Leonard Cheshire Disability

Type: Organization
Name: Leonard Cheshire Disability
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Sandringham blooms again

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall leaving the Sandringham Flower Show. Picture: Ian BurtMonday, July 28, 20146:00 AMIt’s hard to imagine summer without one of Norfolk’s best-loved outdoor events – whatever the weather.To send a link to this ... [Published Norfolk Magazine - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 4 reports

UK Disabled Face Hidden Housing Crisis

TEHRAN (FNA)- A British charity on Sunday warned that disabled people in the UK were experiencing a hidden housing crisis, as five million Britons were in need of disabled-friendly homes."We conducted a survey that showed almost three-quarters of Britons ... [Published Fars News Agency - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

BBC to improve representation of disabled people on- and off-screen

The BBC is introducing a range of measures to change representation on air of, and to make the organisation a top employer for, people with disabilities, the broadcaster has announced.The broadcaster has set itself a target of quadrupling the representation ... [Published Recruiter Magazine - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Houses of horror for disabled people

HOMES have become houses of horrors for many thousands of disabled people who find it difficult to get through their own front door or use their own kitchens and bedrooms, says a leading charity.A new housing report from Leonard Cheshire Disability highlights ... [Published All Together Now - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Bradbury House Visitors Tour Aycliffe’s REME Centre

Battalion REME in the Aycliffe Armoury hosted disabled members of the Leonard Cheshire Disability Group from Bradbury House in Crook.During the visit the group toured the Army Reserve Centre, received an introduction to the role of 102 Battalion, handled ... [Published Newton News Online - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Parents told to take girls to school

PARENTS from the fishing communities have been urged to promote girl-child education.Dinah Oboro, the Kadika Girls Secondary School principal said the parents should advice their daughters on the benefits of quality education.She said many parents from ... [Published The Star (Kenya) - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Thousands of disabled people living in ‘houses of horror’ says charity

A charity has called for the construction of more homes for people with disabilities after publishing a report that reveals too many are trapped in properties completely unsuited to their needs.The Hidden Housing Crisis report, published by Leonard Cheshire ... [Published Housing Excellence - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

State urged to help disabled

THE government should ensure there are integrated schools to accommodate children with disabilities .Orphan Ogot, the project manager of Leonard Cheshire Disability Groups said people with disability, especially girls face many challenges.Ogot said integration ... [Published The Star (Kenya) - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 2 reports

Urgent call for action over disability-friendly homes

A leading charity says people are being shut out of their own bathrooms and bedrooms because of a failure to build disability-friendly homes.Leonard Cheshire Disability has put out a call for urgent action from all political parties to commit to building ... [Published itv.com - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Call to assist disabled pupils

SCHOOL management committees have been urged to consider accessibility for the disabled children during construction of buildings.Leonard Cheshire Disability, an NGO that protects rights of children with disabilities in Homa Bay county, said many children ... [Published The Star (Kenya) - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Stelios offers £50K prize to disabled entrepreneurs

DISABLED entrepreneurs are being given the chance of winning £50,000 in this year’s Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK.The award, jointly run by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and Leonard Cheshire Disability, recognises outstanding ... [Published All Together Now - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Future of adult social services unsustainable despite ‘Herculean success’ of staff

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) annual budget survey released today has revealed a 1.9 per cent reduction in spending in social care services in 2014/15.ADASS president David Pearson commended the continuing work being done by ... [Published Home Care UK - Jul 02 2014]

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"In addition, more than half of the disabled say their buildings do not have doors and hallways wide enough for a wheelchair" Pelham added
"Not adapting homes condemns people to the misery of Victorian strip washes and ultimately possibly to leaving their homes and incurring massive care costs, when they would prefer to live independently" said Clare Pelham, the charity's chief executive...
Its "Home Sweet Hell’ report on 'The Hidden Housing Crisis’also says 50% of people reporting mobility problems don't have stairs big enough for a stair-lift to be fitted. "For thousands of disabled people this means they can’t get upstairs to sleep in their own bedrooms," the report says, and are forced to use commodes downstairs instead of the bathroom."
BBC Director-General, Tony Hall, says: "It is vital we reflect the public we serve - both on and off air. While the BBC has some good schemes in place, we must and can do significantly more. That's why we want to quadruple on-screen representation and open up many more opportunities for disabled people to work at the BBC."

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Sandringham blooms again [Published Norfolk Magazine - Jul 28 2014]
UK Disabled Face Hidden Housing Crisis [Published Fars News Agency - Jul 27 2014]
UK disabled face hidden housing crisis [Published Press tv - Jul 27 2014]
Disabled people in Britain face a hidden housin... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 27 2014]
Disabled people in Britain face a hidden housin... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 26 2014]
BBC to improve representation of disabled peopl... [Published Recruiter Magazine - Jul 24 2014]
English Housing Survey confirms rising power of... [Published Housing Excellence - Jul 23 2014]
Houses of horror for disabled people [Published All Together Now - Jul 21 2014]
Bradbury House Visitors Tour Aycliffe’s REME Ce... [Published Newton News Online - Jul 21 2014]
BBC hopes plans will make it ‘top employer for ... [Published Disability News Service - Jul 18 2014]
Parents told to take girls to school [Published The Star (Kenya) - Jul 18 2014]
Disabled people struggling in unfit homes [Published InsideHousing - Jul 18 2014]
Thousands of disabled people living in ‘houses ... [Published Housing Excellence - Jul 17 2014]
State urged to help disabled [Published The Star (Kenya) - Jul 17 2014]
‘Home Sweet Hell’ report calls for more disable... [Published 24dash.com - Jul 17 2014]
BBC announces ambitious plan to improve represe... [Published Noodls - Jul 17 2014]
Urgent call for action over disability-friendly... [Published itv.com - Jul 16 2014]
Disability charity calls for change [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Jul 16 2014]
90% of disabled people live below the poverty l... [Published 2Degrees - Jul 10 2014]
Call to assist disabled pupils [Published The Star (Kenya) - Jul 09 2014]
Stelios offers £50K prize to disabled entrepre... [Published All Together Now - Jul 09 2014]
Comms campaigns I wish I'd done [Published CharityComms - Jul 04 2014]
Migori County to make education for disabled gi... [Published Kenya News Agency - Jul 04 2014]
The social care sector must pull together to ad... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 03 2014]
Future of adult social services unsustainable d... [Published Home Care UK - Jul 02 2014]
Warning over social care cuts [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Jul 02 2014]
Watch: MP Dominic Grieve does the Gerrards Cros... [Published Getbucks - Jun 30 2014]
Housing: Accessibility — Question [Published They Work For You - Jun 26 2014]
Brilliant new service gives wheelchair users a ... [Published Highland News - Jun 26 2014]
Teenager’s 10 mile trike for charity [Published Mags4dorset - Jun 24 2014]
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Philippines: Launch of Philippines Aging and Di... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 31 2014]
Source: Christian Blind MissionCountry: Philippines Working together for inclusion CBM has joined forces with Handicap International, Leonard Cheshire Disability Philippines Foundation, Inc., and HelpAge /Coalition of Services of the Elderly (HelpAge/COSE) ...
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