P686 Teletext 686 Oct 2 21:00:10     ————————————————————   SHROPSHIRE ARTS FESTIVAL  The third annual celebration of disability arts in Shropshire takes place from October 16-25. The festival attractions will include contemporary crafts, workshops, theatre, dance, music and art displays. All venues are fully accessible and further information is available from Shropshire Disability Consortium on 01743 440 972. ——————————————————————————————————1/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct 2 21:00:20     ————————————————————   RADAR DISABILITY AUDIT  Over 80 per cent of disability groups are highly critical of the Government's Benefit Integrity Project, according to a national survey undertaken by RADAR. RADAR's Disability Audit highlights concern over BIP and Government policy leading to loss of vital services. The Government's attempts to modafy harsher aspects of the project received a lukewarm response from disability groups. ——————————————————————————————————2 00— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct 2 21:04:44     ————————————————————   TRICYCLE RUNNING FRAME  People with cerebral palsy will be able to enjoy a new kind of freedom thanks to a special running frame for sporting use, developed by Nottingham Trent University. Designer Alan Crisp explained that the frame supports the upper body, leaving the legs free to propel the user forward. The design could enable more disabled athletes to take part in competitions. ——————————————————————————————————3/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct 2 21:05:04     ————————————————————   FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS CLUB  A new club for disabled supporters of Stockport County is being launched on October 13, in the Sapphire Suite at the ground, commencing at 7.30pm. The meeting for adults over 16 is a chance to find out more about thb club. A junior section starts next year. For more information contact Chris Williams on 0402 394 195. ——————————————————————————————————4/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct 2 21:05:58     ————————————————————  ————  —— CURRICULUM INFORMATION  SERVICE A new RNIB Curriculum Information Service is set to provide up-to-date information and advice to teachers, learning support assistants and parents of children with sight problems. This service was prompted by the large number of enquiries received about teaching the curriculum. Find out more on 01905 357 635. ——————————————————————————————————5/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct 2 21:00:11     ————————————————————  ———    HAMPSHIRE CARERS CENTRE     Carers in Hampshire had the chance to put their views directly to Health Minister Paul Boateng during his visit to the Princess Royal Trust Carers' Centre. About twelve and a half thousand carers are in the area covered by the centre, one of 10 around the country. Mr Boateng commented: "Carers deserve recognition for the sterling work they do." ——————————————————————————————————6/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct 2 21:02:30     ————————————————————   MENTAL HEALTH ACT MOVE  Professor Genevra Richardson has been appointed by the government to kick- start a root and branch review of the 1983 Mental Health Act. Ministers announced their intention to review mental health law when they outlined fresh policy measures in July. Professor Richardson will lead a small team of experts responsible for marking out legislation that needs to be changed. ——————————————————————————————————7/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct 2 21:02:42     ————————————————————   CAREER OPPORTUNI$$FS  EXHIBITIONS Now employers are having to ensure that disabled people are given equal opportunities in employment, so an upcoming exhibition will be of great interest to employers and employees. The 1998 Job and Career Opportunities Exhibition will be held at the accessible Montem Centre, Slough, Berks on October 21-22. For full details contact Largenville Ltd on 01494 522 714. ——————————————————————————————————8/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct 2 21:01:00     ————————————————————   MENTAL HEALTH EXHIBITION  "Piece of mind", an exhibition of original artwork by mental health service users and health survivors, runs from October 6-10, at Clarendon City College as part of Nottingham's Mental Health Awareness Week. Works include ceramics, paintings and drawings from people of all ages who are all mental health service users. Details from New College on 0115 962 3411 ——————————————————————————————————9/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct 2 21:01:40     ————————————————————   RNIB INTERNET PROJECT  A pioneering new project devised by the RNIB will enable blind and partially sighted children and young people to access the Internet at school. The pilot Internet project will initially target 200 students with serious sight problems, involving three special and 00 l—instream schools. Each school will receive funding from the RNIB to upgrade existing equipment and purchase necessary software. ——————————————————————————————————10/10 Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+