Events

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  • Wed
    02
    Jan
    2019
    Wed
    27
    Mar
    2019
    Milton Keynes

    Dementia Information Service The new Dementia Information Service is commissioned by Milton Keynes council and the CCG.

    Dementia Support Workers will be delivering support and information to people living in Milton Keynes and working closely with the Specialist Memory Service to provide support for people following a diagnosis.

    Dementia Support Workers can also support people with memory concerns to live well.

    For further information please contact Safia Khatoun on 01908 669404.

    Please follow the link for more details - Services Information Sheet MK - Winter 2018

  • Tue
    15
    Jan
    2019
    Tue
    17
    Dec
    2019
    SARC, Gloucester House, 399 Silbury Boulevard MK9 2AH

    Milton Keynes Hard-of Hearing Support Group

     

     

     

     

     

    Tuesday 15 January                                            Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 22 January                                            Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 5 February                                            Hearing Dogsfor theDeaf

    Tuesday 19 February                                          Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 5 March                                                 SARC

    Tuesday 19 March                                              CoffeeMorning

    Tuesday 2 April                                                   Lip ReadingTaster

    Tuesday 16 April                                                 CoffeeMorning

    Tuesday 7 May                                                   MK Theatre

    Tuesday 21 May                                                 Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 4 June                                                  Centre MK Open to All

    Tuesday 18 June                                                Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 2 July                                                    MKC TaxiLicensing

    Tuesday 16 July                                                  CoffeeMorning

    Tuesday 6 August                                              MK Healthwatch

    Tuesday 20 August                                            Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 3 September                                        Thames ValleyPolice

    Tuesday 17 September                                      Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 1 October                                            Adult Hearing Service(tbc)

    Tuesday15 October                                         Coffee morning

    Tuesday 5 November                                     MK Hospital Audiology Dept Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 19 November                                   Coffee Morrning

    Tuesday 3 December                                    Access Ambassadors

    Tuesday 17 December                                   Christmas Party!

     

  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2019

    What is Disabled Access Day?

    In 2015 Disabled Access Day began as a day to celebrate good access and to create opportunities for people to try something new. The day was very much about highlighting the fantastic access that already exists in places, experiences such as going on a touch tour, enjoying a relaxed peformance, sensory experiences, signed events, level access and of course a warm welcome!

    The Day was founded against the backdrop of wanting to make it easy for disabled people to try something new. Often these activities and experiences are hard to arrange or create a sense of anxiety and fear.

    Our founder, Paul's experience of wanting to try getting on a bus with his powerchair but not in the rush hour of a weekday service was the catalyst. He describes it as a day for focusing on creating opportunities for people to attend a series of organised events where they will receive a warm welcome, a chance to try something new and the memory of having done something different. He wants 2019's events and experiences to have a legacy. Just like his telling the story of trying a bus for the first time.

    Disabled People are encouraged having tried something new, or visited somewhere new, to share their story so that others can follow. A review on Euan's Guide, a tweet on social media or a blog post all help to make it easier for others considering a similar visit or experience.

    We're asking disabled people, their friends and families for 2019 is simply "Try something new and send a review"

    Why have Disabled Access Day?

    Disabled Access Day stems from an experience of Founder Paul Ralph in the summer of 2014. A powerchair user, Paul knew that Lothian Buses in his hometown of Edinburgh were wheelchair accessible. However, he hadn't tried them out for himself, so he didn't know if he could use buses with his own chair. He went to an Open day event at the Lothian bus depot where he was invited to try out the wheelchair access on a double decker bus. From that point on, Paul became a bus lover because he knew he could board any bus in Edinburgh.

    This experience became an idea that there should be more opportunities like this out there for disabled people who see things they would like to try but aren't quite sure how they'd get on. A series of focussed 'try something new' events and opportunities that otherwise wouldn't be so easy to arrange.

    When is Disabled Access Day?

    Disabled Access Day 2019 takes place on Saturday 16th March. If you are interested in taking part or would like to receive all the news as we move closer to the event you can sign up for the Disabled Access Day newsletter.

    Who is behind Disabled Access Day?

    Disabled Access Day was created from Paul's original idea and supported by Euan and the team at Euan's Guide. The intiative is powered by Euan's Guide.

    Euan's Guide is the disabled access review website that helps disabled people, their friends and families find new places to go and share their stories of the places they have visited. The focus of Disabled Access Day 2019 will be to try something new and leave a review on Euan's Guide, so that you can give other disabled people the confidence to try something similar.

