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21st May 2011, 02:01 PM
hey ladies i only found this site today so completly brand new to it, my names katy and i am a guider in training from aylesbury i am about to do the disability badge with my unit and have 2 out of the 3 sections sorted but i am really struggling with the mobility part of it , i have sent emails/letters but dont seem to have any luck with the people and there doesn't seem to be many companies in aylesbury that would be able to help, can any one shed some light on this or point me in the right direction
21st May 2011, 02:17 PM
Welcome to Guiding and the forum.
I am assuming you are working with Brownies and it's the Brownie badge you need help with ?
As you only have to do 2 clauses from this section you could leave the first challenge and look at two of the other three.
* Know three ways to make it easier for a wheelchair-user to use public places, like shops, parks, hospitals or libraries. Describe how your meeting place could be improved for a wheelchair-user.
You may find the brownies already have some ideas here as many of them may have people at school in wheelchairs - things to look for are lowered kerbs, buses where the entrance can be lowered to let a wheelchair user on at kerb level, ramps, counters etc at a lower level, disabled toliets, wider doors in buildings, automatic doors to shops.
* Make a poster or leaflet showing some of the events that form the Paralympics.
see http://www.paralympics.org.uk/landing.asp?section=000100010005§ionTitle=Sports which gives you a list of the paralympic sports
* Make up, or change, a game or activity so that everyone can take part in it, however mobile they are - in sixes get one of the girls to sit on a chair and tell them they can't move and then ask the six to adapt their favourite game so the girl on the chair can join in. Let them discuss afterwards how easy /hard it was and what other activities they might need to change. Could also try it with one hand behind back
Hope this helps
21st May 2011, 02:24 PM
Thanks and yer its brownies, i been with my unit about 18months (inc the time i took off for personal reasons) i did the deaf awarness part last year so most of them have done that bit just need to do a refresh on that and get the ones who werent there to do it but thats easy , the sight awarness part was really easy i was impressed at how quickly a company in Aylesbury(BucksVision) jumped into help as did the lady who does all the fund raising for the guidedogs in Aylesbury, its just the mobility people dont seem to have replied to any of the emails/letter i sent and i dont want to be pushy with them so i might have to rethink my stratergies :(
21st May 2011, 04:37 PM
I'm in Aylesbury and work in a junior school with a couple of children in wheelchairs. Is there any way I could be of help?
21st May 2011, 05:48 PM
Welcome to the site
You should have a members with disabilities adviser in your county. may be worth sending them a quick email, see if they have any idea, or may be able to point you in the right direction.
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