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Ex-police officer launches accessible clothing range

Helen Hignett-Clawson sitting behind a laptop

An ex-police officer who suffered a life-changing injury on duty has launched an accessible clothing range for disabled children.

Helen Hignett-Clawson was forced to step down from her role in 2016 after a head-injury left her with seizures, paralysis and blackouts in 2016.

Since leaving the force she has launched Adaptive Clothing UK for disabled youngsters who struggle with dressing.

Mrs Hignett-Clawson from Middlewich, Cheshire smashed her head on a police vehicle in 2010 when she was attacked by a suspect she was arresting.

She told BBC News "It was a life-changing day for me.”

After retiring Hignett-Clawson, realising the difficulty her niece Lily has getting changed, because of her autism, vision loss and Sensory Processing Disorder, decided to launch her own accessible clothing range.

The clothes come with less latches and buttons making it easier for parents to dress their children.

Hignett-Clawson said the clothing range is “adaptive for children with physical limitations and disabilities and it is also brilliant for sensory processing disorders and autism".

[ Adaptive Clothing UK  is designed for children aged zero to 16 ]

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