Archive: October, 2010


CVS Caremark and All Kids Can

I recently received the following email via the contact form:

I thought you may be interested in learning that CVS Caremark launched a Facebook page for its philanthropic program All Kids Can, a five-year, $25 million commitment aimed at making life easier for children with disabilities. We hope you will check it out at http://www.facebook.com/CVSCaremarkAllKidsCan?ref=ts

The page is [...]

Never Alone – a support site for all supporters and carers

I recently received a message via my Twitter account (why not ‘follow me’) asking me if I’d like to link to a site called Never Alone. But, as will be apparent if you have had a look around the site, I do not have a links section as such. Effectively the individual posts act as links [...]

Richard House – London’s First Children’s Hospice

A couple of weeks back I attended an exhibition at Olympia. It was for my job and not related to special needs or disability in any way. So I was quite surprised to find an exhibition stand in one corner of the hall, manned by a lady with a glove puppet, and it appeared to be [...]

Caught in a trap: disabled people can’t move out of care

Disabled people in care who want to live more independently are being prevented from doing so by funding wrangles between local authorities, reports Saba Salman [...]

Another poor sentence for a hate-crime against the disabled

I sat in my kitchen yesterday afternoon, switched on the laptop, and checked the Google newsfeed on the site. A headline from The Guardian attracted my attention and I clicked through. My wife wandered in looked at the screen and asked me the blindingly obvious – “whatcha doin?”

“Reading a news story on The Guardian”, I replied.

“Oh. [...]

Contact a Family – for families with disabled children

Everyday my children return home from their respective schools seemingly laden down with bits of paper – newletters, information about up-coming trips, pleas for money for this or that, forms to fill in for after-school clubs, etc, etc. Occasionally there’s also information about stuff external to school. My son’s school, the Ridgeway Community School, is especially [...]

Britain’s divided schools: a disturbing portrait of inequality

One of the most comprehensive studies into fairness in the UK shows how class, race and gender remain crucial factors in determining how British pupils succeed at school – and beyond

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Lifeworks – tackle exclusion, disadvantage and inequality

My heart belongs in Devon. I went to school there for 5 years and have missed it ever since leaving at 18 years of age. One of my closest friends lives in Exeter and has a business there (Burgoynes Estate Agents). That gives meĀ all the excuses I need to get back down there as often as [...]