Accessible Vehicles for Major Para-Sports Events

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Organising an event like the Commonwealth Games is a task filled with logistical problems and complex solutions. Spectators need to be corralled into the stands in an orderly fashion, and athletes need to be ferried to their events along with all their equipment and support teams. This task can be made even more complicated when […]

New report from international disability charity CBM claims disabled people are one of the world’s biggest ‘untapped resources’

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A recent report co-funded by Cambridge-based international disability charity CBM UK, claims that disabled people are one of the world’s biggest untapped resources. This claim from experts in Cambridge follows a study into the costs of exclusion from education for disabled people, as a cause of lower employment levels and opportunities for people with disabilities […]

Dancing Giraffe at the Fling Festival

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Dancing Giraffe was proud to take part in the hugely successful Fling Festival in Hylands Park in Chelmsford at the end of June. Dubbed ‘the festival of Assorted Amusements for adults only’, the festival’s packed schedule brought together acrobats, musicians, artists, and dancers, to celebrate music and the arts in Essex. Dancing Giraffe was privileged […]

Life as a Disability Charity Response Worker

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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, […]

KIDS is launching a new eLearning

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KIDS is launching a new eLearning to give you choice and control to you and your family KIDS is launching a new eLearning package for families The eLearning has been designed to put the needs of you and your disabled child at the centre of this bespoke package. Be one of the first to take […]

Are under pressure doctors’ surgeries striking off the most vulnerable patients?

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Thousands of patients are being deregistered by their local doctors’ surgeries, due to a lack of GPs who cannot cope with rising demand. This ‘recruitment crisis’ among GPs means that Britain is short of approximately 8000 family doctors, and surgeries have had no choice but to restrict their geographical care boundaries and deregister patients. Many […]

A Mum on a mission

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Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly type of cancer of the lungs that develops after exposure to asbestos, and is sadly a global phenomenon. Awareness of the pernicious affects of asbestos grew in the UK in the 1970’s after workers in the shipping industry were exposed. Other high exposure occupations include construction workers, carpenters, joiners, […]