Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency E-Bulletin 30th September 2014

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Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency have just issued their latest E-Bulletin. This E-Bulleting contains information on: 1. Funding Opportunities  The True Colours Trust  The Wooden Spoon  The Greenfields Grants 2. The Future of Healthcare Event – 9th October in Halstead 3. New Walk in Hearing Help Session in Chelmsford 4. Voluntary Sector […]

DWP Stats…Try, Try, Try again…

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An independent benefits advisory service is persisting in its efforts to make available to the public the number of people who have died as a direct result of being found fit for work, or placed in a work related activity by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). ‘Benefits and Work’ submitted to the DWP […]

A Study of ADHD …more attention Please!

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Parents, friends and carers of those diagnosed with ADHD and importantly the people meeting the challenges of living with the condition, may have been excited to come across recent Mail online headlines. Using reports of a study carried out by the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, The Mail Online inferred that ADHD […]

Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency E-Bulletin 16th September 2014

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Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency have just issued their latest E-Bulletin. This Bulletin contains information on: Healthy Heart Funding in Anglia Region – deadline 26th September Mi Community Fund open for applications Survey for Young People in the District Governance Training Courses run by VST Active Essex Coaches Week starts 17th October Free Course to […]

Chessington Holidays Autumn Short Break Offers

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UPDATE Hurry – only 200 rooms available Make the Chessington Safari or Azteca Hotel the base camp for your short break big savings until 20th October.Let your really wild Adventure continue long after the park closes with lots of amazing benefits and features including: – NEW Savannah Splash pool & gym – Enjoy a relaxing […]

Hope Springs eternal…A Study using Children’s Literature

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A recent study of how children reveal existing social attitudes towards disability and difference has been completed. Using children’s literature as a vehicle for examining, appraising and encouraging school age children to consider the wider implications of the disability narrative, Donna Sayers Adomat in Indiana USA concluded that greater compassion and understanding can be effectively […]

Criminal gang sent to prison for preying on elderly in Essex

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Five members of an Essex-based criminal gang have been sentenced to prison for preying on elderly people and committing fraud and money laundering offences. These men committed offences against 18 elderly victims, stealing over £1 million from them altogether. William Brown, James Brown Jnr, James Brown Snr, Peter Biddle, and Van Purdy have received varying […]

Home Library Service from Essex Libraries

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If you find getting to a library difficult due to age or disability, and the mobile library does not stop close enough, then the Home Library Service could be the solution. It is available to anyone living in their own home, in sheltered accommodation or in a care home. It is a free service with books delivered […]

Colchester Hosting Free Employment Event

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Collect yourself a whole host of new prospects, information and advice at a free event hosted by Colchester Borough Council. On the 16th September 2014 over thirty businesses, education, employment, training and advice agencies will be welcoming members of the public to enquire about existing opportunities. Both national, international and voluntary sector organisations will be […]

Chelmsford’s Audio News & Information Service For Blind Or Partially Sighted People

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People who are blind or partially sighted reading is a major problem and in some cases may even be impossible. Especially when viewing small print documents such as newspapers which invariably consist of small text. Obviously this means it is extremely difficult keeping abreast of local events and developments. This is where the marvellous volunteers […]

Age UK Essex Magazine

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The Age UK Essex Magazine Summer edition is now available. Please follow the link below to find out more and how to download a copy : Age UK Essex Summer Edition Source: http://chelmsfordcvs.org.uk/2014/08/11/age-uk-essex-summer-magazine-edition/ Acknowledgements: Image courtesy of Age UK Essex Magazine

Dancing Giraffe concert in Chelmsford this Saturday!

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Dancing Giraffe are holding a concert this Saturday at the Cramphorn Theatre, Fairfield Road in Chelmsford. This event is to raise funds for Dancing Giraffe and enable them to continue providing vital support and information to the disabled community, and is set to be a great night with some fantastic acts. One of the acts […]

Dementia Prevention: Good News

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Exciting research recently suggests that some simple lifestyle changes can be introduced to reduce the risk of a person developing dementia in later life. A combination of studies and surveys provide an encouraging body of evidence which support claims that up to a third of Alzheimer cases can be attributable to lifestyle factors and are […]

Care Home Court Hearing

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Appearing at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on November 17th 2014 for a plea hearing will be three care workers from a Braintree residential care home. Anita Ray, Lorna Clark and Adeshola Adediwura face charges of assault, harassment, ill-treatment and wilful neglect of an elderly resident from the Old Deanery care home. The alleged offences took place […]

Five technologies that can make disabled living easier

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The struggles of day to day life can be hard enough, but for those who are registered as disabled even the simplest of tasks can be impossible. With this in mind, investors and entrepreneurs around the globe spend huge amounts of time and money creating assistive technologies to make living easier. Medically qualified professionals such […]