SAVS Weekly Update – Week Ending 24th March 2017

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Highlight of the Week Lone Worker Training Friday, March 31, 2017 – 13:00 to 16:00 at SAVS-Southend Training provided by Jan Reed from REED Training and Consultancy On completion of this course, learners will; Have a better understanding of the responsibilities of employers, and the related legislation Understand personal safety responsibilities Explore the risk factors to consider during […]

Introducing Happiful

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Therapy Directory, an organisation that provide information on therapists in your local area, would like to introduce their new, free, online magazine, Happiful. Happiful is all about healthy ideas that change the world. The mission is to build a happier, healthier, more sustainable society. This month’s edition features interviews with Kiss FM DJ Pandora Christie and […]

Whole Soul Arts March Offer

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, as well as the launch of their new wholesoularts wellbeing clinic on Tuesdays at AK Hairdresser’s, White Colne, Colchester, Whole Soul Arts is offering  £10 off  all holistic and wholesoulart wellbeing sessions For March  on Tuesday Only. For more information, please call the number listed above or click here.

Chelmsford CVS E-Update #216: Essex, Funding, GP & Happiness

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Essex County Council Rethinking Day Opportunities Engagement Event Essex County Council currently supports individuals with social care needs to access a range of day services, many of which are very traditional models where people attend ‘day centres’. It has recently engaged with many of these individuals and as a result it is now looking at […]

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 […]

Less worth, less pay? No Way!

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It is clearly a shocking fact that less than 5% of adults with learning disabilities are in paid employment. This means that most people with learning issues have less opportunity to fully achieve financial independence. Generally, they are denied the opportunity to share with society their unique gifts and talents in a manner suited to […]

BDVSA E-Bulletin – 14th March 2017

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Community Asset Fund – Sport England Whether it’s the park you run through, the hall you do classes in or the pitch you play on, welcoming and accessible spaces have a big impact on a person’s experience and likelihood of coming back. As part of this, Sport England have produced a guide and accompanying document […]

Lauristan Farm Community Share Offer Now Open!

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Following our meeting on Monday 20 March – ‘A History of Easton Lodge, The Countess and Her Gardens’ –  Spencer Christy from Lauriston Farm will give a short presentation: Lauriston Farm Community Share Offer Now Open! Situated right on the Blackwater Estuary,  just outside Goldhanger, Lauriston Farm’s 210 acres  are managed using Biodynamic techniques and […]

SAVS Weekly Update (Week ending 17th March 2017)

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Highlight of the Week – Free to Good Homes SPNDS Nurse Care have the following equipment available free to anyone who would like it and can collect it from their offices at 449 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 9LG HP Laserjet M1005 MFP printer  Photo Samsung ML-2955DW printer  Photo Samsung Fax machine  Photo Small office […]

We are working… PIP is not!

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Organisations that help people with disabilities claim benefits joined forces recently to tell the government about the problems people are having when they make a claim. They were speaking about the serious and disturbing problems that we experience when we apply for Personal Independence Payments (PIP), which is now replacing what used to be DLA. […]

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 […]

Work and Disability: Your rights explained

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Research has shown that people with disabilities who work, have extra challenges that the non-disabled often don’t consider. More than half of those of us with disabilities, who are in paid or unpaid work, become victims of bullying or discrimination because of our condition. This is unfair and against the law. In efforts to avoid […]

Cancer Survivor Speaks Out About the Dangers of Asbestos

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American cancer survivor, Katherine Keys, contacted us to share her story. She was exposed to lethal asbestos fibres when her office was being remodelled and soon developed Pleural Mesothelioma, a cancer that affects the lungs. “At first I thought I had the flu. I was prescribed medication and painkillers but the pain persisted. When the […]