A petition to relight the Streets of Essex?

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Relight the streets lights of Essex Hi!I just signed the petition “Essex County Council: To hear the concerns of residents in Essex & relight the streets of Essex with a cost effective system as a safer alternative to the PNL to make a safer environment to work/live/socialise.” on Change.org.It’s important. Will you sign it too? […]

Obituary of campaigner and lawyer Caroline Gooding

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A dearly loved and admired lawyer and campaigner for disability rights, Caroline Gooding sadly died of breast cancer last month. As a hard working, inspirational and committed activist she achieved so much, and promoted the daily rights and freedoms of people with diabilities. Many now experience a better quality of life because of her tireless […]

Brentwood Adults Keep Safe Scheme

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Friday 10th October 2014 marks the launch of an innovative Keep Safe scheme in Brentwood. First introduced in Braintree and now being rolled out across Essex, the initiative is aimed at keeping vulnerable adults safe. Information packs about the scheme being introduced by the Council and Partners will be handed out to the public from outside […]

Galloping Good Fun at Barrow Farm

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A bit of bumph mail shoved through her letter box almost 40 years ago, was to unexpectedly change the course of Anne Mitchell’s life. Little did she know it was to sow the inspirational seed of an idea, which once germinated and allowed to grow resulted in a specially equipped and successful charity, providing disability […]

Where there’s a skill there’s a way

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23yr-old professional German musician Felix Klieser, who acts as the ambassador of The-One-Handed-Musical-Instrument-Trust (OHMI) simply chooses to be thought of as a normal person who gives “people a nice time”, and who can “touch them with music”. The One-Handed-Musical-Instrument-Trust helps fund the development of adapted or specially designed instruments for musicians with one hand and […]

Disabled primary school children twice as likely to be bullied

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Recent research suggests that primary school pupils in England with special educational needs are twice as likely as other children to experience bullying. This research comes from London University’s Institute of Education (IoE), in which they analysed data relating to bullying from two national cohort studies. These studies were: The Millennium Cohort Study, which is […]

Advice for parents of children who are early risers

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Cerebra is a charity which aims to improve the lives of children with brain related conditions, through research, education, and supporting the children and their carers. This charity has created a handy check list for parents and carers of children who are early risers, as this is a common sleep issue. If your child is […]

DWP Statistically Speaking

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With all the brash, self congratulatory publicity that the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) employed on launching its Disability Confident Campaign, it should now be hanging its reddening, shame-faced head.  The organisation’s own statistics during 2013 reveal that the treatment of its own disabled staff is far from meeting the standards it has so […]

New report from disability charity finds disabled people in Britain face ‘hidden housing crisis’

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A new report from Leonard Cheshire Disability uncovers a ‘hidden housing crisis’ experienced by disabled people in Britain. The report finds that many disabled people are living in accommodation which is ill-designed for their needs, meaning that in some cases, people cannot even access their bedrooms to sleep. Leonard Cheshire Disability claims that around five […]

Chelmsford Community Radio Tuesday show

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Great or bad, good or awful, depending on how they might affect you, small changes are happening this week at Chelmsford Community Radio. If you are a consistent listener of The Tuesday Show on CCR with Jim House you may be interested to discover that it is moving to the weekend – specifically at 2 […]