Poetic justice punches through!

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Stereotype……what stereotype? Forget the hype of being too conditioned to mobilize when seemingly vulnerable. Pensioner Betty Jeffery, bad-ass wheelchair cruising grandma uses her fist to defend her safety and thrusts her way to self-defence. The incident took place last Monday afternoon in Pitsea, as surprised onlookers could only gasp in shocked admiration as the criminal […]

News from Think Local Act Personal (TLAP)

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Case studies wanted: Making it Real for housing Sitra, on behalf of the Think Local Act Personal Partnership (TLAP), is producing a guide to Making it Real for commissioners and providers of supported housing. They are keen to include in the guide practical examples of where supported housing organisations have adopted more personalised approaches. If […]

What are the symptoms of bladder or kidney cancer?

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You are not wasting anyone’s time by getting your symptoms checked out and, if it’s not serious, your mind will be put at rest. But if it is a condition such as bladder or kidney cancer, early detection makes it easier to treat. Other bladder cancer symptoms include needing to pee very often or suddenly Other […]

The Rowing Foundation

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The Rowing Foundation is a registered charity. Its purpose is to promote the participation in rowing of young people (those under 18 or still in full time education) and the disabled of all ages. The Foundation gives grants of £500-£3,000 to help organisations and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing who are […]

Sport Relief & UnLtd Award

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UnLtd, in partnership with Sports Relief and the Spirit of 2012, has announced that young people who want to start, grow or build their social enterprise idea can apply for funding of up to £15,000.  Young people can apply for a Test it Award of up to £500 or a Build it Award of up […]

Dagenham host Daggers against Racism Day

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Yeovil Town are the visitors to Dagenham’s Chigwell Construction stadium on Saturday (27th February) with both teams desperate for points to avoid relegation from League 2. The match is part of the “Daggers against Racism Day” with pre-match activities and half-time entertainment arranged to make it a day to remember for all the family. Reduced […]

Healthwatch Southend E-Bulletin March 2016

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Healthwatch Southend have issued their latest e-bulletin. Contents of this e-bulletin include: News from St Luke’s event Scope About disability Staying Steady gentle exercise class People Scrutiny Committee update Drop in centre at St John’s Church To view this e-bulletin, please click on the link below: Healthwatch Southend E-Bulletin March 2016 To view previous editions, […]

Breaking Boundaries

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He’s starred in one of the most acclaimed TV series of all time, is RJ Mitte now the one who opportunity knocks for? Born Roy Frank Mitte III in 1992 in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA, RJ was diagnosed with cerebral palsy aged 3. He initially used leg braces and crutches, but through sports and exercise he […]

Britain targets double Paralympic Success

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British Paralympic hopeful Kadeena Cox is pushing boundaries as she aims to compete and win medals in 2 sports at September’s Rio games. Kadeena was a talented sprinter before a stroke in May 2014 lead to Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She returned to the track, but also found she had a passion for cycling. The 24 […]

Adult bodies – adult needs……and desires!

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PhD student challenges the love and sex taboo for people with learning disabilities. Open University graduate Chido Ndadzungira has written movingly about the study he undertook for his thesis regarding the need for greater support, as well as opportunity for people with learning disabilities to experience something that the non-disabled simply take for granted. The […]

CQC East of England Ambulance Inspection

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The Care Quality Commission will shortly be inspecting services provided by East of England Ambulance Service starting on the 5th of April. Your experiences of services help us to understand what is good and bad at the Trust. Please get in touch by visitng the CQC share your experience online form. Alternatively,contact by email: enquiries@cqc.org.uk or call 03000 61 […]

Funding to Address Learning Disabilities (deadline 1st March 2016)

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The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund is a registered charity which was established to provide both research and project funding in the area of learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability. The Trust consider under learning disability the conditions generally referred to as severe learning difficulties, together with […]

The Radcliffe Trust – Music Grants (deadline 31st August 2016)

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The Radcliffe Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Music making grants programme is the 31st August 2016. Through its music grant making programme, the Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults […]