2017 - News

Filming at Dudley Rowing Club.

Septemeber 24th 2017, saw the filming take place with Dr. Peter Taylor of John Watson and the A.I.D. rowing team. Peter is making a series of films featuring older people with a learning disability taking part in activities within their wider community, In other words, things that some would consid... Read more..


Disability Awareness Film for Bus Drivers.

Anne and Tina features amongst others in a disability awareness film by Network West Midlands for training bus drivers about people with disabilities. The film looked at the right way to pick up disabled passengers at bus stops, and featured the wrong way from instances given to the network organis... Read more..


Making it Happen

Access In Dudley received £1200 from the fund to enable 12 sets of 4 people to experience rowing in our stable quad.Access In Dudley received £1200 from the fund to enable 12 sets of 4 people to experience rowing in our stable quad.   Dudley Rowing Club   Dudley Rowing Club operates from the re... Read more..


Tesco Stourbridge bag pack

Access In Dudley and Dudley Voice for Choice, working in partnership, went to TESCO 2017 and TESCO conducted a bag pack to raise money to help with running costs. The event raised £335.25 which was split between the two user led organisations. ... Read more..


Price increase for Disabled Person′s Travel Pass

West Midlands Combined Authority (formerly Centro) are changing the telephone number to apply for/renew a disabled person′s travel pass.It is now 0345 303 6760 (select option 5).It will cost £7.50. More details are available at https://www.networkwestmidlands.com/ ... Read more..


2018 Meeting Dates and Times

These are the dates for the Access in Dudley group meetings in 2018. All meetings will be held at the Queens Cross Centre, Dudley until further notice.Please note the new venue and change of afternoon meetings to Wednesdays.Wednesday, 10th January 7pm - 9pmWednesday, 14th February 1pm - 3pmWednesda... Read more..


Access in Dudley Christmas Craft Fair: Saturday 2nd December

Come along and join us for our Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, 2nd December, between 11am-4pm, at DY1, Dudley.Buy your Christmas gifts and cards, visit Mrs Christmas and much, much more!Interested in having a stall? We′ve still got a few left. Contact Tina on 01384 569505 or email Anne on info@... Read more..


Access in Dudley Triathlon a huge success

A huge thank you to everyone that sponsored us for our Access in Dudley sponsored Triathlon this summer and to everyone that took part and supported us.We have everyone′s sponsor money in now and we raised a fantastic £811.73! Thank you! ... Read more..


The 70,273 Project

The 70,273 Project is a worldwide quilt-making project that commemorates the lives of the disabled people murdered by the Nazis.   Between January 1940 and August 1941 (before the Holocaust began), 70,273 physically and mentally disabled people - men, women, teens, boys, and girls − were murdere... Read more..


Tesco Stourbridge Bagpack success!

A huge thank you to the shoppers and staff at Tesco for raising £335.25 at the bagpack on Saturday, 7th October!Thank you to the members that turned out to help with the bag pack. You guys are amazing! This money will go towards helping keep Access in Dudley meet its costs, as well as helping put ... Read more..


Inclusivity film shot at Dudley Watersports Centre

Earlier in October, John and the rest of the Dudley Rowing Club team got together to help put together a film on Inclusivity. Hopefully this will provide some much needed coverage on how sports can be useful in welcoming those with mobility issues into exciting sports and hobbies!   ... Read more..


Halas Homes Music Show; Book now!

On Sunday 29th October, Halas Homes are putting on a Music Show. Support them AND have an entertaining evening!The Music Show will be at Benjamin′s, on Birmingham Street in Halesowen, B63 3HN.There will be a licensed bar, and tickets cost £5.00 each.To reserve your ticket, call Libby on 0121 550... Read more..


Mary Stevens Park releases Audio Trail

Mary Stevens Park in Stourbridge has released a set of recordings for various parts of the area, titled the Audio Trail. It has been compiled from oral history recordings, with volunteers recording local people who have fond memories from childhood, family connections or that have been involved in ... Read more..


Access in Dudley benefits from Comic Relief Community Cash

Access in Dudley are delighted to announce that we have received £998.10 from Comic Relief Community Cash via Heart of England Community Foundation.This money will go towards our running costs, namely the insurance and mileage in order to continue the work we do to remove access barriers in our lo... Read more..


The future of the ballot box in Dudley: Proposed changes to local elections

Dudley council want your views on changing the elections that happen every year. You can find information by clicking on the link. If you need information in easy read, large print or audio this is available give them a call.   http://www.dudley.gov.uk/media/latest-news/elections-consultation/ ... Read more..


Disability Awareness Training: Hands-on with Dudley Councils Waste Care Team

Last week, members of Dudley Council′s Waste Care Team had an eye-opening experience when they were given Disability Awareness Training. This gave them the experience of living life as someone with a disability, and carrying out everyday tasks such as putting out their bins. These sorts of tasks ... Read more..


Access in Dudley Summer Triathlon Completed

We completely smashed our target for the summer triathlon to swim the equivalent of the English Channel, to run a marathon and to cycle the Tour de France, in fact with the help of our members and friends, we completed two!   THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT TOOK PART AND TO THE STAFF OF THE Village Gym... Read more..


Arise Mobility: Be Aware (Wolverhampton area)

On this week′s Watchdog, there is a story on the Rogue Traders section about a company called Arise Mobility in Wolverhampton. They sell mobility aids including electric beds and riser/recliner chairs.They are also a member of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA). Under the code of pr... Read more..


