Quiz Night in Hornchurch Raises £1900 for Charity

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Over 85 residents from the local community took part in the first Headway East London charity quiz night held at the Pavilion of Hornchurch Cricket Club on Friday 9th August 2013. The money raised from the quiz will go towards the monthly support group held at Queens Hospital in Romford for people affected by brain […]

“Labels are for Jars not People”: Learning Disabilities Week Launch 2013

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On Saturday 17th August, a group of organisations, including Dancing Giraffe, got together in High Chelmer, Chelmsford to launch the national Learning Disabilities week. This year’s launch event aimed to highlight hate crime against people with disabilities and to raise awareness about the fact that people do not have to put up with this unnecessary […]

Dancing Giraffe on The One Show tonight!

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Dancing Giraffe is to have a small promotion, alongside national charity Limbcare, on BBC's The One Show tonight (Tuesday 20th August 2013). The 30-minute programme, which claims to bring viewers the stories that matter across the country, is shown daily at 7pm, so make sure you tune in. If you do miss tonight's episode, you […]

Listening Books’ Audiobook Service

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Local charity Listening Books now has more titles than ever available for children and adults. This charity provides an audiobook service for children and adults with a disability, illness or learning difficulty that prevents them from reading or comfortably holding a book. Audiobooks are available in three formats: MP3 CDs which are sent via Royal […]

Young people have your say with EPIC Artful Asks competition

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EPIC, the young people’s advisory group to the government on SEN reforms, has launched the Artful Asks competition, which aims to involve young people in government decisions and policy through art. The competition is a fantastic opportunity for young people to get involved in the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reform process under the […]

Creepy House summer reading challenge

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This summer, Essex Libraries are hosting a fantastic summer reading challenge, available for children of all ages. The Creepy House challenge involves children reading six books in order to complete the challenge. Every time your child completes a book, simply take it back to your nearest library, where library staff will ask your child questions […]

Sensory Story Times at Essex Libraries

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This August, Essex Libraries are running Sensory Story Times across the county for children of all abilities. These sessions, which are run by volunteers trained by Additional Educational Needs specialist teachers, are interactive and give a sensory experience of some favourite children’s stories, using a range of senses. It is a free part of Essex […]

National Citizen Service in Essex

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The National Citizen Service (NCS) programme has just launched in Essex, aiming to give young people the opportunity to learn life skills, give back to the community, and obtain a qualification. 16 and 17 year olds in Essex have recently begun the first four-week programme. The scheme allows young people to participate in outdoor activities, […]