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On 28 October 2014, In Control, Lancaster University and Think Local Act Personal published the third national Personal Budget survey. Find out how ecdp supported this work and read the report

What sort of life do you want to lead? What do you care about? What gets in the way of you doing what you want to do? Join the Civic Camp to have your say and make a difference

Are you struggling to get online? Would you like to use a website to see and talk to your family or friends? ecdp has teamed up with Barclays Bank to support people who experience disability to access the internet and the world of opportunities it offers.

Thousands of people looking after sick or disabled relatives at home may be missing out on vital benefits and support.

Junior Sports Camps offer disabled young people coaching in a wide variety of sports in a safe, friendly and completely inclusive environment. There are a variety of sports on offer ranging from wheelchair basketball to sitting volleyball and much more.

Do you want to find out more about communication resources for children?

This will enable Transport for London (TFL) to install new lifts, making more Tube stations step-free than originally planned over the next 10 years.

Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt talks about preparing the NHS and social care system for the challenges of an ageing population at National Children and Adult Services Conference 2014 (NCAS).

Attebnd a public listening event, meet the inspectors and share your experience of the services and care provided in the last year.

ecdp Director Martin Collier will be speaking at the Mental Health Works! Conference on 06 November 2014

Government calls for more innovation in gadgets for disabled people and is offering £50,000 in brand-new prize, in a £400,000 competition.

On Wednesday 19 November, ecdp will be attending the Chelmsford City Showcase for Business. Come along and find out more about our work

ecdp’s 17th Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 27 November 2014 at Ivan Peck House, Ground Floor, 1 Russell Way, Chelmsford CM1 3AA. Find out more about this member event

Vulnerable people must receive improved support and care from the police and health professionals, Home Secretary Theresa May has said.

InstructAbility, a multi award winning project joins forces with Brentwood Leisure Centre to offer disabled people a FREE opportunity to become qualified fitness instructors.

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has launched a competition for students aimed at devising new ways to make bus travel easier for people who have visual or hearing impairments.

Communities Minister Stephen Williams chaired a roundtable discussion (20 October 2014) with key professional bodies and challenged them to do more to make buildings, streets and public space more inclusive and accessible to all.

Do you know a young disabled person who would like to take up a work shadow opportunity?

Tickets are now available to purchase for Braintree Mencap’s very own pantomime show.

The Chelmsford Ideas Festival is bigger this year, with something for everyone. There are some great new events, prestigious speakers and more venues.


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