P686 Teletext 686 Oct30 21:03:30    PH ————————————————————  ————  —— MOBILITY COMPONENT ASSURANCE  Lord Morris of Manchester has been assured by Downing Street that the Mobility Component of DLA will not be taxed. Taxation would have particularly affected people who use the allowance to obtain a car through the Motability scheme. The Prime Minister wrote: "We recognise that disabled people have additional needs and that they need cash and services to help meet them." ——————————————————————————————————1/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct30 21:15:50      ————————————————————  —————  TRAGEDY FOR DISABLED GRADUATES  Minister for Employment Margaret Hodge attended a graduation ceremony for Fast-Track, an employment programme for disabled graduates run by Scope. Ms Hodge stated the Government is aware of massive discrimination in the labour market for disabled people. She said the barriers to employment for disabled graduates were a "terrible tragedy" and a waste of human resources. ——————————————————————————————————2/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct30 21:00:22      ————————————————————  —————  DISABLED FACILITIES GRANTS  Age Concern is inviting comments on the efficiency of local authorities in improving disabled facilities grants for home adaptations. A check list is being provided to find out how well the authority performs this service and what improvements can be made. Details can be obtained from Louise Russell at Age Concern England, Astral House, 1268 London Road, London SW16 4ER. ——————————————————————————————————3/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct30 21:04:47      ————————————————————  —————  CALLING DISABLED VOLUNTEERS  SKILL, the National Bureau for Students with Disabilities, has spent the last two years researching ways to promote volunteering opportunities for disabled people. Disabled people in the UK are considered twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people. SKILL considers volunteering is the key to removing this discrepancy because it demonstrates to potential employers the ability to work. ——————————————————————————————————4/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct30 21:05:11    P  ————————————————————  —————  PRIORITISE DEAFBLIND SERVICES  Deafblind charity SENSE is urging social service managers to prioritise the needs of deafblind people. Managers will be advised of the importance of early intervention to assess people's needs and providing services specifically for them. SENSE Chief Executive Rodney Clark commented: "Those responsible for planning must themselves have a clear understanding of the unique issues around deafblindness." ——————————————————————————————————5/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct30 21:01:34      ————————————————————  —————  THINK ABOUT...BEING DEAF  This book is the latest in the Think About... series published by Belitha Press. It takes a thoughtful look at deafness and is aimed at the 8-11-year age group. Author Maggie Wooley writes from personal experience being the first deaf TV presenter. Think About Being Deaf is available in hardback at £8.99. ISBN 1 85561 797 8. ——————————————————————————————————6/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct30 21:05:51      ————————————————————  —————  THINK ABOUT...BEING BLIND  This book is issued in the Think About series published by Belitha Press. It deals with the everyday problems of being blind and is intended for the 8-11-year age group. Author Peter White has been blind since birth and is a radio presenter for the BBC. Think About Being Blind is available in hardback at £8.99. ISBN 1 85561 796 X. ——————————————————————————————————7/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct30 21:02:23      ————————————————————  —————  A PICTURE OF HEALTH  The Buckinghamshire County Museum, in Aylesbury, is hosting three exhibitions linking art and medicine up until December 6 1998. The exhibition comprises paintings of breast cancer care, photographs depicting the work of cardio-thoracic surgeons and work by the Chelsea Children's Hospital School. Phone: 01296 331441 for details. ——————————————————————————————————8/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct30 21:02:40      ————————————————————  —————  NURSING CRISIS  The disability charity Winged Fellowship Trust has been hit by the shortage of qualified nurses in the community sector. Each year the trust provides over 7,500 respite care and holiday breaks for people with physical disabilities. The Trust's Chief Executive Pat Wallace commented: "The Government should now be working on training more staff in diverse sectors such as community care." ——————————————————————————————————9/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct30 21:03:04      ————————————————————  —————  NEW VENTURE FOR DISABLILITY  TIMES Disability Times Trust, chaired by the Rt Hon Lord Morris, is looking to set up an exciting new venture. The project, Pathway to Publishing, is a unique co-operation with the London College Of Printing. Finance has been applied for, under the European Social Fund, to train disabled people on all aspects of work within journalism and the media. ——————————————————————————————————10/10 Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+