Queen Elizabeth Foundation are holding a Mobility Event – Focus on Adults
Where: QEF Mobility Services, 1 Metcalfe Avenue Carshalton, Surrey SM5 4AW
When: October 7th, 10:00 – 15:00
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Safe Places Organisation CIC has recently launched a new assistive technology based SEND education and information service.
This new service is aimed at helping enhance the way Safe Place and Keep Safe schemes operate throughout the UK.
The service consists of three elements each with each element having a number of unique features.
The service is designed so that while not all the features will be suitable for everyone, almost everyone will be able to benefit from one or more of the features.
1 Web Site (Now available)
The web site www.safeplaces.org.uk is the central hub
Scheme operators (members) and are allocated a Virtual Private Network (VPN) account
2 Free-to-use Smart Phone Apps (Now available)
3 Education and Information materials (SEND and Mainstream) (To Come)
Our service is funded by a small annual membership fee. The fee is charged per district; if a scheme covers more than one district the membership fee will be the total off all the districts combined.
The membership fee is £700 per district per year (or £13.46 per week if you prefer weekly figures).
The DAA Strategic Plan 2016-18 has now been published.
About 100 members fed into the DAA Strategic Plan 2016-18, through surveys and an event – and it spells out our vision and how we plan to achieve it, through enabling people to take action and share good practice; and through leading on a headline theme. Further information is below and the full details are available on the DAA website (include link). This is a core document for the DAA – and a strategy that belongs to you, members of the DAA, so please do get in touch at DAA@disablityrightsuk.org if you have any comments you wish to make on it.
The Steering Group has agreed that the vision for the DAA will be Successful cross-sector partnerships that deliver greater inclusion for disabled people and that the mission will be Enabling communities of practice at all levels and across all sectors to work together to take action.
We will enable collaborations between members on any topic that supports inclusion of disabled people. In addition we have agreed a headline theme, which the Steering Group will pursue: Disabled People’s Leadership in Public Life. The precise work programme on this theme is being scoped and further information will appear on the website soon.
Weekly chess sessions for the visually-impaired will be run from 2 pm to 4 pm on Monday afternoons from 5 September. The venue for these is very close to Bromley-by-Bow tube station and the address is:
Bromley by Bow Centre
St Leonard’s St
Bromley by Bow
London E3 3BT.
The idea is to teach beginners from scratch but also to run it on a club basis where people can pop in and play games as and when they are able to
There are volunteers on hand to meet people at Bromley-by-Bow station for the short walk to the centre.
These sessions are being run by East London Vision. Contact Nicola Stokes, who is taking names of attendees so that we can ensure there are enough
chess sets. The BCA is providing the sets and there is no charge for anyone attending.
The MS Trust annual conference is the one time in the UK MS calendar when the MS health professional community comes together to learn, share expertise and focus on improving care for everyone affected by MS.
This year we are reintroducing the Information & Technology zone, which offers an excellent opportunity for a range of independent and voluntary sector organisations to showcase resources and services available to both health professionals and people with MS.
The Information & Technology zone will take place on Sunday 6 November between 12:00 to 16:30. We are pleased to offer one table top space per organisation, free of charge. Space is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis; if you would like to book a stand please complete and return the attached booking form as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or require any further information please contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01462 476704.
This September, Southbank Centre once again showcases extraordinary new work by disabled artists at Unlimited festival.
Get ready to be enthralled and inspired by theatre, dance, music, comedy and visual art that challenges perceptions of disability and celebrates difference with a spirit of artistic adventure, honesty and humour.
All events in the festival are in an assisted format. Services include BSL Interpretation, Speech to Text Transcription, Audio Description, Touch Tours and Relaxed Performances.