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Is Society still disabling you?

Is Society still disabling you?

On Sunday 8 November, it was 25 years since the passing of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), the first civil rights legislation in the UK relating to disabled people. The DDA came 20 years after legislation outlawing race discrimination and se...
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Useful Resources from Mobilise

Useful Resources from Mobilise

Courtesy of Mobilise we share with you some useful resources that may help you while we are in our second lockdown. Thanks to some grant funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and InnovateUK, they are able to make our resources available to anybody...
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Help shape the future of care for adults with learning disabilities 

Help shape the future of care for adults with learning disabilities 

Telford & Wrekin Council want to provide quality support in a personalised way so that people with a Learning Disability, their families and carers, can receive the assistance they need to in a way that enhances their independence and enables the...
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Front-of-pack nutrition labelling in the UK

Front-of-pack nutrition labelling in the UK

Front of Pack Nutrition Labels (FOPNL) are important to support healthier food and drink choices. Since 2013, the UK Government and Devolved Administrations have recommended a voluntary ‘traffic light’ FOPNL scheme, which has proven to be popula...
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FLU: People With A Learning Disability Are At Greater Risk Of Developing Serious Illness

FLU: People With A Learning Disability Are At Greater Risk Of Developing Serious Illness

This is an update from Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin STP: People who have a learning disability can be more susceptible to the effects of flu and are therefore at increased risk of developing complications such as bronchitis or pneumonia. As...
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Telford and Wrekin Customer Strategy Consultation-Deadline extended to 23 October

Telford and Wrekin Customer Strategy Consultation-Deadline extended to 23 October

Telford & Wrekin Council are asking residents and stakeholders for their views on the Council’s new Customer Strategy and new Customer Contract, which outlines their aims for how they want to serve their customers and sets out the standards of...
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Half Term Activities for Young People – October 2020

Half Term Activities for Young People – October 2020

Autism West Midlands are will be holding some activities during October 2020 Half Term. To take part in these events young people must be living in the Shropshire Council Area and be registered with the council’s “All In” Short Breaks Service....
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Coronavirus – no refund on Disabled Persons Railcards

Coronavirus – no refund on Disabled Persons Railcards

Millions of railcard holders have been told they won't get a refund – or an extension – on their passes, despite not being able to use them during lockdown. The scheme, which offers a third off rail fare with certain restrictions, is available t...
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World Mental Health Day-Saturday 10th October 2020

World Mental Health Day-Saturday 10th October 2020

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is 'mental health for all'. Taken from World Mental Health Foundation website-Being mental...
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BBC reverses decision to end the Red Button Text Services

BBC reverses decision to end the Red Button Text Services

Many of our members will be pleased that the BBC has reversed its decision to end the Red Button text services, although it does mean some features will not be retained. The corporation had planned to remove the service due to "financial pressure"....
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Talk To Us, If things are getting to you, Don’t suffer alone.

Talk To Us, If things are getting to you, Don’t suffer alone.

Every year we all face difficulties, whether at home, at work or elsewhere. 2020 has had the added difficulties as many people feel isolated and alone as a result of Covid19. Many people have not been able to visit loved ones in hospital or care home...
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Telephone Autism Advice Sessions

Telephone Autism Advice Sessions

Due to the current situation, all of our face to face appointments at Autism West Midlands have been changed to telephone advice sessions. They have free call back advice sessions that can be booked for between 10:00am and 4:00pm so please get in tou...
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