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projects designed at counteracting the affects of and finding cures to certain disabilities and medical conditions which cannot always be funded by relevant charities (who address and provide advice and guidance on specific health related issues) or from government

resources. Through on-going networking with

certain government departments at local and central levels (particularly those within the healthcare sector which include several NHS

long-term medical conditions of varying natures, even before considering the many millions of people undertaking the vital (but regrettably often unnoticed or unappreciated) roles of carers, can it be assumed that charities, healthcare sector service providing establishments and local and central government departments and initiatives are doing enough to address the ‘myriad’ of requirements needed by disabled people and carers. Therefore enabling such individuals to lead as equal and socially inclusive a lifestyle as possible to those enjoyed by non-disabled people? WILL THERE EVER BE A CONCLUSIVE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION? PROBABLY NOT! I am often told by a consultant neurologist


at the nationally and internationally renowned The Walton Centre in Liverpool (for which I am a member of its NHS Foundation Trust) that treatments given by physicians and surgeons are just the start and it is how people are integrated into their communities after treatment (or following discharge from hospital)

which allow them to come to terms more easily with the diagnosis of their long-term medical condition or disability. CREATING INCLUSIVE AND EQUAL LIFETYLES AND OPPORTUNITIES HELPS TO BOOST WELLBEING AND SELF-ESTEEM. It is with these objectives in mind that thanks to the

support of the Disabled Motorists Federation I have been given the opportunity to establish another registered charity and Community Interest Company entitled MASIS (Mobility & Sickness Information Service). MASIS WILL OPERATE AS A ‘SIGNPOSTING’

FACILITY BETWEEN COMMUNITY LIFE AND HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL SERVICES. Upon its launch, the MASIS website will contain similar details to those displayed on , as many of the charities featured on the relevant pages of the federation’s website, together with NHS and local and central government departments and initiatives have already been included on The difference is that MASIS will attempt to create funding to support medical and scientific research


ITH SUCH a significant percentage of the United Kingdom’s population being affected by disabilities and

Foundation Trusts and certain CCGs), MASIS has already gained considerable interest and in addition to the UK, certain foreign organisations (some of which operate globally and are associated with the United Nations) are taking notice of the aims and objectives of MASIS. I am also pleased to report that senior personnel from some of the charities I have made contact with have reacted encouragingly towards the concept and aims of MASIS and are willing to become involved as too are certain social media companies. Commercial relationships are strongly

encouraged and already one international motor vehicle manufacturer has offered their full support throughout the UK and Ireland and other beneficial products and services are being considered. There are many more opportunities for

commercial developments especially from within the transport, healthcare, employment, education, assistive technology, housing and hospitality, travel and tourism sectors. Charities wishing to become associated with

MASIS will only be allowed to do so through fully reciprocated links. Please note that all interested parties (be they

from the commercial or charitable sector) must make contact with me directly in the first instance and not with other members of the Disabled Motorist Federation’s national executive who are already dealing with DMF related matters. Let us hope that through all our efforts, charities,

relevant user led organisations and appropriate central and local government departments can continue to strive for the development of more inclusive, equal and diverse societies for disabled people, carers and families to enjoy.

Thank you

Peter Lyne, Founder of Mobility and Sickness Information Service (MASIS) National Vice-President, Disabled Motorists Federation 07774 405734.

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