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First outbreak in Papua New Guinea in eighteen years is a cause for concern

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David expresses concern about new cases of Polio in Papua New Guinea and his suppport for the work of Rotary International and others working to prevent spread of the disease.

Wheely good wheelchairs are welcome

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David welcomes the new wheelchairs from Disrupt Disability, with a reminder that people need wheelchairs that meet their needs while being affordable.

Waiting times don’t benefit anyone

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David writes that news PIP waiting times have risen is a cause for concern and that a 14 week wait for a decision is unacceptable.

Rotary North London Disability Games 14 October 2018

Members based in the North London area may be interested in the following event, coming up on Sunday 14 October 2018.

Purple Tuesday is a great start for accessible shopping

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David welcomes the forthcoming accessible shopping day on 13 November and hopes that instead of being a one off, the first ever ‘Purple Tuesday’ will herald a change in attitudes.

Technology to aid footpath accessibility

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David comments on a new app designed to help wheelchair users navigate footpaths and live independent lives.

Are overturned benefit decisions an insight into the scale of the problem?

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David comments on efforts to help people appeal benefits decisions, questioning if the number of such cases is just the tip of the iceberg.

We need more visibility of invisible disability

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David comments on the case of a woman with an invisible disability criticised for using a Blue Badge space, and calls for greater public awareness of the issues raised.

One step closer to ending Polio

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David comments on Rotary’s $96.5 million grant to end Polio, with the hope the world will see an end to Polio in 2019.

Wheelchair recycling policy in Scotland needs scrapping

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David comments on news wheelchairs are being scrapped in Scotland because no one is available to fix them.

Autumn 2018

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