Essex Fire Service and the mid-Essex Primary Care Trust commit to protecting vunerable people

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A new collaboration of services will see elderly and vulnerable people better protected from the dangers posed by fire. The partnership sees Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and Mid-Essex Primary Care Trust working together to provide special smoke alarms to vulnerable people who are part of the Careline scheme. As part of the new […]

Innovative new online course to provide inspirational advice on disability and employment

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A new online project, created by Martyn Sibley (co-founder of the extremely popular online magazine, Disability Horizons) seeks to provide new resources for individuals with disabilities to help them with issues surrounding employment. Inspiring Employment is a free online course lasting seven weeks, during which Martyn Sibley, a lifelong wheelchair user, will be sharing his […]

14 capitals in 14 days: part 2

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Disability Horizons contributor, Mark Pattenden recently undertook an extraordinary challenge to drive through 14 capitals across Europe in 14 days in order to raise money for BLESMA. Having heard about the preparations for his trip, he tells us how his epic journey began…

Community Network provides vital telephone befriending services to isolated individuals

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Beginning its life as a six month research project into the social application of technology in Northern Ireland, Community Network (CN) is a telephone conferencing and befriending service with over 20 years of experience. Initially set up to bridge the sectarian divide, the small organisation quickly grew into a charity dedicated to using telecommunications for […]

The Way I See It – The ‘Ashley Treatment’

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A controversial therapeutic approach is being increasingly used to treat severely disabled children. Dubbed the “Ashley Treatment”, after the first known child to have undergone the process, it aims to limit growth to keep the child forever small. The core of the treatment is hormone therapy; using high doses of estrogen to bring forward the […]

CEO of ECDP to Chair Essex Healthwatch

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BREAKING NEWS Mike Adams, Chief Executive Officer of Essex Coalition has been asked to chair the new Healthwatch scheme for Essex. Healthwatch is the replacement for the ill-fated LINKs (Local Area Networks).Healthwatch will play a role at both national and local level and will make sure that the views of the public and people who […]