News And Updates

A Musical Evening Fundraiser

Come along for an evening of musical entertainment from all around the borough, including Kast in Stone, Wombourne School of Music, Nathan Rose students, and many more...When: 6th OctoberTime: Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm startWhere: Queens Cross Network, Wellington Road, Dudley DY1 1QUTickets ar... Read more..


Stephen Knight fundraising for MS Society Dudley

One of our members - Stephen Knight  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005694157300 - is raising funds for the Dudley Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society by doing a sponsored sky dive (brave guy!). Please support him if you can.Below is a link to the Just Giving page. Donating throu... Read more..


Volunteer of the Year 2018

In memory of our dear friend and colleague, Del Levy, each year we present a Volunteer of the Year Award. The recipient is voted for anonymously by our members and the award is given out at the Annual General Meeting.This year′s recipient is our Chair, Tina Boothroyd, for her dedication to Access... Read more..


New Ring & Ride Leisure Trips from the Dudley area

Below is a list of the upcoming Ring & Ride trips departing from the Dudley area:Friday 13th July - West Bromwich TownSaturday 14th July - Webbs Garden Centre, HagleySunday 15th July - The Bramford ArmsFriday 20th July - Morrisons, KingswinfordFriday 20th July - British Oak, KingswinfordSaturday 21... Read more..


Paula Sheriff introduces Changing Places toilets Bill into House of Commons

Paula Sheriff MP introduced a ten minute bill in the House of Commons yesterday (27th June 2018) to legislate for changing places toilets to be installed in large public buildings. The bill will return to The of Commons on Friday 23 November for debate.Between now and then please contact your MPs a... Read more..


Headway Group at Netherton in April

 April 24th 2018 The wheels came off the bow seat for the first session for the Headway group at Netherton today. Talk about hardy people, it was raining when they arrived, and raining went they left but it didn′t dampen the enjoyment of the five individuals from the headway group taking their f... Read more..


Ofcom to cap directory enquiry hotline pricing

Directory Enquiry hotlines can be costly for many, potentially resulting in bills of £100s.   Avoid this sort of issue, and read more about Ofcom′s incoming cap on rates, in the link below. https://www.savvywoman.co.uk/2018/06/watch-directory-enquiry-rip-off-charges/   Directory enquiries rip-... Read more..


Disability Awareness DVD - featuring Tina and Anne

Transport for West Midlands, in partnership with National Express and the Bus Alliance, have developed "Welcome aboard″, a bus driver disability awareness DVD to assist with disability awareness training for bus drivers.   It will help bus drivers in their dealings with customers who have differ... Read more..


NHS trials Thrive into Work programme

Do you have a health condition and would like support to find work?The Thrive into Work programme is an experimental NHS trial, testing a new employment support service for people with a health condition. The trial aims to find out how good this new service is at helping people to find work. What i... Read more..


CHADD Housing Association Car Boot and Summer Fete 23rd June

Churches Housing Association of Dudley & District (CHADD) are holding a car boot and summer fete on the 23rd June at Regent Street, Dudley. CHADD Housing are working alongside the Co-Op superstore to raise money for Elderly Sheltered schemes. We′ll be there with our own stall. Come along and joi... Read more..


Top Church joins Dudley Rowing Club

Dudley Rowing Club update:Top Church join the merry band of groups and organisations supporting individuals in the community, to try out rowing in the Access In Dudley stable quad under the guidance of Colin Lloyd in the cox seat and Mark Felgate in the safety boat down at Dudley Rowing Cub.Top Chu... Read more..


Access In Dudley is happy to announce the appointment of their new patron, Cllr Steve Waltho MBE

  Steve and his partner Jane during their time as Mayor and Mayoress of Dudley 2016/17.   Access In Dudley has appointed their patron Cllr Steve Waltho. Steve was asked to become the patron of the charity in March, although our Chairman had planned to ask him if he would oblige us in the new year... Read more..


A Day of Rowing and Sailing with the WM Police at Dudley Rowing Club

On 5th April, 2018, PC Davies from West Midlands Police brought nine youths down to Dudley Rowing Club for a day of rowing and sailing. Everyone had a great day and each of the young men received certificates and Access In Dudley PR items.  There is to be one more day of such activities during the... Read more..


Alternative way to receive appointment letters

In case you missed it, you can now receive your appointment letters by email instead of in the post. You can also receive appointment reminders by text. Register with My Letters now by visiting the ‘Patients & visitors’ page on the Dudley Group website: www.dudleygroup.nhs.ukIn order to sign up... Read more..


Skittles Evening: Coming Soon to the Dudley Watersports Centre

On Saturday 24th March, Dudley Watersports Centre is hosting a Skittles Evening. Come along and join us for a night of fun and food. 7pm till late. Tickets are £6 a head. Price includes a fish and chip supper (sausage & chips or roe & chips also available). Text 07969 153511 for tickets. All are w... Read more..


Christmas Fair 2017

Our Christmas Fair was held on December 2nd 2017 at The DY1 Building, Dudley. Everyone appeared to have a good time, although, because of the Dudley Town Centre lights being turned on, we did not have such a good turn-out as the previous year, which was a shame.The cost to Access in Dudley to put o... Read more..


Ring & Ride leisure trips for March & April

Ring & Ride Leisure Trips from the Dudley area - March & April 2018Please see below the list of leisure trips planned by Ring & Ride for March and April:Friday 16th March - The GongoozlerSaturday 17th March - Botanical Gardens (£4.72 entry fee)Sunday 18th March - Boundary MillFriday 23rd March - D... Read more..


Graphic facilitation; a unique way to communicate ideas

If you want an inclusive way to communicate information, why not hire Access in Dudley to graphic facilitate at your meeting?Graphic facilitation is the use of large scale imagery to communicate ideas and feedback to groups. In the picture provided (at the Dignity Charter Lunch at Queens Cross Cent... Read more..


Café Neuro Pop-In Meetings; Details inside

Café Neuro, based in Dudley, is a place for those who know what it′s like to live with a neurological condition. Whether you′re a service user, a carer, a friend of someone afflicted by it, or a worker, Café Neuro is a great place to chat to others familiar with the condition. There will al... Read more..


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