Disability News

  • Wheelchair user invited on-stage by Chris Martin at Coldplay’s Croke Park concert: read
  • Boy with prosthetic legs excluded from trampoline park in Co. Down: read
  • Chelsea Flower Show features Mallusk man’s Mind Trap garden: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-40005691
  • Advice for parents/anyone interested in supporting young people with mental health issues
  • Sesame Street welcomes Julia, a muppet with autism
  • Plumber wins workers’ rights battle against Pimlico Plumbers: This employer should have agreed to reduce working hours after heart attack, retain good worker and avoid litigation: read
  • Discrimination Experienced by Children with Facial Disfigurements
  • A BBC report highlights the discrimination and abuse experienced by children who have facial disfigurements: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38108698
  • Highest mental health & self-harm rates among young women
  • A quarter of women aged 16-24 years experience mental health problems and self-harm: read story
  • NICVA Achieves Member Accreditation: NICVA’s Deputy Chief Executive, Úna McKernan and HR Manager, Alex McGimpsey, were presented with their Member Accreditation Certificate by Employers for Disability NI’s Traning and Advice Director, Gabrielle Fitzpatrick.  This recognised the fantastic work done by NICVA to implement practices to fulfil the eight Disability Good Practice Commitments they had signed up to as members of Employers for Disability NI.  The organisation should be congratulated for its dedicated staff and ongoing work to enhance accessibility for disabled people as employees and customers.
  • Many of Transport for London’s disabled customers, including those with hidden disabilities, struggle to get a seat when they need one.   This is why the company has developed a badge and card that they hope will help.  To read more go to: https://tfl.gov.uk/campaign/please-offer-me-a-seat?cid=pleaseoffermeaseat
  • Arts Council Case Study