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Special Education, Autism, Dyslexia & ADHD awareness

When you have a neurotypical child, you feel reasonably assured that class participation and decent study habits will result in good grades. These kids have close friends. They get invited to participate in social things like birthdays, play dates and weekend gatherings. They make the teams, auditions and are always busy doing something fun with their friends.
But when you have a child with certain differences, this is often not the case. Learning may take longer, both academically and socially. Despite their tremendous efforts, results are often a fraction of their peers and social acceptance is fleeting, setting them up for painful comparisons and bitter frustration. Instead of a fun and fulfilling experience, school can become a breeding ground for depression and anxiety, and homework a battle ground at home. It is exhausting for parents and child alike.
This is the week of SPED (Special Education), Autism, Dyslexia, and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) awareness. For all the children who struggle every day to succeed in a world that does not recognize their gifts and talents, and for those who are walking beside them, please let this be a gentle reminder to be kind and accepting of ALL people.
Recognize that the “playing field” is not always a level surface.
Children who learn differently are not weird. They are merely gifted in ways that our society does not value enough. Yet they want what everyone else wants: To be accepted.
Please help me share awareness of this in honor of all children who are deemed “different”.  Our world would be far less beautiful without them.
This post is from the National Autistic Society
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Disability & travelling abroad during (and after) Covid-19

Two hands wearing gloves holding a globe with the word Covid on a post it note

A survey conducted by Strive Mobility in partnership with Disability Horizons has found that nearly 60% of disabled and chronically ill people won’t travel abroad until we know more about Covid-19, and 39% until there is a vaccine. 49% also feel unhappy about the reopening of holiday accommodation in the UK.

Read on to find out what the new travel guidelines are for going abroad, what safety measures holiday accommodation in the UK have to put in place, and discover more about what disabled people really think about the new changes.

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Fluid Resistant (Type IIR) surgical face masks available – 3 boxes for the price of 2


Strive Mobility are now offering fluid resistant (Type IIR), surgical face masks and you can take advantage of this “3 for 2” offer (until the end of July), using coupon: 342R at checkout.

Order 3 boxes with 50 masks each and only pay £55.00 instead of £82.50.  Buy fluid resistant (Type IIR), surgical face masks here

Disposable Fluid Resistant (Type IIR) Surgical Face Masks for sale

These 3 ply, disposable fluid resistant surgical face masks provide barrier protection against respiratory droplets.

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Raising Money for NHS Charities Together

This is the last day (1 April 2020) for us to raise £10,000 or more, as per below – please donate just £5 and forward this on to your contacts and ask them to donate if they can.

Whilst many of us are working in a safe environment at home, our amazing NHS staff and volunteers are working tirelessly to care for COVID-19 patients. And we want them to know that we are here for them. We are so proud and in awe of NHS staff and volunteers as they work tirelessly to save lives! This means staying away from their homes and families, working day and night, to treat as many people as possible in need of care.

As NHS staff and volunteers look after COVID-19 patients in their greatest hour of need, we can help take care of the well-being of our NHS people.

If we can donate just £5 each and then forward this message on to everyone in our contact lists who also donate £5, I am sure that together we can reach our target by 1st April 2020.

But we have only 5 days to raise £10,000 for the brave staff and volunteers at the NHS so please donate just £5 now! If by the 1st April we have not reached our target, I will make up the difference.

Donations can:

1) Fund well-being packs/gifts for staff and volunteers on wards/departments (this could include food deliveries, high energy/protein bars/drinks, snacks, refreshments, wash kits, overnight stay kits.)

2) Cost of travel, parking, accommodation for NHS staff and volunteers Volunteer expenses

3) Other items as requested by NHS Charities that enhance the well-being of NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients.


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Coronavirus Information

In light of recent COVID-19 developments, we have taken the difficult decision to stop taking any further orders for the hire of mobility equipment with the exception of beds (see below).

Our suppliers make every effort to effectively clean all products before they are sent out again but nevertheless, we feel that it’s best to take a prudent approach and not re-use mobility equipment for the time being. 

The situation is obviously not ideal but we feel that this is necessary to ensure the safety of our service users, the community in general and staff throughout the handling process.  We will of course keep you updated with the situation and let you know once normal service can be resumed.

One of our suppliers has assured us that during this difficult period, they are able to fulfil our demand for bed hire.  Prices include delivery, collection and decontamination.

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10 Wheelchair Accessible Hotels in London

London Eye on the South Bank

Do you need a getaway after the hustle and bustle of the holidays?  You should consider heading to one of the most-visited cities in the world – London!  After spending the day visiting popular tourist destinations, including Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and the London Eye, you’ll be ready for a rest.  Here, we list 10 wheelchair accessible hotels in London to make the most of your visit. Continue reading 10 Wheelchair Accessible Hotels in London

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Top 5 accessible attractions and cities to visit in England if you have a disability

Looking for days out and weekend breaks this autumn and into 2020? With its rich history, bustling cities, and quaint countryside, England has something for everyone to enjoy. Plus, many of the popular destinations are accessible to visitors with a range of disabilities. Here, Strive Mobility, which rents disability aids and equipment, lists some of the best… Continue reading Top 5 accessible attractions and cities to visit in England if you have a disability