Scope
01/18/2017. Facebook
“This is an important milestone. It’s a victory for common sense, and disabled customers will now want to see action from travel companies.

Wheelchair spaces on buses exist because of a sustained campaign by disabled people. But today many wheelchair users still face difficulties accessing the spaces on buses, often causing a great deal of distress.

Most people don’t realise just how...
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Court backs wheelchair user who was stopped from boarding bus

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01/17/2017. Facebook
On Sunday 15th January, 82 families and 9 Scope volunteers watched "Beauty and the Beast" Woodford Pantomime.

It was very moving watching the way the children were responding to the show. They were completely mesmerised by how magical it was when it snowed inside the theatre; and, during a bit where the characters were being pursued by a ghost and the hero asked the audience to tell them if...
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01/16/2017. Facebook
Does your child have problems with settling, night wakings, early waking? Ask our sleep experts: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Ask a sleep expert

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01/14/2017. Facebook
A hearing impaired #Olaf and disabled #Barbie, why representing disability in toys is so important!
Join in on our discussion on our community at [ Bit.ly Link ]

Toy Box Tales – an online exhibition to dazzle and enchant!

toylikeme.org
Scope
01/13/2017. Facebook
#DidYouKnow that 554,000 disabled households spend over £3,000 a year on energy, more than double that of the average UK household?!

Disabled People Left Out In The Cold

huffingtonpost.co.uk
Scope
01/13/2017. Facebook
“Living is very difficult when your house is like a freezer. I constantly have infections" Life costs more if you are disabled. We can help.

Scope

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01/12/2017. Facebook
We need you! Give your time to Scope this year and volunteer in one of our charity shops.
We have so many different opportunities ranging from sorting books, to creating fabulous displays, and everything else in between!

Volunteer in a charity shop | Disability charity Scope UK

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Scope
01/11/2017. Facebook
Disabled people are 1/3 of all #socialcare users. We desperately need a long-term funding solution!

[Text for infographic - Title: Social care crisis for disabled people.
Main text: Half can't get the social care they need to live independently.
One in three expect care to get worse in the next five years.
Four in 10 get no choice or control over care.
One in 10 expect to lose social care...
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Social care | Disability charity Scope UK

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01/10/2017. Facebook
"Mental illness isn’t palatable. It’s rarely an easy fix. But it is a fact of life, and when we make it difficult for people to talk about – when we make employees feel uncomfortable disclosing mental illnesses, or brush off symptoms of self-harm as ‘teenage angst’, or refuse to believe that children might be capable of suicide – then we allow those illnesses to flourish."

Mental health – “It’s a conversation for everyone”

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Scope
01/10/2017. Facebook
"They play tug of war, run up and down the slide in the back garden and cuddle on the couch together, Ms Guillet said, adding that, finally, Connor has found a friend he can relate to."

A boy who cannot speak and his deaf dog communicate through sign language

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Scope
01/07/2017. Facebook
Have you been following Amit and Kika's story in the news this week? We'd love to hear what you think of it over on our community!
[ Scope.org.uk Link ]

The guide dog that spies on people who ignore its owner - BBC News

bbc.co.uk
Scope
01/07/2017. Facebook
Bored of making the same old New Year’s resolutions? Volunteering at the Brighton Half Marathon will make a meaningful difference for the new year and will give the 13,000 runners the cheers and support they need. Experience the fun of a half marathon without the training! Email us at events@scope.org.uk to find out more about the various roles you could take on.
Scope
01/06/2017. Facebook
Scope
01/06/2017. Facebook
This year we'll continue to campaign on social care, disability employment & reducing extra costs of disability.

Our priorities – influencing government in 2017

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Scope
01/05/2017. Facebook
"It would seem that Britain has a very weird relationship with disabled people. We are either seen as ‘superhuman’ or as some sort of burden on society. There just isn’t any middle ground at all. We are encouraged to go out and become Paralympic superstars on one hand, while the other hand takes away the ability for us to live independently...." Lost Voice Guy

I'd Never Be A Paralympian But I Can Make People Laugh

huffingtonpost.co.uk
Scope
01/05/2017. Facebook
Calling all budding bakers! Could you be The Great British Bake Off's next star baker?
The the Great British Bake Off team would like to welcome applications from disabled bakers for the next series, so please do share this with friends and family members who may be interested in this opportunity too... And Happy Baking! :)

[Text on image reads:
The Great British Bake Off. Who is the best...
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01/05/2017. Facebook
Would you like to talk to another parent who understands what you are going through and can offer emotional and practical support?
Our Face 2 Face schemes operate across the UK. Any parent of a disabled child may use their local scheme, even if their child hasn't been diagnosed.
[ Scope.org.uk Link ]
Scope
01/04/2017. Facebook
Check out this poster Maltesers UK made out of model Maltesers today for #WorldBrailleDay!

Braille translation: Caught a really fast bus once, turns out it was a fire engine.

Maltesers marks World Braille Day with London billboard as it continues inclusive disability campaign

thedrum.com
Scope
01/04/2017. Facebook
Scope
01/03/2017. Facebook
“These are soul-destroying times for people with impairments, benefits are being cut and when stories like this come out it feels very regressive, like we are going one step forward and five steps back.”

'I feared for my health': disabled actor tells of nightmare train journey

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