ConnectAbility - a national £250k, three year fundraising appeal for assistive technology for service users

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ConnectAbility Appeal
17/09/2014

The ConnectAbility appeal will raise money for new assistive technology devices for all of our Disability Lifestyles services in the UK. Our aim is to provide a full range of assistive technology devices, including eye trackers for each of our six Disability Lifestyles services across England. This is a big task, so, we are launching our appeal and you can help us on the road to making a difference.

Barrie's Blog 12th September 2014
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Barrie's Blog 29th August 2014
02/09/2014

The summer period saw the Department of Health publish an important consultation that looks at the practical guidance surrounding the new Care Act which comes into force next year. The Act and its accompanying legislation will be the vehicle that defines a new era of social care.

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Tool developed to evidence symptoms of brain injury in a social care setting

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT), part of The Disabilities Trust, has developed a specialist tool to help social workers evidence brain injury and its effects during the assessment and care planning process. A meeting between the Department of Health and BIRT at the end of 2013 established that some local authorities were concerned about building an accurate picture of the care and support needs of individuals with brain injury, because of the complexities of the condition.

Assistive Technology Appeal

The ability to use assistive technology for communications has been life-changing for some of our service users. A variety of devices have already give individuals a voice and a way to live a more fulfilled, integrated and independent life, with choice. We are therefore launching an appeal to raise money for new assistive technology devices for all of our Disability Lifestyles services in the UK. Our aim is to provide a full range of assistive technology devices, including eye trackers for each of our six Disability Lifestyles services across England. This is a big task, so, we are launching our appeal and you can help us on the road to making a difference.

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