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  • Wheelchair Buggy's A Winner

    Wheelchair Buggy's A Winner

    A state-of-the-art buggy which fixes to wheelchairs, designed by Sheffield Hallam University student,Tom Baker, has won a major design competition. Bolt Burdon Kemp’s ‘Design the Change’ Competition raises awareness of the day-to-day challenges facing people with spinal cord injuries.

  • Look In The Mirror For 'Dis Life'

    Look In The Mirror For 'Dis Life'

    National newspaper The Daily Mirror is standing up for disability rights by running a regular column written by a member of a top campaigning organisation. Disability Rights UK (DRUK) Communications Manager Anna Morell now writes a weekly column entitled ‘Dis Life’. The latest column looks at why publicly available wheelchairs so often don’t grant disabled people independence.

  • Wheelchair Skills Workshops For Youngsters

    Wheelchair Skills Workshops For Youngsters

    Learning how to use a wheelchair can be difficult but the charity ‘Go Kids Go’are running training sessions in Sheffield next month on Sunday 16th January 2022 to help youngsters learn all the skills they need. During the sessions trainers work with between one and four families at a time, focussing on the young person’s wheelchair skills enabling them to be as independent as possible.Social distancing measures will be in place to keep everyone safe.

  • Northern Ballet In Motion Taster Sessions

    Northern Ballet In Motion Taster Sessions

    One of our members, Cath Sorsby,( pictured right ) is a big fan of Northern Ballet In Motion” and has attended their dance classes in Leeds for wheelchair users for a number of years. Cath recently told us that their next taster sessions are on 12th Jan 2020, and 22nd March 2020.

  • New Personal Health Budget Rights

    New Personal Health Budget Rights

    With effect from Monday 2nd December, personal wheelchair budgets are being introduced as part of a range of measures to improve current wheelchair service provision, to ensure people have better experiences of care and to give people greater choice over the wheelchair provided. People who need Section 117 after care support now have the right to a personal health budget, providing them with greater choice and control when managing their own health and care.

  • National Audit Office Publish Report into the Motability Scheme

    Following shocking revelations of £15.3 million in bonuses paid out to top executives at Motability Operations and questions raised by the House of Commons Work and Pensions and Treasury select committees, the report considers the Motability scheme’s customer offer and performance; the scheme’s financial model, its impact and profitability; and the governance of the scheme and remuneration of Motability Operations’ senior management.

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