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 […]

Dementia: Cities, Communities and Businesses That Care

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We are all living longer, and dementia touches all of our lives. By 2030, the World Health Organisation predicts that 75.6 million people globally will have the disease. The good news, however, is that cities, communities and businesses worldwide are taking steps to address the problem. Becoming “dementia-friendly” is on the rise, and growing. Becoming […]

Disabled Access Day This Weekend

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Disabled people who are actively looking to get out and about will be rewarded with a special weekend of events running from 10th to 12th March. Now in its third year, Disabled Access Day will provide a unique opportunity for disabled people, and their companions, to visit a large number of businesses and attractions all […]

Disabled People With Their Own Work Solutions

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One of the key problems faced by disabled people is adapting to a jobs market that is not necessarily geared up to handling disability. Matthew, Rob and Jacob have come up with their own work solutions, however, as revealed recently in a BBC feature about how disabled people can make the workplace work for them. […]

Chelmsford during the Second World War

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Andy Begent, author of ‘Chelmsford At War’, will be giving a talk on Chelmsford during the Second World War. The event will be taking place from 7:30pm at Threadneedle House, 2nd Floor (opposite Chelmsford Library) on Tuesday 21st February. This event is hosted by the Chelmsford Civic Society and will cost £3 for members and […]