Category Archives: General Support

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The Firefly GoTo – a Fantastic new multi-use chair for disabled children

Introducing the ‘Firefly GoTo’ A new lightweight, portable seating solution designed by Leckey for children requiring additional postural support and stability. This new chair has been designed to be extremely portable and can be used in shopping trolleys, in dining … Continue reading

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Petition to provide toilet facilities on all motorways

I just signed the petition “Motorway Service Station Operators: Provide toilets for all disabled people” on Change.org. It’s important. Will you sign it too? Here’s the link:

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Discount code for adapted toys

We have bought a great looking adapted toy for Jacob (who has cerebral palsy) from Excitim Assistive Technology. They have a nice range of toys available through the website Dream-Racer.com and have offered and-me.org.uk members a 15% discount. When you … Continue reading

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Interesting new website – www.bluebadgestyle.com – believe passionately that style and disability should not be mutually exclusive – you can have both! This site aims to inform this community of like-minded, life loving people, advising them how to maintain their ‘style’. … Continue reading

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Scope – ‘Take Action’ campaign

As we are all too aware, hundreds of thousands of families with disabled children face huge difficulties as we don’t always have the support needed near where we live. This could include schools, medical services and respite care. Even if … Continue reading

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Naidex South at Excel London 17-18th October

This exhibition has 150 exhibitors displaying 1,000’s of products designed to make independent living easier. The Naidex South is to be held at Excel in London on the 17th and 18th October, click here to see more information and if … Continue reading

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Thinking of setting up a Will or Trust? You may be entitled to a £350 voucher!

Putting off making a will can be all too easy, especially given how expensive it can be, but when you have child with a disability it becomes that little bit more important to think about the future. Cerebra started their … Continue reading

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BBC report : Unpaid carers being ‘let down by failing social care’

Reported on the BBC today, the UK’s “army of unpaid carers” is being “let down” by the failing social care system, campaigners warn. Eight leading charities, including Age UK and Carers UK, have joined together to highlight the plight they … Continue reading

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Nappies!

Anyone else having this issue? We have been told Jacob can only have 4 nappies a day – he needs 8!

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Families with disabled children wrongly told they face benefit cut

Thousands of letters warning of £500-a-week benefit cap are sent to thousands of households, including families with disabled children that will not be affected Charities say that 2,000 families with disabled children have been wrongly targeted. Enver Solomon, policy director … Continue reading

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