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Positive stories and organisation updates from mirus.
Dean Boyes, from our Bridgend services, took part in the Caerphilly 10k run on 21st June to raise funds for mirus’ Craft Group in Bridgend.
mirus staff and people we support mark World Autism Awareness Day by wearing onesie's to work!
Last year, Cardiff’s Half Marathon raised £2.4 million for local and national charities – that’s an average £244 raised for good causes by every charity runner in Wales’ largest mass participation sporting event. At mirus we don’t want to be left behind. Neil Yates, our Business Development Manager is looking for at least 30 runners in readiness for the race on Sunday the 4th of October, with each member committed to raising £130 and helping to bolster the extra things we do, such as our volunteering initiative. If you’re up for the challenge and want to make our 30th anniversary one to remember, pick up the phone to Neil or drop him a line.
Our success in delivering person centred support for people is achieved through collaboration – by the creativity and hard work of our team, the involvement of people we support and their families, lasting partnerships with many organisations and not least, the time and expertise of the people who volunteer and support us.
Carers UK estimate that 10.6 million people will take on a caring role in the UK over the next 5 years. Each year however over £1.1 billion in Carers' Allowances goes unclaimed. A new Carers Rights Guide has been issued by Carers UK containing important information on how to get support inclding changes next year to the Care Act. To find out what support you may be entitled to visit: www.carersuk.org
At a prestigious awards ceremony in Cardiff on Friday night, mirus was recognised for its innovation in the use of technology to improve services delivered to vulnerable people.
As we mark United Nations International Day for Disabled People, changes in legislation are finally trying to create the conditions, in our built environment, that recognise the needs of all people by removing barriers to access. But beyond legislation, how far has society’s attitude towards people with physical disabilities really changed and what more can be done?