What Is Depression and How Can We Help?

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  Some people don’t believe depression is a real medical illness, saying it’s “all in your head.” And in a way, they’re correct. Depression is all in the head because it’s caused by changes in the brain’s chemistry. It’s a serious illness and should be treated with care. To dismiss depression as a fictional illness […]

Window Blind Automation

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Sometimes just being able to open the blinds and let the light in can change the atmosphere of the room. Being able to control light and heat is a basic need that has remarkable results in changing the feeling within a room. If a person cannot reach or operate window blinds, having a simple solution […]

Live longer safely in your own home

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We are living longer than ever before, but still old age brings problems with it. Now technology can help the elderly stay safely at home for longer, therefore keeping their independence.   With lifestyle monitoring from Sensara, it’s possible for the elderly to live longer, safely at home, such as 88 year old Poeke Hillen. […]

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, […]

Diversity at London Fashion Week 2017

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Disabled models walk on the catwalk for the Teatum Jones show. The Autumn/Winter show was named ‘The Body | Part One’. The show is the brainchild of designers Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones. Models of the likes of 28-year-old Jack Eyers were in the catwalk. Eyers is a British para-athlete who became the first ever […]

It’s 2017 and Pay Gaps Exist

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Are flexible working hours the solution? New research suggests offering flexible hours to all job applicants could increase job opportunities for disabled people. The research suggests it could also help combat pay differences. The research has been carried out by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). It looks at the disability pay gap in […]

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 […]

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 […]