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Are you interested in taking part in the Channel 4 Documentary TV Series "The Undateables"? The show will be following disabled people and those with a variety of conditions through the highs and lows of finding love.
If you are single and looking for love please get in touch on 0207 290 0223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there someone who has changed the course of your life forever? Someone you never got the chance to thank properly? Or someone you've wronged in the past who you feel a burning need to apologise to? Do you long to talk to them but can't find the courage to do it alone? What if you've lost touch with them altogether?
From the makers of the acclaimed genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are?, and the hit family reunion series Long Lost Family, The Gift (working title) is an inspirational new programme for BBC One that helps people express their gratitude or make amends.
"Hardest Hit" - Welfare Reform Event "Enough is enough - stop attacking disabled people"
Disabled people have been the hardest hit by cuts to benefits, services and rights. This event aims to bring disabled people and the organisations that work with us together from across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire. This is to make it clear to the Government the strength of feeling against their unjustified and unfair cuts to benefits and services.
The event aims to highlight the current problems with the reforms as well as plan how we can challenge the Government to make the right decisions over the next twelve months.
Choices and Rights Employment and Education programme
Choices and Rights are currently running a four week employment and education course.
THE CENTRE FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
The Centre for Independent Living, covering Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire managed by Choices and Rights Disability Coalition.
The Centre for independent Living (CIL) is a collection of key services for disabled people.
Choices and Rights staff members manage the Information Service, the Direct Payments Support Service, the Access Direct Project and the Disability Equality Training Project.
Choices and Rights is an organisation for disabled people in the Kingston upon Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area. We are 100% run and controlled by disabled people.
Our main aims are:
- To promote the independence and inclusion of all disabled people in society
- To Identify and pro-actively challenge the discrimination faced by disabled people
- To encourage disabled people to work together to achieve change locally
FREE EVENT: Every Tuesday from 14th August 2012 from 10am to 4pm Choices and Rights will be grouping up with Easy Access Social Care to provide a friendship group at the food court at Prospect Centre Shopping Centre, Hull.
Pooling personal budgets
Are you in receipt of a personal budget or a direct payment (employing a personal assistant) from Hull City Council's social services?
If so, you can look at ‘pooling' your resources together in a number of different ways to provide a solution to certain problems/issues you may be experiencing.
Choices and Rights are pleased to announce we have been included as an example of good practice regarding commissioning and User Led Organisations by The National Skills Academy. To see full details and for further examples of good practice, please go to:
HULL AND EAST YORKSHIRE PA DATABASE IS UP AND RUNNING
Would you like to become a Personal Assistant? Maybe you are already a PA but you may like to know that we are currently moving the administration of our PA Database online. If you haven't already done so follow the link and set up your account so that our service users can browse the database of available PAs!
- Click here to go to the site
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HELP FOR USER LED ORGANISATIONS (ULO's)
Choices and Rights have been working with the Department of Health and other organisations to develop more User Led Organisations (ULO's) across the country. As part of the project, we have developed a number of policies, procedures and fact sheets that you may find helpful to help your organisation. These include amongst others, Development Worker Job Description, Different Models for ULO's, Memorandum and Articles of Association, Code of Conduct for Trustees, etc. If you would like any copies of these (or other documents that may be useful to you), please email our office at: email@example.com and we will be happy to help.
A Question of Disability
Developed by ourselves and Hull College, A Question of Disability is an interactive quiz that allows the user to have a bit of fun while learning something!
Take the quiz. Link opens in a new window and only suitable for users with screen resolutions of 1024 pixels by 768 pixels or higher. For Keyboard users use the tab key to navigate through the quiz.