Disability

People with learning disabilities deserve better care

By Dianne Martin, January 24, 2014

A spate of cases involving people with learning disabilities suffering abysmal abuse have been in the headlines.

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Israel gets gold in Paralympic swimming

By Anna Sheinman, August 16, 2013

Israel took its first gold medal at the 2013 World Paralympic Swimming Championships on Friday in the 100-metre freestyle.

Yitzhak Mamistvalov, who has cerebal palsy, was competing at the event in Montreal, Canada.

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Being a blind ironman is like being Iron Man - but tougher

By Simon Rocker, May 17, 2013

There may be no superheroes in real life, but you still can become an Iron Man. It is a title you can earn by competing in an Ironman event, a triathlon involving a two-and-a-half mile swim, a 112-mile mountain bike ride and rounded off by a 26-mile marathon.

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Creating a safe space for minority students

By Zoe Winograd, May 17, 2013

“Feminism is seen as a dirty word within the Jewish community and I want this to change.” That is the view of Melissa Leigh, co-chair of the new Union of Jewish Students Women’s Network.

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Flash-dance for Langdon

By Zoe Winograd, January 29, 2013

Want to join a flashmob to publicise a charity helping young adults with mild-to-moderate learning difficulties?

To launch Love Langdon Week, running from February 10-17, Langdon residents and supporters will be dancing en masse in an indoor London location.

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Hearing impaired asked to assist research project

By Zoe Winograd, January 17, 2013

British Jews with hearing impairment are being invited to assist research by the Action on Hearing Loss charity.

The charity wants people to participate in focus group interviews and online surveys geared to improving understanding of how deafness affects those from ethnic minorities.

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Family planning helps to ease a Leeds housing problem

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 22, 2011

Meeting demand for Jewish social housing in Leeds, £1 million worth of family homes have been completed.

Seven families will benefit from the four-bedroom houses on Leeds Jewish Housing Association's Queenshill estate in Moortown.

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Blind woman ready to trek

By Jennifer Lipman, September 22, 2011

A blind Londoner who was told eight years ago that she did not have long to live is to join a Himalayan trek in aid of Help A London Child.

Diabetic since childhood, Louise White, 35, lost her sight after suffering kidney failure at the age of 27, being placed on dialysis and undergoing kidney and pancreatic transplants.

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Norwood hoping to clean up with car wash

By Jennifer Lipman, August 11, 2011

The car washing service just off the high street in Hatch End would not strike passers-by as anything out of the ordinary.

Staff are friendly and helpful, prices are competitive and vehicles emerge shiny and spotless.

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JBD digs deep for disabled housing scheme

By Barry Toberman, July 21, 2011

There was relief, as well as evident satisfaction, as Jewish Blind and Disabled chief executive Hazel Kaye donned hard hat and fluorescent security jacket on Tuesday at the site of its £10 million project in Bushey.

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