Vale Royal Disability Newsletter May 2016

  Click the picture below to see the latest newsletter from Vale Royal Disability Services.

Vale Royal December newsletter

Click the image above to see the December newsletter from Vale Royal disability Services.

How Autism Highlights Health Care Challenges

The Huffington Post has published an article on autism and the health care system. Rather that a society being judged on how it treats its prisoners, we should look at how its medical system treats the most vulnerable patients. See more here. 

Friends for Leisure and Senior Aerospace Bird Bellows brought together through Skillshare

  Skillshare is a project which brings charities together with the business sector, partnerships which benefit both sides. We registered an interest with Skillshare because we felt that there may be businesses from which we could learn and who may find it rewarding to be associated with Friends for Leisure. We were delighted when Denis […]

NSPCC Sexual abuse campaign

The NSPCC has launched The Underwear Rule campaign to help parents talk to their children about sexual abuse. The campaign offers materials for parents to download and comes as a new online YouGov poll shows that half of parents of 5 – 17 year olds surveyed had never spoken to their children about the issue.

Transition Information Network

Information has just come through about the Transition Information Network which provides information about the transition process that is useful to disabled young people, parents/carers and professionals. You can see their latest newsletter by clicking the picture.

Guide for Fathers

Contact a Family have produced a new guide for fathers of children with a disability.   

Information for professionals about learning disabilities

This leaflet gives some tips for health professionals who may come across people with learning disabilities.  It may be of interest to parents and carers who support people with learning disabilities to share with professionals.

Jack talks about living with autism

Ambitious About Autism have sent over their latest newsletter, which includes a detailed account of life with autism written by Jack. “I have always thought about autism as being a different language to English“  

It undoubtedly helped me get a place

Mary, one of our volunteers, wanted to improve her CV and university application and came to Friends for Leisure to see volunteering with us would help. She has said recently, “I applied for university and in my application I mentioned FFL- I was questioned a lot about this in interview and it undoubtedly helped me get a place […]