POLITICIANS AND members of the public joined forces to raise awareness of the possibility that the level crossing in Grays town centre may be closed.
VOLUNTEER Centre Thurrock is recruiting volunteers for the Friends of Hardie Park to help out at their Easter Event taking place on Tuesday 31st March, Hardie Park, Stanford le Hope.
POLLY Billington, Labour’s candidate for Thurrock, launched a petition to keep crossing open after Network Rail threatened to close it due to safety concerns. Polly met residents at St Peter and St Paul’s in Grays, for their weekly coffee morning.
THE HEALTH secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP came to Thurrock on Thursday to hold talks with Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions.
TLS are a local social enterprise run by and for disabled people. Currently we are looking to recruit new personal assistants who will enable disabled people to live the lifestyle of their choice.
THURROCK LIFESTYLE Solutions are very aware that there are some people in our community who are potentially good employees, but simply need an opportunity to be able to prove their skills. These young people are often difficult to find within the traditional Council services and we are seeking to find them within the Communities of Thurrock.
ROY and Adam chat to Lee of TEN-TV about their short-break away in the Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions Camper Van.
JUST twenty four hours after Lord Freud’s controversial comments regarding the disabled and the minimum wage, the Thurrock MP enters the debate.
MR Perrin’s Blog is usually called: "A word in your ear." but for one time only, we have changed the title to: "A word in your stethoscope"
THURROCK Lifestyle Solutions are a community interest company established by a group of disabled people in order to provide services that support them to live the lifestyle of their choice in the Community of Thurrock.
THE ongoing exchange of views between Dr Emil Shehadeh and the boss of Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions continues over the question of health checks for people with learning disabilities.
THE LABOUR candidate for next years General Election, Polly Billington, has echoed the concerns of Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions over the issue of health checks for people with learning disabilities.
I HAVE had the privilege to work with and for people with Learning Disabilities in Thurrock for the past 18 years and I was really saddened to read the Dr’s comments. My Board (many of whom have
THIS week marks the 1000th carer to access Cariads; Mrs Daphne Carpenter and her husband Gordon of South Ockendon who care for their daughter.
THE GOVERNMENT minister in charge of the voluntary sector, Francis Maude came to visit Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions. The minister visited their offices in the Thameside complex and spoke at length to the directors and clients. Afterwards, he went to see their very impressive camper-van that is used for respite care. YT took the chance to […]
THE Mayor of Thurrock – and a Tilbury councillor – Steve Liddiard was full of praise for an event in the town when he spoke at Wednesday (10 September) evening’s meeting of the council.
HEALTH checks for people with learning disabilities have increased in numbers over the last year. However, health campaigners claim that there is still a long way to go.
DIRECTORS of Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions CIC met with Labour parliamentary candidate, Polly Billington recently to discuss what the issues are for people with Learning Disabilities living in Thurrock.
DIRECTORS of Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions CIC met with Labour parliamentary candidate, Polly Billington recently to discuss what the issues are for people with Learning Disabilities living in Thurrock. Shockingly, once again, the percentage of people who have had an annual health check is now below 40%. National research has shown that people with learning disabilities die younger than the general population not due to their impairment but simply due to poor healthcare. Are people dying to live in Thurrock?
CARIADS is a recognised service for carers appointed by Thurrock Council to provide information, advice and support to all adult family carers in Thurrock. CARIADS is provided by a coalition of three local established voluntary sector organisations coming together – Thurrock Mind, Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions (CIC) and Thurrock Centre for Independent Living.
THURROCK Mayor Steve Liddiard and Mayoress attended a charity 70’s night on Friday 25 July at Stifford Clays Club hosted by a local organisation CARIADS.
LAST Friday morning I had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours with staff and customers of Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions who offer real choice and control to people with disabilities in Thurrock. A great experience. I would like to publicly thank Director Sunny Saini and CEO Neil Woodbridge for their valuable time and especially for the visit to their Stanford locality base in East Thurrock.
THE scary reality is that Thurrock is the third lowest in the country in terms of spend per head in adult social care – which is not something to celebrate. This means that there is no more fat on the bone to be trimmed off. Many of the people we support in the community feed themselves on £20 per week – imagine suddenly only having £12 per week; what would you do?
THURROCK Lifestyle Solutions hosted their seventh Stay Safe event at the Grays fire station recently. The event focussed on a number of themes including a key session on what to do with a fire in the your house.