Sensory bands (‘twiddle muffs’) available — and knitters wanted!

Twiddle muffs (sensory bands) graphicWe are having a few twiddle muffs (or ‘sensory bands’) knitted — these are especially for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

The twiddle muffs will be free, although a small donation would be welcome. Supplies will be limited so they will be available on a first-come-first-served basis and limited to one per person. Continue reading

‘About Me’ launched by Suffolk Disability and Health Action Group

About Me form graphicSuffolk Disability & Health Action Group has been working with disabled people to produce ‘About Me’ (previously described as a Health Passport), a document that disabled people and/or their family carers can complete to give health and care professionals information about themselves to help those professionals provide better care. Continue reading

New benefits advice booklet from the MS Society

Benefits and MS graphicThe MS Society have published a new welfare benefits guide which aims to give a simplified overview of the benefits system, which has never been easy to understand but is currently going through some of the biggest changes in 50 years.

Although it’s written for people with MS it’s a useful introduction for anyone involved in the benefits system.

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New Dementia Together service launched in Suffolk

Dementia together graphicDementia Together was launched on 1 April 2017 to provide practical information and support for people who are curious, concerned or living with dementia, their carers and healthcare professionals in Suffolk, excluding Waveney.  Continue reading

Have you got medical equipment you no longer need?

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Are you or any of your family still in possession of a piece of medical equipment that you or they no longer require?

If so, the National Health Service are asking for you to return the equipment so that they can use it for other people.

There’s a month long amnesty this March 2017. Continue reading

Job placements for disabled people

Woodbridge Jobcentre
We have renewed our Employer Agreement with Job Centre Plus to take disabled people on work experience placements under the Get Britain Working initiative. Continue reading

Suffolk Coastal Clients: news about managing your Council tax and some benefits

If you live in the Suffolk Coastal District Council area there’s a new website that brings together ways to pay your Council Tax, claim Housing Benefit, Universal Credit and undertake other transactions. Continue reading