Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Stroke group in Stanford Avenue

There is another Brighton and Hove branch of Action for Dysphasic Adults a.k.a Speakability which meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Methodist Church Hall, Standford Ave.
contact point is 01273 680428 ---
argus, mon nov 24th, page 20

Tuesday, 25 November 2008


UNITED NATIONS ENABLE web-site is about the
Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities;
2008 Theme: "Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Dignity and justice for all of us".
Dignity and justice for all of us is the theme of this year’s International Day for Persons with Disabilities, as well as for the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The official title of the Day was changed from International Day
of Disabled Persons to International Day of Persons with Disabilities by General Assembly resolution 62/127 on 18 December 2007.

International Day may be observed in a number ways, including ensuring the Media make appropriate presentations of progress and obstacles implementing disability-sensitive policies, programmes and projects and to promote public awareness of the contributions by persons with disabilities.

Federation of Disabled People

The AGM is on the same day as the International Day and the same venue. As a trustee of the FED myself, I do hope SASH members can get to attend on the day at any time.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

on being aphasic/stroked

further to my post below previously about books about strokes and aphasia and the MP today, who else in the "media" has had a stroke?
there is Ram Dass, Maggie Thatcher, the literary critic on the Gaurdian....

Stroke debate in Parliament Nov 18th

During the recent debate (18 nov) about Government policy on Stroke Patients, Mr Turner MP Isle of Wight outlined how he had battled back to health following his stroke almost two years ago. He told the House how at first he had not been able to walk properly and kept bumping into things, and how he had to relearn even basic words from flash cards.....and talked about the effects of aphasia....
full details if you watch BBC TV Parliament early enough on a saturday morning, idlely flicking through the channels.....

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

NEW DATE XMAS Monday 8th December

Monday 8th December at 7pm at the Function Room, Royal George pub, Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham. Remind people they will have to pay for their drinks! If people can't come please let me know.

International Day of Disabled Persons 2008 Dec 3rd

International Day of Disabled Persons 2008
When: Wednesday 3 December, 2008
Where: Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove
Time: 2pm-8pm
* Alison Lapper (artist, writer and model) confirmed - Alison will be giving a motivational talk on disability.
* "Abnormally Funny People" confirmed - a well-known group of disabled and non-disabled stand-up comics. More information about their act is available
* Carousel rock band Beat Express! confirmed to play on the day. More information about the band is available
A Day for Celebration, a Day for Action

The 3rd December marks this year's annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons. The theme of this year's day is “Dignity and Justice for All of Us”.

The Federation of Disabled People is working in partnership with Brighton & Hove Council and the local Primary Care Trust to celebrate the day. An extensive programme of activities is planned, including conversation tables, independent living workshops and information stalls run by our member organisations. The International day will also feature the federation's AGM and the launch of our innovative Accessible City Guide.

Entertainment for the day will include a talk by Alison Lapper (the disabled artist, writer and model best known as the subject of the fourth plinth sculpture in Trafalgar Square). Also confirmed for the day are the group of disabled and non-disabled comics "Abnormally Funny People" as well as the Carousel band Beat Express!

Saturday, 8 November 2008

more accounts news

1: our accounts have been posted to SPEAKABILITY now --

2: shall i send this blog to the members now?

Sunday, 2 November 2008

accounts finalised

our a/c's have been finalised now -- we have a solvency ratio of 1:43 and liquidity fraction of 1:75 -- iceland here we come !!