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Leonard Cheshire's Change 100 Programme Now Open For Applications

08 October 2018 / Posted in: Information, Support

The Change 100 scheme was launched in 2014 to enable young disabled people to obtain useful work experience and mentoring. Applications are now open until 16th January 2019.

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Easier Assistance App for Disabled Rail Passengers

28 September 2018 / Posted in: Information, Support

A new smartphone app, currently being trialled by four train companies, will be rolled out across Britain in Autumn next year to help with passenger assistance, with the aim of making it easier for customers to book help at stations and get a more consistent and reliable service.

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Call for Evidence Launched into Social Care Funding in England

27 September 2018 / Posted in: Information

The Lords Economic Affairs Committee has launched its inquiry into the social care system in England and invites written contributions from anyone.

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Baby Loss Awareness Week

26 September 2018 / Posted in: Information, Support

Taking place between 9th and 15th October, this awareness week is a collaboration between 60+ charities across the UK to raise awareness about the issues affecting those who have experienced pregnancy loss or death of a baby in the UK.

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School Transport is Number 1 Issue on Contact's Helpline

21 September 2018 / Posted in: Information, Support

The charity Contact for Families of Disabled Children say that they have been inundated with calls about issues surrounding school transport. There are a number of support resources available about this on their website, along with an upcoming live Facebook Q&A, and Midlands workshops.

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Money Matters Guide

31 August 2018 / Posted in: Information, Support

It's back to school time which can mean higher than normal costs, with new uniforms, stationery, bags etc. You might want to check out Contact's 'Money Matters' guide which includes details on the financial help you're entitled to if your child's at school.

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Autumn / Winter Events - Save The Date!

25 July 2018 / Posted in: Information, Support

We are, once again, hosting events around the country so that children, young people, adults and families can meet up. Dates this year are earlier to try to avoid winter illness, bad weather and overstretching family diaries in the run up to Christmas.

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New Report By Working Families

23 July 2018 / Posted in: Information

Combining work and family life is a complex juggling act for all parents. But for parents of disabled children, the challenges are greater still. This new report highlights how parents of disabled children are struggling to hold down vital jobs.

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EMPoWER: Early Mobility and Powered Wheelchair Evidence Review

05 July 2018 / Posted in: Information, Treatments & Research

We are pleased to be involved with a new project to estimate the costs and benefits of providing young disabled children under 5 years with powered mobility aids

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The Disabled Children’s Partnership’s (DCP) Survey of Children’s Services Reveals a Dismal Picture

05 July 2018 / Posted in: Information

Declining quality and more cuts to come. Survey results showed high percentages of families think the quality of health and social care services have got worse over the past few years and many are aware of specific local plans to cut services further. The DCP is calling for ministerial action

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