Latest News: Information
22 October 2018 / Posted in: Information
Project Move is an exciting joint venture between Alder Hey and The University of Liverpool looking at redesigning and modernising children’s powered wheelchairs. Find out how you could get involved by attending their event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.