Disabled Woman’s Having Sex & Wants You To Know

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It took a long, awkward conversation with her family for Emily Yates to get her head around sex. Emily is a travel writer, presenter, businesswoman, and wheelchair user from Glasgow. “If you’re disabled it’s very likely that many of the adults in your life might never consider you as a sexual being, so all the […]

Father Christmas, an Elf and a Little Boy called Vinnie

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Santa’s Sleigh and Reindeer Vinnie With His Mum The Big Santa Project for Sticky Paws On December 21st at 10.00 am in Chelmsford High Street, the Mayor of Chelmsford, Chelmsford City Councillors, Virgin Money personnel and Chelmsford City footballers will be gathering around Father Christmas and his loyal elf to fund-raise for Vinnie, a very […]

Charity Aims to Help People With Learning Difficulties Through Sport

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A charity has highlighted the reduced life expectancy of people with learning difficulties and called for action through sport to help improve their health and fitness. Special Olympics Great Britain organises year-round sport for people with learning, or intellectual, disabilities. The charity believes that encouraging them to engage in sport can not only help to […]

Unlocking Local Capacity

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The Unlocking Local Capacity report sets out findings from new research about what councils can do to unlock the capacity in their communities. The practical experiences quoted are those of managers from 30 councils. They were interviewed especially for this research from up and down the country. Unlocking Local Capacity gives a snapshot of where […]

Local Bus Network Review Consultation August 2016

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Consultation – Thursday 04 August 2016 to Wednesday 28 September 2016 In 2015 Essex County Council (ECC) began a thorough review of its financial support for those local bus services that it pays for across the County. This consultation is the start of the second part of the review and looks at 70 services across […]

Award to be won

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DEADLINE EXTENDED to win £2000 with the 2016 Disability Entrepreneur Award   Do you have an inspirational business story? It could win you £2000 cash and dedicated business growth support from a team of experts.   If you run a business or have a great business idea and have physical or mental health challenges, this […]

Supporting the Communication Needs of People with a Learning Disability

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Inclusive Communication Essex (ICE) is all about helping people with learning difficulties to understand and be understood. The service supports the communication needs of people with a learning disability and is supported by Essex County Council. Services ICE provide communication equipment that can be borrowed from any Essex library for free. This includes signing videos […]

Queens Award for Voluntary Service

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The Queens Award for Voluntary Service – Closing Date 16th Sept What is the Queens Award for Voluntary Service? It is the highest accolade that is given to local volunteer groups in recognition of all the hard work that they participate in. The award covers the whole of the UK. It recognises the outstanding work […]

£10,000 Grant for Heart Healthy Projects

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A £10,000 Grant for Heart Healthy Projects has become available in the Anglia Region. Funding of up to £10,000 is now available from Heart Research UK and Subway for communities in the Anglia region for projects that promote heart healthy initiatives. How to Apply The application period began on 08 July 2016 and closes on […]

Charity Firewalk Challenge in aid of St Helena Hospice

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A Firewalk Experience A local networking group in Colchester are taking part in a £50 Challenge to support St Helena Hospice in Colchester, Essex. As part of their commitment to show and develop small business’ commitment to corporate social responsibility, Essex Networking are planning a charity event. This is based around a sponsored firewalk to […]