The competition is open to all Fuller’s pubs nationwide. The fields are proving too wet to harvest. Currently he was around half way through his ha acres of oilseed rape at Penn Croft Farms, Farnham. Flotation tyres had been fitted to the combine to minimise any damage to soils. Behind the University SIC is a public footpath wandering through farmland and a small woodland. If I’m not catching up on work that I should have already done long ago, I often like to spend the gap time taking a walk up the footpath. The way was clear however, and the disinterested gaze of grazing horses was the only acknowledgement of my presence. It’s becoming more and more respected. So, a few minutes after the very phone call with Steph, I found myself on the Hog’s Back; the road to Farnham from Guildford. On the road I saw the sign for Greyfriars a lovely Voysey house a close friend of mine had lived in when we were children.
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Share this article Share The pair met five years ago when Hancock visited Russia for a conference, and Zatuliveter — then a student — was acting as a chaperone for the delegates. The portly, bearded MP asked her out for dinner. When he returned to Moscow later that year, in June , they began an affair. It is alleged that by then Zatuliveter had been recruited by the Russian intelligence service for a honeytrap.
Zatuliveter, who was arrested at Gatwick airport last December, is accused of using her position within Parliament, not to mention in Hancock’s bed, to glean information from him and then pass it on to the Russian intelligence services. To be caught up with one beautiful young Russian girl may be considered an error of judgment.
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It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year. So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections. Change It wasn’t trendy , funny, nor was it coined on Twitter , but we thought change told a real story about how our users defined Unlike in , change was no longer a campaign slogan. But, the term still held a lot of weight. Here’s an excerpt from our Word of the Year announcement in
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Sex education and puberty Sex education and puberty Here are some ideas for talking to your child about puberty, sex, sexuality and relationships, as well as links to some useful resources. By working with the school, you will help to ensure consistency between school and home explanations. You might decide that these lessons are paced inappropriately for your child. Children on the autism spectrum often need a longer period of time to adjust to and understand any changes in their lives.
Your child may do things that will be considered inappropriate as an adolescent or adult, eg removing their clothes at unexpected moments.
What is dating? Dating is when 2 people go out together to see if they like each other. You go on a date with someone to see if you want them to be your girlfriend or boyfriend. Email: @ Northern Ireland Call: Email: [email protected]
Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Cheshire East Council is today announcing proposals to backdate pay to staff following a landmark legal ruling on the National Minimum Wage. The landmark employment tribunal ruling in May this year ruled that the charity Mencap and others had underpaid its staff by giving them a flat-rate overnight sleep-in allowance, rather than paying at or above the national minimum wage for each of those hours, even if asleep.
This ruling is currently subject to appeal, but Cheshire East Council is complying with the law as it stands now. Those care staff may have been able to sleep through the night, but were available to be woken in the night and provide care as necessary. The ruling will apply to employers including charities, commercial residential and nursing home operators and councils all over the country.
It will affect Cheshire East Council, just as it does every other council employing staff providing such social care and other such overnight sleep-in roles. Cheshire East Council is today announcing that it has completed its initial assessment, reviewed its policy, and is proposing a solution moving forwards to our staff trade unions and the individuals concerned. The majority of staff the council has identified as affected over the last two years are in the Care4ce domiciliary care team, as well as a handful of other roles including some staff at Tatton Park.
All affected staff will receive a letter confirming the payments due and how it was calculated as well as receiving their arrears of pay going back two years in their October salaries. Councillor Paul Findlow, cabinet member for corporate policy and legal services said: Cheshire East Council is a responsible employer — we respect and value all our employees and want to ensure that they are paid fairly for the valuable work they do.
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In a bid to tackle this, a Cumbrian charity is pushing ahead with a campaign to help improve the treatment of hospital patients with learning disabilities, and prevent avoidable deaths. Carlisle Mencap is backing a national Treat Me Well campaign, calling on NHS staff to take 10 simple steps to change the way they care for those with learning disabilities. The stand will also be there tomorrow.
It revealed that healthcare professionals and hospital trusts have been failing to make simple, reasonable adjustments to the care of someone with a learning disability. Carlisle Mencap says these are not only legal duties, but can actually save lives.
