Mayor’s Charity Event 6 October

Following on from previous events the Mayor's next 'Inspirational Woman' cream tea is on Saturday 6th October, 2.30 to 4.30pm at The JPK Palm Court Tea Rooms, Church Street, Old Town, Eastbourne. £10 per ticket please book your place. Dr Clair Pollard will be giving a talk about her life and work.
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Virtual tour of the Wish Tower is available

Don't miss out on the Heritage Open Days ... The Wish Tower, one of the only two remaining public owned Martello Towers will be opened again next weekend. Did you know they have a virtual tour of the Wish Tower to aid visitors who want to learn more about the history of the Tower. So if you cannot visit because the site is not accessible to you take a look at their website, find the virtual tour under 'Read More'. Bring history to you ... http://www.wishtower.org.uk/ To find out more about Heritage Open Days https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/
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Do you care for someone with dementia/Alzheimer’s who are currently in residential care?

Do you care for someone with dementia/Alzheimer's who are currently in residential care? Please see below an opportunity for you to provide feedback on your loved one’s care to the Care Quality Commission who are the independent regulator for Health and Social Care Services. Remploy who are acting on behalf of the CQC are looking to meet with carers of people with dementia/Alzheimer’s who are currently in residential care. The CQC are specifically interested in hearing about people's experiences of Oral Hygiene and how this is managed within a residential care setting and we would lov...
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Latest Disability Today Article – Riding the WAV

RIDING THE WAV No, it’s not a misspelling; WAV is the acronym for a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle and a very useful thing it is too! Always a keen driver it saddened me when my eyesight deteriorated below the minimum level for drivers. Being a front seat passenger was acceptable but when getting into and out of the car became difficult (and dangerous – I fell between the car and kerb a few times), the time had come to try something easier. I chose a WAV from the range available on the Motability scheme. This scheme can provide contract hire of a new vehicle in exchange for your higher rate ...
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We made it onto BBC South East Today …

Eastbourne Access Group and Embrace with Stephen Lloyd MP are on BBC South East Today local news today ... campaigning for better dropped kerb design at hotspots like Prince William Parade where the vision to the right is blocked by parked cars, vans and lorries and you can't see oncoming traffic. Making this dangerous particularly for wheelchair users, visually impaired and parents with children in prams and buggies as they have to go into the road past the parked vehicles to see if safe to cross.
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BBC South East Today – media coverage

On Sunday morning members of the Eastbourne Access Group and Embrace met with Stephen Lloyd MP and BBC South East to support the relaunch of Eastbourne Access Group's campaign "Sustainable Access for All". This campaign is looking at how we can make danger hotspots like Prince William Parade safe for disabled people of Eastbourne. The current arrangements mean that disabled people cannot see or be seen by oncoming traffic at the drop kerb location. The arrangements are not safe for disabled residents in wheelchairs, for people with visual impairments, parents with children buggies and prams...
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Two winners – Eastbourne Local Lottery

Two of our supporters were winners this Saturday, 18th August in the Eastbourne Local Lottery. They matched 2 numbers and won 3 extra tickets! Thank you to all our supporters the funds raised will help us with the printing costs for our publication 'Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People' 2019 edition. We received £59.50 for the period 2 July to 6 August 2018. If you would like to support us and buy your lottery ticket(s) through our Good Cause page here is the link to the website. Thank you. https://www.eastbournelocallottery.co.uk/
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Summer Trifle, Wilmington

Our Chair, Ian visited this hidden away garden to check out wheelchair access for the Summer Trifle event of arts and music. He gave the thumbs up to access with care. Ian uses a power wheelchair. For people using manual wheelchairs you may need someone to push you as some areas are a little rough and uneven. They have taken great care to make everything accessible as possible. Providing a drop off area, accessible toilet facility, parking near to performance marquee, a map of pathways around garden. If the weather changes and there is a lot of rain some of the parking area, garden and p...
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