An exciting event for the diary! Queen Mary Sailing Club are running an Open Day for adults with physical disabilities to try sailing. Those who do give it a go are often hooked! They have a range of stable boats that can take from 2 to 9 people, so plenty of choice and plenty of room. No special clothing or kit is required by sailors, just outdoor clothes. There will be hoists for those who need them and they will provide buoyancy aids for all.
Ham development IT Volunteers:
Do you live around Ham or can get there easily and have good IT skills? We’re looking for IT savvy volunteers for two hours on Friday mornings in Ham; to help those with disabilities and the elderly to learn how to use their tablets, pc’s and Macs. If you’re interested after downloading the role description below please fill out an application form attached at the bottom of the page and send it back to the provided contact details.
Action-attainment has arranged a series of talks about understanding how communication needs impact children and their schooling – particularly when considering secondary education.
The talks aim to provide different perspectives on secondary education with information from families whose children have made the transition and an educational lawyer and speech therapist.
Makaton is an easy way to learn signing with your children and encourages children’s communication and laguage skills. Teddington Health & Social Care Centre offer a on day beginners workshop for parents. No previous experience necessary.
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NHS Richmond and the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames are holding a public consultation on their proposals for adult mental health rehabilitation services in Richmond upon Thames. They would like to know your views on proposals to move away from hospital based rehabilitation services so that more local mental health accommodation can be developed with support from a community rehabilitation team.
An awareness morning for volunteers and voluntary sector workers around mental health and older people is being hosted by Age UK and the Friends of Barnes Hospital. It will take place on Thursday 29th March, 9.45-13.00, at Barnes Hospital. To book a place please contact Tina English on 0845 601 1149 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are delighted to announce that the Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability will be opening to the public from Saturday 28 January 2012, from 9.30am to 1.30pm.
The opening times thereafter for the Winter and Spring will be:
Mondays: 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Saturdays: 9.30am to 1.30pm
Time to Shine!
Celebrating the achievement of disabled people of all ages, who deserve recognition for their achievements and contributions in the community. The awards were presented on the International day of Disabled People on Saturday 3rd December 2011 at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham. Awards were in the following seven categories: