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Woman who ate catfood after care cuts now to get earlier meal

Suffers hypoglycaemia attacks due to dipping sugar levels causing her to pass out

A BLIND pensioner who claimed she begged strangers in the street to cook her food when her care visits were reduced is relieved her meal times have now been changed.

Jan Milne, a disabled diabetic, said she suffers hypoglycaemia attacks due to dipping sugar levels causing her to pass out.

The 71-year-old widow from Dormanstown, Redcar, receives daily meals when carers visited at 8am, noon, and then 8.30pm. From Monday, the last call out will be replaced with a tea time dish at 5.30pm.

Have you had to take away the car keys of a relative with failing eyesight?

When did you last have an eye test?

When did you last have your eyes tests? Picture: Denise Bradley When did you last have your eyes tests? Picture: Denise Bradley

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
8:11 AM

Drivers are ducking eye tests with some who need glasses at the wheel often declining to use them, says a survey.

Eye test for drivers

A quarter of drivers may not have had an eye test in the past two years. When did you last have your eyesight tested?

 

As many as 26pc of drivers have not had an eye test in the last two years, the poll by road safety charity Brake showed.

Golfers tee-off in first pan disabled open tournament

Thursday, 01 August 2013

MORE than 60 golfers with disabilities flocked to High Barnet on Monday for the UK’s first ever pan-disabled Open Golf tournament.

Taking a swing: One golfer taking part


The event organised by The Golf Trust, an inclusive golfing charity, was held at The Shire London golf course in St Albans Road and brought together disabled golfers of all ages and abilities including amputees, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s sufferers, stroke survivors, blind, deaf and visually impaired people, as well as golf enthusiasts with learning difficulties.

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