If you care, share: suicide prevention

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The stigma surrounding mental health and suicide mean that all too often, suicide is seen as an inevitable consequence of a particular weakness inherent in the individual. In reality this isn’t the case. Suicide can be a serious consequence of mental health issues, and mental health should be given the same emphasis as physical health. […]

DWP reviews could reveal a lot…. by showing little!

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When a benefit claimant commits suicide the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) conduct an inquiry which they call a Peer Review. 49 Peer reviews, with sensitive information crossed out, have been published. Disability campaigners and organisations fought to have them revealed by submitting a freedom of information request. The DWP explain the missing information […]

My Life. My Choice!

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More than 200 advocates, activists and representatives for the rights of 80 million Europeans with disabilities met recently in Dublin. It was The European Disability Forum conference run by people with disabilities and their families. The subject discussed was legal capacity and the right of persons with disabilities to make choices in all areas of […]

SAVS Faith Tours

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SAVS Faith Tours SAVS have organised another one of their previously fully booked Faith Tours. This is your opportunity to find out more about different faiths and visit various faith venues in Southend. Our next one will take place on Thursday 9th June from 4-8pm. This year we will be visiting the following venues:- 4pm […]

Reciprocity, Willingness and A-bility to change!

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In our profit driven, media mad and bad news on constant drip feed world, we can get too often fit to burst with disheartened regularity. Our faith in human nature can become challenged and precious hopes that serve to enervate and inspire, get cast into the shadow of doubt. It is therefore, with refreshing delight […]

Out & About with SAVS Report

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Out_and_About_with_SAVS_April_2016 Dan from the SAVS team is producing a monthly report on the meetings he attends in the Southend Community, so if you have any news please let him know at asemmence@savs-southend.co.uk or telephone number 01702 356001.

Trust Links’ organically grown £3 veggie bags launched

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Trust Link Launches new Veggie Bags TrustLinks grows fresh organically grown vegetables at our Growing Together Gardens in Westcliff, Shoeburyness and Thundersley. To share our successful seasonal produce with everyone, we have launched our £3 veggie bags! There’s no need to order online or pay over the top at the Deli. The produce we supply […]

Autism: A Different Ability not a Disability

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Kuldeep is an autistic seven year old boy with an ability, not a disability. He was diagnosed at a very early age which meant he got the necessary help and targeted treatment, which has enabled Kuldeep to move up the academic ladder with the support of his family and therapists. Across the world more children […]

Fostering Fortnight

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Fostering events are being held from the 22nd to the 26th May for people interested in becoming a foster carer. Here is the Essex County Council poster about the events: DS15_5182_Foster Care Fortnight_A4 Poster_01 Below is a link to the Essex County Council fostering web page: http://www.essexadoptionandfostering.co.uk/fostering

The Misleading Research at the Heart of Disability Cuts

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The UK Government’s attack on disability benefits has only just started to receive mainstream coverage. The Government cites research supporting the ‘biopsychosocial’ model of disability, a model which assumes disability is partially caused by the attitudes of the sick or disabled person. The evidence used to support the biopsychosocial model is often weak or misleadingly […]