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‘I Believe’ to be shown at the Vagabond Film Festival later this month 

18 Jul 18

We have received news that ‘I Believe’ by Yolanda Adams will be screened at the Vagabond Film Festival as part of Deaf Culture into Light, a showcase of short deaf films.


Blog feature
Young Deaffest 2019 Art Competition 

18 Jul 18

Create your own character for Young Deaffest 2019 For the first time ever, the UK’s leading Deaf-led Film & Arts Festival Deaffest is looking for a new character to feature in Young Deaffest 2019.


Events
A Summer Double Feature with The Discoverers and Take a Bow 

17 Jul 18

Eden Support presents a Summer Double Feature with The Discoverers and Take a Bow Drama groups.


Rugby
Birmingham Airport ‘must improve’ its treatment of disabled passengers 

13 Jul 18

Some passengers on incoming flights at Manchester were left waiting on planes for more than an hour before assistance arrived…


News
Four airports found to be failing disabled passengers 

13 Jul 18

Gatwick, Stansted and Birmingham all need improvement, while Manchester remains poor, a survey says.


News
Ankerside clothing appeal for children’s charity 

12 Jul 18

ANKERSIDE Shopping Centre is appealing to Tamworth to donate dresses, suits and accessories for a charity which is organising a glamorous prom night to remember for youngsters affected by complex health issues.


FixMyStreet
Wheelie bins left on road daily, 11th July 

11 Jul 18

Two Wheelie bins left on the road all day every day to reserve parking on a de-registered disabled parking space.


FixMyStreet
False Disabled Parking Space, 10th July 

10 Jul 18

This is not a disabled parking space.


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UnLtd – Transforming Employment for Disabled People 

10 Jul 18

Transforming Employment for Disabled People is a new partnership between UnLtd and Scope.


Local news
Princess Anne opens Sense’s pioneering multi-purpose community centre in Selly Oak 

9 Jul 18

A pioneering new multi-purpose centre – which brings community and disability services together in one building – was today opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal (Monday 9th July).


Local news
CASBA introduces new support group for carers 

9 Jul 18

Local charity CASBA are delighted to announce that they will be holding their first ever carers support group on 24th July 2018 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Northfield Fire Station.


FixMyStreet
Rubbish, 9th July 

9 Jul 18

Rubbish on pavement,you have to walk in the road.


Blog feature
Nottingham Film Festival 2018 Update 

5 Jul 18

We asked you to vote for our videos a while ago and while I Believe didn’t get through to the final round, we’re delighted to share that the Deaffest 2017 promo has gotten through to the final round for Best Advert/Trailer at the Hothouse …


FixMyStreet
False Disabled Parking Space, 5th July 

5 Jul 18

This disabled parking space was de-registered a while back.


FOI
Housing benefit paid for specialist supported accommodation 

4 Jul 18

Request sent to Coventry City Council by sophie churchill on 4 July 2018 .


FOI
Housing benefit paid for specialist supported accommodation 

4 Jul 18

Request sent to Dudley Council by Becky Poole on 4 July 2018 .


FOI
Housing benefit paid for specialist supported accommodation 

4 Jul 18

Request sent to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council by Julie Boswell on 4 July 2018 .


FixMyStreet
Old residents disabled bay, 3rd July 

3 Jul 18

Ex residents disabled bay no longer living there 57 hart rd erdington already this rd is over parked with recent leisure centre opened at top of hart rd and edwards rd Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing…


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Emma welcome Anil Sharma from Leonard Cheshire to his week of work experience 

2 Jul 18

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for  Wolverhampton North East, has welcomed local resident, Anil Sharma, who is carrying out work experience with his local MP.


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Nikki Stratton’s Day Out at the Royal Windsor Cup 2018 

28 Jun 18

Sunday 24th June 2018 has been an absolutely wonderful day for Deaffest’s Co-Founder and Co-Director Nikki Stratton, who attended the Royal Windsor Cup 2018.


Events
Mission: Impossible – Fallout 

26 Jun 18

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission has gone wrong.


News
Staffordshire sets out future plans for residents with disabilities 

25 Jun 18

PROPOSALS that will shape the way services are provided to people with physical or learning disabilities have been agreed at a key council meeting.


Rugby
The most accessible places to visit for a day out in Birmingham and beyond with ramps, easy parking and more 

23 Jun 18

Attractions such as Cadbury World and Thinktank which have disabled parking, induction loops, wheelchair hire, ear defenders, magnifying glasses, guide dog admittance and more…


News
Disabled girl, 5, has hair chopped off by school bullies six times – leaving mum furious 

22 Jun 18

Poor Melissa Booth, aged just five, has had her locks repeatedly chopped off…


FixMyStreet
Obstruction of the Highway, 20th June 

20 Jun 18

Everyone who has a white disabled sign in front of their house on the road, treats this as a reserved parking spot granted by BCC.


