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Archives for April 2017
FFU Scotland is a social enterprise , 3rd sector organisation online and in communities for fibromyalgia sufferers and care support in Scotland.
We offer support, information, training and advocacy aiming to empower and inspire people with fibromyalgia at whatever stage of their journey, promoting self management.
Fresh Insight Today is a grass-roots Not for Profit Community Interest Company that challenges cultural and social stereotypes of difference due to disability and social disadvantage, by supporting practitioners experiencing such matters to deliver positive mental health interventions in the wider community, through acknowledgement and promotion of their professional skills.
The trustees of Donna’s Dream House in Blackpool, the charity which gives holiday breaks to terminally ill children and their families, are pleased to announce that in the 21st year of the passing of Donna Curtis whose wishes were the inspiration behind the work of the charity, they are re-opening the House on April 20th after a massive refurbish of the rooms and facilities.
Supported by a most generous donation by The Kentown Wizard Foundation, a charity which focuses on supporting children and young adults who are living with a serious illness or disability, the refurbish of Donna’s Dream House has greatly improved the facilities for terminally ill children and young people many of whom have added disabilities.
Donna’s Dream House Chair of the Trustees Len Curtis MBE said ‘The ability to update and refresh all our facilities will make such a huge difference to the lives of all the children and young people whose enjoy their time with us at Blackpool and add to the dreams it fulfils for them and their families’.
For more information about Donna’s Dream House visit our site at http://www.donnasdreamhouse.co.uk
Friday 26 May 2017 will see the first national Face Equality Day in the UK. Changing Faces is calling on individuals, support groups and organisations to support our vision of a society where all individuals with disfigurements are treated fairly, equally and with respect irrespective of their appearance. We aim to remove the stigma, prejudice and discrimination that people face so they can have the same life choices and opportunities as everyone else and will be free to live life the way they want.
Event: The UN Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities periodic examination – List of Issues (for England and Wales)
Date: 3 May 2017, 11:00-14:30
Address: Caxton House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NA.
The UK is in the process of having its first periodic examination of the UN Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Conducted by the UN Committee for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Committee), the examination will consider the UK’s progress towards full implementation of the Convention.
The Office for Disability Issues have asked us to once more share information about their upcoming event about the UK’s periodic examination of the UNCRPD. This is the second in a series of events, and will focus on the list of issues published by the Committee. The list can be found at the following link: UK UNCRPD list of issues.
The event will provide:
- an updated overview of the examination timescales and work done so far, and
- the opportunity to discuss the UN’s list of issues with a range of government officials.
Places are provided on a ‘first come’ basis, and will be limited to one attendee per organisation (and a support worker if requested).
If you are interested in attending this event, please do register your interest by the 14th April – please be aware that places are already filling up fast!
Email us at: UN.CRPDINBOX@DWP.GSI.GOV.UK.