Working long hours “increases stroke risk”

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BBC News reports “people working longer hours are more likely to have a stroke, according to analysis of more than half a million people.” Research was carried out by systematic review combined with meta-analysis to assess the impact of working long hours and developing coronary heart disease and stroke. Researchers pooled the data from 25 […]

Osteosarcoma: a case study

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Osteosarcoma is a cancerous tumour in bone. It is the most common form of primary bone cancer. It is prevalent in children and young adults. Patients complain about pain worsening at night and recurring all the time. Teenagers who are active in sports tend to complain about pain in their lower femur, or right below […]

Disabled Living August 2015 Newsletter

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Please click on the link below to view the latest Disabled Living Newsletter: Disabled Living Newsletter August 2015 This edition contains information about: New Ableworld Store Kidz to Adultz Wales 2016 event Equipz at Disabled Living Water Park – Reviews wanted Equipment demonstration days Kidz Scotland event Product of the month To view earlier editions […]

Essex Community Foundation’s Community Resilience Fund

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This is an innovative and exciting programme aims to support the voluntary and community sector and its work in developing stronger, more resilient communities. In particular, communities that are taking action to improve the quality of life for residents and can demonstrate how their work may relieve pressure on public services. Applications are encouraged from projects […]

Could you be one of our fantastic 500?

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Lady McAdden Breast Screening Trust launch fundraising draw with a chance to win up to £500 monthly. What does £5 get you these days? With Lady McAdden Breast Screening Trust that £5 could win you up to £500 in their new fundraising drive The 500 Club. At a cost of £60 per annum (£5 a […]

SNAP Charity Golf Day – 9th October 2015

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Following last year’s success, SNAP is pleased to invite you to this fantastic event at the No. 1 golf course in Essex. So don’t miss your opportunity to play a round to remember whilst raising money for SNAP then please come and join us. Simply email  events@snapcharity.org or call SNAP on 01277 245345. Click here to […]

Music can help ease pain and anxiety after surgery

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BBC News reports “listening to music before, during and after an operation can help to reduce pain.” Evidence from trials found that people who listen to music had reduced anxiety and were less likely to request pain relief. Research carried out from Queen Mary University, Barts Health NHS Trust and Brunel University in London aimed […]

Comic Relief’s Main Grants Programme

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Charities and non-profit organisations have until 1st October 2015 to submit applications to Comic Relief’s Main Grants Programme. Due to the ever-changing landscape of the voluntary sector in the UK, Comic Relief is planning to revise its grants strategy. As a result, the Main Grants Programme will be closed to new applicants after 1st October […]

New Website for older people

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Southend Older People’s Assembly has launched its new website: olderpeoplesassemblysouthend.co.uk The new site is easier to use and includes more information about how to become a member of the Older People’s Assembly and dates of forthcoming Public Meetings.  Back copies of the “Assembly Times” the Assembly’s magazine can also be found, as well as a photo […]

Apply for a grant from NHS England to showcase your work

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Has your community or voluntary group been working to involve patients and the public in improving health care services? NHS England will be awarding a number of small grant awards to organisations who can tell the story of their patient and citizen involvement and engagement work in a creative and interesting way.  Grants are available […]

The Bupa UK Foundation

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The Bupa UK Foundation is looking to fund projects that aim to support and improve people’s mental health at this critical life-stage. The Bupa UK Foundation welcomes expressions of interest from practical projects or initiatives which will have a direct impact on people’s health and wellbeing, fall clearly into theme of mid-life mental health, and […]