Accessible Travel Online

At 7pm on the Friday evening of #lcil24, we skyped the CEO of Accessible Travel Online, Marlies van Sint Annaland. Accessible Travel Online highly respects the independent traveller, who is dependent on a wheelchair, but basically has the same dreams and ambitions when it comes to exploring the world. At ATO you find links to…

Inky World

During the #lcil24 newsroom I was lucky enough to interview a Social Media Café regular and blogger extraordinaire, Ineke Poultney. She later blogged: “I had been interviewed as part of the LCiL 24 hour Newsroom (celebrating the “United Nations International Day of Persons With Disabilites”) when I got talking to a student who is studying “Creative…

Mental Health Triage Car

The triage car is a partnership between Leicestershire police, Leicestershire Partnership NHS trust and Leicester probation service. The car is staffed by a police officer and a mental health practitioner and they attend calls where people are experiencing a mental health crisis. The nurse can assess the person, offer advice, and steer them to the…

Better Journey Card launched at #lcil24

An innovative information card scheme for vulnerable passengers using public transport has been rolled out across Leicestershire in a bid to tackle hate crime. The Better Journey Cards, developed by First travel, aim to alert public transport workers to those who may need extra assistance when using public services. Launched last week by Leicestershire’s Police…

ACROSSING funded under Horizon 2020

We were visited by Sarah Fallmann and Ismini Psychoula from the ACROSSING project that will train and develop 15 Early Stage Researchers in conducting research across 15 specificially tailored, complementary, individual research projects. These researchers have been recruited from across the Globe and will work across the research programme over the course of 3 years. This innovative…