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Plans to shrink the UK disability employment gap

Posted by admin on 10th November 2016

Plans to shrink the UK disability employment gap The Government has announced plans to close the disability employment gap in the UK in a new green paper. The aim is to get 1 million disabled people in work and halve the gap between disabled and non-disabled people. Less than five out Read more

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Disability groups welcome end to benefit tests for long term sick

Posted by admin on 04th November 2016

Disability groups welcome end to benefit tests for long term sick  The Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green has delighted disability charities with the announcement that the Government is ending medical assessments for people on long term sick. Mr Green said there was no point in retesting people claiming Employment Read more

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SME Owners on Supporting Disabled Staff

Posted by admin on 21st October 2016

Small business owners recognise benefits of investing in disabled staff An increasing number of SME owners are recognising the benefits of working with people with disabilities. Whilst some employers may think that employing disabled people would be too expensive and too challenging for the business, others have discovered that investing Read more

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Cyclist Karen Darke, who will compete for ParalympicsGB at Rio 2016.

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Gowrings Mobility Ambassador Karen Darke wins Gold at Rio Paralympics

Posted by admin on 26th September 2016

If you are looking for inspiration from this year’s Rio Paralympics, then you don’t have to look much further than hand cyclist, Karen Darke. Already a silver medallist at the 2012 London Paralympics and a Para-triathlon World Champion, Karen can now add gold to her medal collection, after winning cycling’s Read more

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Gowrings Mobility Going from Strength to Strength

Posted by admin on 21st September 2016

We would just like to assure all customers and suppliers that although we share a similar name, Gowrings Mobility are a completely unrelated company to Gowrings Ford of Newbury. In an announcement this week the Motoring Group, whose franchises include Gowrings Ford based locally in Newbury has unfortunately been forced Read more

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Disabled drivers warned over blue badge thefts

Posted by admin on 13th September 2016

Disabled drivers warned over blue badge thefts   The amount of blue badges stolen across the UK has tripled over the last three years.   According to the Local Government Association (LGA), who has analysed data from the Department for Transport, there were 2,056 cases of blue badges that were Read more

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Paralympic Inspiration

Posted by admin on 02nd September 2016

Inspiration after London While the organisers behind Britain’s team at next month’s Paralympic Games are hoping that the sporting performances will inspire a better world for disabled people, research shows people were more motivated to get active after the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The study by Grass Roots for Leonard Read more