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Disability care pod built for Carlisle boy

The first purpose built care pod to be installed in Cumbria Credit: ITV Border

After two years of fighting, the family of a Carlisle boy with a severe but undiagnosed disability, have become the first in Cumbria to receive a purpose built care pod.

Among his symptoms Ryan Wilkinson has chronic lung disease and profound deafness.

The pod will help his family to take care of him.

"It is going to be so much easier for him and safer for him, safer for us. It is just going to be so beneficial for all of us."

– Debbie Wilkinson, mother

Councillor welcomes golfers to the Borders

"The Council is pleased to welcome the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership and its members to the Scottish Borders.

"I hope the golfers are enjoying their time with us, amidst the spectacular scenery in the Borders, and I look forward to seeing some exciting play during this three-day event."

– Councillor Graham Garvie, Convener of Scottish Borders Council


Scottish Borders hosts 'disabled Ryder Cup'

Ready for action Credit: Scottish Borders Council

Disabled golfers from across the UK have descended on a golf resort in the Scottish Borders for the 'GB Phoenix Cup'.

Ten of the best golfers are competing in the event, hosted by the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SGDP).

The event is part of the SDGP's 10th anniversary celebrations, and is the third Ryder Cup style event to be generated by the charity.

Disability Sports Plan will create new opportunities

Borders Sport and Leisure has launched its new three-year Borders Disability Sports Plan at the Para Sport Festival.

The aim of the scheme is to encourage more children and adults to get involved in sport.

There was an opportunity for people to try out activities at an event at Tweedbank.

Donald Gray says it's good to encourage people with disabilities to get involved in sports:

Full Report: Disability services up for discussion in the Borders

Protestors in the Scottish Borders have vowed to carry on fighting against the closure of a work project for disabled adults.

The council this evening have confirmed they are shutting the Reivers Industry sites in Tweedbank, Selkirk and Langlie Mill.

The workshops are places where people with disabilities get the chance to work and meet up.

1,300 signatures were handed to the council meeting today to ask for them to stay open.

The council insists it can provide better services elsewhere.

Matthew Taylor was at the meeting today - watch his report below.

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