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'Don't quack like a duck, soar like an eagle'

Let's hope we have a lovely sunny August, but make sure you have an umbrella because it is the Carnival on Saturday and that normally guarantees a downpour for a week!

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has produced a really useful video that explains the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and how they work in practice for people who may lack capacity.  Please follow the link:

There is a new campaign that is promoting a call for free sight tests for people with Learning Disabilities.  The aim is to have more equality for people with Learning Disabilities in relation to eye care and there is an interesting article produced by Learning Disability Today (LDT) which is very informative.  Please follow the link:

The Government Hate Crime Action Plan is seen as a positive way forward but this article challenges that it does not go far enough.  Please follow the link to the article:

Some people love technology, others don't like it with a passion!  But what would you think of technology that could save your family's life?  This article talks about a new App, that can automatically let someone know you have been in a car accident, without you having to do anything.  Check out this article from the BBC website:

A new guide has just been launched that supports people living with Dementia to continue to shop independently.  A lady called Anne Johnson, who was diagnosed with Dementia 10 years ago talks about her experience of shopping and what support from retailers could make things easier for her.  Follow the link:

Disabled artist Tanya Raabe-Webber's new project is examining what connects us as humans.  As she paints the portraits of Disabled People who have achieved 'great things', she talks to them about what connects us all as human beings.  Follow the link:

It's great to see the new Centre for Independent Living in Burbank Street really starting to take shape.  If you get the opportunity to pop down and have a look at it, you can see for yourself what an amazing building it's going to be.  Alternatively, you can follow the updates on the Hartlepool Now website.  Follow the link:

My wings are aching and the eagle has landed, see you next month!


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