P686 Teletext 686 Nov13 21:07:54      ————————————————————  ————  —— MENTAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM  Health minister Paul Boateng recentl8 attended the opening ceremony of the international symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the World Federation For Mental Health. Mr Boateng stated that mental health is an increasing major health problem. He emphasied that the overall patteun of health needs is undergoing major change and governments needed to work together to improve global mental health. ——————————————————————————————————1/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Nov13 21:02:13       ————————————————————  —————  IMPROVEMENTS IN BREAST CANCER  Major improvements in the diagnouis and treatment of breast cancer across the country have been reported b9 Baroness Hayman, Parliamentary Secretary For Health. She said the improvements were due to extra funding provided b9 the Government. She commented: "Progress reports from 8 English health regions show this mon—8 is delivering real improvements on the ground." ——————————————————————————————————2/10— Provided by Disabilit8 Time3 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Nov13 21:04:31      ————————————————————  —————  NEW RESEARCH FOR HEART  PATIENTS Researchers are currently examining ways of improving the quality of life for patients with heart failure. Although up to one in five people aged over 75 may have this condition, less is known about how to relieve zheir symptoms than for other serious illnesses. The project involves researchers at Charing Cross Hospital and Guys, Kings and St Thomas' School of Medicine ——————————————————————————————————3/10— Provided by Disability Time3 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Nov13 21:05:04      ————————————————————  —————  GO/D NEWS FOR YOUNG READERS   The Fiction Cafe, an imaginatively designed National Library For The Blind website, offers visually impaired young people a chance to browse before choosing a book. NLB Chief Executive Margaret Bennett emphasised the importance of the website in offering visually impaired readers real equality of opportunity in accessing information. The Fiction Cafe is at ——————————————————————————————————4/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London S+ VAX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Nov13 21:05:34      ————————————————————  —————  VOLUNTEERS WANTED [ Volunteers are being sought throughout Essex to befriend young people in care. The young people are aged between 10 and 17, many with disabilities and having little or no contact with their families. Volunteers should be over 18 and not work for social services. Out of pocket expenses will be paid. Contact: 01277 356 480. ——————————————————————————————————5/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Nov13 21:05:51      ————————————————————  —————  SINAI DESERT TREK  A journey across the desjrt to Mount Sinai is being offered to visually impared people who want to join a fund- raising trek for The Guidedogs For The Blind Association. This challenging event will take place in two trips at the end of March 1999. Places are still available - for details ring Nick Chetwood GDAA Fundraising Project (01539 735 080) ——————————————————————————————————6/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Nov13 21:00:10      ————————————————————  —————  ALL GO DIRECTORY  The first region-by-region guide to UK hotel access All Go has been compiled by a disability consultant. Wheelchair user John Kaye has spent the last two years devising and developing the project which profiles hotels offering rooms for disabled people. The directory costs £4.95 and is available from bookshops or the publishers Big Group (0171 907 4314). ——————————————————————————————————7/10— Provided by Disabilit8 Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Nov13 21:00:00      ————————————————————  —————  HOUSE HUNTING SERVICE  A unique service has been set up to help elderly or disbled people find suitable homes. The service is operated by DisabEquip who provide mobility equipment and advice, together with professional home search company Tilley Carrow. For more information contact Shaun McCarthy at DisabEquip (0117 935 9696) or Tilley Carrow (0117 907 4314). ——————————————————————————————————8/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Nov13 21:06:40      ————————————————————  —————  WATERWAYS ACCESS [ Waterways Minister Alan Meale, has launched "Waterways Access For All" a new initiative to open up Britain's waterways for people of all physical abilities. The project will set in motion sch—mes throughout the country to help disabled people experience more of Britain's Waterway heritage. These include wheelchair accessible gates, disabled access boats and other facilities for disabled visitors. ——————————————————————————————————9/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London S VAX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Nov13 21:01:30      ————————————————————  —————  MS SURVIVAL KIT  The Hamar MS Support Group at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has produced a video information pack called the MS Survival Kit, based on the experience of members. While intended fou people wiuh MU, |he pack is also aimed at healthcare professionals. Copies of the kit can be obtained from the Rural Media Company tel: 01432 344 039. £47.50 groups or £22.50 (individuals). ——————————————————————————————————10/10 Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+