P686 Teletext 686 Oct23 21:02:00    PH ————————————————————  ————  —— ETHNIC MINORITIES INQUIRY  Action for ME is launching a nationwide inquiry into myalgic encephalopathy in ethnic lhnority groups. At present no such information exists and the organisation is concerned that many sufferers may be unaware of the support on offer. "ME can be very isolating. — want to let people know they are not alone," said Rahanna Mohammed, ethnic minorities development officer. ——————————————————————————————————1/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct23 21:03:04      ————————————————————  ————  —— HAVE YOUR SAY  Railtrack is consulting disabled people to find out their views on access to the rail network. A document has been drawn up outlining proposals for various improvements, and comments are invited. Copies of the document and a questionnaire are available from: Railtrack Disability Strategy Consultation, Railtrack House, Euston Square, London NW1 2EE. Tel: 0171-557- 9369 (voice) 0171-557 9457 (text). ——————————————————————————————————2/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct23 21:13:20      ————————————————————  ————  —— INDEPENDENCE PLEASE  November 3 sees the launch of a new opportunity for young disabled people to explore independent lifestyles. Floyd P will offer support, information and a chance to meet other young people looking at independent living. For details of the free event in London contact Sophie Partridge at Independent Livings Alternatives, Freepost, LON12214, London NW7 IYE. Tel: 0181-959 3611 x327. ——————————————————————————————————3/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct23 21:03:52      ————————————————————  ————  —— ABLE TO WORK  Getting disabled people into jobs is the subject of a conference at the University of London on November 11. Issues covered will include: managing the benefits trap; the employer's perspective; and union involvement. There is a limited number of places available for unwaged people, at £06 each. Contact Anita Conroy on: 0181-725 5535. ——————————————————————————————————4/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct23 21:00:16      ————————————————————  ————  —— CONNECT AND LEARN  The RNIB is to run a one-day national conference focusing on the education of blind and visually impaired children. The November 17 conference, entitled Connect and Learn, will look at the latest developments in information and communications technology, and should be of interest to parents and professionals. Cost: £70 (professionals); £20 (parents). Contact: Jan Ford on: 01905 357635. ——————————————————————————————————5/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct23 21:00:00  £    ————————————————————  ————  —— NEW SATURDAY CLUB  Disabled youngsters aged six to 16 are invited to the new Take-a-Break Stepping Stones club at the Father Hudson complex in Coleshill, Warwickshire every Saturday between 10am and 12pm. Activities include art and crafts, cookery, games, visits to local leisure facilities and a mini sensory room. For further information contact co-ordinator Kim Fathers on: 01675 463770. ——————————————————————————————————6/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct23 21:01:01   L   ————————————————————  ————  —— NEW LIBRARY  Listening Books is launching a new service for young people between the ages of seven and 18 who have a physical and/or learning difficulty. Listening Books already offers a postal service of educational and entertaining books on tape for youngsters. Contact Listening Books on: 0171-407 9417. ——————————————————————————————————7/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct23 21:01:20      ————————————————————  ————  —— REMEMBERING HILDEGARD  The Lung Ha's Theatre Company of learning disabled people returns to the Edinburgh Traverse with a new production, Remembering Hildegard. Performances will take place in Traverse 1 on November 7,8,10 and 11 at 8pm. To book telephone the box office on: 0131-228 1404. Tickets for November 7 are only £3 if booked before October 31. ——————————————————————————————————8/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct23 21:01:41      ————————————————————  ————  —— INTERVIEW GUARANTEED  Central and Cecil Housing Trust, a London-based scheme providing sheltered accommodation, wants disabled people to apply for jobs. The trust, which could have work within a range of positions, is committed to equal opportunities. Although a job is not guaranteed, an interview is. Contact: The Personnel Dept, CCHT, 2 Priory Road, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3DG. Tel: 0181-940 4679. ——————————————————————————————————9/10— Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+
P686 Teletext 686 Oct23 21:02:11      ————————————————————  ————  —— BONFIRE NIGHT  Organisers of bonfire nights are being urged to ensure that safety is made a priority. Councils say that people should only attend properly organised public firework displays. Anyone arranging private bonfires in their gardens should take suitable precautions, particularly with sparklers, which caused more injuries last year than any other firework. ——————————————————————————————————10/10 Provided by Disability Times 84 Claverton Street, London SW1V 3AX Tel: 0171 233 7970 Godlines Deafview Subtitles TV+