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Helpful Podcasts

31 May 2018 / Posted in: Support

Contact have a number of helpful podcasts available to listen to on their website. Their latest is by one of their helpline advisers who explains what happens when a young person who is on Disability Living Allowance turns 16.

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SMA Matters Spring 2018

31 May 2018 / Posted in: Support

Follow the link to download the Spring 2018 edition of our SMA Matters (previously known as 'Inspirations') newsletter.

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Extending Rights to Personal Health Budgets

04 May 2018 / Posted in: Support

This survey seeks views on extending specific groups rights to an integrated personal budget (e.g.people who access wheelchair services whose posture and mobility needs impact their wider health & social care needs) and on the potential to incorporate additional funding streams into that budget.

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Access to Psychological Support - Your Views

02 May 2018 / Posted in: Support

Thank you to those of you who completed our surveys. We have forwarded the results and your comments to MDUK so that they can be incorporated into the report they are preparing for the APPG 6-month inquiry. To see the results of the surveys, or if you are seeking emotional support, please click here.

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Survey about Family Finances

24 April 2018 / Posted in: Support

Contact is calling on family members who care for children and young people with additional needs or disabilities to take part in important research about family finances.

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Do you have SMA? Are you thinking about having children now or in the future?

12 April 2018 / Posted in: Support

We have a number of resources available here on our website that you may find helpful or of interest, including personal stories that mums with SMA have shared.

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New Resource From Together For Short Lives

03 April 2018 / Posted in: Support

‘A checklist to a good transition’ joins their list of resources aimed at improving the experiences of young people moving from familiar children’s services into adult services.

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Do You Know Someone Who Deserves or Needs a Brand New Garden/Home Makeover? Do You Know Someone Who Deserves or Needs a Brand New Garden/Home Makeover?

22 November 2017 / Posted in: Support

ITV1's garden makeover show 'Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh' is back (along with sister show, 'Love Your Home and Garden'). Apply or nominate someone who could benefit.

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Inspirations Autumn 2017 Inspirations Autumn 2017

09 November 2017 / Posted in: Support

Follow the link to download the Autumn 2017 edition of our 'Inspirations' newsletter, and the Christmas insert.

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Join EHRC's Disability Advisory Committee Join EHRC's Disability Advisory Committee

09 November 2017 / Posted in: Support

They are looking for high-performing individuals with disability expertise to join their new Disability Advisory Committee. Applications close 24th November.

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