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Homes priority for disabled urged in Bahrain

Campaigners  are calling on authorities to fast-track applications for social housing for Bahrainis with special needs. There are around 60,000 people on the Housing Ministry’s list with many families having to wait up

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AbbVie helps set up a library for disabled children in Jeddah

AbbVie, a leading biopharmaceutical company, has supported to setup a library for the Jeddah Disabled Children Association (DCA). This initiative is part of ‘The Week of Possibilities’ - AbbVie’s global program f

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'House calls' for elderly, disabled Bahrainis to be introduced

Home visits for elderly and disabled Bahrainis who struggle to get around and access government services are set to be introduced. The pioneering new 'house call' scheme will see civil servants visiting the homes of eligi

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Bahrain homes to feature facilities for disabled tenants

All new government homes in Bahrain could soon be specially equipped to cater to the needs of disabled tenants. The Housing Ministry would have to instal special toilets, kitchens, doorknobs, lighting and other facilities dependin

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$16m centre for disabled on way in Bahrain

The Kuwaiti Economic Development Fund will finance a centre dedicated to disabled people at A'Ali, Bahrain. The construction of the Comprehensive Disability Complex Project, at a cost of BD7.4 million ($19.6 million), is expec

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Obesity ‘can be deemed a disability at work’

Europe's top court ruled that obese people can be considered as disabled, but stopped short of saying that obesity was a condition that needed specific protection under European anti-discrimination laws. The landmark decision

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Obesity ‘can be deemed a disability at work’

Europe's top court ruled that obese people can be considered as disabled, but stopped short of saying that obesity was a condition that needed specific protection under European anti-discrimination laws. The landmark decision

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Dubai's 'Sergeant' radar to warn parking offenders

The Dubai Police is set to use a new electronic device that will warn motorists if they are parking illegally in the parking zone reserved for the handicapped, said a report.   The device, dubbed the ‘Serge

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Work hours to be slashed for disabled Bahrainis

Disabled Bahrainis will get their working hours slashed under an amendment approved by parliament yesterday.   It will grant disabled people and those taking care of them two hours off work each day, said a repor

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Unicef calls for more inclusive world for disabled

Unicef,  the United Nations Children’s Fund, has called on all governments to work on placing children with disabilities at the centre of inclusion policies to create more equitable opportunities in education, health and employability

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