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NRS Healthcare Introduce the Seahorse Plus Toileting and Shower Chair

seahorse chair

The next generation Seahorse Plus Toileting and Shower Chair is a development of the acclaimed Seahorse Sanichair – re-designed with the aim to add improved functionality whilst retaining the key benefits of the original Seahorse.

Based on extensive feedback from healthcare professionals, carers and end users, the Seahorse Plus features increased comfort, stability and adaptability, making it ideal for children of varying ages and suitable for both home and care settings. The chair has removable back and seat liners that are sold separately, with two liner options for each size of chair. The Seahorse Plus has the capability to accommodate multiple children or one child as they grow and now features independent, height adjustable footrests for comfort with straps for security.

I CAN ANNOUNCES NEW TRUSTEES AND CHAIR OF GOVENORS

Children’s communication charity, I CAN have announced the appointment of new Trustee – Dr Judy Clegg, Senior Lecturer in the department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield. Judy will also take up the position of Chair of Governors at I CAN’s Dawn House School in Nottinghamshire

A speech and language therapist by background, Judy has extensive experience of working, teaching and researching in the field of children’s speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). She is also the Director of Professional Learning overseeing the clinical degree programmes in speech and language therapy at the University of Sheffield.


HOLLYOAKS STARS JOINED GO RUN FOR FUN

THE WORLD’S LARGEST CHILDREN’S RUNNING CHARITY, TO CELEBRATE 100,000TH RUNNER IN LIVERPOOL. OVER 1,000 CHILDREN TOOK PART IN THE ONE-MILE RUNNING EVENT ALONGSIDE HOLLYOAKS STARS JUAN PABLO YEPEZ AND RICHARD LINNELL AS WELL AS EUROPEAN AND WORLD 60M GOLD MEDALLIST RICHARD KILTY

GO RUN FOR FUN AIMS TO GET AS MANY KIDS AS POSSIBLE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 5 AND 10 OFF THE COUCH AND RUNNING, AND CELEBRATED ITS 100,000TH RUNNER ON TUESDAY 24TH NOVEMBER, AT THE WAVERTREE ATHLETICS CENTRE, LIVERPOOL

JIM RATCLIFFE, INEOS CHARIMAN AND GO RUN FOR FUN FOUNDER, SAID, “IT WAS OUR AIM TO GET 100,000 CHILDREN RUNNING WITHIN THREE YEARS OF THE LAUNCH AND TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL SO SOON IS A FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT.”

NHS grant for epilepsy film

Children’s charity, Young Epilepsy has won new funding from NHS England under their Celebrating Excellence in Participation community scheme.

This exciting grant will enable Young Epilepsy and its partners to create a truly innovative film that will celebrate the diversity of young people with epilepsy and consolidates the charity’s recommendations from the findings of its Darzi Fellowship, for more integrated services. The film will tell the story of how children and young people with epilepsy were able to share their perspectives and shape the report and its recommendations.

Children’s communication charity wins award for innovation!

I CAN, the children’s communication charity, has been awarded the SLCN Innovation Award for its Talk about Talk programme at the Shine a Light awards ceremony in London, hosted by comedian David Baddiel, for its innovative approach in involving young people in various aspects of the training development.

The award winning programme, Talk about Talk was developed to provide training for organisations to improve their ability to identify and support young people with communication difficulties. Key to its development was the contribution of young people to aspects of the training.

Emergency funding available for young people and families in crisis

The children’s grant-giving organisation, Buttle UK, runs a Small Grants Programme which can provide a personal and fast response to families living in crisis and help children to improve their engagement in education..

This programme is designed to help ensure that children who are experiencing very difficult circumstances where their safety, health or development is at risk, still have their basic material needs met.

The charity considers exceptional those who are living in severe poverty, suffering deprivation as a result, and who are facing additional social issues such as domestic violence, drug and alcohol misuse, estrangement, illness, distress, abuse, neglect, behavioural or mental health issues.

Wobbly Wednesday walkaround, a simply simple idea

Supporters of Nystagmus Network are being encouraged to organise a Wobbly Wednesday walkaround on or around Wednesday 4 November to celebrate the charity’s annual awareness day. NN is leading the campaign to highlight the complex eye condition nystagmus, which affects around 1 in 1,000 people.

A Wobbly Wednesday walkaround works on the principle that ten people walking one mile can raise more awareness than one person walking ten miles. The idea which is new for this year’s Wobbly Wednesday, is easy to organise and needs no special equipment. All you need is a space big enough to walk around. NN is suggesting that Wobbly Wednesday walkarounds take place between Saturday 31st October and Friday 6th November to maximise awareness.

A host of international experts to speak at ADHD Foundation Conference 2015

ADHD Foundation is to host internationally renowned experts in childhood and adolescence mental health at its annual conference, taking place at ACC Liverpool on November 5 and 6, 2015.

November 5 will see the UK’s leading clinicians and commissioners come together to explore ‘Innovation and Service Transformation in ADHD and ASD in Mental Health and Education’ as part of a two day conference curated by ADHD Foundation. Day two (November 6) is focused for school leaders, teachers, SENCOs and social care professionals.

Dr Tony Lloyd, chief executive of ADHD Foundation and curator of the conference, said:

Have a ball for Heart of England Mencap

IT’S lights, camera, action as tickets go on sale for a night of Hollywood glamour in aid of a local charity. Heart of England Mencap will host the ‘Hollywood Ball’ in Stratford on Friday November 20th, all to raise funds to support local people living with learning disabilities.

The black-tie event will take place at The Stratford Hotel in Arden Street starting at 7pm. Guests will enjoy a three-course meal and charity auction, with live music.  Tickets cost £50 per person, or £500 for a table of ten.  The price includes all food and entertainment plus a drink on arrival.