The winners of the 2019 Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) Awards have been announced at an exclusive event in central London hosted by Paralympian gold medallist, Liz Johnson.
Launched in 2014, the RIDI Awards celebrate and showcase companies that are making progress in removing the barriers for disabled jobseekers.
PATH TO SUCCESS SPONSORED WHEELCHAIR TENNIS CHAMPIONS, JORDANNE WHILEY AND LUCY SHUKER, CELEBRATE DOUBLE TITLE SUCCESS AT BUSAN OPEN
British athletes, Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker are celebrating double title success after sweeping the board in the women’s singles and doubles at the ITF 2 Busan Open over the weekend. The pair won the doubles title before Jordanne clinched the singles title in the first of three elite tournaments in Korea this month.
For people with disabilities, the diminishing of independence is one of the hardest things to accept. Tasks such as driving become very difficult, if not impossible, for a person with a physical disability, forcing them to depend on someone to drive them around or to rely on public transport, which can be a lottery in some locations.
A care home group has kickstarted a year of fundraising for one of Britain’s largest cancer charities by collecting hundreds of pounds at their annual conference.
The Hill Care Group, which operates care homes across the north of England, has nominated Macmillan Cancer Support as their chosen charity for 2019/20.
After the announcement, the company collected £851.10 from raffle ticket sales at their annual conference, held at Cedar Court Hotel, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
Managers from the group of 38 care homes attended the event and were asked to vote for the charity they want to support over the next 12 months.
The Wings for Life World Run is returning in 2019 for its sixth year. Registration is open, so competitors can join in and become one of hundreds of thousands of people bringing the world together to run for those who can’t.
The UK will once again host an App Run, and this year, Chiswick Park will be the venue for the run with a 3K closed road circuit. In the virtual run, participants will still have all the fun of running alongside others in the world, but the Catcher Car will be virtual. 100% of the fees and donations go to important spinal cord research, raising money for the Wings for Life Foundation to make spinal cord injuries curable.
The Isle of Brimsker is the latest bold and exciting production devised specifically for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) from Frozen Light theatre company. Premiering in 2018, The Isle of Brimsker now embarks on a much extended tour, seeking to engage with new audiences and enable more people with PMLD the chance to experience the theatre.
Moors Valley Country Park in Dorset has launched a new Large Print guide to help people with visual impairment to enjoy their visit to the park more; by giving them information in a format that makes it easier to read and understand.
The guides are specifically aimed at visitors with some sight, but who have difficulty with everyday activities, like reading and recognising faces, such as Macular Degeneration or Glaucoma. The guides may also be beneficial for visitors who have dyslexia or where English is their second language.
Mathilda and the Orange Balloon brings a diverse cast of Deaf and hearing actors, The DH Ensemble, to the stage to follow the story of Mathilda, a little grey sheep whose mind is always full of questions. Join her on a journey of self-discovery as she learns the joys of self-expression and see how, with a little imagination and a big open mind, anything is possible! The DH Ensemble have made Mathilda’sworld fully welcoming and accessible to D/deaf and hearing children and their families through the use of spoken English, British Sign Language, creative captions and animation.
A woman with learning difficulties, cerebral palsy and autism is now enjoying ‘a new life’ with a high degree of independence, thanks to the dedication of staff at her supported living service in Ryde on the Isle of Wight
When 33-year-old Sara moved to Copperfield House after many years in residential care, she was unused to doing anything for herself, but as soon as staff started supporting her to do more for herself, she took to it with great enthusiasm.
From being fed ‘whatever was on the menu’ Sara now takes great delight in preparing her own meals, especially her favourites - cauliflower cheese and macaroni cheese - which she will happily cook from scratch. She also enjoys shopping for the ingredients.
The South East’s leading supplier of mobility and home healthcare equipment, Clearwell Mobility, featured on ITV’s This Morning this week.
In a segment promoting independent living, Clearwell Mobility’s key turner was featured and demonstrated.
The key turner is designed as a practical solution for those who struggle to grip and turn keys due to lack of grip or arthritic joints. The key turner holds up to three keys and has an ergonomic handlemaking it easy to hold.
ITV’s This Morning attracts more than 1 million viewers each day and TV presenter, Holly Willoughby, commented on what a “good idea” the key turner was.
Across the globe, there are 258 worldwide births per minute, resulting in a huge 516 individuals becoming parents for either the first time or expanding their family further every 60 seconds. Only parents know the true extent that having a child can have on your life, with time, energy and undivided attention required at all times. With no pre-written handbook to give answers to the meaning of newborn cries, how to handle the ‘terrible twos’ phase or even how to complete primary education homework, the journey through parenthood, whilst hugely rewarding, can also be exhausting, so here is why parents shouldn't feel guilty for taking time for themselves.
Wood Leisure is delighted to announce the launch of our new accessible caravan holiday home at Blairgowrie Holiday Park. This contemporary caravan is designed to provide wheelchair users and their families with safe, easy access in a relaxing and comfortable environment.
Our accessible two bedroom model features two twin bedrooms and a wet room. Contemporary open-plan lounge/dining room and well equipped kitchen making it ideal for couples and families up to 4. With full central heating and double glazing offering extra comfort whatever the weather.
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With their interesting sights and smells, sensory gardens are perfect additions for schools to aid with the sensory development of children. Nicky Roeber, Online Horticultural Expert at Wyevale Garden Centres, has given us his easy guide to growing a sensory garden at school.