Month: July 2018

Month: July 2018

The accessibility of Disabled Facilities Grant application forms

A survey has found that about half of local authorities in England do not make application forms freely available for home adaptation grants – known as Disabled Facilities Grants. Key findings included: The law imposes strict timescales for the processing Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) – but if local authorities withhold the application form, they can …

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Boy with a female carer, smiling.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership success!

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) bid with the Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Cardiff University. This KTP is funded by Welsh Government and Innovate UK. This is what it is about. What is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)? The Knowledge Transfer Partnership …

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Effective interventions for long term change

At the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Conditions, University of Birmingham, the aim is to identify the causes of the most pressing problems for children with neurodevelopmental disorders in order to develop effective interventions that are delivered at the right time to enable long term change. Our work What’s the problem? It sounds like a straightforward question …

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Our innovation team design the Boccia ramp of the future

The CIC team have been working hard to create a high tech Boccia Ramp. Boccia is a ball sport, similar to bowls, for people with severe physical disabilities. The guys were challenged by a young man in Bristol who wanted to have more independence in the game. They took up the challenge and have created a …

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Borrow fiction from our BorrowBox library

BorrowBox is great new service we offer that means you can now borrow ebooks and audiobooks from us. You can read or listen to books using the BorrowBox app on your smartphone or tablet or from your computer on their website. Last month we featured some non-fiction books available to borrow from our BorrowBox library. This month we’re featuring …

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Ask, Listen, Do

Do you care for a child or young person with a learning disability, autism or both? Have you ever raised a concern or a complaint about the education, health and social care services they receive? And you have been left feeling frustrated by the response you received? Then you may well be interested in NHS …

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