September 2012

Charity manager scoops award

A Scottish charity manager has been named as the UK’s Manager of the Year by recruitment specialists REED. 44-year-old Allison Erwin is an area manager with…


Blind driver going for World Record

On 11 October, World Sight Day, a 51-year-old ex-Barclays Bank Manager from Manchester is hoping to be the first blind person to hold both Guinness…



New funding for young deaf athletes

UK Deaf Sport will receive more than £125,000 from Sport England to support the UK Team’s preparations for the competition in Bulgaria. The investment will…


In the headlines

The stories making the news today Marks & Spencer jobs drive targets disabled (BBC News) Really positive news from the retail giants. Woman with epilepsy…


Think Local Act Personal North West

The national disability charity, United Response, will be sharing examples of best practice and new thinking on personalisation at a conference in Manchester on Friday…


Paralympian opens new factory

Paralympic silver medallist Karen Darke is today opening the new £1.5m Gowrings Mobility factory in Thatcham. Gowrings Mobility has 50 years experience of permanently and…


Fundraising boost for MS Therapy Centre

The MS Therapy Centre in Edinburgh has received a £1,500 donation from Leith Rotary Club. The money raised through a sponsored dragon boat race will…


In the headlines

What’s going on in the news today… Scottish Government and Capability Scotland launch ‘common-sense’ guide for those working with disabled children and yound people (Capability…


Teen’s solo sailing dream comes true

A 15-year-old girl with cerebral palsy has sailed solo around the Isle of Wight, all thanks to a little help from a radio-controlled model yacht and…


In the headlines

What’s making the news today….   Disabled Windermere man completes triathlon swim with broken leg (Westmorland Gazette) Inspirational article of a man completing a triathlon…


Inspiring People Awards 2012

Social care provider Dimensions, which support almost 3,000 people with learning disabilities and autism, has held its first Inspiring People Awards to recognise staff for…


Me and my sister

Laura Smith is 29 and lives in Worthing with her mother Angie and sister Katie, 27. Katie has autism and is non-verbal, which greatly affects…


Award win for BBC Ouch!

BBC Ouch! team, Damon Rose and Emma Tracey, last week won the Herbert Smith Journalist of the Year Award at the European Diversity Awards at…


Paralympic hit for Vitalise

A charity video celebrating people with disabilities in the wake of the Paralympics has become an overnight internet hit, with over 10,000 views in just…