Tag Archives: Health

Never Too Old To Learn

Gertrude was born in 1915 in South Africa. She left school too early and received no education whatsoever. She moved to England in 1961, aged 50, with 3 children and 2 dogs. Life without proper education and profession had been … Continue reading

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Working With Dementia

Today (Sunday 21 September 2014) is World Alzheimer’s Day. Alzheimer’s, often known as dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK and it is predicted that by 2051 there will be two million people living with dementia (figures Alzheimer’s Society). There are many types … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Be Recognised!

UCanDoIT are thrilled to be finalists in the People’s Award category of this years Tech4Good Awards. Our work makes huge difference to the lives of people with disabilities as these videos show. Please vote for us here or on Twitter using  #T4GUCanDoIT . Every … Continue reading

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Helping Carers Help Themselves

“I was invited to attend the Wandsworth Carer’s network support group to talk about the service we offer at UCanDoIT. ” says Mary Payne, CEO of UCanDoIT. “As I myself am a carer for my beloved aged parents I found … Continue reading

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World Sickle Cell Day

This Wednesday is World Sickle Cell Day – Sickle Cell is a hereditary, often debilitating, life-long blood condition. This day was created by the United Nations to recognise that sickle-cell anaemia is one of the world’s foremost genetic diseases. Approximately 14,500 … Continue reading

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Who Cares For The Carers?

This week (June 10 – 16 2013) is Carers Week. There are an estimated 7 million people providing unpaid care to children, partners, relatives or other adults who, without their help, would be unable to live independently. One of the big … Continue reading

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Is time running out?

Over a quarter of people with disabilities say that they do not frequently have choice and control over their daily lives according to a survey carried out by the ONS and, in another ONS survey, around a third of people … Continue reading

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