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Courageous Climber Recognised for Mountain Wheelchair Ascent

Posted by admin on 19th February 2018

Not even a mountain the size of The Empire State Building stops some wheelchair users from reaching their goals. Hong Kong-based climbing pro Lai Chi-wai has hit the headlines over a year after conquering the summit of Lion Rock, a mountain that overlooks his home city, having hauled himself almost Read more

Campaigners Push for Disabled Access Rating System

Posted by admin on 24th January 2018

A petition to create a system which rates business premises on their accessibility, has attracted thousands of signatures. Campaigners representing the Bridgend Coalition of Disabled People, reignited the accessibility debate, arguing that the government should do more to help those who with disabilities live normal lives. While the initiative is Read more

Kyle’s story…

Posted by admin on 18th January 2018

Thanks to the Gowrings team, Kyle can now travel to infinity and beyond! Kyle is 9 years old and battles with a rare condition called Trisomy13. He requires 24 hour care which his family provide along with the constant support of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and every character in the Toy Story Read more

Inspirational wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft wins Disabled Sportswomen Award

Posted by admin on 03rd November 2017

World champion and Paralympian Hannah Cockroft, has just scooped the title of Great Britain’s 2017 Disability Sportswoman of the Year. The award is one of seven awards presented at the glittering annual Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year awards. Now in their 30th year, the awards look to celebrate the outstanding achievements Read more

Accommodating Disabled Air Travellers – How the Airports Rate

Posted by admin on 16th August 2017

Regulator finds Heathrow poor for disabled travellers Just as many holidaymakers look forward to flying out for their summer break, Heathrow Airport has received a ‘poor’ rating for accommodating disabled travellers. A report by the industry’s regulator found that Heathrow airport failed to treat some passengers with “dignity and respect”. In Read more

Disabled Shoppers Feel Forced to Shop Online Rather than Battle the High Street

Posted by admin on 27th February 2017

People with disabilities say that poor access in UK town centres forces them to do their shopping online. They also experience difficulties using the most basic facilities such as toilets and changing rooms, according a new report. Many said that they struggle to access shops, cafes and restaurants. Some even said they felt invisible to staff who, Read more

Wheelchair user wins landmark bus victory

Posted by admin on 26th January 2017

Bus drivers must do more to ensure wheelchair users have priority over prams and pushchairs, following a landmark court ruling. Back in 2012, Doug Pulley, a wheelchair user from Yorkshire, began legal action against bus company FirstGroup. He could not board a bus because of a mother with a pushchair refusing to move from the disabled Read more

Safe Christmas driving

Posted by admin on 16th December 2016

Whether you are planning to visit friends and family at the other end of the country, or just around the corner, you need to take extra care on the roads this festive period. Even if you have a new car or wheelchair accessible vehicle, things can go wrong. It is an unfortunate Read more