     

    For more information please follow the link - https://www.disabledaccessday.com/

  • Thu
    04
    Apr
    2019
    Thu
    27
    Jun
    2019
    Milton Keynes

     

    Dementia Information Service

    The Dementia Information Service is commissioned by Milton Keynes council and the CCG. Our Dementia Support Workers deliver support and information to people living in Milton Keynes and work closely with the Specialist Memory Service, to provide support for people following a diagnosis. Dementia Support Workers can also support people with memory concerns to live well. For further information please contact Safia Khatoun or Michelle Marsh on 01908 669404.

     

    Please follow the link for more information -

    Services Information Sheet MK - Spring 2019

  • Thu
    27
    Jun
    2019
    Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019
    Milton Keynes

     

    The Dementia Information Service is commissioned by Milton Keynes council and the CCG. Our Dementia Support Workers deliver support and information to people living in Milton Keynes and work closely with the Specialist Memory Service, to provide support for people following a diagnosis. Dementia Support Workers can also support people with memory concerns to live well. For further information please contact Safia Khatoun or Michelle Marsh on 01908 669404.

    Services Information Sheet MK - Summer 2019

     

  • Fri
    12
    Jul
    2019
    12:00 pmMilton Keynes Rose Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AJ

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    Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day which has an event on Friday 12th July at 12noon

  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2019
    10.00am- 5.00pmWalton Hall and Gardens - Walton Lea Rd, Higher Walton, Warrington WA4 6SN

    Disability Awareness Day ("DAD") is the world's largest 'not for profit' voluntary-led disability exhibition, held annually in a huge tented village within the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington.

    Visitors to the show can expect to find around 250 exhibitors, equipment suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups and services. PLUS a Sports Zone including Scuba diving, an Arts Marquee, Centre Arena and family entertainment. The show opens at 10am and finishes at 5pm, and entry is FREE with a FREE programme. You can also download a copy of the 2018 programme here

    About DAD

    Have you ever wondered what DAD week and Disability Awareness Day are like behind the scenes? Read this fascinating first hand account from Dave Thompson MBE DL, the Co-ordinator of the event.

    The Aims of DAD

    Disability Awareness Day is a pan disability event which promotes a can do culture focussing on what disabled people can do throughout life and work. The show has three main aims:

      • To highlight what statutory, private or voluntary services are available to enable disabled people to stay independent.
    • To promote equipment and aids that could maintain or improve independence, not just what is offered by statutory service providers, we want everyone to see the best and/or latest designs

     

    • To provide an opportunity to showcase what disabled people can do, in the field of Sport, Arts and Entertainment

     

    As well as fulfilling all these aims every year the show also gives everyone who comes a really good day out filled with interest, fun and entertainment!

    Disability Awareness Day 2019 will take place on Sunday 14th July at Walton Hall and Gardens.

    Please follow the link for more information- https://www.disabilityawarenessday.org.uk/index.shtml

  • Mon
    05
    Aug
    2019
    Mon
    26
    Aug
    2019
    8.00pm - 9.30pmSlug & Lettuce Theatre District Milton Keynes Savoy Crescent, 1, Milton Keynes MK9 3PU

    Slug and Lettuce Quiz

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Quiz Nights at The Slug and Lettuce

    Every Monday in August

    Proceeds to MK CIL

    8.00pm - 9.30pm

    Half price food

     

  • Fri
    09
    Aug
    2019
    Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019
    1.30pm-2.45pmJohn Lewis Community Room The Centre:MK Milton Keynes MK9 3EP

     

     

    Tai Chi is a gentle way to exercise and keep fit. It is a Chinese form of ‘meTai Chi Poster-1ditation’ within movement, a series of movements performed in a slow, harmonized and relaxed way. It aims to build up your immune system, loosen stiff joints, relieve headaches, neck and shoulder pain; and improve posture to alleviate back pain. It is suitable for all ages and abilities.

    Tai Chi classes are held twice a month on a Friday.  The last class this
    year will be on Friday, 15 November.

  • Tue
    10
    Sep
    2019
    Wed
    08
    Jan
    2020
    Milton Keynes

     

    Dementia Information Service

    The Dementia Information Service is commissioned by Milton Keynes council and the CCG. Our Dementia Support Workers deliver support and information to people living in Milton Keynes and work closely with the Specialist Memory Service, to provide support for people following a diagnosis. Dementia Support Workers can also support people with memory concerns to live well. For further information please contact Safia Khatoun or Michelle Lee hee shiong on 01908 669404.

    Please follow the link for more information -  Services Information Sheet MK - Autumn 2019

  • Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019
    Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019
    7pm until 8.30pmRivers Centre, Humber Way, Bletchley MK3 7PH

     

    Lip-reading (Mixed-level)

    Do you find communication a challenge due to hearing loss?

