On the 6th March we worked in partnership with Northampton Volunteer Centre to bring CredAbility to Northampton. It was great to see so many different types of organisations come along to see how they can demonstrate their own commitment to disability – organisations ranging from International Banking Companies to local impairment specific self help groups.
On the day we were pleased to welcome three new providers to the fold: iDID Adventure, Catalyst Community Arts and Northamptonshire Dyslexia Association. All 3 doing sterling work in the local area.
Judging by the overwhelming reaction its not going to be long before we see many more providers on this site getting involved and look forward to rolling out The Access Card too. Those there on the day are welcome to claim the introductory discount of half price for one month.
Find out more about our new providers by clicking their logos below.
For any one that joined us at this years IIC show in Manchester we’re offering a limited time special offer on the Access Card of just £7.50 for 3 years.
Read the guidance notes here and get filling in your form!
[Sorry - this special offer has now closed. You can apply for the still great price of £15 for 3 years here]
We are Top Tunes FM we are a Radio Station that was founded on the 1st of December 2013. We are now co-owned by four people and have an ever expanding volunteer roster of fanatic presenters.
The station is owned and run by disabled people and our volunteers are also disabled. Although our core listeners are disabled we have plenty of shows that will entertain everyone.
Shows we currently offer:
Chart, Alternative, Rock, Country, R&B and talk/discussion which is disabled focused. Of course we have shows that play music from the last 6 decades and the best of today and a couple that play 80s, 90s/00s and 60s/70s too.
What ever your taste in music we hope to provide the soundtrack to your life!!
Ways of listening and keeping up-to-date.
Listen via Winamp or Media Player on our website www.toptunesfm.com
We are on several apps we can be found by searching for toptunesfm or toptunesfm.com on
Tunein, Tapin, ootunes, Shoutcast and iblink.
We are available on Sonata Radio too.
Stay up to date by visiting our website www.toptunesfm.com or Follow us on Twitter TopTunesFMuk or Like us on Facebook TopTunesFM to get up to the minute information on shows, our presenters and all the news from our team. You will also see contact details for our presenters on air who you can Tweet or Email directly to interact and have your say on any live show.
We are still looking for presenters if you think you would like to be a presenter our experienced owners will mentor and develop you to help you become a Top Man or Woman soon! See website for ways to apply.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Dean, Rebecca Danny and Darren
Owners of Top Tunes FM
When we first met Sarah and Tracey it was apparent that they weren’t your average young women looking for advice about how to find new customers for their fledgling business. I say not ‘average’ because their prime focus wasn’t making a pile of cash so they could retire early off into the sunset. What was really coming across in that meeting was how passionate they were about running a business which would help people of all abilities to improve their lives.
What struck me was that even though Inspirative Arts isn’t structured as a social enterprise, it is still a business that would be able to generate a high degree of positive social impact. This impact will be not only felt by the individuals accessing the various workshops and services but by their extended circles such as families, friends and professionals with whom they have contact. Even though their unique offer of Creative Expressive Therapy can be applied in a range of settings it is probably their work with Learning Disabled adults that is creating the most noticeable differences to people’s lives.
Did you know that we’ve been working on an interactive map with information about our CredAble Providers?
The map will include special offers and opportunities for Access Card Holders as well as plenty of information about who they are and what they do.
2014 is going to be a very busy year for us with some great new providers coming on board and some exciting developments with the Access Card so if you’re a disabled person you really need to check this out.
If you’re an organisation wanting to get involved: www.ask-nimbus.com/credability
To celebrate the time of giving we’re offering organisations the chance to put their services in front of a growing number of Access Card Holders by signing up to the CredAble Provider Scheme for Half Price.
Just £50 will badge your service as being committed to quality for disabled customers and give you access to a thriving market of disabled people. Dont delay in taking up this fantastic offer by visiting our online application page today
We are really pleased to announce that CredAbility has come to Sheffield!
The scheme has providers all over the place but a recent partnership between ourselves and Disability Sheffield means we can do some really constructive work to bring disabled people and CredAble providers together!
The other good news it that this partnership means that we can extend our introductory offer of an Access Card for just £5 to the good people of Sheffield – apply online now
Thanks to CredAbility’s success in the last 12 months, we’ve been nominated for Social Enterprise UK’s Innovation Award.
The award recognises a new service’s business excellence and contribution to society, and we’re thrilled to be one of only a handful of organisations selected for this award.
Martin, our Managing Director, said, “It’s an honour to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award. CredAbility has made big strides in the last year thanks to Jules’s tremendous effort and the positive attitude of over 100 UK businesses.
“We’ve gone from accrediting specialist disability services to national music festivals like Download. And, our Providers Hub is helping local social enterprises share best practice and get on supply chains.
“In the next few years we’re aiming to expand CredAbility across the UK so that disabled people everywhere know which facilities are accessible, whether for work, education or leisure. National recognition will help us achieve this, so you’ll be seeing CredAbility’s Tick in more businesses up and down the country.”
That Roll out starts this month with the Launch of CredAble Sheffield https://credablesheffield.eventbrite.co.uk/
The final decision will be made at the end of November, so cross your fingers for us!