Disabled Living Newsletter April 2017

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Please find below a link to our NEW Disabled Living Newsletter which features:- Single Handed Care Moving & Handling – Advanced Techniques for Therapists Supplier Directory – New Companies Job Opportunity at Disabled Living Kidz to Adultz South Research Study Brunel University London – Looking for participants over the age of 18 who has used […]

SAVS Weekly Update – Week Ending 21st April 2017

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Highlight of the Week Board Members Active Essex are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for individuals, with the required skill set and drive to join the Active Essex Board, on our journey, as we launch our new strategic plan in June this year. The Board play a key role in the governance, operations […]

Specially Adapted Wheelchairs Help Disabled Players

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Two bowls clubs in Houghton Le Spring, Tyne and Wear, have been given specially adapted wheelchairs so that disabled people can take part in the game. The 12 wheelchairs were given to Houghton Town Bowling Club and Houghton Indoor Bowls through the efforts of George Duffell, who is an ex-bowler himself. George, 86, saw people […]

A guide to getting your dream job

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A recent green paper published by the Work and Pensions secretary, Damian Green, has discovered that about 5 out of 10 disabled people have a job, which is significantly less than the 8 in 10 non-disabled people who are in employment. Discrimination, inequalities, and prejudice contribute to this disparity. The UK government is doing its […]

Let children with disabilities have a voice

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Just like everybody else, children with disabilities have the same right to express their views and be consulted about decisions which affect their wellbeing. Sounds simple and straight forward enough, doesn’t it? However, there are barriers that children with disabilities encounter when communicating their needs. This makes necessary the development of certain key listening skills […]

Autism: the “invisible” disability

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Adeane Tindall’s 13-year-old son, Max, was diagnosed with autism at the age of four, and it has been an uphill struggle. She told The Guardian: “We know that Max’s disability isn’t visible, but that doesn’t make it any less real. In fact, it’s tackling the issue head-on that has enabled him to achieve so much”. […]

Mental Health: No one is immune

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Stephen Fry is a celebrity who has been extremely open about his struggles with mental health. As part of a series created by the Heads Together campaign, he has now appeared in a video speaking to his psychiatrist about his mental health break down. This week has also seen the Princes William and Harry open […]

SAVS Weekly Update – Week Ending 14th April 2017

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Highlight of the Week Southend Borough Council: In-Year Grants Re-Opened Deadline 22 June 2017 In-Year Grants were established in 2003/2004 to assist with pump-priming of new groups and emergency matters arising for existing groups.  In 2007/2008 this programme was extended to include special events that contribute to community well-being and promote community cohesion and social […]

BDVSA E-Bulletin – 11th April 2017

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The April Funding Bulletin is on our old BDVSA website. Click here to view. The new Community360 website should be operating from May Braintree District Volunteer Awards Event At a special event on 4 April at Causeway House in Braintree, six winners were celebrated with one of them also crowned the overall winner and guests voting […]

SAVS E-Bulletin – April 2017

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Welcome As always there is a lot going on in the world that either directly or indirectly affects the Voluntary and Community Sector (or Third Sector – the term I am starting to use more to describe us). In this issue I am highlighting some local news, national news and features which might be of […]