Welcome to Masis
The Mobility and Support Information Service
Improving Mobility creates more Inclusive Societies
But when MASIS talks about mobility, we are talking about removing the barriers to participation that people with impairments face. In doing this, MASIS is continuing to strive towards developing a more inclusive and equal society for disabled people and individuals with long-term health conditions.
Our aim is to provide appropriate and relevant information that addresses the barriers that disabled people and people with long term health conditions face. We also aim to ensure that people can find effective solutions to the barriers they encounter, through the provision of appropriate signposting to professional services.
As a result of the many links established with numerous charities, as well as government departments and statutory, voluntary and private organisations, we are in a strong position to cover a wide range of topics. Indeed, through our extensive network of established partnerships with experts in various fields, we are able to inform, advise and resolve issues covering a vast range of topics within various sectors including the motor trade, employment and self employment, healthcare, housing, education, travel, recreational activities and other useful resources.
However, we would like to include more partnerships in our network. MASIS therefore wants to establish partnerships with commercial organisations and experts from within the following sectors:
If you would like to be included in the MASIS network, please contact us
motor trade (new and used car dealerships and retailers);
social care providers (local authorities and private sector);
healthcare providers (NHS and private sector);
housing and construction (including social housing trusts);
voluntary sector support organisations, including user led organisations;
employment support providers and agencies;
access auditing services;
sport and recreational services;
and travel and tourism.
Knowledge Hub is the free-to-join digital collaboration platform for social good. Members and communities can connect and exchange knowledge, ideas, insight and experience to drive productivity and improve public services. The secure environment offers easy-to-use, collaborative tools to help members keep up to date with current thinking, save time and money by learning from others, inspire innovations and create new ways of working.
MASIS Sharing good practice, promoting healthier and more inclusive societies
ENAT The European Network for Accessible Tourism is a non-profit association of organisations and individuals from the private, public and NGO sectors.
Their mission is to make European tourism destinations, products and services accessible to all visitors and to help promote Accessible Tourism around the world.
The AllTrials campaign was launched in January 2013 and calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their full method and results reported.
Over 82,000 people and more than 540 organizations have joined.
Public pressure is already changing regulations and getting past trials published in some countries.
The Netzkraft Movement is an international network of socially committed individuals and groups working in various ecological, social, political or spiritual areas.
Their aim is to support each other and, through this mutual help, to increase their influence on society.
The Movement is based on three common objectives:
- It acts as an international body for peace, human rights and environment within the United Nations.
- It supports sustainable ecological-social economic development and
- It promotes the ethos of the decentralization of political power.
Atrainability provides quality training to improve safer, more efficient team outcomes. They do this through the use of innovative techniques to motivate and empower your teams to overcome inappropriate behaviour and make more effective teams.
Human factors are the behavioural and physiological elements that affect human performance in general and in particular with regard to Threat and Error Management. The elimination, trapping and mitigation of avoidable error, resultant harm and associated cost is the primary aim. Read more.
Wheelchair Adapted Vehicles (Wholesale Car Company) have begun supporting Masis and have offered their support to the Charity.
Wholesale Car Company based in Derbyshire provide a wide range of WAV’s (Wheelchair Adapted Vehicles). Their stock mainly consists of Ex-Motability vehicles or “one-owner” vehicles. All vehicles come with a 12 months comprehensive warranty. They also provide vehicle hire and offer finance should you require it.
Find out more – www.wheelchairadaptedvehicles.co.uk
UK Biobank is a major national health resource, and a registered charity in its own right, with the aim of improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of serious and life-threatening illnesses – including cancer, heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, eye disorders, depression and forms of dementia. UK Biobank recruited 500,000 people aged between 40-69 years in 2006-2010 from across the country to take part in this project. They have undergone measures, provided blood, urine and saliva samples for future analysis, detailed information about themselves and agreed to have their health followed. Over many years this will build into a powerful resource to help scientists discover why some people develop particular diseases and others do not.
DRILL stands for Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning and is the world’s first major research programme led by disabled people. The DRILL programme will see research that is actively instigated and controlled by disabled people. We believe that there will be a long-term and meaningful impact through co-production in research and we’re excited to be working together with disabled people, academics, and policy makers to ensure that this research has a long lasting impact. We want the research that is co-produced by disabled people to have have significant impact, informing the policies, manifestos and campaigns of the disability sector for many years to come.
The programme has started with a series of engagement events across England to identify and prioritise our research themes. Find out more via our website www.drilluk.org.uk or contribute to the research themes at drill.meteor.com