Disabled Living Newsletter August 2018

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To read this newsletter go to the bottom left corner where there are two arrows which allow you to go backwards or forwards through the PDF. If you would like to read it from the official web page please follow this link: Disabled Living Newsletter August 2018

Braintree District Council News 30th July 2018

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New street market coming to Witham We will be bringing a food and drink inspired street market to Witham on Saturday 8th September. Taking place during the day and sitting alongside the regular Saturday market in Lockram Lane Car Park, you’ll be able to take your pick from a variety of street food from around […]

Essex County Council: £22 million Youth Intervention Fund opens

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£22 million of funding announced to prevent serious violence Early Intervention Youth Fund The purpose of the Fund is to provide support for early intervention programmes with young people (under 18) at risk of criminal involvement, as victims and/or perpetrators through: Building and developing the understanding of what works in practice Driving improved local and […]

You Are Hear: Final Update

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Here we are, at the end of the You Are Hear project. We just have time to look back at what we have done, and point you to what you can continue to enjoy in the months and years to come. Thank you for all your support; we hope you have enjoyed it as much […]

Essex County Council News, workshops and events 27th July 2018

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Evidence for good The Alliance for Useful Evidence and the Wales Centre for Public Policy promote the smarter use of evidence in social policy and practice. In their new report titled ‘Evidence for good‘, they provide useful case studies of charities using evidence in different ways. Read More Nesta Meet the Rethinking Parks innovators 8 […]

Community360 News 27th July 2018

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Colchester Lunch and Learn Monday 13th August 12noon at Community360, Winsley’s House Guest Speaker: Repair, Reuse, Recyle Three reasons you should attend this Lunch and Learn: 1. Learn how your organisation can financially benefit from a circular economy 2. Receive your code to earn 50% off your next PAT Test 3. You are invited to […]

Essex County Council: Transport and Travel Update

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New edition of Bus Passenger News Find out more about local bus service changes by reading this month’s Bus Passenger News. If you want to find your nearest bus service or plan a journey on public transport, please visit www.essexbus.info or Traveline. Follow @Essex_PT on Twitter for public transport information. For live updates on buses, […]

Community360 News 20th July 2018

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Sport for Confidence Launches Inclusive Summer Activity Camp at Venues Across Essex Social enterprise, Sport For Confidence, has teamed up with the Action for Children charity via Essex Short Breaks to offer inclusive sporting opportunities for young people this summer. Sessions will run at four leisure centres across Essex and will provide opportunities for young […]

Grays Drop-in: Carers Café at The Beehive Centre

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Essex Carers – The Way to Work Drop-in to our Carers Café at The Beehive Centre, Grays. The Beehive Resource Centre | West Street | Grays | RM17 6XP All welcome! Ask us about The Way to Work – our project providing respite, funding for courses, and access to new opportunities just for Carers. We’ll […]

Scope Online Community Newsletter

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Welcome to your online community newsletter! This week, we’ve been discussing chronic pain. Living with pain can feel really isolating, so we’d love to hear about your own tips and experiences too. Today, You Beat Me. “Today, You rob me. My time is destroyed. I cannot sit and idle in peace, For my body betrays […]

Chelmsford CVS E-Update #278

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Chelmsford Summer Fete On Saturday 4th August 2018, between 10am and 4pm, the Chelmsford Round Table and Ladies Circle will be hosting the first ever Summer Fete in the heart of Chelmsford at the Bond Street Chelmsford event space. Activity stalls with your Fete favourites will be hosted by local charities and family entertainment including, […]

Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up – Triumph over Adversity

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I have long admired the work of Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist who has become a cultural icon. She became an extension of her art herself, in the way she emphasised her physical features and also in her dress, favouring Mexican national costume to assert her political beliefs. Growing up in post-revolutionary Mexico in the […]

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 […]

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 […]