Welcome to Snap News in July!


Streets Against Sepsis Campaign

UK Sepsis Trust

Coronation Street's story of 7 year old Jack developing Sepsis showed the seriousness of this illness and the importance of being able to spot the symptoms as soon as possible. 
Streets Against Sepsis Campaign
It was fantastic to get this message out to so many who watch the show and the UK Sepsis Trust were able to capitalise on the show's popularity with their Streets Against Sepsis Campaign

See how you can support this important campaign and help raise awareness of this life-threatening disease:

>>More info

World Cup Fever!The Amazing Aiden supporting England

It was all about football in July - well it was in the Snap office!

Sadly we couldn't bring football home, but the England team had a fabulous tournament and did us proud.
Aiden and his lucky shirt were there supporting our boys - we think this was the best supporter pic ever! 

See more of @TheAmazingAiden on Twitter

Changing Places Awareness Day

#CPAD #ChangingPlaces

July the 19th saw a huge campaign on Twitter for #ChangingPlaces, highlighting the need for toilets and changing facilities that are truly accessible to all disabled people. 
 Changing Places Awareness DaySally & Andrew join in Changing Places Awareness Day at Wimbledon
Snap's Sally & Andrew join in Changing Places Awareness Day at Wimbledon!

More info: Changing Places Website


Good News Update!

On 25th July, the Department for Transport has today set out its Inclusive Transport Strategy The strategy includes a commitment to provide £2 million for the purpose of getting more Changing Places toilets installed at motorway service stations in England. 

Mencap Wins Overnight Back Pay Appeal

Care workers who had to stay overnight as part of their job will not be entitled to back pay at the minimum wage after a Court of Appeal ruling.

The charity Mencap, who won the appeal, argued that a previous tribunal decision which compelled care providers to fund six years' back pay for overnight carers was unaffordable.


>>Read the full article here

We Love This! 

The People with Dragon Legs & Electric Fingers"

Tilly's arms were amputated after she contracted meningitis as a toddler. In the past she's felt self-conscious, especially when she's not been wearing her prosthetics. But not anymore.

"With these arms I just want to show them, I feel so much more confident."

>>Read in full here

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The OT Practice Column:The OT Practice

A Professional’s Guide to Assistive Technology

Assistive technology is an umbrella term that includes a wide range of adaptive, rehabilitative and assistive devices – all with the aim of allowing an individual to perform a task they would otherwise be unable to perform. Whilst a number of physical devices fall within this bracket, it can also include digital aids of which the rise of smartphones and tablets have contributed to a growth of assistive technology.

This article explores the different types of assistive technology, as well as the approach and ethical considerations an OT considers when making a recommendation.

Big Life Fix Role Model

The Big Life Fix

A team of inventors attempt to change the lives of three inspiring people with very different problems, including...
Forty-year-old Graham was passionate about snowboarding until an accident dramatically changed his life.  Now he is severely disabled, spending most of his time in a wheelchair, and with limited use of his arms and legs. But, despite all the trauma he has suffered, Graham dreams of one thing - getting back on the slopes and back on his snowboard again.

Spina Bifida and Me Role Model

Spina Bifida and MeOne in every 1,000 pregnancies in Britain has a spine or brain defect like spina bifida. Thirty years ago, actress Ruth Madeley was one of them.

Despite having spina bifida herself, it is a condition she doesn't fully understand. In this programme, Ruth sets out to discover why she has it, whether it could have been prevented and what it means for her future

Our Favourite YouTube Clip! 


We didn't bring football home, but what an amazing tournament England had and what a fab video from the Wouldn't Change A Thing Community! 
Tell Us About Your Favourite Clips!

Have something to share?

If you have a favourite video clip, app, website, book, local provision... why not send us the details so we can share with Snap News readers. We'd also love to hear about new technology and equipment, activities and resources that you particularly like. 

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