Charity

  • C is for Coffee - Scope's A to Z of Sex and Disability - #EndTheAwkward

    http://www.scope.org.uk/a-z
    Whether someone’s disabled or not, if you’re invited back for 'coffee' you're probably not going to get much sleep. So let’s hope you’ve got your best undies on.

    C is for 'Coffee' is part of Scope’s A-Z of sex and disability.

    About the campaign:
    Scope research shows that just 5% of non-people have ever asked out, or been on a date with, a disabled person. So this October, we're celebrating dark, drawn-in nights and long lie-ins under the covers with our vibrant and racy, illustrated A to Z of sex and disability.
    http://www.scope.org.uk/a-z

    The A-Z is the lastest offering from Scope's #EndTheAwkward campaign which aims to change attitudes to disability by shining a light-hearted spotlight on the awkwardness people feel around disability. Scope hopes the campaign will help people feel comfortable when talking to – or dating – a disabled person.
    http://www.scope.org.uk/awkward

    About Scope:
    Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we'll be here. We provide support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year. We raise awareness of the issues that matter. And with your support, we'll keep driving change across society until this country is great for everyone.

    Find out more about our work here: http://www.scope.org.uk
  • Disabled volunteer shares Christmas cheer with homeless

    Disabled charity worker Paul Wheeler, from Birmingham, spends much of his time volunteering for charities after being unable to get a job. Despite not having a great deal of money, he chose to spend his what little he had on buying Christmas presents for the homeless this year.

    DATE: Wednesday 23rd December, 2015
    LOCATION: Birmingham city centre


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  • Dogs for the Disabled Charity - Training Assistance Dogs for Adults & Children

    Dogs for the Disabled is a life-transforming charity, creating exceptional partnerships between people living with disability and specially trained assistance dogs.

    Through practical assistance a dog can offer freedom and independence to children and adults with physical disabilities and children with autism.

    Dogs for the Disabled is a Charity in the UK that helps disabled people to increase their independence by training specially selected dogs to live and work with them

    Please visit http://www.dogsforthedisabled.org/ for more information on the charity and how to make a donation.

    (Video Donated by http://www.VirtualStudio.TV )
  • I was bullied because I am disabled - Anti-Bullying Week 2013 - Scope video

    http://www.scope.org.uk/ABW2013 Anti-Bullying Week 2013, 18-22 November calls on children and young people to take the lead in creating a future without bullying -- using new technology to promote positive communication rather than being held back by cyber bullying.

    Bullying is something that many of Scope's Trendsetters, a group of disabled young people, say they've experienced.

    One Trendsetter wanted to use technology to share her experience of being bullied. She wanted to send out a positive message about stopping bullying by creating this short film. Her message is: "If you are being bullied, or know someone who is, tell someone."

    If you've experienced bullying and would like details of organisations that can help, please visit:
    http://www.scope.org.uk/ABW2013

    For more information about our Trendsetters group, visit:
    http://www.scope.org.uk/trendsetters

    About Scope:
    Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we'll be here. We provide support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year. We raise awareness of the issues that matter. And with your support, we'll keep driving change across society until this country is great for everyone.

    Find out more about our work here: http://www.scope.org.uk
  • SWIPE - How Technology Is Helping Disabled Children

    Sky News visited a children's hospice in Middlesex, which is benefiting from some special technology thanks to the charity LifeLites' help.

  • The Disability Discrimination Act: Standing on the shoulders of giants

    November 2015 marks the twentieth anniversary since the Disability Discrimination Act became law in Britain. The law improved the lives of many disabled people and put anti-discrimination law on the statute book for disabled people.

    However, it was the civil rights campaigners and activists who fought tirelessly to change the law that made this a remarkable moment in disability history.

    We are marking this anniversary with a whole host of content on our website. Visit http://goo.gl/dpKjND to find out more.