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Printable version Robina Hooper, 22, job trainer at Mencap from Shrewsbury Robina is a lively young woman who knows her own mind. Describing herself as single and desperate, she’s had enough of the Shrewsbury dating scene and is keen to get away. She also says she’s prone to hissy fits and anything can set one off — from someone asking her to do the washing up, to people speaking to her in a tone she finds annoying. Her loud voice gets her in trouble as do her indiscrete comments and even her mum tells her to quieten down. She describes herself as having both socialist and right wing views, which is maybe because she likes to play devil’s advocate. She admits she has led a charmed life and no one has ever really said no to her so she’s used to getting her own way. Robina is a no nonsense woman who likes to have fun and wants to get in there and shake the other castaways up, stop them dithering and kick them into action. Known as Beanie to friends and family, Robina currently works as a job trainer for Mencap. Although she likes her job she says she lives for the weekend.

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Beginnings and 19[ edit ] Teenaged Adele performing on an acoustic guitar in Kilburn, London , in Four months after graduation, she published two songs on the fourth issue of the online arts publication PlatformsMagazine. She doubted if the offer was real because the only record company she knew was Virgin Records , and she took a friend with her to the meeting. Huggett then signed Adele to XL in September The Times Encyclopedia of Modern Music named 19 an “essential” blue-eyed soul recording.

The song reached number two on the UK Chart, and stayed there for four weeks.

A North Norfolk blogger has won a prestigious award from Mencap, having written a piece describing how she felt when she found out her younger sibling would have Down Syndrome.

Torbay NHS Trust This Serious Case Review was commissioned to consider historical safeguarding adults concerns dating back to regarding the possible abuse of residents in a nursing home. The Review looked at the evidence for alleged poor or abusive practice. Records were found to be incomplete, with inconsistencies between records held by different agencies of safeguarding activity, which made it difficult to gain a full picture of the concerns, action taken and outcomes.

The concerns led to 21 safeguarding strategy meetings and the majority of these were followed by one or more case conferences. On four occasions the concerns raised were substantiated but further action was taken in only two cases. It was not possible to be certain about whether any abuse was suffered by residents of the nursing home during the review period, or about the standard of care or management of the home at that time.

Investigation of these matters at the time was inconclusive and subsequent enquiries have been similarly inconclusive. However, during the review period there were persistent and significant concerns that residents may have been subject to abuse, evidenced by the number of complaints and safeguarding alerts made by residents, relatives, staff and visiting professionals and the associated safeguarding activity.

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Roger Lindberg Roger Lindberg We explore the lives of a handful of the hundreds of women who keep Norfolk moving, giving, caring and developing. Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Wendy Thomson, managing director of Norfolk County Council.

Learning disability charity Mencap has launched a nationwide competition to find individuals with a learning disability to front a new advertising campaign for its support services. The charity is inviting people in south east England to audition to star in its New Year, New Me advertising campaign.

A charity is a non-profit making organisation that raises money for people in need. Instructions Read the article you can also listen to the audio while you read. In England and Wales alone, the RSPCA employ more than three hundred inspectors whose job it is to investigate reported cruelty to animals. At this time it was considered strange that people should care about cruelty to animals. They were regarded as either food, transport or sport.

In Queen Victoria gave the organisation permission to be called a royal society: These days there are almost two hundred branches in the UK.

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Parents on social media By Tom Ilube Online security expert Web sleuth Tom Ilube sprung a surprise on two mother and daughter pairs each with a passion for using social media. He caused a few raised eyebrows when he shared the information he gleaned from their online activity in just a couple of hours. To make sure you don’t share too much information online Tom offers these ten tips. Watch your back Whenever you’re about to post something online, pause and just imagine someone in authority, someone you respect, reading that post or looking at that photo.

If that feels uncomfortable, don’t do it. Think about using a nickname instead of your real name if you’re signing up to a microblogging site like Twitter.

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The competition is open to all Fuller’s pubs nationwide. The fields are proving too wet to harvest. Currently he was around half way through his ha acres of oilseed rape at Penn Croft Farms, Farnham. Flotation tyres had been fitted to the combine to minimise any damage to soils. Behind the University SIC is a public footpath wandering through farmland and a small woodland.

