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Disabled help scheme could be continued

By Uttoxeter Post and Times  |  Posted: August 05, 2014

Scheme that should be continued

A SUCCESSFUL travel scheme which helps youngsters in Sudbury and Doveridge with special educational needs get out and about could be continued.

Derbyshire County Council’s training helps youths with reduced mobility, learning difficulties or low confidence use public transport.

Its contract with the National Star Foundation is due to end in September next year but a proposal to go out to tender for three years of the training will go to the cabinet meeting for children and young people on Tuesday.

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Disabled people take part in football tournament in Edmonton

People with learning disabilities held their own special Olympic tournament

 Disabled people take part in football tournament

People with learning disabilities held their own special Olympic tournament as part of a scheme to get them involved in sport.

One-to-One Enfield held a football match at the Southbury Leisure Centre, in Southbury Road, Enfield, in association with Special Olympics Great Britain.

Part of the Unified Sports initiative, it enables people of all ages with learning disabilities to practice and play together on the same teams as people of all ages.

Disabled people in Britain face a hidden housing crisis, charity warns

Disabled people are experiencing a hidden housing crisis, says a new report suggesting that many are having to wash in their kitchens and sleep in their living rooms because their homes are ill-designed for their needs.

The charity Leonard Cheshire Disability claims that as many as five million people now need a disabled-friendly home, a number set to rise as the population ages. A survey for the charity’s Home Truths campaign finds that almost three-quarters of people with mobility problems do not have an accessible door into their building. More than half say their buildings do not have doors and hallways wide enough for a wheelchair.