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Mi-Spend: breaking barriers to a new way forward

The founders of Mi-Spend recognise the challenges and frustrations that people with learning difficulties or cognitive impairment have when accessing their spending money through traditional means. Mi-Spend’s affordable prepaid contactless cards help create more independence for people with Appointees, Guardians or Deputies to access their own money. Cards can be used in store, online and […]

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2022

“Between 30% and 40% of the population are thought to be neurodiverse.” – ADHD Aware Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a week in which people come together to celebrate and raise awareness around Neurodiversity. “A relatively new term, neurodivergent simply means someone who thinks differently from the way the majority (referred to as neurotypical) expect.” – […]

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World Down’s Syndrome Day 2022

“There are approximately 47,000 people in the UK with the condition.​​” – Down’s Syndrome Association World Down’s Syndrome Day is a day in which people come together to raise more awareness around Down’s Syndrome. This year’s theme is ‘Inclusion Means…?’ “Down’s syndrome is when you’re born with an extra chromosome. You usually get an extra […]

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Disabled Access Day 2022

This year marks 8 years since the creation of the initiative Disabled Access Day is a day in which businesses and individuals not only come together to celebrate the extraordinary progress made in making even more venues, facilities and opportunities more accessible to disabled people, but to also discuss how we can continue to improve […]

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World Kidney Day 2022

This year’s theme: Kidney Health for All – Bridge the gap to better kidney care (www.worldkidneyday.org/) World Kidney Day is a day in which people come together to raise awareness around kidney health and the symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). “Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition where the kidneys don’t work as […]

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Endometriosis Awareness Week 2022

“Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women and those assigned Female at birth in the UK.” – Endometriosis UK Endometriosis Awareness Week is a week in which people come together to raise more awareness around Endometriosis and offer advice and support to people living with the condition. “Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the […]

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World Glaucoma Week 2022

“Between 2015 and 2035, the number of people living with glaucoma in the UK is expected to increase by 44%.” – Glaucoma UK World Glaucoma Week is a week in which people come together to raise awareness around Glaucoma and offer advice and support to people living with the condition. “Glaucoma is a common eye […]

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A Review of February 2022

Twelve brand new Access Card Providers are awaiting your next visit! The Access Card Team had another great month full of exciting activities and opportunities in February. Our senior team delivered informative training sessions to different organisations and we welcomed twelve brand new Access Card Providers to our directory, including Drayton Manor Theme Park and […]

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World Hearing Day 2022

“By 2050 nearly 2.5 billion people are projected to have some degree of hearing loss and at least 700 million will require hearing rehabilitation.” – The World Health Organisation World Hearing Day is a day in which people come together to raise awareness around the prevention of hearing loss. “A person who is not able […]

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How to: Book accessible tickets for Live At Chelsea

Accessible tickets for Live At Chelsea events, including Tom Jones – Live At Chelsea 2022, Olly Murs – Live At Chelsea 2022 and Simply Red – Live at Chelsea 2022, will be sold through The Ticket Factory and can either be booked online or over the phone (0800 640 5001). Access Card Holders can use […]

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