Accessible ten-pin bowling experience in Hockley

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Those based near Hockley may be interested to hear about CJ’s Bowling, a family run alley who are offering a welcoming and accessible bowling experience. Located on Eldon Way, the alley has ramp access, an accessible toilet and plenty of free parking immediately outside. CJ’s have 12 lanes, and should you not be able to […]

Prostate cancer support groups based in Essex

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The news that both Stephen Fry and Bill Turnbull have prostate cancer has provided a reminder, if any were needed, that the disease is still a major issue for men all around the world. In fact in the UK alone, 40,000 men are diagnosed with the disease each year and there are over 330,000 that […]

Autism: A Difference in the Senses

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According to The National Autistic Society, many people on the autistic spectrum find it hard to process sensory information. A difference can affect any of the senses in terms of over or under-sensitivity. This can then lead to a change in behaviour in that person. Firstly, it is key to be aware of the environment […]

Dementia: New Study Confirms The Power of Music

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There is emerging and convincing evidence that listening to and playing music can help patients suffering from dementia. Surveys show that even if they no longer speak or respond, dementia sufferers are often able to communicate and engage through music, tapping into forgotten memories and emotions. The most recent study, published in January, was carried […]

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 […]

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, […]

Changing Places: Why Disabled People Loos Out

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Toilets have been in the news – and not in a good way. Disability campaigners have been highlighting the horrendous issues faced by severely disabled people who need to visit the loo in places such as supermarkets, restaurants, and shopping centres, and are prevented from doing so because there are no “changing places” toilets. A […]

The 2030 Agenda: “Leaving No one Behind”

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On September 25th, 2015, some countries adopted a set of goals. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. The Sustainable Development Goals The Sustainable Development Goals or SDG’s set out by the United Nations looks at 17 different goals to ‘transform the world’. The principle of “Leaving No one […]

Did Charles Dickens Suffer From PTSD?

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We think of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as being a modern concept, but this most disabling condition is not new. A recently discovered letter reveals that the famous nineteenth century novelist Charles Dickens could well have been a sufferer, following a train crash that took place on the afternoon of 9th June, 1865. The […]

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, […]

New Magazine For Disabled Youth – Crypto

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MA students on the magazine journalism course at City, University of London, are embarking on a new magazine called Crypto. It’s a lifestyle magazine which speaks to disabled people. Dominika Kubinyova, spokesperson for the group, says: “We are cool, artsy and different than other magazines for the disabled… Most of the people who responded to […]