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

SAVS Mental Health Third Sector Assembly – 16th March 2016

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The focus of the Assembly will be Mental Health we are delighted to have Andrea Atherton and Hugh Johnston to discuss the Mental Health Needs Assessment. There will also be the opportunity for your organisation to showcase the work you do around Mental Health. Please view our event listing here. Further Reading SAVS Mental Health […]