News

  • trains
    In News

    New trial aims to make train travel easier

    A pilot scheme which is being trialled on Hastings trains hopes to raise awareness of passengers with learning difficulties, autism and hidden disabilities. The scheme involves both the JAM card and the Sunflower Lanyards which aim to support passengers who need extra assistance when using the rail network. Though currently in the trial stage, these schemes are part of a wider initiative to improve the service across all Southeastern Trains.

  • visibility logo
    In News

    More highstreet chains sign up for Not Every Disability is Visible campaign

    A number of highstreet chains have announced that they are supporting Chron’s and Colitis UK’s Not Every Disability is Visible Campaign and will be installing new signs at their accessible toilets making it clear that the facility is available to all those with a disability, not just those using mobility aids.

  • app
    In News

    New app helps raise understanding of Chron's and Colitis

    Chron's and Colitis UK, the charity that works to raise awareness of Chron’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and other digestive conditions have teamed up with the pharmaceutical company Takeda UK to show people what it is like to live with the condition. 

  • Clarks Village take part in Purple Tuesday
    In News

    Clarks Village take part in Purple Tuesday

    Designer outlet village Clarks Village have announced a number of steps they will be taking and encouraging their brand partners to take as part of Purple Tuesday to improve the customer experience for their disabled customers.

  • gov transport campaign
    In News

    Government’s new scheme to make bus journeys more accessible

    The government announced at the end of October that buses around Britain will become more accessible to passengers thanks to a new partnership with the Real Time Information Group and a new transport campaign. The Real Time Information group, support the use of communications technology on public transport and will work with the Department for Transport to allocate £2million to small bus operators to provide audible and visible onboard information.

  • bath christmas market library drop in
    In News

    Visiting Bath this Christmas and need some time out?

    Bath Central Library will be offering a safe and quiet space for families with children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities in the run up to Christmas. The aim is to help them escape the crowds and noise they may find stressful. 

  • mandatory training
    In News

    Mandatory autism training to be introduced into NHS

    The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has announced that NHS staff and social care workers in England will now undergo mandatory training on autism and learning disabilities. The training programme, which has been named after a patient in Bristol who sadly lost their life, will aim to improve care for people with autism and learning disabilities so that all staff understand their needs.