Explore Britain by Rail For Less

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With a Disabled Persons Railcard, you and a friend, can save an average of £125 a year for just £20. National Rail, working together in partnership with the train companies, offer a Disabled Persons Railcard to help you save a third off Standard and First Class Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance fares. Everybody should be able […]

The UK chancellor thinks that disability hampers productivity – but employers can solve that

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When chancellor Philip Hammond suggested that Britain’s falling productivity is linked to rising rates of disability in the workforce, says Nasser Siabi, he misunderstands how disability works – and misses the opportunity to get the best out of every employee   There was an outcry in the charity sector when Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, […]

Coming up for Air: My Hidden Disability

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In 2010 I was diagnosed with an interstitial lung disease and life became very different from that day. My husband was with me at St Thomas Hospital when I received my diagnosis, and although the actual words of my consultant remain a vague blur, I can recall clearly sitting in a taxi and thinking South […]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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Everyone says how the Christmas season starts earlier each year. For 2017 we seem to have gone straight from the Summer Bank Holiday into the festive buying frenzy, bypassing Autumn completely! Poor Autumn, her glorious displays of colour knocked off the shelf by some plastic glitter balls…(sigh). All those television commercials encouraging us to spend, […]

Seven Unexpected Reasons for Giving Blood

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We all know we can literally save lives by donating blood. But what are the other benefits? 1. Rule Out Nasty Viruses Upon giving blood, your donation is tested for some nasty viruses such as cytomegalovirus, West Nile virus, T-cruzi, malaria, human T-lymphotropic virus, hepatitis E, hepatitis C, hepatitis B, syphilis, and HIV. If any […]

Chelmsford CVS E-Update #251 – Christmas, Disco, Equality, Future & GDPR

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Chelmsford Community Transport Karaoke Fundraising Night! Charity Karaoke Night, Raising Funds for Chelmsford Community Transport!! Grab that microphone and sing your heart out for a good cause! Enjoy a delicious Chinese buffet and a night of karaoke fun! Prizes for best…..and worst (!) singer!! Tickets are £23 per person, which includes the buffet. A £5 deposit […]

Disabled Living Newsletter – November 2017

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Children’s Christmas Card Competition Attention all children! WIN a fabulous prize To celebrate 120 years of providing services we are running a children’s Christmas Card Competition and would like you to design the front cover of Disabled Living’s e-Christmas card for 2017. Many years ago when our charity, Disabled Living was formed the organisation sent […]

Why (Some) Carers Eat Cake…

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Everyone is aware of the limitations and cost of social care provision. For those of us who have had to navigate the care system, the lack of person-centred care is all too evident. It isn’t the lack of social care that is the reason why so many of us are putting ambition, careers and family […]

Bella Vista! A Postcard from Lake Garda

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What destination can provide spectacular scenery, good weather and delicious food? Are you interested in water sports or walking, or is history or the arts more your thing? Then Lake Garda could be the ideal place for your next trip! Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and a good entry point to the region. Forget […]

CVS E-update #248

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Home First Within mid Essex, there are three areas of current care that Essex CCG would like to change in a bid to offer local people the best outcomes for their health. In 2018, the CCG plans to introduce a Home First service that will aim to help more people rehabilitate and recover at home […]

SAVS Weekly Update – 20th October 2017

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Growing Together Crowdfunding SAVS are very excited to tell you about a new fundraising campaign they have launched today for our community pets at Growing Together Westcliff and Growing Together Shoeburyness. They are trying to raise £2,500 over the next 6 weeks, which if we meet, will be matched funded £1 for £1 by Comic […]