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Latest News: Information & Support

The Route Map for SMA Type 1 has been fully updated

11 January 2016 / Posted in: Information & Support

The route map has been written for families and professionals and it contains information on health, sources of support, and daily living topics including toys and play, leisure time, transport, equipment and financial information.

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Leonard Cheshire Change100 Programme

16 December 2015 / Posted in: Information & Support

This programme offers paid summer work placements and mentoring for talented university students and recent graduates with any disability or long-term health condition.

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New SMA Voices

16 December 2015 / Posted in: Information & Support

Lorraine, who has SMA Type 2, has written about her experience of being pregnant and becoming a Mum in 1996.

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Consultation With Families Affected By SMA Type 1 - Thank You To Those Who Took Part

15 December 2015 / Posted in: Information & Support

Thank you to the families who replied to our survey - we will get back to you with the results early in 2016.

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Whizz-Kidz Launches ‘Get on Board’ Accessible Public Transport Campaign

30 November 2015 / Posted in: Information & Support

Find out about the new 'Get on Board' Campaign from Whizz-Kidz and how you can get involved and pledge your support.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities: 3 December 2015

26 November 2015 / Posted in: Information & Support

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been commemorated since 1992 and this year the theme is: "Inclusion matters - access and empowerment for people of all abilities."

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Serious Case Review Report Family A

23 November 2015 / Posted in: Information & Support

We remain saddened that these three children could not go on to live the long, productive and fulfilling lives experienced by the majority of those who have SMA Type 2, and by the distress this has caused to all those who knew them.

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Accomable

19 November 2015 / Posted in: Information & Support

We have provided seed funding for this innovative online service to help people with a disability or mobility problems find accessible holiday properties.

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Turn2us: No Cold Homes Campaign

18 November 2015 / Posted in: Information & Support

New research by the national charity Turn2us has found that one in two low income households are struggling to afford their energy costs, despite being in work. Find out about their new campaign.

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BBC Digital Recruitment Event

16 November 2015 / Posted in: Information & Support

BBC Digital and Engineering is running another People with Disabilities in Tech event at MediaCityUK in Salford on Thursday 17 December with the aim of attracting more top disabled tech talent to the BBC.

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