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May 2013

Award For Excellence Celebration

Young people who suffer from severe disabilities are celebrating awards for a range of achievements in fields including art, music and politics.
Ten people from Barnet were handed prizes by North Finchley-based Aidexcel support services, which provides advocacy training and one-to-one support for people with disabilities.
The presentations took place at the Barnet United Reformed Church, in Wood Street, where the winners displayed their work and gave presentations on their achievements.
Barnet Mayor Lisa Rutter was the special guest at the event, which took place on the 22nd of April, 2012.
Development director and founder Faith Unoarumhi said:

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New Government plans for social care

Speaking in Parliament yesterday the Secretary of State for Health (Mr Andrew Lansley) announced that he has laid before Parliament the Government

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Family Funds

The Family Fund provides financial assistance to low income families with disabled children. With winter already upon us, more families with disabled and seriously ill children are finding it hard to make ends meet. The Family Fund can help to take away some of those pressures. If you, or someone you know, has been thinking of applying to the Fund please do so as the time it takes to assess applications and respond to families has significantly reduced.
For an application form or to apply online please go to:
http://www.familyfund.org.uk/
The Government has also confirmed the Family Fund charity would receive

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Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook

There is a new guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England and Wales. The handbook can act as a key lever for campaigning and is now available to read online. It covers topics such as education, health, social care and housing.
For more information go to :

http://www.ncb.org.uk/cdc/resources/legal_handbook.aspx

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