Just Ride Southend

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Just Ride Southend is an all-inclusive cycling club set up by local cycling enthusiasts.  It is an independent club but is based at Southend Leisure and  Tennis Centre (Garon Park) and runs 3 drop-in sessions a week.  It aims to provide enjoyment and exercise for riders of any ability and their families and carers in […]

Want to know more about your hospital?

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Southend University Hospital governors are available to come along and talk to local groups. They will outline the hospital’s plans for the future and how it might affect you and your family. Explain how the hospital has been reorganised and also discuss some of the issues they are presently trying to overcome. There will also […]

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

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Since Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee, the Queen has awarded this prestigious national honour to hundreds of volunteering groups across the UK. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for volunteer groups, recognises the outstanding contribution that volunteers make to their local communities. If you know of a volunteer group that devotes its time to […]

Fancy following in the tyre tracks of Chris Froome?

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Fancy being part of the 2016 Tour de France? Congratulations to Chris Froome who has become the first Briton to win the Tour de France twice! Congratulations also to Blesma Supporter David Alexander (pictured above), who finished the London to Paris Cycle Challenge the day before the Tour de France finale, to watch Chris and […]

Disabled Living July 2015 Newsletter

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Please click on the link below to view the latest Disabled Living Newsletter: Disabled Living Newsletter July 2015 This edition contains information about: Kidz to Adultz Exhibitions and The Care Act 2015 The Kidz Exhibitions expand to include Adultz Kidz Scotland event Moving and Handling Graduate job opportunities Equipment demonstration days Product of the month […]

Barclays Beacons Pilot Project

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Barclays are currently running a pilot project in the Chelmsford Branch, Barclays Beacons, and are looking for customers to get involved. The project aims to help customers who have an accessibility requirement to get the support they need from staff, without having to talk publicly about their disability every time they visit the branch. Beacons […]

Disability and Independent Living in the Home

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There are many ways that a home can be altered to better accommodate you if you suffer a disability. This is important because it allows you to maintain your independence and enjoy a better quality of life. Here are just some of the solutions available. From a landlord’s point of view, upgrading a property so […]

Girls with Autism

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Limpsfield Grange in Surrey is the only state run boarding school in Britain catering for girls with Autism. More than half of the girls who attend this school have been diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum. This documentary, which was shown on Wednesday 15 July on ITV, focussed on three girls, Katie, Abigail and […]

Adjusting to a disability: how to cope

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Are you dealing with a new disability? Most people with a disability (around 80%) are not born with it, but either through accident, illness or injury, are faced with having to cope with the challenges it brings. Adapting to change is never easy, especially if it brings unwelcome, life altering transitions. Not only can physical […]

Free Accounting, Payroll and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software for Charities and NPO’s

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Benchmark’s Accounting, Payroll and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is free to all registered charities, churches, clubs and non-profit organisations (NPOs). The software is completely free and they are full versions of the software, with no limitations or reduced functionality. And if you need support we offer a hugely discounted support fee of £10 a month. Simple. Please click here […]

Big Potential

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The Big Potential offers specialist support and grants to improve the sustainability, capacity and scale of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England in order that they may deliver greater social impact. The programme aims to raise awareness of the social investment market and support VCSEs who want to prepare themselves for social […]