Remap Essex

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Remap Essex – Free Equipment to help People become more Independent Remap is a charity that design and make or adapt equipment for people with disabilities. Remap has been established for over 50 years, helping some 100,000 people, and traditionally had around 80% of its tasks from Occupational Therapists (OTs) or Physiotherapists, either Health or […]

Disabled Woman Left With Nothing After Government Cuts

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Last week a UN inquiry ruled that the austerity policies set by the Conservative government were a “systematic violation” of disabled people’s rights. One woman, who was interviewed by Frances Ryan in The Guardian, has been hit especially hard. Bessie, 51, has agoraphobia, Asperger’s and other mental health issues which leave her unable to go […]

Benefits and Work: Guides You Can Trust

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With the government changing its mind on welfare policies every few weeks, it can be difficult to keep track of what benefits you may be entitled to or how to claim them. Luckily there is an excellent website that can help. https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/ has all the latest information on disability benefits. It is run by welfare […]

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Family Holiday Association – Holiday Grant

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The Family Holiday Association (FHA) has announced that its funding programme open for applications. Through its funding programme families on a low income, that have not been on holiday for the past four years and have at least one child between three and 18 years of age can obtain financial support for a break during […]

Diabetes: A Growing Problem Worldwide

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415 million adults were living with diabetes in 2015. This horrifying statistic illustrates the extent to which the disease has become a growing problem worldwide. With the projection that this figure is expected to increase to around 642 million, or 1 in 10 adults, by 2040, there has never been a more significant time to […]

Woodward Charitable Trust

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The Woodward Charitable Trust, which is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts has announced that it General Grant making programme is open for applications.  Applications are welcomed from UK registered charities working addressing a wide range of social issues. This includes children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved […]

Music Grants for Older People

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The registered charity, Concertina makes grants of up to £250 to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. The charity is particular keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding. These include funds to many care homes for the elderly to provide musical entertainment […]

Arts Access and Participation Fund

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Through the Paul Hamelyn Trust grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to test, implement and develop ambitious plans to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts. Priority will be given to projects working in areas of social and economic deprivation outside of London. Two types of grant are available to support work at […]

Funding for Housing Projects that Cater for People with Special Needs

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The Quaker Housing Trust provides grants and interest free loans to housing projects that cater for people with a wide range of needs, including homes for people with mental & physical health problems; people with learning difficulties; people who would otherwise be homeless; and women escaping domestic violence; etc. Funding is available for buying, building, […]

Funding for Housing Projects that Cater for People with Special Needs

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The Quaker Housing Trust provides grants and interest free loans to housing projects that cater for people with a wide range of needs, including homes for people with mental and physical health problems; people with learning difficulties; people who would otherwise be homeless; and women escaping domestic violence; etc. Funding is available for buying, building, […]

Early Alzheimer’s Drug Trial Shows Promise

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“Alzheimer’s treatment within reach after successful drug trial,” reports The Guardian. The new drug, ‘Verubecestat’ was developed by researchers from the pharmaceutical drug company, Merck Research Laboratories and the study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The drug was designed to reduce the production of amyloid proteins in the brain. These proteins clump together […]

Tug of War Continues Over Cancer Scanner

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The long running tug of war between NHS Trusts in South Essex over a £2.5 million cancer scanner has taken a new twist, it was revealed last week. The life-saving PET-CT scanner, which uses dye to locate cancers, has been standing idle for two years following a dispute between Southend and Basildon hospitals as to […]

Applications Invited for Grants to Help People Get Back to Work

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Voluntary and community organisations who are helping people who are recovering from mental health problems to find work in the South of Essex can now apply for funding from the Coombewood Amenity Fund. This fund is being managed by the Essex Community Foundation and welcomes applications from organisations working in Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford, […]