Fun Activities for Disabled Children and their Families in Southend-on-Sea

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Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are offering a range of activities in the forthcoming weeks and months that will give families with disabled children opportunities for fun. New Woodland Centre As part of the collaboration project between Essex Wildlife Trust and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, a variety of events are planned at Belfairs and in the surrounding Living […]

The Bedroom Tax Explained

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Carers UK have produced a factsheet to clearly explain the changes to house ‘size criteria’ rules, commonly known as the ‘Bedroom Tax’. The Housing Benefit Size Criteria Rules or the ‘Bedroom Tax’ is part of the major changes to the benefit system to be introduced by the government from April 2013, which will affect how […]

Performers and Poets wanted for Dancing Giraffe

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Dancing Giraffe will have a stage at Chelmsford's The Fling festival in July and is seeking talented individuals or groups to perform. The Fling is an adult festival which runs from noon until midnight, encompassing music, dance, poetry, story-telling, comedy – or whatever people want! As a CIC which aims to support people with disabilities […]

New policy for use of advertising boards in Essex

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Essex County Council (ECC) recently announced a new policy on the use of advertising boards (A-boards) on the public highway, which has been designed to support local businesses while also ensuring the safety of pedestrians, particularly the disabled. Earlier in 2012, the ECC carried out a review into the use of advertising boards with the […]

Essex Blind Charity: Putting people first

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“How do you spell ‘LOVE’?” Said Piglet. “You don’t; you feel it,” said Pooh. This A. A. Milne quote from Winnie the Pooh was included in an upbeat, humorous newsletter produced for the residents of an Essex purpose built care home, specialising in care for elderly people with sight impairment. The home, Read House nestles […]

Prepared to Care?

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Plans are underway for Carers Week 2013, which takes place from Monday 10 to Sunday 16 June 2013, and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. The national week, which has been given the theme ‘Prepared to Care?’ aims to provide groups and organisations with a great platform to organise a whole range […]

Razed Roof has much to celebrate at Big Launch

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Razed Roof, Harlow’s inclusive theatre company, was in celebratory mood at their Big Launch event at Harlow Playhouse on January 10th 2013. Over the last six months, 2nd year Graphic Design students from Harlow College worked on a project to revamp the Razed Roof brand, which was originally developed when the group launched in 2004. […]

African Adventures at Chessington this Half Term

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Chessington World of Adventures, a major theme park in Essex, are offering families the chance to go wild with Madagascar characters this February half term. During this fun-filled week (from 16th to 24th February) you can get up close with fearsome and friendly creatures at the Zoo and SEA LIFE centre, win fantastic prizes in […]

Southend Mencap Achievers Awards 2013

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Do you know someone with a learning disability who has achieved something special? It could be something very simple but, to them, it has taken a great deal of effort. It could be learning a new skill, making good progress with training or at school, or overcoming an illness or operation. Southend Mencap are encouraging […]