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Trailblazers Body Image Survey

07 January 2019 / Posted in: Information, Support

Trailblazers want to hear from young, disabled people about how they feel about their 'body image'. By this, they mean how individuals feel about the way they look and how this affects confidence, self-esteem and mental wellbeing.

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Newlife #FixTheFour Campaign

29 November 2018 / Posted in: Information, Support

Newlife are calling on the government to help those children whose lives are at risk because they don’t have the specialist equipment they need. Their report, 'Equipment Crisis for Disabled Children', outlines a four-point-plan to improve equipment services for disabled children and their families.

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SMA UK attended APPG Psychological Support Inquiry Launch

28 November 2018 / Posted in: Information, Support

On Wednesday 21st November, we joined MDUK at Parliament for the launch of this inquiry, which included discussing ways to improve the availability of appropriate psychological support. You can read their full APPG report here.

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Able Move Chosen as Winner of Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2018

26 November 2018 / Posted in: Information, Support

Able Move, a start-up company that has created a portable solution for disabled travellers, has been chosen as winner of this award, in partnership with Leonard Cheshire. The company was founded by Josh Wintersgill, a cyber-security manager from Bristol, who has SMA.

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ORR Improving Assisted Travel Consultation

19 November 2018 / Posted in: Information, Support

A consultation being run by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) sets out proposals to change the Disabled People's Protection Policy (DPPP) Guidance for train and station operators on how to write their policies for helping disabled people to travel by rail.

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Universal Credit and Universal Support

01 November 2018 / Posted in: Information, Support

The charity Turn2Us have written an article explaining how people claiming Universal Credit can get help through Universal Support which enables them to make a claim and manage ongoing payments.

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Autumn/Winter Events Feedback

24 October 2018 / Posted in: Support

If you have attended one of our Autumn/Winter Social Events so far we hope you had an enjoyable day. We would like your feedback and have put together a short survey to gather your views.

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Consultation About Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK's Priorities

09 October 2018 / Posted in: Information, Treatments & Research, Support

We are now starting to work out priorities for the new organisation, including how and when the funds we hope to raise should be spent. We are very keen to hear the views of as many people in the SMA Community as possible. The survey closes on 11th November.

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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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