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Dover helps to adapt homes for disabled with £30,000 grants

Contributed by editor on Feb 25, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Grants worth up to £30,000 are available for disabled adaptations to properties to help people, both young and old, to continue to live independent lives in their own homes in Dover District.

Disabled Johnny Beer making history with support of Tunbridge Wells charity by winning Silver medal for GB in Switzerland

Contributed by editor on Oct 16, 2016 - 03:00 PM


A disabled man supported by Tunbridge Wells charity, Tree of Hope, has returned from the world’s first Cybathlon with a Silver medal for Great Britain.


Disabled in Dover district to benefit from much needed improvements at Walmer Paddling Pool

Contributed by editor on Mar 11, 2016 - 01:55 PM


Works have started this week to provide important new facilities for people with disabilities by extending the toilet block alongside the popular Walmer Paddling Pool.


Kent Learning Disability Awards launched

Contributed by editor on Jun 15, 2015 - 07:25 AM

Nominations for the Kent Learning Disability Awards are open for people to put forward unsung heroes who have made a difference to those with learning disabilities.

Sign language card will give deaf patients a helping hand at their appointments across Kent

Contributed by editor on Jun 12, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Deaf patients across Kent are now using an innovative card to help health services support them at their appointments by providing a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Great Britain wheelchair rugby team captain mentors Folkestone Academy students

Contributed by editor on Apr 30, 2015 - 11:42 AM

Students at The Folkestone Academy recently took part in a Sky Sports Living For Sport wheelchair rugby workshop with Steve Brown, Mentor and Captain of the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Team.

Grand ArrccLark alternative catwalk show to be held in Folkestone

Contributed by editor on Feb 07, 2015 - 11:55 AM

The Grand Hotel in Folkestone is sponsoring and supporting ArrccLark, an alternative catwalk set up by the ARRCC charity for adults with disabilities based in Kent and East Sussex.

Mind the Gaps brings exciting film project for adults with disabilities to Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh

Contributed by editor on Jan 19, 2015 - 08:51 AM

Mind the Gaps is a six month film and animation project for adults with disabilities based in Shepway and the surrounding area.

Wheelchair basketball team receive brand new kit from Folkestone security firm

Contributed by editor on Mar 09, 2014 - 06:20 PM

The wheelchair basketball team at The Folkestone Academy has just received a brand new kit sponsored by Metroline Security, a local fire and security business based in the town.

Brave Kent volunteers win awards for disability hate crime project

Contributed by editor on Jan 17, 2014 - 06:10 PM

Three brave Kent residents who have helped to spearhead a research project into disability hate crime have been presented with ‘Volunteer Awards’ by Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Ann Barnes.

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