News And Updates

New Ring & Ride Dates

The following are the newest Ring & Ride dates going forward:- Mon 21st Nov - Walsall Town Centre Fri  25th Nov - Bentley Bridge Shopping Centre Sat 26th Nov - Ashwood Nurseries Mon 28th Nov - Castlegate Way Restaurant Complex Fri 2nd Dec - Longbridge, home of the largest M&S! Sat 3rd Dec - Stourb... Read more..


Access in Dudley Sponsored Silence a huge success!

Access in Dudley is proud of announce that our Sponsored Silence, which took place on 30th October, raised a whopping £347! It was done to raise funds and highlight the fact that disabled people find it hard to get their voices heard. This is an issue that Access in Dudley continues to fight for, ... Read more..


Access in Dudley Sponsored Silence

On Sunday 30th October, Members of Access in Dudley took part in a sponsored silence to raise funds and highlight the fact that disabled people find it hard to get their voices heard.This is an issue that Access in Dudley continues to fight for, and one which we hope will improve in the future. ... Read more..


Warning on Eastern European Gang Members

Access in Dudley has heard that gangs of Eastern Europeans are targeting vulnerable people by tagging their clothes so other members of the gang can follow them as they head back to their cars and steal from them. This is happening at shopping centres so people need to be extra vigilant and we sugg... Read more..


Access in Dudley Christmas Fair - Stalls still available

Come one, come all. Access in Dudley’s Christmas Craft Fair is on Saturday 19th November from 11am - 4pm, at The DY1 Building, Stafford Street, Dudley DY1 1RT. There will be craft stalls, face-painting, hand-made Christmas cards, a tombola, live music, letters to Santa, visit Mrs Christmas, refre... Read more..


Access to Rowing project proving a success

Visually impaired rowers from the Beacon Centre have been trying out the new quad in our access to rowing project with Dudley Rowing Club, Dudley Watersports Centre. It′s safe to say that the project has been a success so far, and that everyone who has taken part has enjoyed it. It is a great t... Read more..


Access in Dudley Christmas Fair Announced

Access in Dudley are holding a Christmas Fair on Saturday, 19th November in Dudley from 11am - 4pm.The Fair is being held at DY1 Community Building, Stafford Street, Dudley, DY1 1RT.There′ll be craft stalls, face-painting, hand-made Christmas cards, a tombola, live music, letters to Santa, visit ... Read more..


Access in Dudley′s £10k rowing boat featured on Stourbridge News site

Access in Dudley was featured on the Stourbridge News website recently, with coverage being given to the £10k stable quad rowing boat that allows those with disabilities to try out rowing.The first boat of its kind in the Black Country, Access in Dudley will use the boat to give local people the o... Read more..


Access in Dudley stable boat officially launches

What a great afternoon for an official boat launch!Access in Dudley officially launched AID1 - a stable quad rowing boat which will be used in a joint project with Dudley Rowing Club, Dudley Watersports Centre to open up rowing in Dudley to people with various disabilties.The launch was in the pre... Read more..


Stable Quad Boat arrives ahead of September launch

The stable quad boat has finally arrived! This boat was funded by Sport England and is part of our joint project with Dudley Rowing Club, Dudley Watersports Centre, to make rowing more accessible to people with disabilities. The design of the boat makes it more stable on the water, making it easier... Read more..


Attendance Allowance Consultation

The Government are consulting on the Attendance Allowance benefit: Attendance Allowance, the disability benefit for people who become disabled after the age of 65, forms part of the consultation around localisation of business rates (the government plan that local authorities will keep hold of 100%... Read more..


New Ring and Ride dates added

The following Ring and Ride trips have been added to the schedule:Every Thursday Bilston Town Hall Tea Dance1:15pm to 3:30pmSequence and ballroom dancing with city organist Steve Tovey and Cameron Lloyd.Admission £3 per person with tea/coffee and free prize draw. Cost £2. Telephone 0121 505 7316.... Read more..


DWP Personal Independence Payment Consultation Survey

The Department of Work and Pensions have released a consultation about the Personal Independence Payment review process. The Government is asking for evidence of personal experience of people who have gone through the process. Below is the link to the survey for anyone who wishes to help provide so... Read more..


