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‘SPEAK OUT ONLINE’ AND TINDER ‘GET ONLINE WEEK’

This week the UK’s biggest digital inclusion campaign, Get Online Week, celebrates its 10th birthday. VoiceAbility will help raise awareness of the need for digital skills for people with learning disabilities and the wider public by partnering with The Tinder Foundation to join the digital conversation by promoting the ‘Speak Out Online’ project. 

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Total Voice Cambridge and Peterborough Launch

From 10th October, advocacy services for our adults, carers, children and young people, across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will be brought together into one service. The service will be called Total Voice. Total Voice is a new partnership of advocacy organisations now delivering advocacy for adults, carers & children and young people. Telephone number for Total Voice Advocacy enquiries and referrals 0300 222 5704.

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World Mental Health Day 2016

Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay and people from all walks of life are being encouraged to talk about mental health. This year the theme is ‘Psychological First Aid and Supporting people in distress.

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Home Truths and Real Lives

Today's launch of the King's Fund and Nuffield Trust's report on Social care for older people together with Richmond's Group's Real Lives report reveals pressures that are very real to the people we work with.

Jonathan Senker, VoiceAbility's Chief Executive says: " The solution can only come through adequately funded social care. Without this, the knock on effect on the NHS cannot be managed, neither can the well-being, dignity and respect of older people be assured."

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What do the Paralympics teach us about balancing rights and needs?

The Paralympics has brought with it fantastic performances and challenging debate. Do they reframe public perceptions of disabled people or reinforce discriminatory attitudes?

In advocacy too we work to balance rights against needs, abilities against support. 

Jonathan Senker, VoiceAbility CEO, looks at how the two elements work together.

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