Peoples Network Summer Special: Your views on Care at Home (12th July, Brierley Hill, 10.45am-1.30pm)

Do you receive care in your home from people who are paid to support you? Or do you have a relative or friend who does?Care at Home might involve help with gettingDudley Council has contracts with Care at Home providers for 18,000 hours of home care each week. Come and meet decision makers who will... Read more..


Fusion Youth Group; Details Within

Fusion Youth Group are based at the Woodside Community Centre, and believe in being undivided by faith. They offer dance, music, sports, games, arts and crafts, and much more! Fusion Youth Group takes place every Thursday night (during term time) between 7pm-8.30pm, it is for 8-13 year olds, and it... Read more..


New location for Dudley Wheelchair Service from 1st July

From 1st July, Wheelchair Assessments and Handover Appointments will no longer take place at Corbett Hospital. The service will be provided at Hellier House, as shown below. The full address is NHS Wheelchair Services, 1 Hellier House, Wychbury Court, Two Woods Lane, Brierley Hill DY5 1TA. Blatchfo... Read more..


Gentlemen Songsters Fundraising Tea proves a success

When the Gentlemen Songsters Male Voice Choir performed at the Brierley Hill Civic Hall, everybody had a wonderful time and even the Mayor of Dudley got up on stage and joined in! It was part of a fundraising tea, and thanks to the generosity of the choir and everyone enjoying the event, we raised ... Read more..


Ring & Ride Shopping Trips and Leisure/Day Trips

If you′ve still not tried the Ring & Ride service, or you′re a regular but want to find out about more of their services, click on the link below to find plenty of information about the service timetables and prices in your local area. Simply click on your region to find out more. http://www.ri... Read more..


New Ring & Ride Services announced

Ring & Ride have announced new services available to those in the Dudley area. Castlegate, Dudley is now home to Showcase Cinema and a Tenpin Bowling Alley, as well as the following: Bella Italia - Casual Italian Dining Nando′s - Portuguese Chicken Specials Frankie and Benny′s - Italian/America... Read more..


Dudley Voices for Choice Shine Event: Tickets Now Available

On Thursday 22nd June, Dudley Voices for Choice are hosting their Shine event between 7.30pm - 9.30pm at the Brierley Hill Civic Hall. There will be singing, dancing, poetry, drama and MUCH MORE! To book *your* tickets, call the box office on 01384 573381 or visit www.bhillcivic.co.uk       ... Read more..


New Ring & Ride dates added for May and June

The following dates have been added to Ring & Ride′s calendar:Friday 12th May     - Webbs Garden Centre, HagleySaturday 13th May - Bilston MarketSaturday 13th May - Dunelm Mill, OldburySunday 14th May   - Codsall and Wergs Garden CentreMonday 15th May   - The Dudley Arms PubThursday 18th M... Read more..


Ross Care and Blatchford, Your New Wheelchair Providers in Dudley

Access in Dudley would like to make you aware that, in association with the Dudley NHS Clinical Commissioning Group,  Ross Care and Blatchford are your new Wheelchair Assessment & Maintenance Providers in Dudley. Ross Care focus on repairs and maintenance, as well as collection of equipment, and c... Read more..


Fish Insurance, specialist cover for people living with the late effects of Polio and PPS

Mary, one of Access in Dudley′s members, recently gave us a leaflet about Fish Insurance, which is recommended by the British Polio Fellowship and is for people living with the late effects of Polio and PPS (Post-Polio Syndrome).For over 40 years, Fish Insurance has been providing specialist insu... Read more..


Wheely Brits! Fun, informative, family friendly group for wheelchair users

If you are a wheelchair user, and are looking for people to speak to about your experiences (or even just looking to make new friends with fellow wheelchair users), check out Wheely Brits!It is a UK wheelchair user-support group set up to help one another through the daily challenges of having a di... Read more..


Access in Dudley Seeking Your Experiences for Review Panels

In conjunction with the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Access in Dudley is organising two review panels:   Non-emergency patient transport Wheelchair services   The panels will meet on a regular basis, and here at AID we want people to get in touch with us to share their experiences, to give... Read more..


New Ring & Ride dates added

The following dates are for the end of March through til the end of April. Tuesday 28th March - Toby Carvery, Tipton - 6.30pm to 9.30pm (May not be possible to book due to short notice) Friday 31st March - Young at Art Class (Art Class at Wolverhampton Ring & Ride) Saturday 1st April - The Range, W... Read more..


Question Time for Neurology Event coming to Dudley in April

For anyone in the Black Country interested in Neurological or Neuro-muscular conditions, The Black Country Neurological Alliance (BCNA) has organised a special event to help people understand more about such conditions.Question Time for Neurology: Continuum of Care is happening to commemorate Parki... Read more..


Affordable cap/lid opener for those with limited dexterity

Anne Nicholls, Treasurer for Access in Dudley, recently discovered what may turn out to be an extremely useful tool for many of you. Seen below, the cap/lid opener is designed in such a way as to remove the hassle that affects those who suffer from limited dexterity. Although results may vary, Anne... Read more..


Access in Dudley is now a Registered Charity!

Great news; Access in Dudley is now a Registered Charity! This is great for us as a group because not only does it mean we are officially recognised, we are now classed as being reputable and legitimate in the eyes of the law (even though we always were!). This should help us in the future, for cas... Read more..


Tickets available for March 25th Gentlemen Songsters and Sporting Soprano Concert

On Saturday March 25th 2017, at 7.30pm, the Songsters and the Sporting Sopranos (with special guest Laura Wright) will be performing in concert at the Dudley Town Hall.Profits are in support of Access in Dudley, and our Rowing Project. In partnership with Dudley Rowing Club.Tickets are £15 - £20.... Read more..


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