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At the request of Norfolk Social Services' Physical Disability
Teams, NDIS has produced Info Sheets for each district council area
giving contacts and brief details about useful organisations. The
idea was to have something brief, easy to update (and cheap!) that
staff could give to clients.
sheets are available at www.getphysical.norfolk.gov.uk and will
download onto two sheets of A4 - these can then be used as master
to photocopy onto both sides of a single sheet. If you are unable
to access the website and would like these sheets for yourself or
to distribute from your organisation, please get in touch.
The Spinal Injuries Association produce 2 exercise videos: Wheelchair
Workout is a 25 minute exercise video for paraplegics presented
and practised by spinal cord injured people, demonstrating exercises
to tone and stretch the body.
Fit is a 45 minute video for tetraplegics showing how they can exercise
on their own and with the assistance of helpers. Both videos cost
œ10.99 to members and œ13.99 to non-members, including P&P. Order
from SIA on 0800 980 0501 or download an order form from www.spinal.co.uk
Developing Services for Physically Disabled People and their Carers
Do you have an idea for improving services for physically disabled
people (18 - 64 yrs.) or for their unpaid carers? Last year we funded
much innovative work including projects to improve the availability
of short breaks and an information web site - www.getphysical.norfolk.gov.uk
These schemes are funded by government modernisation grant money.
A panel including representatives of disabled people and carers
helps to decide how this should be spent in Norfolk. We are looking
for schemes which would help younger physically disabled people
maintain or regain independence or allow their carer(s) to have
more breaks from caring.
you would like to apply for an application form with accompanying
information please contact Lesley Johnson, Norfolk Social Services,
County Hall, Norwich, Tel 01603 224481 or email email@example.com
& Handling People West Norfolk Association of Voluntary Organisations
(WNAVO) is holding Moving and Handling Programmes on 6th February,
7th March, 20th March, 11th April and 15th May from 9.30am - 1.30pm
at Bergen Way, King's Lynn.
programme will include *risk assessment; *principles of moving patients
in a care situation; *moving a person in bed; *assisting a person
to walk; *moving a person from a bed to a chair; *the use of lifting
aids; *using wheelchairs. Cost: AVO members free; non-members œ20.
Information and bookings: Tel: 01553 760568, Fax: 01553 774399;
The Wymondham and Attleborough Citizens Advice Bureau is expanding
into Hingham and East Harling, with a monthly session at each. In
Hingham it will be in the Lincoln Hall from 2.00pm-4.00pm on the
first Friday of each month, and in Harling from 2.00pm - 4.00pm
at the Old School Hall on the first Wednesday of each month.
The Children's Fund Local Network is a new fund available to Norfolk.
You can apply for grants from £50 to £7,000 for new
projects aimed at children up to the age of 19. If you are an informal
group of parents or carers, who would like to develop new activities
or opportunities for the children in your care but you have limited
funds, then this may be the key to making your ideas a reality!
your plans focus on: Aspirations & Experiences: Enabling children
who are missing out on normal childhood experiences to achieve goals
or experience new activities or Economic Disadvantage: Helping parents
improve the quality of life for their children or Isolation & Access:
Addressing the needs of children who are socially or geographically
isolated or Children's Voices: Enabling children to express themselves
about matters that concern them, then please contact Debra Winstanley,
Children's Fund Local Network Co- ordinator for Norwich and Gt.
Yarmouth at NVS, Charing Cross Centre, 17/19 St John Maddermarket,
Norwich NR2 1DN. Tel: 01603 765700,Fax 01603 764109.
will be happy to offer advice or support in writing an application
for funding. To send for an application pack directly, tel: 0845
JST has a loyal band of maintenance volunteers based in Norfolk.
Over the years this group has undertaken many maintenance projects
on the STS Lord Nelson, saving the Trust many thousands of pounds.
Norfolk Maintenance Team is now preparing to take on its biggest
project - refitting the fo'castle accommodation - part of an extensive
refit of the ship planned for the winter of 2002. This part of the
project will cost approximately £45,000 of which over £15,000
has been raised locally.
JST is looking for help to raise the remainder. If you can make
a donation in money or materials or would like further information,
please contact Andy Usher on 01493 384374 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Someone to assist a person with cerebral palsy with an Open University
Social Science course. Work involves notetaking and completing assignments
and will be for about two hours a week. Days and times to be flexible.
Pay: £40 per week. Telephone 01603 661291.