Bilston Town Hall Tea Dance

Every Thursday from 1.15pm to 3.30pmSequence and ballroom dancing with city organist Steve Tovey and Cameron Lloyd.£3 per person with tea/coffee and free prize draw.Come along and have fun! ... Read more..


Halesowen-only Ring & Ride dates

Mondays08.40 - 11.00 - Halesowen Town CentreTuesdays09.30 - 01.30 - Merry Hill Centre10.45 - 01.15 - Blackheath TownWednesdays11.45 - 02.30 - Merry Hill Centre08.30 - 11.50 - Halesowen Town Centre09.30 - 01.15 - Halesowen Town CentreThursdays08.30 - 10.45 - Halesowen Town CentreFridays08.30 -1 1.15... Read more..


New Ring & Ride dates added

Ring & Ride have released their latest trip dates, which you can find below:Monday 13th June - IKEA, WednesburyFriday 17th June - Ashwood Nurseries, KingswinfordSaturday 18th June - Boundary Mill, WalsallMonday 20th June - British Oak, KingswinfordFriday 24th June - Harvester, Castle GateSaturday 2... Read more..


Stourbridge Tesco Bag Pack Proves A Great Success

A huge thank you to the customers and staff at Tesco Stourbridge!! We raised an amazing £407.17 bag packing there on Saturday with Dudley Voices for Choice. Thanks to the volunteers that turned out to fundraise; we couldn′t have done it without you! ... Read more..


Dudley Voices for Choice seeking new members

Do you want to know more about how to get information on accessibility where you live? Check out Dudley Voices for Choice, who want to help people like you get from place to place easier, and to be able to access information of what help is available to you.All of their information is available in ... Read more..


Free Family History Sessions in Dudley

Do you need help with your Family History?Do you want to know how to get started?Or need help with a problem?Dudley Archives and Local History Service offer free, hour-long sessions to help you with your research.They have buddies available:Tuesday: 9am-4pmWednesday: 2pm-4pmThursday: 2pm-5pmSaturda... Read more..


Donations needed for Beacon Centre shop in Halesowen

Reflections Shop in Halesowen needs YOUR donations!Reflections, the Beacon Centre′s shop in the Cornbow Centre, Halesowen, is in desperate need of donations.Clothing and accessories, books, DVDs and CDs and children′s toys etc.Churchill House, Hagley Street, Halesowen, B63 3AX , 0121 550 3463Do... Read more..


Great Limited Time Ring & Ride Offers

Extra February Ring & Ride Trips!The following dates have been added to the Ring & Ride February schedule:Saturday 20th February - Boundary MillSunday 21st February - Essington Fruit FarmSaturday 27th February - The Range, WillenhallSunday 28th February - Ashwood NurseriesContact the enquiry line o... Read more..


Ring & Ride Bantock House Antique Fair Trips

Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall Ring & Ride is pleased to announce that it will be offering trips to the Bantock House Antique Fair in Wolverhampton on the following dates:Sunday 6th March 2016Sunday 3rd April 2016There is an entrance free payable on the door of £2 per person (as well as Ring & Ride ... Read more..


All Together Better; New Local Health Partnership

All Together Better Events - Be in the know and spread the word Healthwatch Dudley is part of a new local health partnership called All Together Better who want to listen to and learn from local people, about the things that keep communities healthy and well.Every day local community groups and clu... Read more..


Great Success at Sedgley Co Op Bag Pack

A huge thank you to the generous customers and staff at the Co-op in Sedgley where we raised an amazing £436.99 at a Bag Pack on Saturday with Dudley Voices for Choice !!Thank you to all the volunteers that turned up to help. We couldn′t have done it without you!!     ... Read more..


New Ring and Ride Coffee Morning Dates

Ride & Ride Coffee Mornings are coming to Wednesbury.Coffee Mornings will be happening on the following dates:Sandwell/Dudley - Thursday 4th February 2016Walsall - Friday 5th February 2016Each coffee morning will cost £5.00, which includes outward and return bus fare, tea/coffee, cake & biscuits, ... Read more..


New Ring & Ride Saturday Shopping Trip Dates

Sandwell and Dudley Ring & RideSaturday Shopping Trips!Saturday 23rd January - Boundary Mill, WalsallSaturday 30th January - WolverhamptonSaturday 6th February - Merry Hill CentreSaturday 13th February - Walsall Town CentreIf you are interested in going to any of these destinations, please contact ... Read more..


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