Chelmsford CVS E-Update #218 – Culture, Chelmsford, Campaigning, Carers and Community!

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Art and Culture in Chelmsford Together with the Arts Council, Chelmsford City Council are conducting a public survey into residents’ views and aspirations on art and culture in Chelmsford. You can find the survey by clicking here> Chelmsford Theatre Workshop Presents… Harvey, by Mary Chase Come and see Chelmsford Theatre Workshop perform Harvey at The […]

BDVSA E-Bulletin – 28th March 2017

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Braintree District Health and Wellbeing Panel Grant 2017/18 The Health and Wellbeing Panel is inviting applications from to help improve the health and wellbeing of our communities. The target areas are obesity and frailty to enable residents to lead happier, healthy and fulfilling lives. There are two forms, one for projects under £1,000 and the […]

Brexit: What Will It Mean For Disabled People?

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With the United Kingdom Government giving formal notification this week that the UK is leaving the EU, there are concerns about the rights of the estimated 3.3 million Europeans who are living in the UK and the 1.2 million Britons who are living in EU countries. Of particular concern is how Brexit will effect disabled […]

Essex teenager finds herself by losing prosthetic leg

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A 19-year-old university student is reaping the well-earned benefits of her recent discovery. Her confidence and ability to accept herself has improved since she stopped hiding her disability. She has ditched her false limb and found a new strength and increased sense of freedom. Felicia Cantone, from Southend-on-Sea, was diagnosed with a form of bone […]

Mental health; why is it still a stigma?

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The long standing, ongoing discussion on mental health is unfortunately still continuing. Despite campaigns by charities and members of parliament, it is still not being taken as seriously as it should and too add to this, the government is still refusing to recognize illnesses such as depression and anxiety as needing the extra help through […]

SAVS Weekly Update – Week Ending 24th March 2017

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Highlight of the Week Lone Worker Training Friday, March 31, 2017 – 13:00 to 16:00 at SAVS-Southend Training provided by Jan Reed from REED Training and Consultancy On completion of this course, learners will; Have a better understanding of the responsibilities of employers, and the related legislation Understand personal safety responsibilities Explore the risk factors to consider during […]

Introducing Happiful

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Therapy Directory, an organisation that provide information on therapists in your local area, would like to introduce their new, free, online magazine, Happiful. Happiful is all about healthy ideas that change the world. The mission is to build a happier, healthier, more sustainable society. This month’s edition features interviews with Kiss FM DJ Pandora Christie and […]

Whole Soul Arts March Offer

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, as well as the launch of their new wholesoularts wellbeing clinic on Tuesdays at AK Hairdresser’s, White Colne, Colchester, Whole Soul Arts is offering  £10 off  all holistic and wholesoulart wellbeing sessions For March  on Tuesday Only. For more information, please call the number listed above or click here.

Chelmsford CVS E-Update #216: Essex, Funding, GP & Happiness

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Essex County Council Rethinking Day Opportunities Engagement Event Essex County Council currently supports individuals with social care needs to access a range of day services, many of which are very traditional models where people attend ‘day centres’. It has recently engaged with many of these individuals and as a result it is now looking at […]

Andrew, 5, Gets Iron Man Hand

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A disabled boy who is a huge fan of Marvel comics has been given a new superhero hand like Iron Man’s, thanks to a prosthetic made by staff and students at a local academy. The hand, made on a 3D printer, means that Andrew Traynor, 5, can manage everyday tasks, grip his comics properly to […]

Less worth, less pay? No Way!

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It is clearly a shocking fact that less than 5% of adults with learning disabilities are in paid employment. This means that most people with learning issues have less opportunity to fully achieve financial independence. Generally, they are denied the opportunity to share with society their unique gifts and talents in a manner suited to […]

BDVSA E-Bulletin – 14th March 2017

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Community Asset Fund – Sport England Whether it’s the park you run through, the hall you do classes in or the pitch you play on, welcoming and accessible spaces have a big impact on a person’s experience and likelihood of coming back. As part of this, Sport England have produced a guide and accompanying document […]