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Paralysed student stands again in his special new wheelchair

A BOY left paralysed in an horrific cycling accident a year ago has been able to stand using his own “standing wheelchair” for the first time.

New online loop map for hearing aid users

HEARING aid users can ‘locate a loop’ on a new interactive map that details venues offering assistive listening technology.

Carers

We need help NOW, say unpaid carers

MILLIONS of unpaid carers are being pushed to breaking point and may be forced to quit work, warns Carers UK as new figures reveal the devastating impact of Covid-19.

New help for disabled abuse survivors

A NEW booklet is has been launched to help disabled adult survivors of childhood abuse.

Last call for views on benefits system

DISABILITY minister Chloe Smith has issued a final plea for people to have their say and help create a fairer benefits system for all.

Do you know someone who’s doing extraordinary things?

PICTURED: Left to right, Sense chairman Justin Molloy, previous winner Harry Headland, and TV presenter Nikki Fox DO YOU know someone with complex disabilities who’s...

Sports

Successful return for World Disability Snooker

Another major success for Tony Southern WORLD Disability Billiards and Snooker crowned its first champions in over 18 months as the body enjoyed a successful...

Get set for our alternative Games . . .

AS THE long-awaited 2020 Paralympic Games gets under way today, Mencap has released a video from a group of people with a learning disability about the exclusion that athletes with a learning disability are still facing.

Why can’t we compete in Paralympics?

ATHLETES with a learning disability continue to face exclusion from most sports at the Paralympics.

What a goal! Fantastic sports idea for disabled people

A SCHEME that’s helping disabled people to become more active is already a winner.

Health

Paralysed student stands again in his special new wheelchair

A BOY left paralysed in an horrific cycling accident a year ago has been able to stand using his own “standing wheelchair” for the first time.

‘Annual hearing tests should be a must’

ANNUAL hearing tests should be mandatory from the age of 55, say BIHIMA, the British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association.

Minor falls can have major consequences

MINOR falls in the home can have devastating and sometimes fatal consequences – as well as costing billions in treatments for fractures and other complications.

Make time to love your liver

MOST adults are unaware of what can increase their risk of liver cancer, the fastest growing cause of cancer death in the UK.

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WE’VE got TWO sensational watches to win our super Festive competition that’s sure to set pulses racing!

What the festive stars have in store for you

TOP astrologer RUSSELL GRANT takes a look at what the stars have in store for you ...

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