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June 5, 2017 - Comments Off on ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018

Our next AGM will be on Saturday 15th September 2018 – 2pm to 4pm WHERE – St Barnabas Church, Fromond Road, Weeke, Winchester. This year we welcome Georgina Robertson from the successful Blue Apple Theatre team to tell us more about their activities and their burgeoning successes with these talented young people. OUR HOPES:   As good a turnout as last year and lots more news from the speaker, our families and friends.. TEA & CAKE:   A must.    

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Respite Break

November 24, 2016 - Comments Off on Respite Break

We have become increasingly aware of problems encountered by adults trying to find carers. With their PiP budgets in principle they merely have to find those carers willing to meet their needs: not an easy task. They are thin on the ground and not always willing, leaving individuals unable to care for themselves. It is admirable that Local Authorities now provide adapted homes for disabled adults of all ages. However, for this to succeed, good care needs to be provided to enable people to be safe in their own homes. Unfortunately with cuts W&D Scope has been involved in helping […]

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Postoperative Physiotherapy

November 24, 2016 - Comments Off on Postoperative Physiotherapy

Many children with cerebral palsy do what is called “toe walking” which affects their stability when walking and an operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) has been developed to overcome this problem.  After an  SDR Operation, extensive physiotherapy is essential. Parents often raise large sums of money to pay for SDR.   Having then to face the extra costs of private physio to supplement the NHS limited service is hard. Though parents are taught how to provide physio at home they find it needs to be supplemented by private physiotherapy which is very expensive. As one mother said “after the […]

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Firefly GoTo Seat & Floorsitter

August 1, 2016 - Comments Off on Firefly GoTo Seat & Floorsitter

As this little girl had outgrown her previous GoTo Seat which had proved so helpful for her, we approved a donation to purchase a bigger one.  These seats are fully portable giving good postural support.   As you can see from the photo, she can be seated safely on the floor and be near her toys.  It’s also ideal for supporting her on a dining chair so that she can sit at the table with family and friends or in a shopping trolley making it more comfortable  for her. .

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The Rainbow Centre Fees

May 31, 2016 - Comments Off on The Rainbow Centre Fees

We welcomed the request from this little girl’s parents for help with the Rainbow Centre summer term fees. Knowing how beneficial the Conductive Education applied by this Centre has proved for her, and hearing from her Occupational Therapist that she will still benefit – we were only too happy to agree.

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Quest88 Colt Trike

May 31, 2016 - Comments Off on Quest88 Colt Trike

It is always a pleasure to hear from parents unknown to us. That’s the aim of our website of course. This young lad’s parents applied for help towards buying a Quest88 Colt special needs trike for their young son. Knowing how beneficial these are for both physical and psychological therapy, and with the support of his Occupational Therapist, we were happy to contribute. We look forward to seeing him – either in a photo or in person. Our AGMs are always an opportunity to get together with us and other parents and this year we aim to have a video […]

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TGA Duo Powerpack for a wheelchair

March 24, 2016 - Comments Off on TGA Duo Powerpack for a wheelchair

The mother of this 13 year old lad, who is big for his age, contacted us. He has difficulties with his mobility at home and at school in his manual wheelchair. As he’s grown out of his old wheelchair the Wheelchair Service will be providing him with a bigger one but it will need a Powerpack which they could not fund. As his Occupational Therapist had recommended this particular Powerpack to improve his mobility, we were confident in approving its purchase knowing it can be fitted to his old chair and switched to his new one in due course. His […]

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Colt Therapeutic Trike

December 3, 2015 - Comments Off on Colt Therapeutic Trike

This little 5/6 year old boy had benifitted so much from a second-hand therapeutic trike we had helped to buy in 2012 but which he had outgrown. His parents said ““he’s had a good few seasons on it and has loved every minute of it and it has been a great source of exercise for him.” In July his parents applied for help towards a larger one so we were happy to help them replace it by donating towards a costly Colt Trike. The photos his parents have sent show his obvious delight with his new trike which not only […]

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MacLaren Major Elite Buggy

December 3, 2015 - Comments Off on MacLaren Major Elite Buggy

This 4 and a half year old boy who has complex problems with his cerebral palsy needed a good reliable buggy. In June his Paediatric Occupational Therapist sourced a MacLaren Major Elite Buggy together with accessories from a supplier who could supply at a favourable price. Approved at an Executive Meeting the mother was advised to order on line (which was the cheaper option) and a cheque was sent to the mother to meet the cost.

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Lightweight Wheelchair Appeal

December 3, 2015 - Comments Off on Lightweight Wheelchair Appeal

In May an appeal by NewLife appeared in the Hampshire Chronicle. They were wanting to raise £3,000 towards the cost of a lightweight wheelchair for this little schoolgirl whose walking aid was a possible hazard for other children at St Peter’s School. She therefore needed a lightweight wheelchair. As the family live within our catchment area of Winchester & North Eastleigh, we offered a donation and also made contact with the family. Happily Newlife succeeded in raising almost the entire amount and we topped up the gap. As we had told the family we would commit our top payment, which […]

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