Monthly Archives: December 2011

Strong opposition to cuts to disabled children’s benefits

The country is sending a strong message to the Prime Minister that targeting cuts at families with disabled children is unacceptable

13th December 2011

Government narrowly avoids losing vote

Last night (12th December), the House of Lords voted on whether a 50% cut to disabled children’s benefits should go ahead. Peers from across the house spoke against the cut and supported the amendment put down by Ex -Paralympian Lady Tanni Grey-Thompson amongst others. In the last 24 hours over 1700 families with disabled children have joined Peers in opposing this cut by writing to the Prime Minister calling on the Government not to target cuts at disabled children.

Buy a Bauble and help young carers

Hang a Bauble to Help Vulnerable Children in Cardiff this Christmas


Sasha Mansworth 

Leading children’s charity, Action for Children, has partnered with homeware retailer, HomeSense, to launch a Christmas campaign to raise funds for Cardiff Short Breaks,CardiffYoung Carers and Vale of Glamorgan Young Carers.

How Aladdin panto made the day for dementia sufferers

Aladdin helps Actonepanto reach the heart


After a recent performance of Aladdin at Barnes Court Residential Home,Sunderland, this email to Jule Watson of Actonepanto speaks for itself!

“Hi Jule,

I just wanted to let you know that our residents, staff and family members all thoroughly enjoyed Aladdin last night. The simplicity of the “stage setting” and the standard of acting/singing was brilliant. Your actors fully engaged with even the most challenging residents (we were set up on the dementia floor) and I have never seen so many smiling faces in a long time!! The songs were very familiar to the audience and, of course, this is very important to dementia sufferers because this stimulates their memories.