Another major achievement was the Diana Golding Centre, in Coggeshall Road, for those with multiple disabilities. It opened after the county council agreed to offer grant aid if Braintree Mencap.
The struggling mum, who is at the end of her tether and suffering from stress, said: We are all cramped in, the boys are arguing all the time and my eldest son needs his space. She was in with me in my room but I needed space too. Join our Hull Tenants United group We’ve created a Facebook group to bring together all the tenants in Hull under one roof. Click here to join the group so you can get involved in our debates, share your views and raise any concerns you have. All my seven-year-old girl does in that room is go to sleep in the bedroom.
Jerome Ellerby Miss Edwards has lived in the house for 14 years and she says she has agreed a deal in principle to exchange homes with another Hull City Council tenant who lives in nearby Padstow Close. He has a five-bedroom house and is apparently waiting to move since the deal, which she claims was struck in February. According to the mum-of-four, she may have to wait until the end of next month to move and with every passing day she is becoming more desperate to move her family to a new home where they can start afresh.
Jerome Ellerby Miss Edwards says she is being made to wait for her dream move because a surveyor needs to come round and assess the house before she and her family can move out. This has left the mum frustrated, but according to Councillor John Black, who is the portfolio holder for housing at Hull City Council, this is a compulsory procedure when tenancies come to an end.
Read More Every question you have about renting a council house in Hull answered He said:
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Beginnings and 19[ edit ] Teenaged Adele performing on an acoustic guitar in Kilburn, London , in Four months after graduation, she published two songs on the fourth issue of the online arts publication PlatformsMagazine. She doubted if the offer was real because the only record company she knew was Virgin Records , and she took a friend with her to the meeting. Huggett then signed Adele to XL in September
Advocacy, information and dating site for disabled passions is the ups and intimacy with disabilities. Luv2meetu is a learning difficulties, make friends, peer support .
Roger Lindberg Roger Lindberg We explore the lives of a handful of the hundreds of women who keep Norfolk moving, giving, caring and developing. Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Wendy Thomson, managing director of Norfolk County Council. This could be the lives of their colleagues, students, families or complete strangers, but their determination and compassion set them apart.
And while there are many hundreds of women who deserve celebration in our county, here we explore the contribution of a handful to the daily lives of its citizens. City College Norwich principal Corrienne Peasgood.
I enjoy reading, cinema, restaurants, t Hi there, I am currently looking for a business partner who will bring the same level of enthusiasm and drive to succeed to my new business that I have put in over the past year. Our service is available to young people from the age of or up to the age of 25 if they have special educational needs. For more ideas on things to do and ways to meet new people, have a look around the growing Thurrock Point site, such as the posts on Night Clubs and Things To Do.
Dating and building friendships can be hard at the best of times, regardless of whether you have a learning disability or not. However, if you do have a learning disability, you are more likely to face barriers that stop you regularly socialising and having healthy relationships.
Messenger For people with learning disabilities the world can be a bewildering and strange place to get to grips with, but in hospitals it can be even worse. Sometimes members of staff at a busy hospital simply fail to understand what patients with learning disabilities need, which leads to longer waits or failures to provide the right treatment and care.
And this lack of understanding can be seen in all staff, from junior to the most senior. People with learning disabilities make up an estimated one in every 50 hospital patients. But they are largely invisible within hospitals, because there is no effective way to flag them up. In a recent study , we found worrying examples of where patient safety has been compromised include a lack of basic nursing care such as providing someone with food and drink.
The study was set up to investigate the factors that promote or compromise the safety of patients with learning disabilities in NHS hospitals. Six hospitals in England took part in the study, which was conducted over 21 months. The research team used questionnaires, interviews and observation with senior hospital managers, clinical staff, patients and carers — a total of 1, participants.
We also looked at hospital policies and incident reports. Indifference and discrimination In , Mencap published a high-profile report titled Death By Indifference. It said six deaths which could have been avoided were due to discrimination in hospitals.
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Adapting reading or learning material If you require written words to be modified, such as making text bigger, modifying the font colour, or altering line spacing and paragraphs, the RNIB have provided information on how to do this for computerised documents. This condition may be the result of a visual perceptual difficulty or a learning disability such as dyslexia.
The line-finder is simply placed upon the page to be read to mask out unwanted text. This is particularly useful if you have dyslexia.
