Paralympics – Level of Expectancy

As the start on the 29th August draws nearer scouts have lit a torch at the summit of the four highest peaks in the nations of Britain.

Scafell Pike in England; Snowdon in Wales; Ben Nevis in Scotland; and Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland.

Following the success of the Olympics it looks ever more likely that the general public are going to take a leap in interest in the event as never before seen. I’m quite sure there are going to be disabled people who are going to become sporting heroes and some events remembered for a long time.

Televised coverage of the games will mainly be by Channel 4 who are the official broadcaster. More than 400 hours of live coverage will be shown during the 12 days of the London Paralympics, with multiple television and online channels dedicated to showing all the best action. 

Comprehensive Radio coverage is by BBC Radio 5 live and Radio 5 sports extra live with John Inverdale fronting.

For more visit:
http://paralympics.channel4.com/  and
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/disability-sport/19118962

The games should at least be a distraction from the seemingly never ending disability issues we have over health care, finance and caring matters etc

Papworth Trust – Home Survey

The Papworth Trust is a leading disability charity supporting over 20,000 people each year through a wide range of services.  They are conducting a survey  to help them tell local authorities and the Government how important it is to invest in improving people’s homes.

The Government, Councils and GPs (represented by Clinical Commissioning Groups) have all been given money towards improving social care. The Trust believes some of this money could be used to improve people’s homes aiding a better quality of life.

They would be grateful to know how your home affects everyday life for you and your family with regard to independent living and safety.

The survey closes on 24 September 2012.

You can contact them by email at policy@papworth.org.uk or by phone on
01480 357255.

The online survey is at:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=%2fAl%2f6mPq3UG%2bJ66At4mROG6tnJtyqvR3gENxBwRRjQc%3d