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  1. Personal Independent Payments – Assessment Criteria Improved!

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 15th December 2012 1:15 pm
    Sections: Campaigns,News
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    The Government has published last Thursday (13th December 2012) the latest and possibly last version of the Assessment Criteria for the new Personal Independent Payments better known as PIP, which is replacing the old Daily Living Allowance (DLA) Benefit from next April 2013. The Government have listened to all the comments, ideas and thoughts that [...]


  2. Electrical Stimulation of the Visual Cortex may one day Give Image Perception to Blind People

    by shaun f9 on 24th October 2012 10:45 am
    Sections: News,Science
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    In the news just recently is some very, very early indications of other ways to help blind people regain their vision. The news article is from MIT Technology Review, see http://www.technologyreview.com/view/429642/how-a-vision-prosthetic-could-bypass-the-visual for more details. The researchers have managed to send in an electrical signals directly into the visual cortex part of the brain, and the [...]


  3. Mayor Colleen Walker is our Special Guest at our Xmas Lunch

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 15th September 2012 3:21 pm
    Sections: Events,News,Speakers
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    We are pleased to announced that Great Yarmouth’s Mayor Colleen Walker has been invited to our Christmas Lunch as our special guest speaker. It will be quite interesting, I’m sure, to hear how Mayor Walker is coping and what events and organisations she had attended. But of course we would like to talk about our [...]


  4. Mystery Shopping Project – Public Transport

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 6th August 2012 11:43 am
    Sections: NCoDP,News,Research
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    MYSTERY SHOPPING PROJECT Background The Disability Equality Project was commissioned in 2011 by the Community Cohesion Strategic Group, and was delivered by the Norfolk Coalition of Disabled People (NCODP) and Norfolk County Council, on behalf of Community Cohesion network steering Group. The Project aimed to enable disabled residents to work with Public Bodies, to identify [...]


  5. Collection Day at Asda, Great Yarmouth

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 23rd July 2012 5:39 pm
    Sections: News,NNAB
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    Last Saturday 21st July 2012, it was a glorious sunny day for the 4 volunteers collecting much needed funds for the NNAB, outside the supermarket Asda in Great Yarmouth. The volunteers were Maggie and John who started 9am in the morning session, followed by David and Darren who took over from noon until 4pm. David [...]


  6. Great Yarmouth Fire Brigade

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 18th July 2012 4:43 pm
    Sections: Local Services,News,Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service
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    Andy Wells is the person to contact, if you need advice about safety in your home. He does visits to personal homes as well as giving presentations to groups including a couple of videos of kitchen and Christmas tree fires! He demonstrates smoke alarms, one of which is a special wireless version to connect to [...]


  7. Our new leaflet holders has come!

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 12th July 2012 2:17 pm
    Sections: Committee,Leaflet,News
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    The 40 holders has arrived. They are made of a thick rigid clear plastic, shaped to hold about 20 to 30 leaflets leaning at a slight backwards angle. we will now start putting the leaflets in all public venues, for example, hospitals, doctor’s surgeries, opticians, libraries, colleges, churches, health clinics, pharmacies, community halls, cafes & [...]


  8. Great Yarmouth and Waveney goes live with 111!

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 11th July 2012 8:37 pm
    Sections: Great Yarmouth & Waveney (Health East),National Services,News
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    For patients living in or visiting the Great Yarmouth and Waveney areas they now have a new telephone number to call if it’s not a 999 emergency but need medical help fast. It is 111 111 will get patients through to a team of highly trained advisers, who are supported by experienced nurses. They will [...]


  9. Sandringham House Diamond Jubilee Royal Garden Party June 2012

    by David Wilkinson, Chairman on 22nd June 2012 8:28 pm
    Sections: Events,News
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    A group of volunteers from Great Yarmouth were fortunate enough to be nominated to attend the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Garden Party at Sandringham House. I, David Wilkinson, the chairman of the Visually Impaired User Group, with my guest was Mrs. Wendy George who is a volunteer for the Norfolk and Norwich association for the Blind. [...]


  10. Yarmouth MP Lobbies Health & Safety Executive

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 16th June 2012 9:57 am
    Sections: News,Yellow Black Hazard Markings on Scaffolds
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    Our Great Yarmouth MP, Brandon Lewis, has written to the Government’s HSE to consult with them regarding the use of red and white markings on temporary structures and barriers and advising them of the better safety aspect of using yellow and black instead. This was reported in our local GY Mercury newspaper (15th June 2012).

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