Holiday fun for disabled young people

Posted · Add Comment

A disability charity is to run a holiday club for disabled young people in Uttlesford during all school holidays called Fun United. Organised by The Papworth Trust, the holiday club will give young disabled people aged 8-plus years the opportunity to make new friends and have fun. Every day there will be range of creative […]

Free Activity Sessions For Children With Special Needs

Posted · Add Comment

Southend Short Breaks are offering a variety of free activity sessions during the coming months for children under 18. The term time sessions, which have now been running for 11 years, are open to all children with special needs (of any type), irrespective of where they live. The building facilitates a variety of activities including […]

Cat Changes Life of Boy with Selective Mutism

Posted · Add Comment

Jessi-Cat: the cat that unlocked a boy’s heart tells the incredible, heart-warming and true story of a Birman that helps a young boy. Seven-year-old Lorcan has Selective Mutism, a rare condition which renders him physically unable to speak in certain situations. Written by Jayne Dillon, Lorcan’s mother, this book provides an excellent insight into Selective […]

One in Four Dogs Suffer from Depression

Posted · Add Comment

A recent study has suggested that a quarter of dogs in Britain are suffering from depression. This is most likely caused by being left alone for long periods of time, for example when their owner goes to work. The study filmed dogs to document their reaction to being left alone. The footage showed that dogs […]

Supporting Asperger Families in Essex

Posted · Add Comment

What is SAFE? SAFE (Supporting Asperger Families in Essex) is a support group for those with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and their families. The organisation aims to provide help, share information, raise awareness and develop services for people affected by AS. Formed in 1997, SAFE links families across Essex whose children have AS, allowing them to […]

Your chance to get involved and help shape local health services

Posted · Add Comment

Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is seeking people with an interest in health services to become volunteer members of an influential new Patient and Community Reference Group. The new group will play an important role, with members acting as representatives for their local communities and helping to shape future health services for people […]