Care Case Study: Alison Rowe

Alison Rowe

Alison Rowe had been living with multiple joint and bone conditions for years before she was introduced to a revolutionary bathroom solution that would go on to transform her life. Alison’s Story Alison, was diagnosed with multiple conditions including Bile Acid Malabsorption,  Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, and Degenerative Disk Disease which affected her joints, spine and […]

A children’s hospital helps design lip-reading transparent mask

lip-reading transparent mask

·         Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and award-winning South Yorkshire manufacturer Bluetree Medical have launched a new medical grade lip-reading transparent mask that significantly and safely improves communication with young patients ·         The BrillianSeeTM face mask was designed by an Alder Hey Speech & Language Therapist who saw the need to overcome barriers to delivering therapy while wearing a standard surgical mask ·         The BrillianSeeTM face […]

Mencap welcomes announcement that some children with learning disabilities will be offered Pfizer vaccine

Mencap welcomes announcement about Pfizer vaccine

Mencap welcomes the announcement that 12-15 year olds with Down’s Syndrome or profound and multiple learning disabilities ​will ​be offered the Pfizer vaccine, but urgently calls for clarity around whether adults with a learning disability will be prioritised for booster jabs this Autumn. Dan Scorer, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Mencap, said: “​We welcome today’s important new […]

Independence Day? How Disabled Rights Were Won

Disabled Rights

Independence Day? How Disabled Rights Were Won (w/t) is based on the remarkable true story of the people behind an irrepressible campaign of direct-action that lead to significant steps forward in the battle for disabled civil rights in Britain. Written by multiple BAFTA winner Jack Thorne and award-winning actor-turned writer Genevieve Barr, the film tells the […]

Case study: Smashing boundaries, one creative class at time

creative class

Inspirational, creative and inclusive leader, Leanne Evans, founder of FTM Dance, overcomes early struggles to create leading Midlands performing arts service for children and adults with a range of diverse abilities and needs. Leanne Evans is the founder of Forward Thinking Movement and Dance, a provider of immersive performing arts groups and classes for young people with additional needs and diverse abilities. Motivated […]

Online therapy and psychotherapy subscription

Online therapy

Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May), therapy platform UK Therapy Guide launches a monthly therapy subscription service, offering private mental wellbeing support at a more accessible cost.    The launch addresses the increased demand for top-quality  online therapy as the pandemic continues to have a significant impact on mental health.    The new service adds […]

Free activity resources now available to support people with complex disabilities

Free activity resources

The national disability charity, Sense, has launched a new, online platform offering a range of free art, sport and wellbeing activities developed to support people with complex disabilities. The activity finder, available on the Sense website, currently lists over one hundred activities tailored to the different needs of people with complex disabilities, and activities can […]

Elizabeth Muchechetere shares her in-depth insight on Strokes and recovery

Elizabeth Muchechetere - Strokes and recovery

“My personal view on stroke is that it is a challenging, complex and difficult condition to treat and manage, and it requires both the healthcare and public to play a part in preventing, treating and managing it. This May we need to help raise awareness of Strokes and recovery, so that we are ready to […]

World’s first LEGO Braille Bricks event at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

LEGO Braille

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre, part of MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS, Europe’s number one and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, is supporting children who are blind or have low vision by introducing them to LEGO® Braille Bricks for the very first time.   The first of the LEGO Braille Bricks special events to take place at one of […]