Mental Illness, the Poor Cousin of Disability.

The welfare state set up to support Britain after the First World War was to ensure our economic success with so many injured and disabled soldiers returning home.  Over the years though campaigning, education and focusing on equality and diversity the concession that disabled people had been dealt a cruel hand has started to turn. […]

2017 General Election and Accessibility

The 2017 General Election is fast approaching and the parties have all published their manifestos. So how do they score on accessibility?;   Conservative Party: Green Party: Labour Party: Liberal Democrats: UKIP: Scottish National Party: Main presentation: PDF with text and images Main Presentation: Webpage Main Presentation: Webpage Main Presentation: Webpage Main presentation: PDF with […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 has started and there seems to be a greater push than ever to raise awareness of mental and in doing so remove the stigma it bears. It’s vitally important that awareness of our own mental health is raised.  Why? – Well the condition of our mental health is as fundamental […]

The Great Appa Bake-Off: Pie

As some of you may be aware there’s a rather popular TV show on right now,  The Great British Bake Off. We thought it was a great opportunity to start The Great Appa Bake Off. Every week will we be baking something new and exciting in line with the programs themes. Each week the bakes will be judged and […]

The Great Appa Bake-Off: Desserts

As some of you may be aware there’s a rather popular TV show on right now,  The Great British Bake Off. We thought it was a great opportunity to start The Great Appa Bake Off. Every week will we be baking something new and exciting in line with the programs themes. Each week the bakes will be judged and […]

The Great Appa Bake-Off: Cupcakes

As some of you may be aware there’s a rather popular TV show on right now,  The Great British Bake Off. We thought it was a great opportunity to start The Great Appa Bake Off. Every week will we be baking something new and exciting in line with the programs themes. Each week the bakes will be judged and […]

The Great Appa Bake-Off: Pastry

As some of you may be aware there’s a rather popular TV show on right now,  The Great British Bake Off. We thought it was a great opportunity to start The Great Appa Bake Off. Every week will we be baking something new and exciting in line with the programs themes. Each week the bakes will be judged and […]

ISO9001- Laura Gilby – Teamleader

Laura Gilby – Team Leader appa me ltd appa me | appa life | appa training | appa fitness | appa kids   By achieving ISO9001 we have now joined over a million different companies across 170 countries in complying with the requirements of a quality management system. The quality management principles include a strong […]

ISO9001 – Lea-Ann Penaluna – Team Leader

Lea-Ann Penaluna – Team Leader appa me ltd appa me | appa life | appa training | appa fitness | appa kids Introduction I first became involved with ISO 9001 June 2015, formatting and referencing the in house approved documents to then be linked to the Document Log. A simple task which then led to […]

ISO9001 – Kyla Aitken – Operations Director

Kyla Aitken – Operations Director appa me ltd appa me | appa life | appa training | appa fitness | appa kids What’s in a Name? ISO has a different acronyms in different languages, so adopted the short form ISO, derived from the Greek isos – meaning equal appa as a company stands by its […]

4Talent and Equality of Opportunity

appa me would like to congratulate Channel 4 for their recent positive action in ring fencing 50% of their apprenticeships for people with disabilities. In this day and age in a developed Western country disability should not be an issue for anyone. According to official government statistics “Disability Facts and Figures” published in 2014 “There […]

Yes I Can

appa were delighted to see the new ‘Yes I Can’ advert for the Rio Paralympic Games 2016?  The advert delivered beautifully to highlight the prospective Paralympians performing with grace, power and skill. Ok, as an allegedly abled bodied person I can assure you I am no threat to the current UK Olympic roster. I can […]

Rita and Caleb: Special Needs Clothing From Marks and Spencer

On the 3rd of October 2015 Rita Kutt posted a message on the Netmums website. Her grandson Caleb has special needs and his mother was finding it very hard to find suitable and affordable clothing for him. Six months before posting her message Rita had been in contact with Marks and Spencer asking them to […]

Our Clients: Andrew Muskat

Andrew, a grafter, has worked at Lloyds for over 34 years. Today he tells us about some ofthe barriers and solutions of working as a Deaf person in hearing corporate Britain. In the early days (1980’s) paperwork was king. Proper paperwork, where you had to use pens, paper ledgers and handwritten procedures. In many ways […]