerchairs and scooters, plus a wealth of ideas for home, leisure and much more.. Meet experts: advice and information to answer your questions.
Join in: sports, cycling, demonstrations and activities for all the family.
We're going. Come along and meet us there
28 April, 2011
Find help and support for mental health with Counselling Directory. You can search by postcode, town or county to find a psychotherapist or counsellor in your local area. Read their section on Disability to find out how counselling can help those with a disability and their friends and family.
26 April, 2011
Paul did brilliantly between Wednesday and Saturday – he completed a total of 105 miles with an average speed of around 20-30 miles an hour at times. Paul has made £9,053.91 so far but he’s still collecting more donations so that he can make his target of £20,000.