Disability Awareness Raising Day

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The Disability Awareness Raising event due to take place on Friday 3 December 2010, has been postponed in view of the winter weather conditions across the district this week.

Postponement of Disability Awareness Raising Day

 

Disability Awareness Raising DayPublished on 29 November 2010

A Disability Awareness Raising Day on Friday 3 December 2010 will show Epping Forest District residents some of the many services available locally for people with disabilities.

The event, being held at St Mary’s Church in Loughton from 10am to 4pm, promises to be both fun and informative.

Epping Forest District Council will be on hand to offer information and advice on benefits, housing, leisure and employment opportunities as well as on hate crime.

Guide Dogs, the Essex Coalition of Disabled People and Anglia Ruskin Transcription Centre will also be there to offer advice.

Highlights include:

Seated exercise class demonstration at 1pm
Residents of Woodredon House, a residential care home for people with learning difficulties, demonstrate exercises based in a chair (so anyone can participate) and lasts for 30 minutes.

‘All Together Now’ singing group at 2pm
Artability aims to provide access to the arts for learning disabled adults resident in Epping Forest. Singers will perform for approximately 30 minutes covering Christmas carols and old time classics.

‘A Day in the Life of Oak View school’
Oak View school in Loughton is an all age special school for children who have severe and complex needs. The display will include photographs and work by the students who have a wide range of abilities to show what a typical day is like for students.

Essex Coalition of Disabled People
The ECDP is run by and for disabled people, working to enhance the everyday lives of disabled people in Essex. ECDP will be providing information about their organisation and the range of support services they can provide.

  • Place
    St Marys Church, 201 High Road, Loughton, IG10 1BB (opposite Loughton Police station)
  • Contact for more information
    Telephone 01992 564042
    Email equality@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Chairman of Epping Forest District Council, Councillor Anne Grigg will be opening the event at 10am, she said: “People with disabilities, or people with different abilities can do most things an able bodied person can, just differently. This Disability Awareness Raising Day event will highlight some of the many local support and advice services available. I hope that this will increase the use of these services by disabled people, their friends and their families to help maintain or improve the quality of life of all those affected.”

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