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Baroness Jane Campbell's Interview with the Guardian

Disability campaigner and cross bench peer Baroness Jane Campbell has led a fruitful career, becoming a force to be reckoned with in disability rights. You can read her recent interview with the Guardian at http://bit.ly/campbellguardian .

New Minister for Disabled People

Following the election  of a new Government , we have a new Minister for Disabled People. His name is Justin Tomlinson , who is the MP for Swindon.

Hub number 9 opens in Staines

The Staines Hub opened to the public on Friday 29th May and will be open 9.30am to 5.30pm , Monday to Friday and from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays. For  more details email info@hubstaines.org.uk .

Free NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check is a free midlife MOT for adults in England aged 40-74 without a pre-excisting condition. It checks an individuals circulatory and vascular health to try and spot early signs to prevent high blood pressure,heart disease or type 2 diabetes. For more information go to the nhs choices website.

A4E has changed to PeoplePlus

It has been recently announced  that  A4e  has been aquired by Staffline group Plc and fellow support and training provider Avanta Enterprise Ltd  and A4e have been merged  and PeoplePlus has been launched.

They have assured everyone that this new partnership will in no way affect the high quality of service that they provide, and all clients will continue to engage  as usual with the same adviser, in the same office, on the same contact numbers.

What the Queen's Speech Means for Disabled People

Last Wednesday, the Queen's speech set out the government's legislative programme for the year ahead. There are few surprises as the proposed legislation closely reflects the Conservatives election manifesto outlined a few weeks ago, but it clarifies what we can expect.

Campaign for a Fair Society

The Campaign for a Fair Society is a Centre for Welfare Reform project led by Simon Duffy.  The campaign is about working to fight the unfair cuts that target those with the least power and to campaign for radical reform of the current system. 

The Centre for Welfare Reform’s information about the campaign says:

A Letter of Thanks to SENDPO

In 2013 WAAFA received a grant from SENDPO to cover the design and production of badges and certificates to award to Winchester businesses to recognise and encourage good practice in accessibility.

Shaping Hampshire: Spending Review Consultation

Hampshire County Council is undertaking a consultation between Tuesday 26 May and Monday 6 July 2015, to inform the decision to be made by the County Council in October 2015 on the allocation of financial resources for the period of April 2016 to March 2018.

Hubs staines update

We are very excited and pleased with the progress being made in the Hub Staines. We still have a few more weeks until the doors open, but this hasn’t stopped us reaching out to the local community and informing them of our presence. SDPP staff and volunteers set up an information stand in the Elmsleigh Centre to promote Hub Staines and explain to local resident’s the services we provide within Spelthorne and throughout Surrey. We received a warm welcome form the community and we look forward to welcoming you all through our doors very soon.

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