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Extra Costs Commission is a year-long independent inquiry. It is looking at the extra costs faced by disabled people and families with disabled children and ways for driving these down.

This month ecdp have been selected by Barclays to trial a new method of contactless payment, bPay wrist bands.

Every Vote Counts is a project by United Response. It is a website designed to provide easy to understand information on politics. It was created with input from people with learning disabilities.

Free weekly sessions in Boccia, Sitting Volleyball and Table Cricket at Stambridge Memorial Hall, SS4 2AR.

This is a great opportunity to come and play Soccability Football in a non competitive environment run by Disability 4 Sport in partnership with Braintree Town FC & Fusion Lifestyle.

The number of disabled people being supported into jobs through Access to Work is increasing, new figures show.

Level Water provides free swimming lessons for disabled children. These lessons are for children aged 4-11 with a physical disability or sensory impairment

On Sunday 25 January at Lord Butler Fitness and Leisure Centre join the free wheelchair dance taster session.

Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, MPs have said.

Beaches across Lothian in Scotland are set to be made more accessible for the disabled amid plans to roll out sand-friendly wheelchairs along the coastline.

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust Patient Panel will be holding its second one day conference at the Harlow Leisurezone on 27 February 2015.

Across Essex residents are stepping up to create stronger communities. A new campaign focusing on highlighting these people and inspiring others to follow their lead is set to hit the streets in January and February.

The 9th annual Inclusive Communication Essex Sharing Day is an opportunity to discover different ways to communicate and learn how to support someone with a communication difficulty.

Lambourne End currently have free spaces for young people aged 16-25 who reside in West Essex to work on or study land-based industries such as horticulture, animal care and estate management.

The Centre Supporting Voluntary Action and Chelmsford Community Transport (CCT) have teamed up to provide a range of free ‘Winter Warm’ trips to help people living in Chelmsford district who are over 75, that might be socially isolated to enjoy a variety of venues across Chelmsford.

Disabled sports fans are being asked by the Government to take part in the largest ever survey of their experiences as spectators.

The very first Disabled Access Day will be on Saturday 17 January and hopefully will be the first of many.

Are you interested in, or do you have experience of, accessing good quality information, advice and guidance on-line, or via the internet?

At this time of year it's easy to over indulge on everything from food to gifts. However, we need to remember the true meaning of Christmas, friendship, generosity and good wishes to all.

The government has announced a further £12 million is to be invested in helping people with mental health conditions return to work.

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