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Mobility Roadshow competition results: Young writers demonstrate sensitivity to disability and bullying

8 January 2013 – The winners of a national writing competition for young people have demonstrated an outstanding depth of emotion and caring concern for people with disabilities.
 
School children aged 7 to 16 years were invited by the charity Mobility Choice to enter its Ready Willing & Mobile…
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Added by Mobility Roadshow on January 16, 2013 at 16:16 — No Comments

The times they are. Changing

The next three years are heading for being a nightmare as the welfare reforms kick in. I work with people with long term conditions and already the letters, the assessments and the appeals are stacking up. I am getting to know some of the information and processes you need to look out for. Any questions, post them here and if I can I will give you a steer. Hopefully fellow members will also chip in. I just see that people don't know what to do. My three crucial pieces of advice… Continue

Added by Fiona McCall on January 11, 2013 at 12:55 — 1 Comment

Lincolnshire Keith breezes to 3,000 miles on TGA mobility scooter

Keith Forman, 55 from Lincoln, is a remarkable character that despite living with severe disability, completed 3,000 miles on his TGA Breeze mobility scooter this New Year by travelling around Lincolnshire during 2012.

Keith has lived locally for over 30 years and has been disabled since the…

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Added by TGA Mobility on January 9, 2013 at 17:27 — No Comments

STOKE CITY FOOTBALLING LEGEND PRESENTS WINNING TGA ECLIPSE AT FELLOW EX-PLAYER’S NEW AMORCARE MOBILITY STORE

To celebrate the opening of the new Amorcare Mobility store in Stafford by ex Stoke FC footballer Andy Morgan, fellow Stoke player and local ‘legend’ John Ruggiero presented a prize winning …

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Added by TGA Mobility on January 8, 2013 at 11:01 — No Comments

SUPPLIER OF TGA SCOOTERS CUMBRIA MOBILITY & MP SUPPORTS NEW LANCASTER ‘INDEPENDENT ME’ CENTRE

The Lancashire charity One Voice, with support…

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Added by TGA Mobility on January 8, 2013 at 10:35 — No Comments

It's Not That I Don't Want To Help Myself

It’s not that I’m being ungrateful for your suggestions, on the contrary I am touched and very grateful that you thought of me and offered support. My apparent lack of willingness to take on these suggestions comes not from not wanting to help myself but just from the fact that over the last ten years I have tried so many things, including the things you suggested and they just don’t work. The most they can offer is maybe more effective illness management. This illness takes so much away…

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Added by Debbie Deboo on December 27, 2012 at 17:40 — No Comments

ETAC POWERCHAIR OWNER CHARLOTTE GOES FOR CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE WITH PARAORCHESTRA

Charlotte White, 23, from Leckhampstead in Buckinghamshire is an Etac Balder powerchair owner who has entered the music charts with her fellow Paraorchestra musicians performing the single ‘True Colours’, following their appearance in the Paralympics closing ceremony.…

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Added by EtacUK on December 21, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR PRINCES RISBOROUGH FAMILY THANKS TO EMS WITH SUPPORT FROM MP

Christmas is a special time for many of us but for Julie Dean and family from Longwick this year’s will be a particularly happy and memorable one. Having been refused funding from their local council and giving up all hope of ever affording a much needed stairlift, Hertfordshire based company EMS Stairlifts came to their aid providing…

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Added by EMS Stairlifts on December 17, 2012 at 16:33 — 1 Comment

Compulsion

Before I became ill and to an extent lost my independence I never really worried too much about what was going on around me or about other people.  Oh yes, I sponsored a child in another country and had a direct debit going to Oxfam, belonged to CND and Amnesty International, the usual, but nothing extensive.

Turning first vegetarian and then vegan first began the turn in tide for me when my eyes were opened to the state the world was in and how it was down to each one of us…

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Added by Debbie Deboo on November 28, 2012 at 17:05 — No Comments

BBC Top Gear winning TGA mobility scooter to open up world of discovery for disabled people at new Kintyre outdoor activity centre

Following a £30,000 lottery grant, the Network Caradale group located in scenic Kintyre, South West Scotland will be opening a new outdoor activity centre early next year with forest trails that are accessible…

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Added by TGA Mobility on November 28, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

19-YEAR-OLD ETAC POWERCHAIR USER ADAM FROM NEWBURY SEEKS CHANCE TO' WING WALK' FOR CHARITY DESPITE HAVING MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

 

Powerchair footballer Adam Yuill, 19, from Newbury in Berkshire is seeking to fulfil a dream by ‘wing walking’ on an aeroplane for charity despite having Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and being dependent on an Etac Balder powerchair.

Adam is a lively teenager…

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Added by EtacUK on November 26, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Innovation

Innovation, being the first

the bright idea, a light bulb burst

Putting ideas into action

Happy to recieve positive reaction

Prototypes, test them out,

Take them with you, out and about

Many designs don't make the grade

Despite the hours getting made

Glam up the world is our mission

And GlamSticks has received recognition

National awards and media attention

Positive reviews, too many to mention

Starting off a nationwide trend

Of others…

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Added by Debbie Deboo on November 23, 2012 at 16:41 — No Comments

Buzzing With Ideas Through The Tears

When I am feeling at my lowest, times I refer to as 'the pit' (see earlier blog post) and the pain almost becomes too much to bear, these are the times I am at my most creative and I have a flurry of ideas and outpourings.  Activity from me tends to be very much in bursts lol



Although my poetry appears depressing, it does serve a purpose, it acts as a form of cathartic release and I often feel more at peace if not less in pain after writing something.

This poem was…

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Added by Debbie Deboo on November 23, 2012 at 0:59 — No Comments

This is M.E.

This is M.E.

Exhaustion, pain and IBS

Always tired despite plenty of rest

Sleep in the day, can't sleep at night

Really feel like giving up the fight

Can't walk no more, can't exercise

All my clothes have gone up a size

Can't bear no sight can't bear no sound

Can't cope with too many people around

Memory gone, thoughts disjointed

Unreliable, friends disappointed

Depression takes hold makes me…

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Added by Debbie Deboo on November 22, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Retired Royal marine and wife rediscover a love for life onboard ‘Harley Davidson’ TGA mobility scooters

Amputee ex-Royal Marine Adrian Spriggs, 60, from Dundee and his mobility-restricted wife Phyllis are two lively remarried characters who have both rediscovered their love for the outdoors thanks to two ‘Easy Rider’ TGA mobility scootersfollowing the tragic loss of their…

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Added by TGA Mobility on November 21, 2012 at 16:37 — No Comments

Top amputee disabled golfer plans greater success in 2013 on new TGA Breeze Golf Mobility Scooter

Kevin Harmison, 47 from Bedlington, Northumberland, is one of the UK’s leading disabled golfers with a 2 handicap, who amongst many accolades, has recently won the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SDGP) Open Championships and is now planning further success thanks to his new and…

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Added by TGA Mobility on November 21, 2012 at 16:34 — No Comments

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