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FixMyStreet
Missing refuse collection, 14th December 

14 Dec 17

Bins havnt been collected when they normally collect them between 6-7am, bit of snow on the floor and you can’t bothered? Disabled children live on this road and bins are a must! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated…


Blog comment
A Wolverhampton Christmas Carol 

14 Dec 17

The   Alzheimer’s Society is putting on another of their fabulous Christmas Carol concerts tonight in aid of people with Dementia tonight.


Blog feature
Deaf Youth Film and Performance Academy 

12 Dec 17

  Deaffest to run a residential Deaf Youth Film and Performance Academy for young deaf people in the summer of 2018.


Events
Phantom Thread 

11 Dec 17

Daniel Day Lewis in Phantom Thread Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious love life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma who becomes his muse and lover.


FixMyStreet
Rubbish bin destroyed by young group of people., 9th December 

9 Dec 17

Yesterday on 2017-12-08 late in the evening some group of young people came to my front yard and took my green rubbish bin and tried to destroy it to make a skie platform.


Blog food
Black Country employment boost for social enterpise 

8 Dec 17

£4,500 raised for Lunch on the Run.


Blog comment
Business Questions 7 December 2017 

7 Dec 17

During Business Questions I called for an Urgent Debate on the state of poverty in the UK.


Blog feature
Deaffest Co-founders’ Trip to Shanghai 

7 Dec 17

Deaffest Co-founders and Directors’ Unforgettable Trip to Shanghai! October/November 2017! By Nikki Stratton & Marilyn Willrich We were delighted and honoured to be invited to Shanghai by China’s Award winning Deaf talented Animator Sam Zheng (…


Council
Benefits Information for Carers and Young People 

7 Dec 17

SEND Information, Advice Support Service has arranged the following free session for parents/carers of children who have SEN and Disabilities.


News
Fresh police appeal over 1992 Birmingham family killings 

2 Dec 17

Harold and Mary Smith, both 72, and their disabled son were found dead at their Birmingham home.


Local news
Police renew appeal on 25th anniversary of unsolved Northfield triple murder 

2 Dec 17

West Midlands Police’s cold case review team are re-appealing for information of an unsolved horrific triple murder in Northfield 25 years ago today.


News
Devoted couple tied up, tortured and murdered along with disabled son 

2 Dec 17

Killers still at large – despite police turning to ‘Silence of the Lambs’ psychologist…


Blog comment
Motive power… at the Motivation Hub 

28 Nov 17

I have been contacted by Suzanne Sant who’s starting a really interesting project soon in Walsall Wood for the families and carers of adults with learning disabilities and who have a weekday requirement for daycare for their loved one.


Business
Advance Employment crowned team of the year 

27 Nov 17

Solihull BID names service which helps disabled people get into work among the winners at its 2017 Excellence Awards…


Blog comment
Orange Ribbon Day 

27 Nov 17

Today is orange ribbon day.


Blog comment
Valerie hosted a Disability Confident event at Walsall Council 

24 Nov 17

I would like to thank all the people that have made this event happen, it is really good to see the collaborative partnership working between the Local Authority and Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).


Blog comment
Difficult winter ahead: West Midlands distribution base for food banks? 

20 Nov 17

The late Hilary Powell, who lived in Shirley, would – like many others volunteering to help food banks – have reacted with great concern to the forecast in the Financial Times by Chris Tighe writing from Newcastle: “Winter is coming, Britain’…


Events
The Post 

20 Nov 17

A cover-up that spanned four U.


Events
Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri 

20 Nov 17

In this darkly comic drama, a mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder, when they fail to catch the culprit.


Events
Molly’s Game 

20 Nov 17

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI agent.


Blog feature
Dan Maskell Tennis Trust 

20 Nov 17

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to special schools, disability groups and associations, etc for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis.


Blog feature
DM Thomas Foundation 

20 Nov 17

The next application deadline to the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People is the 6th February 2018.


Blog politics
CHECKING OUT THE KINGSTANDING POST OFFICE CHANGES PROPOSALS 

17 Nov 17

The Oscott Labour Team and Local Residents Councillor Barbara Dring and I have been out checking that the Post Office proposals ref the Kingstanding Circle consultations are being advertised and that the new location ( the old HSB bank building) in …


FixMyStreet
Footpath needs attention, 16th November 

16 Nov 17

Sheepcote street junction of broad street the footpath gas many trip hazzards and is dangerous to both normal and disabled people it has been reported before but it’s still not been sorted can thus be looked into please Nearest road to …


Council
Blue badge scam warning 

14 Nov 17

Disabled people are being warned of a scam that claims to help them get Blue Badge parking passes.


Blog comment
PIP – new guidance on “safely” being able to do things 

14 Nov 17

Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, has, this month made some changes to the guidance for the DWP about how they decide whether someone can do something  safely and whether they require supervison which will …


FixMyStreet
Unauthorised vehicles illegally and constantly using Disabled Bay. Unfair!!, 12th November 

12 Nov 17

Longley Walk, off Carisbrooke Avenue.


