QEF had a very special visitor today. Her Royal Highness Princess Anne the Princess Royal came to QEF to visit gap year students on work placement from Lattitude UK, a partner charity of which she is patron.
The Princess Royal also met residents at Dorincourt and opened the new Infozone, an IT facility sponsored by the Karten Network and the QEF Spring Ladies Lunch Committee. The Infozone offers computers that can be controlled using accessible methods including an Eyegaze eye-movement tracking sensor.
We would like to announce that we have welcomed Karen Deacon as QEF’s new chief executive.
Karen joins QEF from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) where she has been director of adult social care. She has previously worked at Young Epilepsy following a career in the NHS and is a nurse by background.
QEF is looking for keen runners who want to support their cause to take part in the Virgin Money London Marathon this year.
Is this you?
The deadline of the end of January is fast approaching and you need to be signed up by then if you want to take part - but we do still have some places!
Early in 2017 we are holding three practical events across the UK to support disabled people who are considering travelling by air.
The day is suitable for individual travellers and parents of disabled children who are considering flying together with health care and support professionals who want to guide their service users.