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A range of measures will be used to radically change representation on air, and to make the BBC a top employer for people with disabilities.

A brand new plan called the Integrated Personal Commissioning Programme (IPC) has been developed, which allows patients for the first time to have blended comprehensive health and social care funding at their disposal. This allows them to direct where the money is to be used in relation to their needs.

Starting this Saturday, Brentwood Leisure Trust will begin its six-week FREE summer de-stress swimming course, taking place at the Brentwood Centre for under 18s in the Greater Essex area.

It’s been one year since ecdp participated in the government led Disability Confident campaign...

The ‘555’ project is an exciting piece of work to make the voice of Essex mental health services users heard by the people who commission the service.

The Disability News Service, an online journal of in-depth reporting on disability issues, has published a list of 100 names of the UK’s most influential disabled people.

Mark Harper MP has been appointed as Minister of State at the Department for Work and Pensions. Mark was previously Shadow Minister for Disabled People.

On 10 July, Mike Penning MP visited the ecdp Chelmsford offices. We are pleased that local press have supported the visit by covering the story this week. Read the articles here

We are currently recruiting new volunteer Mentors in the Essex area.

On 10 July 2014, ecdp welcomed the Minister of State for Disabled People the Rt Hon Mike Penning MP to our Chelmsford based offices.

ecdp is delighted to announce that on 10 July 2014 the Minister of State for Disabled People the Rt Hon Mike Penning MP will be visiting our Chelmsford based offices.

On Wednesday 02 July 2014 Mike Adams OBE, Chief Executive Officer of ecdp, attended the first evidence session into employment support for disabled people: Access to Work at Westminster. Read the summary of his evidence

SEMPA has produced a promotional video for the Contract of Trust resource for disabled employers of their Personal Assistants. Cindy Peacock, ecdp Navigator, stars in the film.

The Work and Pensions Select Committee has announced the first of four oral evidence sessions for its inquiry into Employment support for disabled people: Access to Work.

Our award winning work experience programme, ecdp Works, begins it's fourth cycle on Monday 30 June 2014

assist-Mi® is the first smartphone app that offers comprehensive assistance for disabled users on the go, or traveling around using every day services

It appears that some 2013/14 interim late filing penalty warning letters may have been issued in error from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

In April 2013, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) introduced Real Time Information (RTI), which requires information about tax and other deductions to be sent to HMRC each time a payroll is run. Changes are now being introduced which will affect ecdp clients' payroll

Due to the Bank Holiday in August 2014, please note our payroll deadlines for your information

Future Focus. Engaging tomorrrow's leaders in today's policy, our research report, is out now.

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