P156 Teletext 156 Dec11 23:14:33     ————————————————————  ——  PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS SCHEME   Disabled people interested in working on public bodies but uncertain what might be involved could be helped by a new scheme. Thirty-three disabled people from different backgrounds will be able to have personal development training and mentoring to help them find out what is involved in taking up a public appointment. The scheme is backed by the Cabinet Office. ——————————————————————————————————1/9—— Provided by Disability Times newspaper MONEY MATTERS! PERSONAL FINANCE p530 Deafview Missing Bamboozle TV Guide
P156 Teletext 156 Dec11 23:11:57     ————————————————————  ——  BACKING FOR CHIP AND PIN   The banks behind chip and pin say that disabled cardholders overwhelmingly support the new way to pay with debit and credit cards. They cite recent research involving nearly 50 visually impaired or blind cardholders. Other cardholders with a range of disabilities - visual or hearing impairments, mental illness, arthritis and wheelchair users - agreed they preferred chip and pin to signing. ——————————————————————————————————2/9—— Provided by Disability Times newspaper HELP OTHERS — COMMUNITY NEWS p147 Deafview Missing Bamboozle TV Guide
P156 Teletext 156 Dec11 23:11:19     ————————————————————  ——  MASSIVE SPENDING POWER   The Government says new figures show that disabled adults' annual spending has risen from £50bn to £80bn. However, Bert Massie, chairman of the Disability Rights Commission, says: "Four out of five high streets in Britain are not user-friendly for disabled people. "Bad access is bad for business and disabled people will not tolerate a second-class service." ——————————————————————————————————3/9—— Provided by Disability Times newspaper For all the seasonal fun in your area go to our Christmas event guide p370 Deafview Missing Bamboozle TV Guide
P156 Teletext 156 Dec11 23:18:11     ————————————————————  ——  GLA LAUNCHES ACCESS GUIDE   A guide has been put together by the Greater London Authority and disabled people to help implement the final part of the Disability Discrimination Act. Working With Disabled People For Inclusive Access is being sent to London health centres, hospitals, community groups, churches, mosques, synagogues and voluntary organisations. It outlines the best consultation methods to achieve better access. Visit london.gov.uk or tel 020 7983 4628. ——————————————————————————————————4/9—— Provided by Disability Times newspaper BEAT THE BOOKIES: VISIT BET SPY p570 Deafview Missing Bamboozle TV Guide
P156 Teletext 156 Dec11 23:12:03     ————————————————————  ——  CHILDREN'S CHARITIES MERGE   Disabled children's charities Contact A Family and the Lady Hoare Trust have officially merged after nearly 18 months of negotiations. The merged organisation will take the name of Contact A Family (Incorporating The Lady Hoare Trust). It will offer enhanced services across the UK to support families of disabled children in all regions. Visit: cafamily.org.uk or call the helpline on 0808 8083555. ——————————————————————————————————5/9—— Provided by Disability Times newspaper CATCH OUR HOLIDAY GETAWAY GUIDE p170 Deafview Missing Bamboozle TV Guide
P156 Teletext 156 Dec11 23:12:25     ————————————————————  ——  KIDS FLY TO MEET MR CLAUS   Bmi helped to make a Christmas wish come true for 20 children with learning disabilities this year. The children, supported by Cornerstone Community Care, were flown to Lapland on December 4 to meet Santa Claus. Ian Davies, director of engineering at the airline, said: "We would especially like to thank Santa for taking the time out in this extremely busy period." ——————————————————————————————————6/9—— Provided by Disability Times newspaper CHECK OUR CHRISTMAS EVENT GUIDE p370 Deafview Missing Bamboozle TV Guide
P156 Teletext 156 Dec11 23:16:27     ————————————————————  ——  MULTILINGUAL DIAL-A-RIDE   Dial-a-ride, the door-to-door transport service for disabled London residents, has launched a multi-lingual booking facility. Non-English speaking disabled people can now make inquiries or arrange bookings using their mother tongue. A Transport For All spokesperson said: "Hopefully it will encourage more people from minority ethnic communities in London to usj the Dial-a-Ride scheme." Call TfL on 020 7222 1234. ——————————————————————————————————7/9—— Provided by Disability Times newspaper FOR LOTTERY, WE HAVE THE LOTTO p123 Deafview Missing Bamboozle TV Guide
P156 Teletext 156 Dec11 23:16:29     ————————————————————  ——  MOTABILITY AND CO-OP LINK   National mobility charity, Motability, has joined the Co-op Dividend Partner Card scheme. Instead of keeping their vouchers, Partner Cardholders can donate their dividend payments to be cashed by their chosen charity or good cause. Motability supporters who would like to donate should complete an application form at their local Co-op store, stating Motability's Dividend Card number: 633174 02081 5483447. ——————————————————————————————————8/9—— Provided by Disability Times newspaper 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel 020 7233 7970 Deafview Missing Bamboozle TV Guide
P156 Teletext 156 Dec11 23:17:00     ————————————————————  ——  NEW HELP FOR CANCER CARERS   A new handbook for people caring for someone with cancer has been launched by Macmillan Cancer Relief. Hello & How Are You? contains ideas and suggestions based on the experiences of people who have been carers and want to help others in a similar situation. It is available free from the Macmillan CancerLine - freephone: 0808 8082020; textphone: 0808 808 0121 or visit macmillan.org.uk. ——————————————————————————————————9/9—— Provided by Disability Times newspaper 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel 020 7233 7970 Deafview Missing Bamboozle TV Guide