Autism


In this post, guest blogger Emma Bennett shares some great tips for planning a disability-friendly ‘staycation’, including some of her favourite UK holiday destinations! 


Every year, International Women’s Day recognises the achievements of women, and celebrates how far we have come in terms of equality. The theme for Women’s Day this year is ‘Make it Happen’- a call to further advance the position of women and girls and to recognise their many contributions to society. So, in the run-up […]


Today is Worldwide Autism Awareness Day, when people all over the world are asked to educate themselves a little bit more on what autism is and how we can support people who are on the autistic spectrum. So what do we actually need to know about autism? Autism encompasses a broad range of brain disorders […]


Unless you have been living under a rock recently you will have heard, at least in passing, about Ricky Gervais’ new Channel 4 television show, Derek. Derek is a mockumentary which follows the daily affairs of a care home. We are introduced to the older men and women who reside in the care home, the […]


2012 has been an exciting year in the world of disability sports, and the stars of this summer’s Paralympics shone brightly at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards, held at the Excel Centre in London on Sunday 16th December. Three Paralympic athletes were nominated for the overall Sports Personality of the Year prize: […]


The residents of Scartho Road, our complex needs project in Grimsby, are making the most of their very own sensory room! The facility, pictured here, features mirrors, bean bags, cushions, mats, lights and tactile toys. A mural was painted by staff member Emily North, using glow in the dark, glitter and neon paints. Claire Steed, […]