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

RADAR keys (National Key Scheme) now available from DAS

Radar keysWe have purchased a few RADAR keys (National Key Scheme) for people who live in the area covered by Suffolk Coastal District Council (UK) to be able to use accessible toilets.

RADAR keys are no longer available at local council offices. 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

MS Society petition against disability benefits cuts

MS Society is launching an e-action on behalf of the Disability Benefits Consortium, asking people to sign an open letter to the party leaders, calling for no cuts to disability benefits under a new Government. Continue reading

The Disability Focus Planning Group Tuesday 24 October 2017: you’re invited!

Disability Focus event graphicAvenues East and the Disability Forum for Suffolk would like to invite you to Disability Focus — The Disability Focus Planning Group to take part in a day of lively discussion and debate about disability in Suffolk on Tuesday 24 October 2017, 10am to 3pm.

Booking is necessary, see below. 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