Stay Safe with Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions

THURROCK Lifestyle Solutions are running another ‘Stay Safe’ event every 6 months – aimed at people with Learning Disabilities – an all day training for FREE – It would be great for you to come and or recommend someone you know to have this experience. It’s based in the lovely Grays fire station hall and all the Police, Firebrigade, First Aiders, Trading Standards, Road Safety come along and support people to work on an action plan for their community safety.

Students hear of opportunities for apprentices

STUDENTS from local schools were given the chance to launch a successful career at an Apprenticeship Fair hosted by Thurrock Council as part of National Apprenticeship Week. At the event, which took place at the Learning Shop on George Street, Grays, on Tuesday 4 March, students met high profile employers, including Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions, Asda, Port of Tilbury, Academy Sports 1 and Wates, all of which have work opportunities coming up over the coming year.

Christmas spirit at Grays market

THE Christmas spirit came to Grays market when the fruit and veg stall donated a wonderful basket of fruit to Thurrock Community Business Radio’s Steve Langsdale. Steve said: “It’s great that people in Thurrock are so generous. I’m going to donate this basket to Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions as sadly, not all the disabled people they […]

Health boss pledges to get tough on lack of health checks for people with learning disabilities

ADULT SOCIAL CARE boss, cllr Barbara Rice has pledged to improve the number of health checks Thurrock GPs are giving to people with learning needs. In October, YT reported that since 2009, doctors across Thurrock have signed up to the Directive Enhanced Service (DES), which is an extra payment of £50 given to individual GP’s for each person registered with them who has a diagnosis of a Learning Difficulty.

Olympic legacy inspires greater sport activity for disabled people in Thurrock

THE Thurrock Coalition has announced an initiative with Thurrock Council to improve the availability of accessible and inclusive sports opportunities in the borough. Feedback from the recent Thurrock Coalition “Sport For You” conference indicated that too few accessible sporting options are available for disabled people. The opportunities that were available were not widely advertised and transport was costly getting to and from venues.

Ockendon win at table top cricket

SOUTH Ockendon won the toss and elected to bat. Kelly-Marie opened the batting and hit an impressive 22 but Grant from STCT took a wicket and so managed to restrict her to 17 – still the top score of the day. After further worthy contributions by Keith and Terry – 14 respectively and a 16 from Allen, the only other Socks wicket to fall was that of James to the tight bowling of Phillip. Team Captain Sunny was last man in adding another 12 to the total. Hitting a team total of 84 runs and losing only two wickets meant Socks ended their innings looking strong on 274.

Stay Safe event a success

LAST WEEK over two hundred members of Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions gathered at Grays fire station for a one day seminar entitled Stay Safe. The event did, as its title suggests, cover how individuals and more specifically, those with learning difficulties can stay safe and be aware of the danger signals.

Indoor Cricket: The Socks blown away!

Table Cricket 07/10/13 match reports THREE teams took part in the last friendly event prior to the official start to the inaugural season of the Thurrock Table Cricket League. The Beacon Hill Buddies (Captained by Nick from Beacon Hill post 16), played against The Socks (A team of TLS customers from Ockendon, but captained by […]

Are some Thurrock doctors refusing to treat people with learning difficulties?

“The figures speak for themselves. We have been contacted by individuals, parents, groups and organisations who support residents in Thurrock with Learning Difficulties (LD) and been told of those who’s GP’s have openly refused to carry out the checks of our residents with LD who have life limiting diseases or who have in fact died of conditions that MAY have been avoidable had they been picked up sooner.”