Monthly Archives: October 2011

Disability groups will merge on 1st January

Disability groups merge to form largest user-led charity
Mithran Samuel
Monday 24 October 2011 16:34

The National Centre for Independent Living, Radar and Disability Alliance (DA) are to merge to form the country’s largest disability organisation led by disabled people themselves.

Radar chief executive Liz Sayce is due to take the helm of Disability Rights UK, which will launch on 1 January.

Fireworks will help carers

Clitheroe Bonfire Night celebrations

Published on Monday 31 October 2011 12:50

FIREWORKS will fill the night sky and Guy Fawkes will get a warm reception when Clitheroe stages its annual Bonfire Night celebrations on Saturday.

This year the public event falls on November 5th and the bonfire will be lit in the Castle Grounds at 6-30 p.m.

As in past years, the event is organised as a combined effort between the Rotary Clubs of Clitheroe, Ribblesdale and Pendle View, together with Clitheroe Lions Club and Clitheroe Round Table. They also have continuing support and co-operation from the Police, Fire Brigade and St John’s Ambulance.

‘Unfinished care revolution’ lets disadvantaged groups down

The report adds: “The better-off have been more able to take advantage of the increased health investment than the less well-off


Report by Iain Duncan Smith’s thinktank slams hospitals as ‘untherapeutic and dangerous places’ for mentally ill people

The Centre for Social Justice report says that the changes in care, which abolished the distinction between psychiatric and other hospitals, are flawed.

The “unfinished revolution” of care in the community has failed the most disadvantaged people in society, according to a report.