Increase In Number of Disabled MPs

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Two new disabled MPs have been elected to Parliament following last Thursday’s election, bringing the total to five. The new MPs, both Labour, are Marsha De Cordova, who is registered blind, and Jared O’Mara, who has cerebral palsy. They join three other disabled MPs who kept their seats: Robert Halfon and Paul Maynard, who also […]

Willow Park Resource Centre

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Those based in the Clacton area may be interested to hear of a centre providing a range of activities for people with both learning and physical disabilities. The Willow Park Resource Centre, based in Weeley, houses a range of facilities that will ensure that all can enjoy a fun-filled learning experience. Amongst these facilities are […]

Disabled Flyers Still Short-changed By Airlines

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So – how easy is it for disabled flyers to – well, fly? It is an era when both carriers and airport authorities are disability aware, and there are international laws and regulations in force which govern air travel by disabled people. Yet evidence exists that disabled people still suffer disproportionate problems. Jenny Gumbrell, who […]

Specially Adapted Wheelchairs Help Disabled Players

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Two bowls clubs in Houghton Le Spring, Tyne and Wear, have been given specially adapted wheelchairs so that disabled people can take part in the game. The 12 wheelchairs were given to Houghton Town Bowling Club and Houghton Indoor Bowls through the efforts of George Duffell, who is an ex-bowler himself. George, 86, saw people […]

Chelmsford CVS E-Update #218 – Culture, Chelmsford, Campaigning, Carers and Community!

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Art and Culture in Chelmsford Together with the Arts Council, Chelmsford City Council are conducting a public survey into residents’ views and aspirations on art and culture in Chelmsford. You can find the survey by clicking here> Chelmsford Theatre Workshop Presents… Harvey, by Mary Chase Come and see Chelmsford Theatre Workshop perform Harvey at The […]

Brexit: What Will It Mean For Disabled People?

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With the United Kingdom Government giving formal notification this week that the UK is leaving the EU, there are concerns about the rights of the estimated 3.3 million Europeans who are living in the UK and the 1.2 million Britons who are living in EU countries. Of particular concern is how Brexit will effect disabled […]

Andrew, 5, Gets Iron Man Hand

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A disabled boy who is a huge fan of Marvel comics has been given a new superhero hand like Iron Man’s, thanks to a prosthetic made by staff and students at a local academy. The hand, made on a 3D printer, means that Andrew Traynor, 5, can manage everyday tasks, grip his comics properly to […]