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The art of keeping fit

31 October 2017

Toni, a service user at Jane Percy House, in Cramlington, Northumberland, recently feature on BBC Radio Newcastle as part of a piece on fitness and disability; as well as showcasing her work on the art of punch needle.

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Chief Executive, Irene Sobowale, and Vice-Chair of Trustee's, Steve Howell, at the launch of the ConnectAbility Hub, in Shinewater Court, Eastbourne

Shinewater Court launches first ConnectAbility Hub

23 October 2017

Welcome to the first ConnectAbility Hub, launched on the 4th October at Shinewater Court, Eastbourne. The aim of the Hub is to give disabled people in the local community free access to the latest in assistive communications technology.

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All the fun of the Circus

23 August 2017

Service users from Shinewater Court, in Eastbourne, have been enjoying day trips to the Circus; visiting the local marina and partying at their annual Summer Disco.

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Jane Percy House rated ‘Good’ by CQC

07 July 2017

Jane Percy House has been rated as ‘Good’ by CQC; meeting each of the fundamental standards. This was a very important achievement as they had also been found to be ‘Good’ at their last inspection in March 2015.

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Shaun Marshall poses with residents from Victoria House after running the London Marathon

Shaun raises over £1,500 for Victoria House in Hull!

26 May 2017

Congratulations to Shaun who has raised £1,631 for Victoria House in Hull! This exceeded his original target of £1,500 to buy special equipment to enhance the service users' quality of life.

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Gala Ball success for Shinewater Court

09 May 2017

On Friday 5th of May, The Disabilities Trust’s physical disabilities service, Shinewater Court in Eastbourne, held their Gala Fundraising Ball at the York House Hotel on Eastbourne seafront.

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Former crew member Stephen's return visit to local RNLI

03 April 2017

Former RNLI crew member and current service user at Shinewater Court, Stephen, had a wonderful day visiting the crew at Eastbourne RNLI station, following his involvement in our #SeeMeNotDisability campaign.

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Shinewater Court’s Big Garden Birdwatch

13 February 2017

Service users from Shinewater Court in Eastbourne, took part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch. The birdwatch survey helps the RSPB build a picture of garden wildlife across the UK.

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Success for Shinewater Court

20 January 2017

Service users and staff felt like Christmas had come early when they were awarded the top grant of £12,000 through the Tesco Bags of Help scheme to give their garden area a new lease of life.

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Victory for Victoria House

18 January 2017

Staff and service users at Victoria House were delighted to be awarded the top grant of £12,000 after their involvement in the Tesco Bags of Help scheme. They will use the money to enhance their garden area.

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