Most towns and cities have a gym which should provide facilities for everyone but do they?
The Leonard Cheshire organisation in conjunction with Channel 4 Paralympics reporter Jordan Jarrett-Bryan is asking ‘How does your gym work out for disabled people?
Over the next six weeks Leonard Cheshire Disability wants to discover how accessible the UK’s gyms and fitness centres are for disabled people.
Can you help with information about the gym in your area, if so visit the following website for further details:www.lcdisability.org
The Care Quality Commission inspected 150 NHS, independent health care and social care services and found that almost half were not meeting government standards for services provided to people with learning disabilities.
Many failings are a direct result of care that is not centred on the individual or tailored to their needs.
The findings have shown that some assessment and treatment services are admitting people for long periods of time and that discharge arrangements were taking too long to arrange.
The full report which covers other findings can be found on the CQC web site: www.cqc.org.uk
Twenty seven Scottish charities, as widely spread as Orkney through to Glasgow, are set to receive a much needed funding boost of almost a quarter of a million pounds from the Bank of Scotland Foundation.
This is the second tranche of donations through the Bank of Scotland Foundation small grants programme this year, and brings total donations to over £2 million since it was launched in November 2010. The Bank of Scotland Foundation is an independent charity that receives an annual donation of £1m from Lloyds Banking Group.
Some of the charities who will benefit under the above are:
£9,568 for Central Carers Association for Falkirk & Clackmannan
Six awards amounting to £79,996 for a range of charities including Orkney Alcohol Counselling & Advisory Service and Cowal Elderly Befriending Scheme
(Source Charity News Scotland)
? ? ? Question of the Week ? ? ?
Question "Could you give me some information about parking and help at Heathrow Airport please?"
Answer : There are a large number of facilities to assist disabled and older people at Heathrow Airport including car parking.
At the Short Stay car park:
Blue/orange badge parking is available in car parks 1 and 2 with the allocated spaces as near to the terminal as is possible.
If you require help from the car park to the terminal you will need to arrange this at least 48 hours before by phoning 0141 848 7568. However, if you thought you could manage and then found you were unable to, there are Help Points available but in car park 2 only.
With reference to the short stay car park there is an intercom system should you need help to actually enter this car park.
At the Long Stay car park:
There are allocated spaces for both blue and orange badge holders.
Dependent on which long stay car park you intend to use, you will need to contact the car park organisation in advance to arrange suitable transfer to the terminal building.
If you are unable to carry your luggage or require wheelchair assistance there is a special Help Bus which runs from all four terminals from 6.00am to 23.00pm. There are special bus help phones but you may wish to call 020 8745 6281 if you prefer to. (Note however, that these buses do not run as frequently as other transfer buses so you may need to allow additional time in your schedule).
Once you have parked your car and arrived at your terminal help is available:
Wheelchair access is good throughout the terminals, disabled toilets are found throughout the same areas, wheelchair accessible telephones should you have a need for help, reserved seating at check in and help when you return at baggage reclaim.
All airport pay phones and credit card phones are adapted for hearing aids
Interesting Information / Statistics
The Black Death in the Middle Ages had a mortality rate of approximately 35%. There was no idea what caused the disease, treatment was available but ineffective. Treatment included lancing the swellings and applying a warm poultice of butter, onion and garlic. Arsenic and even dried toad were applied in the hope of a cure.
On the 28th February 1953 two Cambridge students, James Watson and Francis Crick announced they had decoded the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid, or as we now call it simply DNA
Potential clients have been visited in Avon and Norfolk.
Monitoring and review visits have taken places for clients in Hertfordshire and Norfolk.
Our newly launched Home from Hospital care package (for details please visit www.) has successfully completed caring for its first client.
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