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Tel: 0300 111 2301

For a plain text MS word version of this bulletin please see attached - Info Bulletin 09.03.17Info Bulletin 24.06.16.

Click on the links below to go to the information:
City Council Community Centres - Have Your Say:

Cambridge City Council have proposed the closure, merger or redevelopment of their Community Centres.  There is an opportunity to have you views heard about the proposed plan on Thursday 30 March at the Meadows Community Centre.

Date: Thursday 30 March 2017
- 10:30am - 12:30pm Older People
- 1:00pm - 3pm People with Disabilities
Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catharine's Road, Cambridge CB4 3XJ

For more inflammation please see attached  - City Council Community Centres - Have Your SayNew Courses and Dates Availableor get in touch with Graham or Leisha:
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Tel: 0300 111 23 01
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.EHRC logo
Disability Rights UK / CQC 'Tell Us About Your Care':

Disability Rights UK have recently entered into a year long partnership with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to gather feedback from disabled people about their experience of health and social care services.   The CQC would like to hear from disabled (and non-disabled) people on their experience of using any of the services they regulate.  A full list for services they regulate can be found by follow this link.

For more information and to have your say please follow this link. CQC Logo Disability Rights UK logo
CCVS Training:

CCVS is hosting a 2 part event on Thursday 16 March in Community Room, The Pavilion, Histon & Impington Recreation Ground, New Road, Impington, CB24 9LU

You can book to attend both or just one part.
Duties of trustees training 4 – 6pm
This aims to help committee members/ trustees to better understand their role and responsibilities This session will be helpful both to new trustees as well as people who may have been trustees for some time but who would welcome the chance to revise some of the key responsibilities.
Guidance on fundraising 6 – 8pm
After refreshments and the opportunity to network there will be the chance to hear speakers who can offer a range of funding guidance and to ask them your questions.

For more information or to book your place please contact:
Tel: 01223 464696CCVS logo
Workplace Pensions Webinar:

The Pensions Regulator are hosting a web based seminar on workplace pensions for professionals supporting the care sector.  For more information and to book your place then please follow this link. The Pension Regulator logo
Supporting the Mental Health and Well-Being of LGBT Young People:

During March the Kite Trust will be running three training sessions throughout Cambridgeshire on supporting the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people.

For more information and to find the best training session for you please see attached - Supporting LGBT Young People - TrainingNew Courses and Dates Available.The Kite Trust 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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Disability and Community Awareness Event:

Disability Peterborough together with partner charity Inspire Peterborough are hosting the city’s first Disability and Community awareness raising event.

Over 150 stands will be exhibiting during the month-long event which will take place at The Atrium in Serpentine Green Shopping Centre from Friday 3 March. The event is being held to help showcase the variety of support services available, both locally and nationally.
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For more information please follow this link.
Cambridge University Hospitals - Join the Board of Governors:

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) has ten positions available on the Board of Governors for its staff, patients and the public.

Being a governor is an exciting opportunity for people to contribute to their local community and represent those who use Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals.  Governors have a say in decisions made at the Trust and play an important role in making the Trust publicly accountable for the services it provides, ensuring it delivers safe, kind and excellent care.

For more information please follow this link or contact:
Tel: 01223 256256

Nomination forms must be completed and returned by midday on Wednesday 5 April.Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo
Cambridge North Station - Inaccessibility Issues:

Cambridge North Station will open on the 21st May.  Vaila Morrison from Inclusive Home has identified several problems with the station including:
  • Disabled people potentially getting stranded on platforms.
  • Having no staff available to ask for assistance or information.
  • Having no staff available to place ramps down.
For more information please find an open letter attached - Cambridge North Station - InaccessibilityDisability Rights Newsletter. or contact Vaila Morrison:
Tel: 07932 964510
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CQC Report - The State of Care in NHS Acute Hospitals:

The Care Quality Commission have published a report on the state of care in NHS acute hospitals, the report captures what they have learned from three years' worth of inspections.

For a summary of the findings and for the full report please follow this link.CQC Logo
Take Care When Using Online Primary Care Services:

The Care Quality Commission inspections of some companies providing online primary care have found significant concerns about patient safety.  Well-run services can offer a convenient and effective form of treatment, but inspectors found services that were putting patients at risk of harm by selling medicines without doing enough to check they were appropriate.

The Care Quality Commission have published some tips of finding safe providers which you can look at by following this link.CQC Logo
Healthwatch Report for Addenbrooke’s A&E:

Healthwatch have published a report of their visits to Addenbrooke's Hospital in early December where they spoke to more than 50 people.  The report makes seven recommendations to the hospital to improve care; these are based on observations and what patients said about their experiences.

For a full summary of the report and the full report please follow this link.HWC Logo
Support with PIP:

The SUN Network have provided a list of services and websites that can offer support for the Personalised Independence Payment process.  Please see attached - Support with PIP – Personal Independent PackageDisability Rights Newsletter.. Sun Network logo

An ambitious and ground breaking training programme is due to train around 500 taxi drivers in autism awareness.  

In response to feedback from parents, taxi drivers who transport children and young people with special educational needs to schools in Cambridgeshire will receive the training.

For more information please follow this link. CCC logo
Disability Rights UK - Newsletters:

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

- DRUK Newsletter 06.03.17Disability Rights Newsletter..Disability Rights UK logo
- DRUK Newsletter 27.02.17DRUK Newsletter.
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
Skills for Care - ENews:
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The latest news from Skills for Care is now available.  To view it please follow this link.
Equality and Diversity Forum eNewsletter:

For the latest Equality and Diversity Forum eNewsletter please see attached - Equality and Diversity Forum eNewsletter - 06.03.17Equality and Diversity Forum eNewsletter.Equality and Diversity Forum logo
Your Voice:

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

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

Peterborough Disability Forum have released their March 2017 Newslink.  To view it please see attached - March-NewsLink-NewsletterSeptember-NewsLink-2016. Disability Peterborough Logo
Cambridgeshire Carers Magazine - Spring Edition:

The Spring Edition of the Cambridgeshire Carers Magazine is now available.  To view it please follow this link. Carers Trust Cambridgeshire logo
Cambridgeshire Hearing Help - February Newsletter:

Cambridgeshire Hearing Help have released their February Newsletter.  Please see attached - Cambridgeshire Hearing Help - February NewsletterStay Well this Winter Information.CHH - logo
CCVS March Newsletter:

CCVS have release their March Newsletter.  Please find attached - CCVS March NewsletterCCVS September Newsletter.CCVS logo
Living Sport - Newsletter:Living Sport logo

For the latest Living Sport Newsletter please follow this link.
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