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Itcanhelp Provides Free Help For Disabled People T

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.

Accessible House In Midi-Pyrenées, France

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.

Spinal Cord Injury? Find Out About The Rooprai Spi

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.

Showcase South West - Free Exhibition - 21St Septe

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.

 

Ricability: Consumer Reviews For Older And Disable

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.

Well Aware – Health & Wellbeing At You

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 info@wellaware.org.uk

The West Of England Centre For Inclusive Living (W

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.

A Music Group For People With Special Needs

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.

Taking The ‘Dis’ Out Of Disability

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?" 

Looking Cool Is Important, But Don’T Forget

23 July, 2011

Spokz People have disability experience and can help improve your confidence and skills to deal with some of those difficult situations and relationships. They offer counselling, support groups and an online forum and helpline.

Polio Survivors Network

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.

Do You Have - Or Support Someone With - A Neurolog

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.

The Vassall Centre Trust - Transforming Environmen

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. 

Enjoy Lessons In Wheelchair Dancing!

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.

New Website For Ostomates

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.

Disability Access Roadshow, Chiswick Honda - 28-Ma

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.

The Mobility Roadshow - 30Th June, 1St & 2Nd

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

Counselling Directory - Connecting You With Profes

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.

Invitation To Support Centrepoint's Wheelchair Of

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.

A New Resource For Travellers On Wheelchair

10 April, 2011

Rollsquare.com is a new resource for travellers on wheelchair: maps, reviews, user generated contents and mobile localization are the collaborative instruments used to share accessible places.

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