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Stop for me, speak to me

Today, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) launches its bus campaign: Stop for me, Speak to me. The campaign is calling on bus…


In the headlines

The stories making today’s headlines… Man from Hull receives bionic hand on the NHS (BBC News) Fantastic video from the BBC showing the country’s first…


Sir Paul Ennals joins Sense

Former National Children’s Bureau Chief Executive Sir Paul Ennals CBE has joined Sense, the deafblind charity, for three months to support strategic development planning for…


Be in with a shot of winning!

There is still time to enter photographs of Sport in Motion, this year’s theme of On the Move, the national competition for disabled photographers organised…


AKW takes on another challenge

Independent living solutions provider AKW entered a team into the St Richard’s Hospice Corporate Challenge for the second year in a row, raising valuable funds…



In the headlines

Accessibility for All? (NFPA Journal) Article about a new proposal for electrical equipment to be accessible for all. “Breaking Down the Barriers”: Seminar at Hamilton Lodge….


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…


New chairman for Papworth Trust

Hugh Duberly, CBE and Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, will this month retire as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for leading disability charity Papworth Trust. The…


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…