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‘Supported living – a service or a life?’ Learning Disability England’s first conference 2016

Learning Disability England (LDE)’s first conference since they joined up with H&SA showed the resilience of its members in its determination to continue to speak out on behalf of people with learning disabilities. Rosemary Trustam was invited to report. The new organisation is offering membership at £12 a year for individuals and £25 for self-advocacy groups in its drive to swell its learning disability voice which is much needed given the planned withdrawal of funding for the National Forums and threatened loss of funding of local self advocacy groups.…

BASE (British Association of Supported Employment)’s 11th conference November 2016

Work, health and disability: improving lives The Department of Work & Pensions’ Green Paper was the main topic of the discussion at BASE (British Association of Supported Employment)’s 11th conference attended by Rosemary Trustam. The conference reflected BASE’s unwavering passionate and committed championing of supported employment.…

Elfrida centenary 1916-2016: Celebrating inclusion and achievement

Generate is celebrating inclusion and achievement, says Beverley Dawkins Generate was founded in 1972 as Wandsworth Rathbone, changing its name to Generate some years later.  At only 44 we are relative youngsters but we have our roots in the inspirational work of Elfrida Rathbone.…

Centenary – Legacy of a Remarkable Woman

Four charities which owe their existence to Elfrida Rathbone will be celebrating her legacy and achievements in 2016. Rosemary Trustam reports The recently released film, The Suffragettes, told the stories of some remarkable women but a quieter and in many ways more remarkable story is that of Elfrida Rathbone.…

Katie Clarke – campaigning mother with time for others

Katie Clarke found time in her busy life to talk to Seán Kelly When Katie Clarke meets me she combines the trip with collecting the latest volunteer recruit and it soon becomes clear that multi-tasking is a necessary skill if she is going to fit all her tasks into the day.…

Jen Blackwell wins Inspirational N/West Business Woman

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