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Supporting mobility with a Sunu Band

We took the Sunu Band, a wearable assistive device, on a test drive to see how it can support people with sight loss with their mobility and independence.

Out and about on the high street after lockdown

Mark discusses how shops and services have changed since lockdown restrictions eased, in order to help better inform visually impaired people of what to expect when they go out.

Henshaws feature on BBC North West Tonight

Henshaws were featured in a report by BBC North West discussing the issues facing blind and visually impaired people during the Covid-19 pandemic, including social distancing.

Stretching exercises: Tips and techniques

Mark, a qualified Sports Therapist, discusses some tips and techniques for 10 stretching exercises you can do at home, to support your health and wellbeing.

Henshaws students strike silver

Students from our Specialist College in Harrogate recently celebrated completion of their Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award.

Achieving goals with assistive technology

Expertise in assistive technology at our Specialist College plays a big part in our student’s success. Elspeth is building her skills in using switches to develop independence.

First careers event at Specialist College

Our Specialist College welcomed local employers and support organisations onto campus for our first Careers Information, Advice & Guidance day for students and their families.

Holly shares her story

Meet Holly, a student at Henshaws Specialist College. Holly wrote this blog on her eye gaze computer to share her experience of being a young person living with disability.

Volunteer Rex helps Art Makers relax

When Rex visits our Arts & Crafts Centre he likes to get his tummy tickled! He's a special visitor - a PAT dog. We talk to his owner Carol about how she and Rex support Henshaws.

Aimee lines up for teaching “Oscar”

Aimee Jackson, a teacher at Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate, has been shortlisted for the Award for Excellence in Special Needs Education in the Pearson Teaching Awards.

Safety First

Students at Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate have been getting extra help from North Yorkshire Police and Harrogate Town football club on how to stay safe.

Student William becomes a storyteller

By supporting William to develop his communication and IT skills he was able to write an original story and bring it to life through stop motion animation. What an achievement!

Henshaws students gain red belts in Judo

Dermot Heslop from British Judo has been coaching students and staff at our Specialist College in judo. They recently achieved the standard required to be awarded their red belts.

Sharing expertise

Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate has been sharing its expertise in working with disabled people with a leading national charity.

HenshawsGifts online shop open for business

We meet some of the people behind HenshawsGifts online shop, which sells unique items designed, handmade and packaged by disabled artists at our Arts & Crafts Centre in Yorkshire.

My Makaton Mission

Carl works at Henshaws College and is on a Makaton mission to make communication more accessible for those with special needs.

When not helping is best!

Support worker Bill shared with me his approach to supporting Andrew, and how sometimes it can be best not to help…

Arts, Crafts and Living Paintings

Kimberley follows her previous post about her interest in art, and shares her experience as a part of the Arts & Crafts group at Henshaws.