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Now Powerful Media, in partnership with Shaw Trust, are proud to announce the launch of Power 100: The most influential people in Britain with a disability or impairment. The list is the first of its kind to be published in Britain.

The Department for Transport and Baroness Kramer have published a report which is part of the ‘Making transport more accessible to all’ research project.

Earlier this year Healthwatch Essex carried out a study of patient and carer experiences of cancer services in Colchester.

The Department for Work and Pensions are now trialing the new tool that aims to help disabled people and people with health conditions progress to employment and access the support they need at the right time. As part of this, they would like to field test their questionnaire with disabled people. In November, ecdp will be hosting feedback sessions for disabled people in Essex.

Due to the closure of ecdp offices between Christmas and New Year please note that payroll deadlines will apply.

Join Braintree Mencap on Saturday 01 November at Charles Leeks House from 5-9pm, for a fabulous evening of entertainment.

KnowHow NonProfit spoke to Martin Collier, Director of Corporate Systems and Services for ecdp, about why ecdp outsourced their payroll service and the benefits of doing this

New data shows public attitudes towards mental illness have improved significantly with the biggest annual improvement in the last decade taking place in 2013.

On Tuesday 07 October 2014, a group of mental health service users from across Essex came face-to-face with the county’s top decision-makers to tell them about their experiences and help improve services.

On 02 October 2014, Lesley Hawkins, a recent ecdp Works participant, featured in the Braintree and Witham Times

Disability4Sport has been given a licence from the FA to run a Cerebral Palsy Centre of Excellence for the Eastern Region.

For the first time in a decade, every patient in England will get a named, accountable GP, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.

Relaxed Performances are specifically designed to welcome people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disability or sensory and communication disorders into theatres to give those who otherwise might feel excluded, the chance to experience live theatre.

Life Management Skills Service is one of the free talking therapy services on offer from West Essex Mind.

Join Braintree Mencap for Soupaday a great way to enjoy a healthy home-made lunch with friends, with a variety of soups to choose from.

On 22 September, ecdp welcomed our new strategic partner, PCG, to our Chelmsford offices. We are pleased that the East Anglian Daily Times have supported the visit by covering the story this week. Read the article here

Former management consultant Dr Daryn Hufton-Rees is now acting CEO at Zinc Arts in Chipping Ongar, only the third person to have taken on the position in the charity’s 24 year history, and has done so through his role as Chair of the Trustees.

Are you young and disabled and looking for a carer/personal assistant? Find out more about this BBC 3 programme and how to take part

On 22 September 2014, ecdp welcomed Bill Mosakowski, CEO from the American consultancy firm Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG), to our Chelmsford based offices.

The NHS in England is now using an electronic record called the Summary Care Record (SCR), which is being used to support patient care.

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