Press Releases

New accessible temporary home for people with Spinal Cord Injury in Chatham

Dec 19, 2013 08:45 GMT Aspire Aspire, a leading charity supporting people paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, will be launching a new Aspire house in Chatham in partnership with Southern Housing Group, one of southern England's largest housing associations, owning and managing 26,000 homes for more than 66,000 residents, on Friday 10th January 2013 at 2.00pm.

The timely test that can save your life

Nov 27, 2013 16:53 GMT Rochdale Borough Council With statistics showing that a quarter of people who have HIV don’t know it yet, getting tested is the quickest way to take control of your health and access treatment if you need it.

Despite recession, EU companies have difficulties finding workers with the right skills

Nov 26, 2013 06:30 GMT Eurofound In the midst of Europe’s greatest recession, 40% of all EU companies have difficulties finding workers with the right skills. For innovative companies, this is even more challenging. This emerges from Eurofound’s third European Company Survey (ECS), launched in Brussels on 26 November 2013. The European Company Survey (ECS) maps what is happening in companies across the European Union.

Inequalities in well-being rise in Europe during crisis

Nov 18, 2013 22:26 GMT Eurofound While life satisfaction increased marginally across the European Union between 2007 and 2011, happiness and optimism levels have fallen and perceived social exclusion has increased, indicating a decline in overall well-being in many European countries. Eurofound’s new report is the first in a series of reports which covers trends in quality of life in Europe over the past decade.

Nov 15, 2013 10:02 GMT Mediareach Before the long-awaited winter holidays, GSK and the British Liver Trust are encouraging people to ‘B-Aware’ of Hepatitis B when travelling to visit friends and relatives in countries where the virus is more prevalent, such as India and Pakistan.

Getting better without antibiotics

Nov 11, 2013 14:46 GMT Rochdale Borough Council Health experts across the Rochdale borough are urging people not to request antibiotics to treat coughs, colds and sore throats.

Oct 29, 2013 15:37 GMT Aspire Active mother of two, Joanne Rayment recently qualified as a fitness instructor through the multi-award winning InstructAbility Programme. Joanne is one of many newly qualified disabled fitness instructors who are proving that disability is no barrier to a career in the fitness industry.

Disabled fitness instructors show their skills to Harrow Mayor

Oct 28, 2013 10:34 GMT Aspire The Mayor of Harrow, Councillor Nana Asante, visited Aspire National Training Centre (ANTC) on Friday to learn more about inclusive fitness and the award winning InstructAbility programme.

Good Guy retailers promise to dampen down bonfire trouble

Oct 24, 2013 16:47 BST Rochdale Borough Council Shops across the borough have promised to extinguish trouble this Halloween and Bonfire Night by pledging to be ‘Good Guy’ retailers.

Firework displays to light up the borough

Oct 24, 2013 16:16 BST Rochdale Borough Council Three huge bonfires and firework displays will light the night sky across Rochdale borough, next week.