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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 ...

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...

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!...

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