Blog feature
Nikki Stratton to Attend Royal Windsor Cup 2018 

20 Jun 18

Deaffest’s Co-Founder and Co-Director Nikki Stratton will have the pleasure of attending the Royal Windsor Cup this Sunday 24th June 2018.


Rugby
Birmingham Airport runway closure saw disabled passengers ‘trapped on plane with no food or drinks’ 

19 Jun 18

Wendy Thomas said her mother was forced to spend two spells of more than two hours trapped on airplane…


FixMyStreet
Illegal disabled bay painted, 18th June 

18 Jun 18

Number 125 has had a illegal disabled bay painted by some irish fellas.


News
Underprivileged children enjoy a day out as Drayton Manor Park hosts annual event 

18 Jun 18

Underprivileged children have enjoyed a day of fun as part of an annual event at Drayton Manor Park.


Blog feature
Preparing for Work Training Courses 

18 Jun 18

Building Bridges Training is planning to apply for ESF funding in the next few weeks to enable them to deliver further training to adults with a learning disabilities who reside in the Black Country.


Blog feature
Leathersellers’ Company 

18 Jun 18

Registered Charities and Educational Institutions providing support for children/young people, the elderly and people with disabilities mainly in London but also around the UK, are eligible to apply for one-off grants of up to £3,000 or larger, …


News
Disabled man’s Birmingham home ruined by flood 

14 Jun 18

Trevor Thomas has been unable to return to his home in Birmingham since it was flooded in May.


Blog feature
Vote for our videos! 

13 Jun 18

We have received news from the Hothouse Theatre’s Nottingham Film Festival 2018 that our music video I Believe – Yolanda Adams and the Deaffest 2017 Promo have reached the online semi-final stage and they are calling for people to vote for their …


Events
Mary Shelley 

10 Jun 18

The love affair between poet Percy Shelley 18 year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, which resulted in Mary Shelley creating the classic novel ‘Frankenstein’.


Events
Thomas, Big World! Big Adventures! 

10 Jun 18

Thomas leaves Sodor to fulfil his dream of seeing the world.


Rugby
Bus rides for thousands of elderly and disabled passengers at risk over EU red tape 

10 Jun 18

Birmingham community bus company fears it could be forced off the road if existing EU regulations are enforced by UK Government…


Events
The Bookshop 

9 Jun 18

Set in a small English town in 1959, a story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a book shop – a decision which becomes a political minefield.


Events
In The Fade 

9 Jun 18

Katjas’s life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack.


Events
Let The Sunshine In 

9 Jun 18

Adapted from ‘A Lover’s Discourse’ by Roland Barthes.


Blog feature
Dream Night 

5 Jun 18

It was a Dream Night for hundreds of children as DZG hosted its first exclusive evening for chronically ill and disabled youngsters.


FixMyStreet
Inconsiderate people who think they can park anywhere, 4th June 

4 Jun 18

It’s against the law to park on the pavement-blocking the pavement completely so pedestrians/disabled people can’t get past.


Blog feature
‘I Believe’ to be screened at St Albans International Film Festival 2018  

31 May 18

We have received news recently that our music video, I Believe (Yolanda Adams), has been accepted to screen at St Albans International Film Festival 2018.


Blog feature
I Believe wins Best Music Video and the Audience Award! 

30 May 18

We posted on 17th May that I Believe – Yolanda Adams had been selected for the Feel the Reel International Film Festival and asked for your vote, if you loved our music video.


Blog feature
The Paul Bush Foundation Trust 

29 May 18

Individuals and charitable organisations within the UK can apply for grants of up to £10,000 (£5,000 for individuals) to support the needs of adults and children with physical disabilities in England.


News
Solihull Moors praised by autism campaigner for special needs provision 

25 May 18

SOLIHULL Moors have been praised by an autism campaigner for the provision it provides for those with disabilities and autism.


Blog feature
Parents, researchers and charities join forces to create new resource for parents of children with learning disabilities. 

25 May 18

The University of Warwick, Mencap, Cerebra, and the Challenging Behaviour Foundation have teamed up with parents of children with learning disabilities to produce a new Parents Guide, launched today in Belfast.


Blog arts
Pros and Cons 

25 May 18

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD The REP, Birmingham, Thursday 24 th May, 2018   This production comes to Birmingham from Nottingham Playhouse, working with Ramps On The Moon – casting deaf and disabled actors and tailoring the performance for hearing …


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Emma raises case in Parliament regarding identical twins and serious Personal Independence Payment failings 

23 May 18

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, recently raised a case involving identical twins who have the same genetic condition which involves lifelong learning disabilities and associated health problems.


Blog feature
Dan Maskell Tennis Trust 

21 May 18

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to special schools, disability groups and associations etc.


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Government Announces New Tech Fund to Support Disabled People and Their Employers 

21 May 18

Access to work is a government initiative that provides financial support to ensure that someone’s disability or health condition does not hold them back at work.







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