Come to our coffee morning 14 June, Deben Yacht Club

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Come along to our coffee morning: coffee, cakes and a raffle at Deben Yacht Club, Woodbridge, on Wednesday 14 June, from 10am, in aid of Disability Advice Service (East Suffolk).

Overlooking the River Deben, the club has the best views in Woodbridge for a morning coffee! Continue reading

Coffee morning at Deben Yacht Club raises £346

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A huge thank you to Margaret and Simon Shaw and everyone at Deben Yacht Club, Woodbridge for organising the coffee morning and raffle on Wednesday 14 June and everyone who attended and supported it, including the mention on Radio Suffolk.

And for the wonderful weather!

The event raised £346 which is a very valuable and welcome contribution to DAS’s funds.

Would you like to make a donation?

If you were not able to attend the event and would like to make a donation you can make a donation through our DAS East Suffolk Localgiving page.

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Double your donation to DAS on Thursday 22 June 2017!

If you make a donation to DAS on Thursday 22 June 2017 from 10am through our DAS Localgiving.com page, Localgiving will be matching one-time donations pound for pound by up to £25 as part of Small Charity Week 19-24 June 2017! Continue reading

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.

To get your twiddle muff

Twiddle muffs can be collected from our office. Please do check though that we will be open and have some in stock before travelling! See our Contact page for how to contact us.

Knitters wanted

We would also welcome anyone who wants to knit twiddle muffs for us. Please let us know through our Contact page.

You can see an example pattern here: Iceni Post Sensory band pattern (opens a PDF file)


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Suffolk Coastal Disability Forum: Woodbridge Action Day Wednesday 28 June 2017

Join Suffolk Coastal Disability Forum at the Woodbridge Action Day Wednesday 28 June, 2017 to check the access to shops, businesses and places of interest in Woodbridge. 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

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers!

Volunteers' Week graphicDAS could not survive without its volunteers.

Most of our advisers are volunteers. Volunteers help with office administration, IT support, fundraising. Customers voluntarily attend our Customer Forum. And the charity is led by our trustees — who, by law, are all volunteers. 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