What Is Depression and How Can We Help?

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  Some people don’t believe depression is a real medical illness, saying it’s “all in your head.” And in a way, they’re correct. Depression is all in the head because it’s caused by changes in the brain’s chemistry. It’s a serious illness and should be treated with care. To dismiss depression as a fictional illness […]

Window Blind Automation

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Sometimes just being able to open the blinds and let the light in can change the atmosphere of the room. Being able to control light and heat is a basic need that has remarkable results in changing the feeling within a room. If a person cannot reach or operate window blinds, having a simple solution […]

Itinerary for an Accessible Golden Triangle Experience

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Travel Counsellors are independent travel specialists who run their own businesses. This gives them the flexibility to create bespoke holidays according to the individual clients’ needs. As they are independent, Travel Counsellors are not tied into specific products and have the ability of working on your holiday in your time frame. What makes them special is that they are […]

Live longer safely in your own home

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We are living longer than ever before, but still old age brings problems with it. Now technology can help the elderly stay safely at home for longer, therefore keeping their independence.   With lifestyle monitoring from Sensara, it’s possible for the elderly to live longer, safely at home, such as 88 year old Poeke Hillen. […]

Explore Britain by Rail For Less

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With a Disabled Persons Railcard, you and a friend, can save an average of £125 a year for just £20. National Rail, working together in partnership with the train companies, offer a Disabled Persons Railcard to help you save a third off Standard and First Class Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance fares. Everybody should be able […]

The UK chancellor thinks that disability hampers productivity – but employers can solve that

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When chancellor Philip Hammond suggested that Britain’s falling productivity is linked to rising rates of disability in the workforce, says Nasser Siabi, he misunderstands how disability works – and misses the opportunity to get the best out of every employee   There was an outcry in the charity sector when Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, […]

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 […]

The 2030 Agenda: “Leaving No one Behind”

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On September 25th, 2015, some countries adopted a set of goals. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. The Sustainable Development Goals The Sustainable Development Goals or SDG’s set out by the United Nations looks at 17 different goals to ‘transform the world’. The principle of “Leaving No one […]

Coming up for Air: My Hidden Disability

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In 2010 I was diagnosed with an interstitial lung disease and life became very different from that day. My husband was with me at St Thomas Hospital when I received my diagnosis, and although the actual words of my consultant remain a vague blur, I can recall clearly sitting in a taxi and thinking South […]

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 […]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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Everyone says how the Christmas season starts earlier each year. For 2017 we seem to have gone straight from the Summer Bank Holiday into the festive buying frenzy, bypassing Autumn completely! Poor Autumn, her glorious displays of colour knocked off the shelf by some plastic glitter balls…(sigh). All those television commercials encouraging us to spend, […]

Seven Unexpected Reasons for Giving Blood

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We all know we can literally save lives by donating blood. But what are the other benefits? 1. Rule Out Nasty Viruses Upon giving blood, your donation is tested for some nasty viruses such as cytomegalovirus, West Nile virus, T-cruzi, malaria, human T-lymphotropic virus, hepatitis E, hepatitis C, hepatitis B, syphilis, and HIV. If any […]

New Magazine For Disabled Youth – Crypto

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MA students on the magazine journalism course at City, University of London, are embarking on a new magazine called Crypto. It’s a lifestyle magazine which speaks to disabled people. Dominika Kubinyova, spokesperson for the group, says: “We are cool, artsy and different than other magazines for the disabled… Most of the people who responded to […]

Chelmsford CVS E-Update #251 – Christmas, Disco, Equality, Future & GDPR

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Chelmsford Community Transport Karaoke Fundraising Night! Charity Karaoke Night, Raising Funds for Chelmsford Community Transport!! Grab that microphone and sing your heart out for a good cause! Enjoy a delicious Chinese buffet and a night of karaoke fun! Prizes for best…..and worst (!) singer!! Tickets are £23 per person, which includes the buffet. A £5 deposit […]