Monthly Archives April 2017

Blue Badge Pilot Scheme

Scotland’s blue badge scheme has been extended to allow people who may have difficulties and pose a risk to themselves or others in traffic to get a badge, provided they meet eligibility criteria.  People who think they might be eligible are being invited to contact their local authority. The blue badge scheme provides an essential service for disabled people, allowing parking access that can often make the difference as to whether disabled people live their lives as fully as they can. Some people with a diagnosed mental disorder (a legal expression including conditions like dementia, autism, and Down’s syndrome) may
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Funding Update

Voluntary Action Fund http://www.voluntaryactionfund.org.uk/funding-and-support/volunteering-development-grants Funding Strand 1 – Care and Wellbeing.  Improving the quality of life for those affected by physical and/or mental health issues and their carers.  If you or someone you know is a carer or has a mental or physical disability then click the link above for more information. The Hospital Saturday Fund  http://fundingscotland.com/Funds/Fund/a0Rb0000000Ng9DEAS-the-hospital-saturday-fund  The Fund provides assistance for: individuals with a medical condition or disability who would benefit from assistance with the purchase of specialised equipment or from particular forms of treatment; or registered health charities such as hospitals, hospices and medical organisations which are in
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Changing Places Toilets campaign

Both Falkirk Area Disability Access Panel (FADAP) and Renfrewshire Access Panel (RAP) are leading the way amongst Access Panels in the Campaign for Changing Places Toilets. Standard accessible toilets do not meet the needs of all people with a disability.  People with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well people with other physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis often need extra equipment and space to allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably. Changing Places toilets meet these needs.  They come fully equipped with a hoist, changing bed and peninsular toilet plus the space
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How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Access Panel

Social media is becoming an ever increasing part of our lives and it effects the way we communicate with each other.  In order for your Access Panel to maximise its impact you’re going to need to use social media.  Below is an infographic offering some hints and tips on how you can put Twitter to work for you.  They’re a set of golden rules you should be following when engaging with people on Twitter. Maybe you’re looking for new members or you’re wanting to get the word out about a campaign the Panel is about to start? Either way, Twitter
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