AccessAble: Come and join us at Naidex 45

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Good morning! You may have heard it already, but we’re less than three weeks away from the 45th edition of Naidex, the only event dedicated to independent living! We have partnered with the show for another year and we would like to invite you to join us as we head to Birmingham’s NEC on the […]

Colchester Borough News – February 2019

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Hit the bullseye with half term fun at Colchester Museums Head to Colchester Castle during February half term, to enjoy fun-packed archery sessions. Let the children travel back in time and work off their excess energy with a bow and arrow! Sessions take place at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm on Thursday 21 February. Book early […]

Clacton’s Largest Wedding and Prom Fayre 17th Feb 2019

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Plain text version: Clacton’s Largest Wedding and Prom Fayre. Sunday the 17th February 2019. 10am to 3pm. Free Entry. Everything you would need for your special day under one roof. Bridal, Menswear and Prom Dress Catwalk Shows 11am and 1pm. Cancer Research Stall. Clacton Leisure Centre, Vista Road, Clacton, CO15 6DB

Chelmsford CVS: E-Update #298 Award, Active and Achieve!

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Mayor’s Award for Voluntary Service Every day we are humbled by the willingness of people to come forward and give their time and energy to support local charities, voluntary and community activity. Volunteers are a formidable force for good which helps to make Chelmsford a great place to live. The Mayors Award for Voluntary Service […]

News Round-Up 2nd February

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With certain subjects hogging the headlines of late, it’s easy to miss some of the other developments that have taken place this past week. So here at Dancing Giraffe, we have decided to collate some of the stories that you may have missed. Schools in New Jersey now required to teach disability-inclusive material An interesting […]

Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Charity Event

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Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Charity Invite To The Launch Of Our New Essex Appeal, Never Far Away To see the above poster as a full page, please click on it. If that does not help here is a text version: Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity invite you to the launch of Never Far […]

Community360 News 11th January 2019

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Recognition for local mentoring/befriending project Community360 (C360) has recently achieved the Approved Provider Standard (APS), recognising the excellent work of their mentoring/befriending projects. Tracy Rudling, Chief Executive Officer of C360 says “this is a huge accomplishment for us and is a reflection on the C360 team – without everyone’s dedication and commitment, we could not […]

Community360 News 28th December 2018

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Tree-cycle for charity Did a real Christmas tree take pride of place in your home this year? If so, when it’s time to take its beautiful decorations off, make sure you give it one last special role by recycling it with St Helena Hospice for a donation. This year they will be collecting trees from […]

WellbeingMatters competition

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WellbeingMatters invites you to enter a festive fun competition for which you could win some fantastic prizes. All you need to do is identify the highest number of locations that feature in our mental health short film, ‘Circle of Support’ by 31 December 2018. ‘Circle of Support’ is a mental health short film, produced by […]

Scope: The Latest from the online community

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Hi Supporter, how are you today? On the community this week we’re talking about Christmas. It’s a time for festive cheer, but we understand that it can have its challenges too. Feel free to share your thoughts over on the community. How to make Christmas accessible “As brilliant as Christmas can be, it can also […]

News from Essex Libraries

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Essex County Council Libraries Reading Ideas Book of the Month A young boy wakes to find his mother gone, and a snowman in the garden, with his mother’s pink scarf round its neck. When detective Harry Hole investigates, he discovers many women have gone missing over the years. With horror he realises a serial killer […]

World Mental Health Day

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WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY, 10 OCTOBER 2018 – Official launch of new mental health short film ‘Circle of Support’ live on YouTube. ‘Circle of Support’ is a mental health short film, produced by WellbeingMatters, a mental health peer support group based in Southend-on-Sea. The film hopes to improve awareness and highlight the importance of support […]

News from Essex Libraries

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Essex County Council Reading Ideas Book of the month Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien Set in Canada, ten-year-old Marie and her mother take in Ai-Ming, a young woman who has fled China following the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square incident. As relationships deepen, the story of Ai-Ming’s family in revolutionary China […]

Scope: Share your experiences of school and learning

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Hi Supporter, how are you doing today? This week on the community we’re talking about education and schools. Do you have any stories to share? We’d love to hear them over on the community. Accessing early years’ education with a disability “I willingly hand him over to them and they repay that trust over and […]