UK CAA Launches Consultation On Airline Disability Access

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he UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched a consultation to gather views on ways to improve airline access for disabled and less mobile passengers.

Four Accessible Day Out Ideas For The May Bank Holidays

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This May we are set to enjoy three long Bank Holiday weekends. If you are looking for a place to enjoy an accessible day out in the UK, here are some ideas.

Campaigners Criticise Cuts To Active Travel Budget

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The UK government has been strongly criticised by disability campaign groups for cutting the active travel budget by over 50% in the latest spending review.

Anger As Gates Block Mobility Scooter Access On Cycleway

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Residents in Lancashire have complained about a lack of access on a cycling route. Kissings gates have been installed, preventing access for mobility scooters.

International Wheelchair Day Aims To Bust Negative Myths

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International Wheelchair Day takes place on March 1 annually, and aims to celebrate the positive aspects of using a wheelchair, and help improve access for all.

Tips For Choosing Accessible Holiday Accommodation In The UK

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For people with restricted mobility, finding suitable holiday accommodation can present a challenge. Here are some tips to help you enjoy a stress free holiday.

Government Backs Carer’s Leave Bill For Annual Unpaid Leave

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The Carer’s Leave Bill, which would entitle carers in the UK to one week of unpaid leave a year, will now go to the House of Lords after being backed by 73 MPs.

How Can We Protect Our Mind As We Get Older?

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Most of the advice around ageing centres on eating the right foods and taking regular exercise. However, it is just as important to look after our brains.

Step-Free Tube Schemes At Risk Of Cancellation

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Transport for London (TfL), the organisation responsible for running the London Underground, has said that some step-free projects which would allow wheelchair users full access to platforms may be postponed or cancelled.

What Is Essential To Maintaining Independence As We Age?

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Here’s a look at some of the factors that can influence how safely and happily a senior person can live in their own home, and avoid a move to a care home.

Tips For Making The Bathroom Safer

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Elderly people or those with reduced mobility may find that using the bathroom is more of a challenge than it used to be

What Are The Early Warning Signs Of Arthritis?

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The next most common type is the rheumatoid arthritis, which is an inflammatory condition in the joints, causing them to swell and become stiff and painful. Here are the main symptoms to be aware of.

New Online Service To Support Disabled Employees

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The government has launched a new £6.4 million online service to help employers support disabled employees.

National Park Widens Access To All-Terrain Mobility Scooters

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The North York Moors National Park Authority has made a greater number of mobility scooters available to help widen access for disabled visitors.

Concerns Raised About Lack Of Step-Free Tube Access

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The Disability News Service (DNS) reports that a lack of staff has made lift closure increasingly frequent over the past few years.