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Snow white 2 29th Dec 2015 'Relaxed' Snow White is a hit!

Relaxed Snow White is a hit! (Oh, yes it is!!!) Today was the day for the 'relaxed' performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield and we were lucky enough to be going along. Included in our party of seven (how apt!) were three of our children, each of whom is disabled. With impairments including autism, cerebral palsey...

Ladybower 1 10th Dec 2015 Ladybower Charity Weekend raises £2000!

Ladybower charity weekend raises £2000 for Accessible Derbyshire In October Ladybower fisheries held a charity open weekend for Accessible Derbyshire. The aim of the weekend was to raise funds to purchase a 'Wheelyboat': a special fishing boat that wheelchair-using anglers can wheel straight onto to enjoy a few hours fishing on the lake. The driving...

HLF logo 9th Dec 2015 Heritage Lottery fund backs Changing Places

Heritage Lottery Fund backs Changing Places   A few weeks ago we attended an 'Inclusive Heritage' conference at Tate Modern in London. It was a fantastic event with representatives from key organisations across the county who have an interest in and an influence over inclusive heritage.   Perhaps our biggest contribution to the day was to highlight the need...

MIDAS PATs 9th Dec 2015 MIDAS Passenger Assistant Training

 MIDAS Passenger Assistant Training  Passenger Assistants are key people in the transportation of young people and adults. Ensuring a safe, comfortable journey for everyone, including those with access needs, is a responsible, rewarding and sometimes challenging job. Many local councils, including Derbyshire County Council, require Passenger Assistants...

placeholder 4th Dec 2015 Help available at Derbyshire Libraries

Help available in Derbyshire Libraries   One to one work and benefits computer help   Derbyshire Libraries are offering free one to one work and benefits computer help sessions to members of the public, by appointment, in the Libraries below:   Alfreton Bolsover Buxton Chesterfield Clay Cross Creswell Gamesley Glossop Heanor Holmewood ...

Gluten free addict 2nd Dec 2015 'Gluten-Free' Addict

Gluten-Free Addict Catering to meet the varied needs of all customers can be a challenge for many providers. Providing great quality and great choice for people on 'free-from' diets is just one part of that challenge and sometimes it is hard to know where to turn for ideas, guidance and support.  'Gluten Free Addict' is an Instagram blog which does just that!...

Snow white 2 2nd Dec 2015 Accessible Performances at Chesterfield Theatres

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES AT CHESTERFIELD THEATRES With 'Panto Season' nearly upon us many of us consider a trip to our local theatre. However, if you are vision impaired, hearing impaired, have autism or are a wheelchair user visiting the theatre can be complicated and sometimes stressful. We are delighted to say that Chesterfield Theatres have gone out of their...

Kurling and Boccia Night 25th Nov 2015 Kurling and Boccia Night - Come along!

Ever fancied trying your hand at Boccia? Or maybe Kurling perhaps? Well now's your chance! Just pop along to the Queen's Park Sports Centre this coming Monday, 30th November to have a go,  help to shape how the club is run and the kinds of activities it offers. Volunteers who are willing to help with activities are also welcome. For further information...

Boma launch 1 19th Nov 2015 Peak Park 'All-Terrain' Wheelchair launched

The Peak National Park headquarters in Bakewell was the venue today for the launch of their newly-purchased 'all-terrain' BOMA 7 wheelchair. Peak Park Head, Sarah Fowler, launched a fundraising appeal in the summer to raise the £8000 needed for this amazing vehicle. Sarah took part in the Eroica Britannia cycle race get the appeal underway and thanks to...

CP logo 19th Nov 2015 New Changing Places map is launched today!

Hot off the press! Today is World Toilet Day - and what better day could there be to launch the new Changing Places toilet map?! Mencap have been working closely with the British Toilet Association and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to bring the new map to life. PAMIS  (the Profound and Multiple Impairment Service) are...

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