Taking power, taking action… woman with disability speaks loud and clear!

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A woman has been attracting attention on a social media website by describing her experience as a person with a disability and effectively expressed what many disabled people report feeling in the current political climate. Victimized, judged and informally monitored as ‘hate crime’ is implicated and explained as being fuelled by political rhetoric, which seeks […]

To tell or not to tell….informing a prospective employer about your disability

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With government employability schemes on the increase in support of welfare to work initiatives, people with disabilities more often have to encounter the difficult question of disclosure of disability on job application forms and their CVs. Job seeking academics with disabilities have in spoken about the need for further clarity, training and support requirements for […]

Spare Us The Cuts

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In February 2016, NHS England published the report The Five Year Forward View For Mental Health.  The report was made by an independent taskforce, chaired by Mind Chief Executive Paul Farmer.  The taskforce gathered views from 20,000 people to understand what they believed was necessary to change how mental health care is delivered across the […]

Essex MPs vote in Support of Disability Cuts

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Government ignores proposed amendments to welfare reform. House of Commons MPs have voted to press ahead with legislation which could result in further cuts to disability benefits by up to £30 a week. The House of Lords had strategically slowed the progress of the Welfare Reform and Work bill through parliament by opposing it on […]

Disability: Essex Roadshow Launched

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Opportunity and information for all. This week Essex saw the exciting launch of a roadshow bus which is to visit key locations within the county promoting opportunities and information for people with disabilities. Essex County Council joined forces with health service providers and employment organisations as part of its participation in the governments national ‘Be […]

National Family Carer Network Bulletin

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This bulletin is designed to let you know what’s going on in England that could be of interest to you and others. To view this bulletin, please click here. To access earlier editions, please click here. Further Reading Follow National Family Carer Network: Website, Facebook, Twitter

Sexual consent and disability

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American courts convict Philosophy Professor. It is an understandably sensitive time for survivors of sexual assault. A formidable plethora of media coverage seems to carpet bomb the public with stories of celebrity and political figures being brought to justice for crimes of sexual assault. Added to this inflationary frenzy of such exposure around a painful […]

Trust Links Needs You!

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Exciting news! Growing Together Shoeburyness is a finalist in the Big Lottery Fund and ITV’s People’s Projects competition. We need lots of votes! Growing Together Shoeburyness has entered the competition in order to win funding to improve the site and add reminiscence features, new safe paths and a children’s play area. Growing Together Shoeburyness will feature […]

New SEPT Video

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South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT) has launched a new video for people who use our services and the public explaining how they can give feedback and volunteer. The video, see below, is available on our website, and will be shown at staff induction and upcoming public meetings. Real life volunteers take to the […]

Spirit of 2012 (deadline 22nd April 2016)

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Spirit of 2012 is an independent trust, established with a £47 million endowment from the Big Lottery Fund. It is working to recreate the spirit that radiated from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by investing in events as catalysts for change for people and communities across the UK. It funds projects that empower […]

Santander Foundation / Discovery Foundation (no closing date – grants made monthly)

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The Santander Foundation has changed its name to the Discovery Foundation. This is to reflect the importance of its new flagship community programme – the Discovery Project – within Santander UK. The Discovery Foundation will provide grants for local projects that give disadvantaged people the confidence to discover and create new opportunities. The Foundation’s previous […]

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund (rolling applications)

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The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund has grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 available to not-for-profit organisations that work with vulnerable young people and that have the potential to widen their impact. The Foundation wants to fund organisations whose main purpose is about helping those in the most precarious positions, where making the transition to […]