17 August 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Making direct payments work
There is proof that direct payments, where social care funds are given directly to disabled people, can really can foster independence but they have not been rolled out rapidly or evenly enough, says Su Sayer, Chief Executive, United Response.
DIY SOS team help overwhelmed family
Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team help The Wright family in Ottery St Mar, Devon by converting their two-bedroom bungalow into a four-bedroom home.
Dad Ian is a music teacher, mum Morny has M.E., and one of their boys has learning difficulties.
BBC One, DIY SOS: The Big Build, 9pm
Opportunity for Joe Sayers
Yorkshire cricket captain Andrew Gale will miss the rest of the season after breaking his arm in practice. Martyn Moxon, Yorkshire’s director of professional cricket, says “It gives Joe Sayers another opportunity and hopefully he can take advantage of the situation.” Sayers has been in and out of the team all season since making a recovery from post viral fatigue syndrome in 2010.
Yorkshire Post, p 20
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