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On Friday 22 August 2014, Laura Dunn and Laura May from ecdp visited Chelmsford Community Radio to chat with presenter Emily Graves about the 555 project. Listen to the interview

ecdp are delighted to announce that they have been successful in securing an exciting 20 month project, to support young people who experience disability and their families across Essex.

On 14 August ecdp was honoured to receive a donation from the DPUN (Disabled Persons User Network). In the last couple of years key DPUN founders have passed away and a decision was made to formally close the organisation, donating the outstanding balance to ecdp.

Rica is an independent research charity that works with older and disabled people. They have been commissioned by ATOC (the Association of Train Operating Companies) to look at how disabled people travel by rail within London.

On 13 August 2014, Essex Police held a celebration event to commemorate the successful completion of their involvement in an ecdp Works programme.

ecdp is very happy to endorse the Contract of Trust - a new resource from SEMPA. Find out more and watch the film today

The Discovery Festival is back! After a great success in 2013 in which hundreds of people took part, we are now planning the 2014 event which will take place over the 3rd-5th December.

National Paralympic Day featuring Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival is a fun, family day out with the very best of disability sports and arts on August 30 in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

Papworth Trust would like to hear your experiences of applying for PIP or WCA benefits.

There are three holidays and other activities which are on offer in the upcoming months. All are supported with staff and volunteers and designed to help you live well with dementia.

This is a low cost training initiative which has been developed to create new opportunities for disabled people of all ages to access physical activity and sport.

On Saturday 9 August Braintree Mencap are hosting an afternoon of dancing and fun!

The Care Act will make a difference to some of the most vulnerable people in society for many years to come.

Tens of thousands of NHS patients are to be invited to donate their DNA for research as part of a project that aims to make the use of genetic data routine in the health service.

Around 1 in 10 new mums will experience postnatal depression.Healthwatch Essex, a voice organisation for users of health and social care, and ecdp are hosting a focus group in Braintree on 20 August to encourage people who have used natal mental health services, during or after pregnancy to share their story.

ecdp CEO, Mike Adams OBE, has been named as one of the UK’s most influential disabled people. On Thursday 31 July 2014 an interview with Mike was published in the Essex Chronicle

EHRC want to gather more evidence of experiences of disabled and less mobile air passengers over the coming months.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published a report by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) and Landman Economics. Read the report

Stories and characters from a range of children’s books will come to life this summer, as part of Essex Libraries’ Sensory Stories time events.

On Tuesday 29 July 2014, Laura Dunn and Laura May from ecdp visited Chelmsford Community Radio to chat with presenter Emily Graves about the recent Future Focus project. Listen to the interview

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