Refurbished Langham Community Centre hosts monthly Film Night

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Those near Langham may be interested to hear that the village’s community centre has recently undergone a major refurbishment, making the facility more accessible and disabled-friendly. The centre is now equipped with a disabled access installation at the main entrance and a patio with disabled access at the rear. There is also an accessible toilet […]

Disabled teen realises dream with charity help

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Eleri Feenan, 13, from Cwmbran was born healthy but later developed Type 2 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) a rare condition which affects the spinal cord’s ability to send messages to the muscles. Eleri has received support from Ty Hafan, a Welsh charity, following her diagnosis, and has thanked them for giving her “freedom and independence” […]

Help in Christmas Toyland

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Getting the right Christmas toy for any child can be tricky. But for the parents of children with disabilities it can be extra challenging. It is not always certain that a disabled child will have the motor skills to manage the toy they have set their heart on, or be able to use it to […]

Local Charities Day 2016

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The Government have announced there is to be a ‘Local Charities Day’ that will take place on Friday 16th December. The day is intended to put small, local charities and community groups into the spotlight, helping them to both demonstrate the great work that they do in their areas and to raise much needed funds. […]

Consultation launched on Post Office services

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Rural stakeholders are being urged to respond to a consultation on Post Office services and accessibility. The consultation closes on 21st December and aims to inform the government’s next state aid application to Brussels. Under European Commission rules, evidence must be provided for the level of funding that government gives to Post Office Ltd. The government […]

London Southend Airport Introduces Wristband to Help Disabled Passengers

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Airports are stressful places, they are big, loud and confusing. For people with visual impairments, hearing difficulties or mental health issues they are almost impossible to navigate. London Southend Airport recognise this and have introduced a scheme that will hopefully improve the experience for many disabled people. The blue wristbands will discreetly alert staff members, […]

Local Journalist and Blogger Named Third Most Influential Person in Britain with Disability

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Martyn Sibley, from St Ives in Cambridgeshire, is number 3 in the Power 100 list of the most influential disabled people in Britain. The list, published by Powerful Media and sponsored by national disability charity Shaw Trust, is a list of Britain’s most successful people with a disability or impairment in sport, politics, business and […]