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Disabled primary school children twice as likely to be bullied
Recent research suggests that primary school pupils in England with special educational needs are twice as likely as other children to experience bullying. This research comes from London University’s Institute of Education (IoE), in which they analysed data relating to bullying from two national cohort studies. These studies were: The Millennium Cohort Study, which is […]
Brentwood Adults Keep Safe Scheme
Friday 10th October 2014 marks the launch of an innovative Keep Safe scheme in Brentwood. First introduced in Braintree and now being rolled out across Essex, the initiative is aimed at keeping vulnerable adults safe. Information packs about the scheme being introduced by the Council and Partners will be handed out to the public from outside […]
Life as a Disability Charity Response Worker
What’s It like to Be the Person Who Can Lend a Helping Hand for the Thousands of Disabled People out There? Jackie O’Kelly has worked for Scope for seventeen years. During that time, she has assisted hundreds of disabled people and their families, providing them with information to access greater funding and advice surrounding employment, […]
The Stair Climbing Company: An alternative to stair lifts
John approached The Stair Climbing Company in February this year. An experienced engineer, John knew there had to be an alternative solution in the market place to a stair lift. Adapting the family home was simply not an option for John and his wife. Their stairs were an ample size but a narrow landing half […]