P686 Teletext 686 Oct16 20:03:04     ob{ ————————————————————  ————  —— DISABILITY BENEFITS  The parliamentary all-party disablement group met disability organisations at Westminster recently after press reports of government plans to end eligibility for new Incapacity Benefit claimants. This measure will be effective for the first two years of disability or illness. Group co-chair Lord Ashley said that such proposals would be strongly opposed. ——————————————————————————————————1/9—— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct16 21:03:03      ————————————————————  ————  —— MENTAL DISORDERS  Sane, the mental health charity, has demanded action for prisoners suffering from mental illness. New statistics reveal that seven out of 10 men in jail were assessed as having more than one type of mental disorder. Levels of attempted suicide are high - one in five men and two in five women. Sane also expressed concern about the numbers of prisoners suffering from a psychotic illness. 3/9 ——————————————————————————————————————— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct16 21:07:01      ————————————————————  ————  —— AIDS STRATEGY  The all-party parliamentary group on Aids has launched a report emphasising the need for a national Aids strategy, making recommendations on its content and implementation. Chair of the group Neil Gerrard MP said: "We are at a crucial time in the history of the Aids epidemic in this country." He added that an effective strategy would reduce the number of new infections. ——————————————————————————————————3/9—— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct16 21:05:12      ————————————————————  ————  —— HEARING LOSS  Research by RNID shows that millions of people needing hearing tests have not had one - and four times as many people have had an eye test as a hearing test. L—lfs Strachan, chief executive of RNID, commented: "The results of this research are truly shocking." People who have had a test claim it has changed their lives dramatically, says the institute. ——————————————————————————————————————— Provided by Disability Times 4/9 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct16 21:00:01      ————————————————————  ————  —— RADAR WEB SITE  Radar has launched its web site, —hmed at giving disabled people, their families and carers the most up-to-date information on its campaigns. Information and advice will also be available on questions most frequently asked by disabled people contacting Radar. Radar's web site is at: http://www.radar.org.uk (For further details telephone: 0171 250 3222) ——————————————————————————————————5/9—— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct16 21:00:05 P     ————————————————————  ————  —— CHARITY VIDEO  The Cicely Northcote Trust has produced a video dealing with the f—x-to-day problems experienced by carers. It can be used in a variety of situations, to raise awareness of carers and their needs. The video, Who Cares For The Carer?, is available for £15. Contact Helen Preston, on: 0171 261 1959. ——————————————————————————————————6/9—— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct16 21:00:14      ————————————————————  ————  —— IT FOR ALL  The new IT For All campaign promotes the benefits of IT in daily life and aims to give disabled people confidence in using computers. The campaign is backed by several organisations representing a large section of the disabled community. Further information can be obtained by calling IT For All Freephone 0800 456567. ——————————————————————————————————————— Provided by Disability Times 7/9 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct16 21:00:10      ————————————————————  ————  —— DEAF AWARENESS  To mark Deaf Awareness Week the university and college lecturers' union NATFHE has published material about the needs of deaf people in higher and further education. It includes a special 32-page pack entitled Deaf People And Equal Rights. Contact Midge Purcell at NATFHE on: 0171 520 3207. ——————————————————————————————————8/9—— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct16 21:01:03     ob{ ————————————————————  ————  —— SHAFTESBURY THEATRE  The Theatre of Comedy Company's Shaftesbury Theatre is introducing a new sound system for hearing impaired, blind and partially sighted audiences. The Shaftesbury will be the first dst End commercial theatre to provide regular audio description of musicals. The system will provide enhanced audio reception, benefiting both visually and hearing impaired audiences. ——————————————————————————————————————— Provided by Disability Times 9/9 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+