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Calling all disabled people and people with long-term health conditions.

ecdp is delighted to be hosting an event tomorrow at our headquarters in Chelmsford, on behalf of Disability Rights UK (DRUK), to launch an exciting new research programme for disabled people, by disabled people.

Daniel McGauley from Colchester has faced many health issues during his young life but this has not stopped him from pursuing his dreams to become a champion weightlifter.

On 19 & 20 September, Barclays is joining forces with designers and hackers to run the first ‘Access Healthcare Hackathon’.  The aim is to create a one stop solution for people with disabilities who are struggling to get to grips with the new system of NHS personal health budgets. Barclays has teamed up with ecdp to create an innovative platform that enables individuals to find and manage their services, and which enables support planners to share, facilitate and understand the lived experiences of their members.


The daughter of Phil Miller, one of ecdp’s co-founders and subsequent Chief Executive Officer (CEO), has cycled an epic 163 miles to mark the 10 year anniversary of her dad’s passing and to raise money and awareness for The SMA Trust.

A joint submission from ecdp and our payroll provider, Bond Payroll Services, has been shortlisted in the upcoming Payroll World Awards, Specialist Payroll Provider category.

Through the Disability Confident campaign, the government works with employers to remove barriers, increase understanding and ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. Employers are crucial to improving employment outcomes for disabled people. ecdp is a long-term promoter and supporter of Disability Confidence and works with companies to support their Disability Confident agendas.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road with Braintree Mencap to Cliffs Pavilion on Thursday 06 August to see the Summer Youth Project Wizard of Oz.

Only 48 hours to rock the public sector. GovJamSX is part of a global event which applies tools and techniques of service design to the world of government and the public sector.  Working around a common theme, small teams meet at multiple locations to prototype innovative approaches to challenges faced by the public sector.  At the end of the two days the results are uploaded and published for the world.

On 27 May 2015, around the globe people will be celebrating World MS Day. To mark the date, MS-UK, the national charity supporting anyone affected by multiple sclerosis, is launching a new film about their work.

A new app set to be launched on Tuesday 26th May by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) will be the first UK charity app to work with the Apple Watch.

The Alzheimer's Society run a number of activity groups during the week from 2pm until 4pm that people living with dementia attend along with their carer’s.  They are currently looking to recruit volunteers.

Wheelchair basketball is an incredibly popular disability sport, played competitively by more than 25,000 people across the world. It has been a permanent feature at every Paralympic Games since Rome in 1960, with the women’s competition rightly being added in the 1968, Tel Aviv Games.

Businesses working with the Future Cities Catapult centre have trialled new technology that helps visually impaired people get around town

The Rotary District 1240 is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people participating in a quiz at the same time and venue.

Spargoland has been put in the running for up to £25,000 for funding via Aviva.

The programme will follow single people who feel that their love lives are affected by a medical or physical condition.

Bond Payroll Services, a strategic partner of Chelmsford-based disability charity ecdp, donates £15,000 to support programmes that impact positively on disabled people’s lives.

The Royal Association for Deaf People have a range of FREE workshops for those aged 19+, deaf and living in Essex.

GET YOUR SEAT – Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships Tickets are now available

There are three main events taking place in May and June for Southend Hospital to raise funds.


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