Scarborough and District MENCAP are looking for a Support Worker to join their people centred team to help change lives. If you want to be part of this, we want to hear from you!
Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get daily news updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email As recently as last century, psychiatric hospitals were used to ‘treat’ people with learning disabilities, poor behaviour – and even single motherhood. Although that approach is changing, Music Man and father of two, David Stanley, wants to challenge society’s low expectations and assumptions of people with learning difficulties.
The former deputy head teacher gave up his job in to pour his efforts into The Music Man Project , the UK’s only permanent full time music education service for children and adults with learning disabilities. The stars of the show will be the very clients he works with. This huge project is David’s life. He tells Mirror Online that his journey from teacher to full time music man “started with my late grandfather a Charge Nurse at Claybury Mental Hospital and my time on a befriending scheme, supporting a young man with Down’s syndrome.
David in rehearsal Image: But when he left this job to turn the Southend Mencap Music School into a full time education service, he had the support of his loved ones. The ‘Music Man Project’ was born. You can book tickets to ‘Music is Magic’ and support David’s venture through here. We’re testing a new site: This content is coming soon Like us on Facebook.
Torbay NHS Trust This Serious Case Review was commissioned to consider historical safeguarding adults concerns dating back to regarding the possible abuse of residents in a nursing home. The Review looked at the evidence for alleged poor or abusive practice. Records were found to be incomplete, with inconsistencies between records held by different agencies of safeguarding activity, which made it difficult to gain a full picture of the concerns, action taken and outcomes.
The concerns led to 21 safeguarding strategy meetings and the majority of these were followed by one or more case conferences.
The charity for people with learning disabilities asked the dating site to remove the offending question back in May but says OkCupid has so far refused to respond to its complaints.
Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get daily news updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Millions of people have turned to online dating to find that special someone. But daters with learning disabilities have hit out after one website refused to remove a controversial question from its online questionnaire.
OkCupid asks its users: Read More The charity for people with learning disabilities asked the dating site to remove the offending question back in May but says OkCupid has so far refused to respond to its complaints. Undateables star Kate was upset by the question Image: Mencap The clip features some familiar faces from the Channel 4 show ‘The Undateables’, a reality documentary which follows people with learning disabilities as they try to find love.
Kate, who has Downs Syndrome, said: I think it should be taken down. Woman furious as man suggests to ‘go Dutch’ on bill Kate hopes to marry and have a family one day Image: Father-of-three Ismail Kaji said: This question would never be directed at another group of people and by using it OkCupid are cutting out a whole group of people and labelling us as without the same basic rights as everyone else.
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Lloyd Page, a spokesman for Mencap, the learning disability charity, said: I hope Ofcom will realise why we want this to stop. Vinnie Jones was asked how he had known that Davina McCall, the presenter, had entered the Celebrity Big Brother house in a chicken costume rather than a fellow contestant. Ofcom rejected the complaint that the term was offensive, claiming that the context showed that it was not directed at anyone with any disabilities, and had been used light-heartedly.
Mrs Clark asked Ofcom to review its response but again the watchdog rejected the claim that Channel 4 had breached the Broadcasting Code. In its second letter, Ofcom wrote:
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Parents on social media By Tom Ilube Online security expert Web sleuth Tom Ilube sprung a surprise on two mother and daughter pairs each with a passion for using social media. He caused a few raised eyebrows when he shared the information he gleaned from their online activity in just a couple of hours. To make sure you don’t share too much information online Tom offers these ten tips. Watch your back Whenever you’re about to post something online, pause and just imagine someone in authority, someone you respect, reading that post or looking at that photo.
If that feels uncomfortable, don’t do it. Think about using a nickname instead of your real name if you’re signing up to a microblogging site like Twitter. Consider setting up a separate, personal email account to use with social media sites, rather than using your work, or even your main personal email. Remember, only connect to people you know. Check your settings Use the privacy and security settings on social media sites so that only friends and family can see your pages.
Then speak to friends and family and encourage them to tighten their privacy settings too as they could affect you. Even if your account is locked as private, personal information you have shared with others could still be accessed through their pages. Mother’s maiden name Don’t use your mother’s real maiden name as a password or as a bank security answer. It doesn’t really matter whether you use the real one so make up a name that only you know.
Just make sure you remember it.