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ecdp will be attending the Mental Health and Wellbeing Day, organised by Mid Essex Mind, on 17 September. We will be there from 10am at Chelmsford Cathedral

Essex County Council wanted to consult with the public because they are planning to re-commission a formal advocacy service in 2014. The report of this consultation is out now.

Essex County Council respond to Care Bill funding reforms by hosting a series of consultation events to gather feedback from a range of stakeholders.

The Law Commission of England and Wales is consulting on whether hate crime legislation should be extended.

On 21 August, in conjunction with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), ecdp hosted an engagement event to support the development of the Government’s Disability Employment Strategy.

This month the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service-formerly CRB) released YouTube videos that inform how their new Update Service can work for you.

The Minister for Disabled People Esther McVey announced in July 2013 that she was accepting most of the recommendations the Access to Work Expert Panel, Chaired by Mike Adams OBE, CEO of ecdp

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service worked with ecdp to host a Twitter question and answer session about fire safety in August.

On 2 July 2013 the Government published ‘Fulfilling Potential – Making it Happen’, alongside the ‘Fulfilling Potential: Making it Happen Action Plan’.

Essex County Council recently held a consultation about the future of advocacy services. Read ecdp's response...

The event was organised by local Special Educational Needs educators and social care practitioners to come together to offer parents a clear view on what the local offer is for young disabled people.

On 3 July 2013, ecdp held a breakfast event to bring together committed organisations from across the county to discuss their award winning employment programme, ecdp Works. 

ecdp attended the annual Essex Pride festival in Chelmsford.

ecdp Works (formerly known as Essex Unite) was highly recommended for the prestigious Business in The Community Award in recognition for services to the local Essex community.

On 3 July 2013, committed organisations across the county will join forces at ecdp in Chelmsford, to discuss the next Essex Unite scheme. 

As part of National Volunteer Week, ecdp held it’s first ever Strawberry Fayre to say thank you and celebrate the fantastic contribution volunteers make to ecdp

John Mason began working at Greenfield’s Community Housing in October 2012 after joining the ecdp Works programme to gain work place skills.

ecdp was recently visited by Sophie Christensen, OBE, the British Equestrian athlete and newly appointed Disabled People’s User-Led Organisation Young Ambassadors lead.

On 17 June 2013 the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) launches a new service, called the Update Service.

ecdp, in coproduction with Essex County Council and Direct Payment Users in Essex, has produced a guidance tool on how to go about pooling funds with others, whether they are in the form of a direct payment or people’s own funds.

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