Local news
#PositiveSWBrum – Local college receives funding boost from Morrisons Foundation 

10 Nov 17

The Queen Alexandra College (QAC) in Quinton that supports people with disabilities, received a cheque for £17430 from the Morrisons Foundation yesterday (9th November) at the Rubery store.


Rugby
‘Shame on the council’ cry amid protests at day centre closure 

8 Nov 17

Council bosses face barrage of questions from disabled users of the Kings Norton day centre…


News
‘Shame on the council’ cry amid protests at day centre closure 

8 Nov 17

Council bosses face barrage of questions from disabled users of the Kings Norton day centre…


Villa
Aston Villa DSA Get Changing Space Boost 

7 Nov 17

Aston Villa DSA Get Changing Space Boost Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:07/11/2017 10:08:00 Aston Villa’s Disabled Supporters Association have confirmed positive talks and a promise of action from the club over the supply of a suitable changing…


FOI
Local Statistics 

6 Nov 17

Clarification sent to Birmingham City Council by Everton Wynter on 6 November 2017 .


FixMyStreet
Can’t get my wheelchair through dog poo, 3rd November 

3 Nov 17

The streets in this area have a lot of dog mess.


News
Thousands of disabled people have just got a benefits rise – what you need to know 

3 Nov 17

The government believes around 10,000 people will benefit…


News
Disabled pupil wearing wrong uniform after major operation is to return to school 

2 Nov 17

The Smith’s Wood Primary Academy pupil suffers from a muscle condition…


News
Judgment limits cases social workers will have to take to court regarding detention of young people 

2 Nov 17

by Mithran Samuel Luke Stevenson Parents will be able to consent to the detention of children aged 16 and 17 who lack the capacity to consent themselves, following a Court of Appeal judgement that overturned the previous law.


News
Mum ‘furious’ after being told her disabled daughter’s customised uniform does not meet school requirements 

1 Nov 17

Lacey-Jai Stokes returned to Smiths Wood Primary Academy on Tuesday after undergoing a major operation, during which surgeons had to break her collar bone and shoulder…


News
SoLO celebrate another year of dedication and support for those with learning disabilities 

1 Nov 17

A NIGHT at the Oscars was the theme for this year’s Solihull Life Opportunities (SoLO) awards at the Holiday Inn.


Blog comment
Cutting budgets, cutting corners and cutting services: Birmingham Council’s betrayal of disabled people 

25 Oct 17

The Council plans to close the Fairways Day Centre in Kings Norton.


Blog feature
Happy International Artist’s Day! 

25 Oct 17

Wishing all artists a Happy International Artist’s Day! Here’s something to look back at, some of the many inspiring artists involved in our previous festivals! Advertisements…


News
Works starts on new £3.7 million national centre for Riding for the Disabled Association 

25 Oct 17

Work is beginning on a new £3.7 million Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) national training centre near Warwick.


Blog feature
Deaffest to announce new plans for 2018 

24 Oct 17

Deaffest’s previously annual festival is set to become a biennial event, with the next festival to be held in Spring 2019 and new plans introduced for 2018.


News
Social work practice ‘stronger’ in Birmingham following caseload improvements, inspectors say 

23 Oct 17

Ofsted inspectors have said social work practice in an inadequate-rated children’s services is getting “stronger” following improvements to caseload levels.


Baggies
Four Clubs Miss Disabled Access Target 

20 Oct 17

Four Clubs Miss Disabled Access Target Vitalfootball:WBA:20/10/2017 20:35:00 On Friday evening it was confirmed that four clubs had failed to honour their self set deadline for basic access standards for disabled fans.


Football
GIRLS FOOTBALL WEEK DISABILITY FRIENDLIES 

20 Oct 17

As part of Girls Football Week which is taking place in November, Staffordshire FA will be hosting friendly fixtures for females with disabilities.


Rugby
Work starts on new £4m housing scheme in Kingstanding 

19 Oct 17

Twenty-eight new apartments are being built on College Road which will be adapted for people with physical disabilities…


Council
Broad Park House to celebrate 50 years on 31 October 

18 Oct 17

A Coventry residential centre for children with learning disabilities is about to turn 50 – and old friends are being invited back to join the celebrations.


Blog feature
Nikki Stratton Visit to Deaf Diaspora 2017 

17 Oct 17

The annual Deaf Diaspora 2017 was held in the coastal city of Brighton from 21st September to 1st October with the theme ‘Access to Arts’.


FOI
Local Statistics 

17 Oct 17

Clarification sent to Lichfield District Council by Everton Wynter on 17 October 2017 .


Football
FA COACHING DISABLED FOOTBALLERS COURSE 

16 Oct 17

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