As the Chief Executive of Disability Peterborough I welcome you to the first issue of our new monthly e-newsletter. We hope you like the new design and format. We also hope you enjoy this new way of keeping you informed and up to date with all the latest news, information, helpful hints and tips and forthcoming events relating to disability topics both locally and nationally.
Former Government head slams PIP assessments as ‘Kafka-esque’. A former top civil servant has criticised the disability benefits assessment system as a “hostile environment” after being told he was ineligible for support despite having Parkinson’s and terminal prostate cancer.
It’s never too late to exercise, have fun and make friends! Just ask residents of the Kingfisher Court Extra Care Home! Pictured are a few of the participants of the weekly exercise group run by Andy Fitzgerald on behalf of Inspire Peterborough. Andy has devised a class that is part tai chi and part seated exercise so that no one feels excluded. Nikki Griffiths, Programme Manager for Inspire Peterborough said. “This is a wonderful class, some of the regulars are into their 90s and love Andy’s sessions.
Read the most heart-warming story to come out of the Disability and Community Awareness Month. Meet local artist Emily Jinks who is pictured with Alvaro Palmieri. Emily is one of a number of art students who work with local tutor Ruth Williams and have been involved in the recent Disability and Community Awareness Month at Serpentine Green shopping centre.Alvaro picks up the story “during a shopping dash to Tesco's, I made one of the happiest purchases of my life, an abstract painting. It was painted by artist Emily Jinks, with whom I proudly pose for this picture. She is part of a workshop for people with disabilities in Peterborough led by artist Ruth Williams.
Will you be attending the region’s biggest Disability and Community Awareness event in March? Want to find out what’s happening in the city?Friday 3rd March sees the launch of Disability Peterborough's first ever Disability and Community Awareness Month courtesy of David Wait and his team at the Serpentine Green Shopping Centre in Hampton.