    Lip-reading classes offer an opportunity to improve lip-reading skills, develop communication strategies and gain more information from non-verbal clues.

     

     

    New ten-week class starting on Thursday 19 September 2019

    Suitable for beginners and those with some prior knowledge

    Cost: £94 (concessions: £75.20)

    Lipreading poster September 2019

     

     

  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019
    10.00 - 13.00Venue: Rivers Centre, Humber Way, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 7PH

    Community Learning MK are hosting a one-day course for those who are adjusting to hearing loss at work.

    Are you experiencing challenges at work due to hearing loss? Do you need help with managing situations in the workplace? If so, this course is for you.

    Cost £24 (concession: £19.20)

    If you’d like to find out how to manage hearing loss at work and take your first steps in lip-reading, you are welcome to enrol for this course.

    Please contact our Enrolments team on 01908 556727

    For more information about language courses with Community Learning MK please contact Philip Allsop at

    Philip.Allsop@milton-keynes.gov.uk

    or telephone: 01908 556705

    Managing hearing loss at work 2019

     

     

  • Wed
    16
    Oct
    2019
    2.00pm - 4.00pmGuildhall, Christ the Cornerstone Church MK9 2ES

    Invitation AGM 19 A5-page-001The event takes place on Wednesday 16th October 2019

    We would like to welcome you from 1.30pm for light refreshments and the formal meeting will begin at 2pm.

    The AGM will give us the opportunity to share with you the successes and challenges of the past year and to discuss with you our plans for the future. We will also give you the opportunity to ask questions to members of the Board.

    To help us with our planning of this event, you may wish to confirm your attendance, you can do that via email at kim.burchell@mkcil.org.uk or call us on 01908 231344.

    This will help us with our seating and catering arrangements, therefore please can you send the following information

    ◦ Your full name, role and organisation

    ◦Contact email and telephone number

    ◦Any other special requirements

    If you require additional support, please do feel free to bring along your carer/PA.

    Please do share this invitation to other members of your organisation/group who you feel would like to attend. In order to ensure that we can give you a full response to any issues you would like to raise at the AGM, please submit any questions to by Wednesday 2nd October 2019.

    We very much hope you will be able to attend and we look forward to meeting you at 2.00pm on Wednesday 16th October 2019

  • Thu
    31
    Oct
    2019
    Thu
    27
    Feb
    2020
    3.00 - 4.30pmCIL, Church Of Christ The Cornerstone (next to the Talkback Office)

    CAMEO MK flyer CIL 2019 to 2020-page-001Come to a FREE drop-in group for adults with autism in MK.

    To find out how you can join us, get in touch with Michaela

    michaela.gallimore@talkback-uk.com

     

     

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019
    10.00 - 15.00Chrysalis Theatre, Camphill MK Communities, Japonica Lane, Willen Park, Milton Keynes, MK15 9JY

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    Shop Local, Eat Local and Meet Local

     

     

    Camphill MK Communitiesare pleased to announce their upcoming Craft, Art & Food Fair on Saturday 9th November in Willen Park South.

     

    In support of a vibrant community providing a meaningful working life for adults with learning disabilities, they will open their doors to the wider community to celebrate craft, art and food created by its talented residents and local makers and crafters.

     

    Hosted inside their expansive community theatre Chrysalis Milton Keynes, the mostly indoor event will showcase their very own artisan baked goods, preserves, honey, cordials and vinegars – with ingredients harvested from their gardens – as well as traditional textiles, unique one-off art & craft items. The perfect opportunity to make a start of festive shopping and to shop local, eat local and meet local.

     

     

    Camphill MK has invited a further 30 hand-selected local crafters, makers & artisans to join them. Expect street food vendors, craft gin, curry pastes, chutneys, preserves, soaps, candles, textiles, upcycled wood, garden grafts, jewellry, festive gifts, plus the community’s own Art Fair.

     

    A selection of street-food will also be available outside on the grounds providing delicious, locally made and sourced eats.

     

    Entertainment will come courtesy of local musicians, who will be revealed on the day.

     

    All funds raised will go back into the vibrant charitable community that supports adults with learning disabilities and those who support them.

     

    The free event is open to everyone as is family-friendly.

     

    You can find out more on their Facebook Event Page –

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1811132452366221/

     

    Or visit our website - http://camphillmk.co/artisan-fairs/

  • Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019
    11.00 - 15.00Church of Christ the Cornerstone Central Milton Keynes MK9 2ES

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    MK CIL are celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 by having an open day.

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