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If you would like a print out of any of the information contained within this bulletin then please contact us:
Tel: 0300 111 2301

For a plain text MS word version of this bulletin please see attached - Info Bulletin 06.04.17Info Bulletin.

Click on the links below to go to the information:
Last Chance to Help us Improve Your Information Bulletin:

IB pic This month we will be updating our Information Bulletin.  This will be the last chance for you to have your say on how you want your information delivered to you!
The link to the survey can be found here:
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The Transport Focus Group Special on Cambridge Station:

Are you concerned about how the developments at Cambridge Station impact on people with disabilities, their carers and older people?
We have arranged a meeting with the Station Management to talk about the issues.  We would really like you to come along and ask your questions.
  • Date - Tuesday 16th May 2017
  • Time - 2pm (for about an hour)
  • Location - Meet on the station concourse
For more information and to book your place please see attached - CAIL Transport Focus Group special on Cambridge StationEquality and Diversity Forum eNewsletter.CAIL logo
Or contact Graham:
Phone: 0300 111 2301
Do You Have a Story About Using Home Care Services?
Cambridgeshire County Council would like to hear about people’s experiences of using home care services (also known as domiciliary care).
You can tell us about your own experience or the experience of someone you care for.
We are holding four meetings across the county during April and May 2017 where we have invited along care agencies to hear people’s stories and to answer people’s questions.
Come along to a meeting near you for a cup of tea/coffee and a chat about how using home care has been for you and your family.
For more information please see the attached leaflet - Do you have a story about Home Care meetings April and May 2017New Courses and Dates Available.

Or get in touch with Carol Williams, Adult Social Care:
Email: CCC logo
Tel: 01223 706130
Inquiry into Housing for Disabled People: Your Chance to Have Your Say:

The  Equality and Human Rights Commission want to hear from disabled people and relevant organisations.  They want to understand whether the availability of accessible and adaptable housing, and the support services around it, fulfils disabled people’s rights to live independently.

For more information and to have your say please follow this link.
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Closing Date: Tuesday 18 April 2017
Have Your Say on the Use of Your Patient Medical Records:

How should healthcare researchers and NHS trusts interact with the government and scientific communities on using and sharing patient medical records?

The Centre for Cambridge Clinical Informatics is hosting a FREE public workshop for you to share your views:

Date: Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Location: Hicks Room, University Centre, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RU

For more information on the workshop and how to book your place please see attached - Have your say on the use of your patient medical recordsNew Courses and Dates Available
Or contact Karen HlabaCUH NHS FT logo
Tel: 01223 254 263

Change to Direct Payment Support Service for Cambridgeshire:
From 1 April 2017 the Direct Payment Support Service (DPSS) for Cambridgeshire is being delivered by a new provider – Purple. Purple is a new not for profit organisation, the successor organisation to ECPD (Essex Coalition of Disabled People).
Purple’s DPSS offer to both adults and children will include:
  •          Payroll and Purchase Ledger (Click here)
  •          Information, Advice and Guidance (Click here)
  •          PA Register (Click here)
Purple can be contacted:
By telephone: 01245 392300
By e-mail:
By post: Stirling House, Denny End Road, Waterbeach, Cambs CB25 9QEPurple Logo
Time To End Loneliness:

On Monday 27 March Cambridgeshire Timebanking are launching a Crowdfunder to help Timebanks continue to fight loneliness. Loneliness can affect anyone at any stage of their life whether you are a new mum, a pensioner who has outlived their friends, or moved to a new area.

For more information please see attached - Time To End LonelinessEquality and Diversity Forum eNewsletter or follow this link.Time backing logo
Red2Green Taster Sessions and Open Days:

Red2Green are offering open days and mini taster sessions for young people and adults with learning disabilities and on the autistic spectrum to help them achieve their goals in training, education, work, friendship or fun.

For more information please see attached - Red2Green Taster sessions and open daysEquality and Diversity Forum eNewsletter.
Or contact Red2Green:
Tel: 01223 811662Red2Green Logo
Workforce Development Training:

For the latest information on Workforce Development Training please see attached documents:. The Workforce Development Team Directory 2017 is now available to view here.WFD LOGO
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Headway Cambridgeshire Looking for Volunteers for One-Off Events:
race photoHeadway Cambridgeshire are looking for volunteers to help marshal a series of running events that have been organised by Hoohaah, a Cambridge based events company, to raise money for the charity.  They are also looking for runners to participate in the races.  For more information please follow this link. Headway Logo
Keep Holding My Hand:

Keep holding my hand“Keep Holding My Hand” is an original play devised by people with and without mental health challenges who take part in Acting Now’s project Making Changes.

When: Thur 6 - Fri 7 April, 7pm (45 minutes plus Q&A)
Where: Corpus Playroom
St Edward's Passage, Cambridge CB2 3P
Tickets: 01223 300085  /
Price: £6 (£5 concessions) Acting Now Logo

For more information please follow this link.
Rowan Evening Classes:

Rowan have introduced a number of relaxed, friendly and enjoyable classes and courses for adults and the community.  Courses start the week of the 24th April.

For a list of the classes and details on how to book please see attached - Rowan Evening ClassesNew Courses and Dates Available. Rowan logo
Disability Rights UK - Newsletters:

The latest Disability Rights UK Newsletters are now available.  Please see attached for details:

- DRUK Newsletter 03.04.17DRUK Newsletter.Disability Rights UK logo
- DRUK Newsletter 27.03.17Disability Rights Newsletter..
Skills for Care - ENews:
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For the latest news from Skills for Care is now available.  To view it please follow this link.
Future East - Newsletter:

Future East, the regional voice of older people in the East of England have released their latest newsletter.  To view it please follow this link.Future East Logo
Equality and Diversity Forum eNewsletter:

For the latest Equality and Diversity Forum eNewsletter please see attached - Equality and Diversity Forum eNewsletter - 27.03.17Equality and Diversity Forum eNewsletter.Equality and Diversity Forum logo
Your Voice:

The latest news an opportunities to get involved from Your Voice (part of Healthwatch Cambridgeshire) is now available.
Support Cambridgeshire - March Newsletter:

The March Newsletter from Support Cambridgeshire is now available.  To view it please follow this link. Support Cambridgeshire logo

Peterborough Disability Forum have released their April 2017 Newslink.  To view it please see attached - April-NewsLink-NewsletterSeptember-NewsLink-2016. Disability Peterborough Logo
Living Sport - Newsletter:Living Sport logo

For the latest Living Sport Newsletter please follow this link.
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