Tag: disability

Social entrepreneurs to expand disabled sports services in Yorkshire

A special loan for business startups is helping two Yorkshire social entrepreneurs share the joy of sport with people who would usually miss out because of disability. Sports development expert Richard Szostak, and champion wheelchair racer Louis Speight, have delivered hundreds of specialist coaching sessions across West Yorkshire, including regular

White Rose to host disability drop-in sessions as part of first ‘Purple Tuesday’

White Rose Shopping Centre is hosting a day of disability drop-in sessions next Tuesday (13 November 2018) to coincide with the UK’s first day dedicated to accessible shopping: Purple Tuesday. Purple Tuesday, which is coordinated by disability organisation Purple, has been endorsed by the government and is being supported by

Ross Care Disability and Independent Living Awareness Week

White Rose Shopping Centre is this week (3–7 September 2018) hosting Ross Care’s Disability and Independent Living Awareness Week, promoting wellbeing among those living with disabilities in Leeds. The event includes daily workshops and demonstrations, mobility scooter healthcare checks, and expert support and advice. Partners include: KYMCO Healthcare Royal National

Welfare Trap

South Leeds residents speak out about “nightmarish” and unfair disability rulings Hundreds of south Leeds residents have been hit with ​recent changes to welfare systems for those unable or less able to work. And whilst the national government claims it’s fighting benefit fraud, growing numbers of people are rising up

SNAPS to hold open day in Belle Isle

SNAPS (Special Needs and Parent Support) is a wonderful Leeds charity that works with children with disabilities and their families. We offer affordable Hydrotherapy and Rebound therapy sessions on Saturdays and access to group activities such as Boccia, music therapy, dance, story telling and free play in a safe environment.

Hilary Benn discusses social enterprise and Brexit with People Matters

Hilary Benn MP, visited Holbeck-based social enterprise, People Matters (Leeds) CIC recently, to find out about their new enterprise project Nourishing People, which trains people who live with a disadvantage and have little or no experience of work to manufacture and sell wholesome snacks. The project is set to expand