Struggling students to benefit from new online resource site

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A new service launched this week could significantly improve the school experience for the one in ten learners who cannot read standard print. Load2Learn, an online resource delivered by Dyslexia Action and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), will help schools to better support learners with dyslexia, who are blind or partially sighted, […]

Sensory delight: New garden opens in Ipswich

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Over the past few months, Ipswich Borough Council has been working with Ipswich School and local disability charity, Papworth Trust to create a sensory garden and butterfly habitat in the heart of the city’s Christchurch Park. Officially opened on the 6th of September, the garden has been designed by Ipswich School’s Green Team and funded […]

Community care queries brought to CAB doors

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Negotiating the complex web of NHS and Social Service community care represents over a third of the pressing issues people bring to CAB surgeries, seeking advice and assistance. The combined statistics from England and Wales CAB centres during 2011-12, are also reinforced by corresponding service data that demonstrates a third of CAB clients are disabled […]

Meet the British Paraorchestra

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The British Paraorchestra, founded by British conductor Charles Hazelwood, is an innovative orchestra for disabled musicians. It provides a platform where they can display their talents, and even turn professional. You may remember them from their performance at the Paralympic Closing Ceremony, where they accompanied Coldplay. There is often very little opportunity for people with […]

New Rehab Unit at Headley Court Receives Royal Opening

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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall opened a new wing at the Headley Court military rehabilitation unit near Leatherhead, on Wednesday. The Jubilee Rehabilitation Complex cost £16.9 million to make and includes an “activities of daily living” flat, where injured military personnel can learn how to live independently. The opening was attended by […]

Whizz-Kidz to identify hopes of ‘Generation Inspired’ in Paralympic legacy consultation

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National charity Whizz-Kidz is inviting young disabled people to tell them about their hopes for the legacy of the Paralympics, and asking whether they are a generation inspired at the close of the Games. The “Generation Inspired?” consultation will run until Christmas on Whizz-Kidz’s website, and the findings will form the basis of a manifesto […]

New opportunities for disabled footballers in Essex

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Football development staff at the Essex County FA, Southend United and Colchester United are celebrating the award of two disability player development licences from The FA. The hope is that they will provide opportunities for individuals with a disability to be selected for their country via two brand new centres. A call has been issued […]