Bobby Charlton welcomes families to Brainwave's new NW Centre
ON 16 October children's charity,
Brainwave is opening the doors of its brand new North West Centre to
families all over the north of England - and who better to do the
welcoming than football legend Sir Bobby Charlton.
Christine Cryne, Brainwave's CEO, said:- "Sir Bobby is well
known for all the work he does with youngsters to encourage them to
reach their full potential and this is what Brainwave is about too.
We work with families to provide home based therapy programmes for
children with a range of disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy and
Down's syndrome and other conditions such as development delay.
Goals (but not the football kind) are set for children and exercises
devised to get there. Sometimes these goals may be quite small, such
as a child feeding themselves but this small step of independence
means as much to the child and its family as a goal in the European
Sir Bobby Charlton is well known for his goal scoring. During his
long playing career with Manchester United he scored 249 goals
topped up by a further 49 for England. Of course, Sir Bobby is also
famous for his part in England's winning team at the 1966 World Cup.
Sir Bobby is due at the Centre at 11.30am and there will be a number
of families from the region visiting the Centre ready and eager to
Brainwave works with families to deliver individual home based
therapy and exercise programmes that help children with disabilities
and developmental delay to achieve their potential. The modern
Centre with therapy rooms, a state of the art sensory room and
family area with a kitchen and play area provides an ideal
environment for working with children for disabilities and other
Places on the programme are available for children at the North West
Centre. For more information see:-
email them or phone:- 01925 825547.
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Employment tax break for new start ups given a cautious welcome by
A plan for a
National Insurance (NI) tax holiday for new start-ups could create
60,000 jobs, it has been claimed by the Shadow Chancellor George
Osborne at Conservative Party conference in Manchester. The
tax break on employers’ NI contributions, which would apply to the
first 10 people recruited by a firm, was unveiled by the party as
one of a series of measures it plans to introduce to ‘get Britain
working’ should it win power in the next election.
The Forum of Private Business (FPB), which is campaigning against
the 0.5% NI increase scheduled to take place in 2011 – when
recession hit firms are likely to need to recruit again in order to
meet demand and grow – is cautiously welcoming the latest proposal.
“For prospective employers, as one of a raft of measures aimed
at getting Britain back to work and boosting the country’s skills
base, abolishing National Insurance (NI) for new start ups stands
out as today’s key announcement. At present, employers’ NI
contributions are set to rise by 0.5% from 2011, just as small
businesses are likely to be in a position to recruit staff in
earnest. We will examine the savings that will need to be made to
pay for this initiative, but welcome it in principle as a genuine
stimulus to employment, small business growth and sustained economic
recovery.” said Phil Orford, the
FPB’s Chief Executive.
According to the FPB’s recent quarterly Referendum survey of
members, 37% of respondents said they would actively seek to recruit
new employees in the coming year. In its submission to the
Government ahead of the Pre-Budget report, the FPB is calling for
measures to support the smallest, most vulnerable employers at this
critical time. In addition to the delay, at least, in the 0.5%
NI increase until the economy has recovered sufficiently to sustain
it, the FPB wants a 12 month reduction in NI contributions for
businesses with fewer than 10 employees.
The NI holiday would be available for the first 2 years of a new
Conservative government. During his speech at the 2009 conference,
Mr Osborne said that details of the savings that will be required to
pay for it will be revealed shortly...