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Watch the moment a young runner with cerebral palsy was awarded a prestigious sports sponsorship
Almond Care October 11, 2018

A young runner with cerebral palsy has made the headlines this week after he was presented with a contract from global sports retailer Nike.

Posted in Blog, Cerebral Palsy

Record payout for child who was left with lifelong brain injury
Almond Care October 4, 2018

The NHS has been ordered to hand a record payout of almost £20 million after a patient was starved of oxygen as a baby.

Posted in Blog, Brain Injury

Professional footballer announces retirement after motor neurone disease diagnosis
Almond Care September 27, 2018

The former Liverpool and current Bolton player, Stephen Darby, has announced his retirement from professional football after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

Posted in Blog, Motor Neurone Disease

Scientists remark on “breakthrough” in gene-editing technology
Almond Care September 14, 2018

A new technique to potentially treat muscular dystrophy in humans has been hailed as a “breakthrough” in modern medicine.

Posted in Blog, Muscular Dystrophy

New website launched to help loved ones affected by a traumatic brain injury
Almond Care September 6, 2018

A new website has been launched to help families deal with a sudden and unexpected traumatic brain injury.

Posted in Blog, Brain Injury

Riding tube is “harder” than climbing Everest, says man with cerebral palsy
Almond Care August 30, 2018

A man with cerebral palsy who recently climbed Mount Everest said the expedition was easier than riding on public transport.

Posted in Blog, Cerebral Palsy

Government invests millions in ‘Changing Places’ facilities
Almond Care August 23, 2018

The Changing Places campaign has helped thousands of people with disabilities access public toilets safely and comfortably, a charity has said.

Posted in Blog, Complex Care

Young surfer with cerebral palsy calls on sporting associations to support more athletes
Almond Care August 16, 2018

A young man with cerebral palsy is calling on sporting associations to provide more funding after being landed with a bill of £3,000 to compete in the world’s leading surfing completion for people with disabilities.

Posted in Blog, Cerebral Palsy

New calls to ban ‘heading’ in football for under-18s
Almond Care August 9, 2018

Academics have once again called on football chiefs to ban ‘heading’ in football for under-18s to reduce the risk of long-term brain injury.

Posted in Blog, Brain Injury

Breakthrough to find a cure for muscular dystrophy
Almond Care July 31, 2018

Those that suffer from muscular dystrophy lack the function to repair and regenerate injured muscles.

Posted in Blog, Muscular Dystrophy