Posted On: 31/10/16
“Tom is really funny and very brave and wants to be involved in everything that’s going on. He is a happy, determined little boy,” says his mum Maria.
But sadly, Tom has quadriplegic cerebral palsy: both his arms, both his legs and his torso are affected, and he is severely physically disabled.
Tom was diagnosed before his first birthday and discovering that their baby son would face a lifetime of disability was heartbreaking for Maria and husband Terry. But, Maria says: “As time goes...
Posted On: 23/10/16
I got involved with Mencap two years ago through my local Mencap group, Barnet Mencap.
When they told me about the opportunity to become a Young Ambassador, I wanted to be a part of it. Being a Young Ambassador involves going to presentations and events to promote to the public about Mencap and learning disability. Not many people in the public know what a learning disability is so it’s important to raise awareness.
After six months as a Young Ambassador, I started to join in with other...
Posted On: 17/10/16
This autumn Contact A Family want your nominations for their first ever Contact a Family Awards to help them shout about and celebrate the countless things UK families do when caring for a disabled child.
Shine a well-deserved spotlight on families with disabled children by nominating friends, family members or yourself in one or more of the six Contact a Family Award categories by 31 October.
The Family Champion award is for professionals, politicians...
Posted On: 09/10/16
Can being hit in the breast cause cancer? Do deodorants raise your risk? Is there a link between breast cancer and bras?
If you’ve ever performed a quick Google search about the causes of breast cancer, you may have come across a variety of claims about what increases your risk of the disease. Some of these so-called ‘facts’ are myths or misunderstandings that are not backed by scientific evidence.
This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Care dispel 10 of the most common breast...