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Disabled People Fear Losing Their Job During Pandemic

Disabled People Fear Losing Their Job During Pandemic

A survey by a leading charity surveyed disabled people and discovered at least a quarter fear they will lose their job as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been calls to the government from the disability equality campaign for disabled people at work to be a priority. Disabled…

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Toilets for Disabled People to Be Compulsory

Toilets for Disabled People to Be Compulsory

Shopping centres sport and art venues will now be required by law to provide at least one changing place a government spokesperson has said. These facilities will include hoists and changing benches / space for carers. Zack Kerr a long time campaigner said this was “nothing short of life changing” In 2007…

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Women’s wheelchair motocross world champion

Women’s wheelchair motocross world champion

Lily Rice, of Tenby, Pembrokeshire was diagnosed with hereditary spastic paraplegia at the very young age of eight and now is the Women’s wheelchair motocross world champion. WCMX is similar to BMX and Skateboarding competitions where athletes score points by doing tricks.Lily now only 16 is the first European woman to land…

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US Open Wheelchair Event Backlash

US Open Wheelchair Event Backlash

Earlier this month the US Open faced a huge backlash from the public and tennis players alike over the decision to scrap the wheelchair event from this year’s tournament slammed as “disgusting discrimination”The US Open made a decision to go ahead with a curtailed tournament due to COVID-19 including eliminating…

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Greater clarity needed over mayor’s COVID-19 transport plans

Greater clarity needed over mayor’s COVID-19 transport plans

Disability campaigners in London have continued their fight for grater clarity around the sweeping measures as England begins to ease lockdown measures.Plans were announced to create one of the worlds largest car free zones in London to help create more space for social distancing , walking and cycling. Within this…

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Staying safe and healthy during COVID-19 as a wheelchair user

Staying safe and healthy during COVID-19 as a wheelchair user

So we are asked to wash our hands with soap and water, an easy thing to do, for most people contact with surfaces can be avoided and keeping a distance of 2 metres a fairly simple request for wheelchair users however there are obvious differences and difficulties following guidelines.Wheelchair users…

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How long does it take to get used to a wheelchair?

How long does it take to get used to a wheelchair?

This will depend on the type of wheelchair you will be using and of course if you have prior wheelchair experience. It also depends on the type of illness or injury you have. Being a first time wheelchair user can be very difficult in the first couple of weeks while you…

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New to Globaleather Our Racing Wheelchair Bag

New to Globaleather Our Racing Wheelchair Bag

Racing Wheelchair BagNEW TO GLOBALEATHERSay ‘Goodbye’ to dents and scratches with the Globaleather Racing Wheelchair Bag!Tough and hardwearing, and designed specifically for racing wheelchair frames, this is an essential piece of kit for travelling athletes.Constructed from heavy duty polyester with a PVC backing to keep it weatherproof the bag contains…

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Wedding Boutique Praised For Inclusive Window Display

Wedding Boutique Praised For Inclusive Window Display

A Portishead wedding dress boutique near Bristol has been praised on Twitter by Beth Wilson who has been in a wheelchair for five years.She spotted the mannequin in the boutique window and felt it was worthy of sharing on social media. Her tweet has since been praised by users around…

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