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Nick Thatcher embarks on 19forHuw cycle challenge

Loving father, Nick Thatcher and a band of fellow supporting cyclists will embark on an exhilarating and exhausting nine day, 1000 mile cycle challenge this weekend. In memory of Nick's son Huw, who sadly suffered a brain aneurysm and passed away whilst playing in a football match, this incredible fundraising challenge will support the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).


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...


Barrie's Blog 18th July 2014

Last Sunday, Autism Spectrum Partners benefitted from an event at The Sussex Polo Club which was sponsored by Comtec. Despite the dire weather warnings, the sun came out and the spectators enjoyed some impressive polo which culminated in the Comtec Challenge Cup. The event was staged to raised money to go towards funding Equine Facilitated Learning.


Topical Stories

Inspiring Independence

The Disabilities Trust's Annual Review for 2012-13 has been published. This year's Annual Review seeks to highlight Independence and underlines our determination to enable all those we support to live their lives as they wish. The stories of achievement are truly inspirational.

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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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