Disability

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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Langdon bikers reach Brussels

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 24, 2011

A bike ride to Brussels has raised more than £25,000 for Langdon services for young Jewish adults with learning disabilities.

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Big dinners aid special school

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 17, 2011

The parents of three severely disabled children who founded a Jewish special needs school in Salford were overwhelmed by community support for their first fundraising dinners which 1,200 people attended this week.

A committee of strictly Orthodox parents and governors of the Aim Habonim school organised separate ladies' and gents' evenings on Monday and Tuesday, which raised £40,000.

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Residents enjoy fast day

June 16, 2011

Special Olympians from Ravenswood, Norwood's Berkshire residential community for adults with learning disabilities, took home 20 medals from a regional competition in Eastbourne.

The team of 20 returned with four golds, five silvers and nine bronzes from events ranging from the 50m to 800m on the track and long jump and shot put in the field.

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No feet - but he's suing over a pedicure

By Ellen Tumposky, June 16, 2011

A wheelchair-bound Chasidic Jew has filed more than 80 lawsuits in the past year over handicapped access, including suing a pedicure salon in Manhattan - even though he has no feet.

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Special needs case victory

By Robyn Rosen, March 18, 2011

Chasidic parents have won a lengthy battle to place their autistic son at Jewish special needs school Delamere Forest in Manchester.

Yechezkel Englander, 10, started at Delamere this week after Higher Broughton couple Avraham and Yocheved Englander made a successful appeal against a Salford Council placement.

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Mental health chair to retire

By Jessica Elgot, November 4, 2010

The chair of a Jewish mental health charity, 87-year-old Irene Wilder, is to step down after 15 years with the organisation.

Mrs Wilder made the emotional announcement on Tuesday night at the gala dinner of the Jewish Association for the Mentally Ill.

She said: "It is time to pass the work on to someone younger. I am not leaving Jami, I will always support the organisation."

The charity helps more than 250 people at any one time to recover from mental health problems including anorexia and schizophrenia.

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Dementia expert to advise care home staff

September 21, 2010

An expert in age related diseases is to advise south London care home Nightingale on its dementia strategy.

Professor Clive Ballard directs the Dementia Research Centre at King's College London, leading clinical trials and study programmes. He will work closely with Nightingale chief executive Leon Smith on incorporating the latest developments in dementia care into programming for residents with dementia.

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