If I’m not catching up on work that I should have already done long ago, I often like to spend the gap time taking a walk up the footpath. The way was clear however, and the disinterested gaze of grazing horses was the only acknowledgement of my presence. It’s becoming more and more respected.

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Gloonan House, run by Clanmil Housing, provides 28 self-contained, easy to manage apartments for older people, along with security and an active lifestyle. Sylvia Bell has lived at Gloonan House since it first opened in We all help each other and look out for each other on a daily basis. Activities included face painting, crafts, live music, a BBQ, fun run and karaoke competitions.

Leeds Mencap have been operating in Leeds for over 20 years and due to the success of the charity have outgrown their space at Londesboro Terrace. Work has now begun on a new, purpose built £m centre in Raincliffe Road for which Rex Procter & Partners are acting as Project Manager, Employer’s Agent, Principal Designer and Health & Safety Advisor.

He did not learn what his full name was until he was eleven years old. The Haringtons are an ancient family that once spelled their name Haverington and derived the name from their estate, a lordship in Cumberland. The first person identified with their name was one Robert De Haverington, the son of Osulphus or Oswulf whose manor was Flemingby.

He claims a family connection with the leader of the plot Robert Catesby on his mother’s side, while through his father’s side, he is related to James I grandfather of Charles II , the target of the assassination attempt, and to Lord Harington, who was in the Houses of Parliament that Catesby and his co-conspirators tried to blow up. Another relation , John Harington a different branch of the family , observed at the age of 13 the displayed head of Catesby after his execution and later commented on it.

In an interview with the Sunday Times Culture magazine, Harington revealed that he was “seconds from death”. When he was 11, his family moved to Worcestershire [18] [19] and he studied at the Chantry High School in Martley until When he was 17, he was inspired to attend a drama school after seeing a performance by Ben Whishaw as Hamlet in Early work in theatre[ edit ] Before acting, Harington originally wanted to become a journalist.

He was later cast in his second play Posh , a dark ensemble comedy about upper-class men attending Oxford University. The show debuted in to great critical acclaim and was quickly picked up by the network for a second season. For my work on Game of Thrones to be recognized in this way is an emotional moment for me. I could not be more humbled. The horror film was based on the survival horror video game Silent Hill 3 , and was a sequel to the film Silent Hill.

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Lloyd Page, a spokesman for Mencap, the learning disability charity, said: I hope Ofcom will realise why we want this to stop. Vinnie Jones was asked how he had known that Davina McCall, the presenter, had entered the Celebrity Big Brother house in a chicken costume rather than a fellow contestant.

FitzRoy transforms lives every day by supporting people with learning disabilities to do the simple things that make a real difference to their everyday life. Our values guide us each step of the way and are as important now as when the charity first began. Our vision is a society where people are treated as equals, regardless of their disability.

Expand We all like to feel safe and secure, especially in and around our own homes. Whether we live alone or with a partner, friends or family, keeping safe is something we all need to think about but sometimes take for granted. Inside your home Try and look at your home through the eyes of a burglar. What can you see that would encourage or discourage someone from breaking in? Remember, half of all burglaries happen on the spur of the moment through unlocked doors or windows. Safety lights that are triggered by movement can be useful burglar deterrents.

Try not to leave keys in a place where they can be seen from outside your home. Avoid attaching your name or address to keys. Callers at the door Intercom systems, spy holes, door chains and outside lighting can all help to safely identify callers. If you have them, make sure you use them. If a caller claims to be representing a company or organisation, ask for ID. If you are uncertain about the ID, phone the organisation to check the caller is genuine.

Use the telephone number given in the phone book or on your utility bill, rather than the one on the identity card. Sometimes a bogus caller will try and distract you whilst an accomplice robs you, often by entering through a back door.

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Sleep-in Workers and the National Minimum Wage. In the recent case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake [] the Court of Appeal has held that during sleep-in shifts, staff are not entitled to be paid the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”) for the entire duration of the shift.

It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year. So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections. Change It wasn’t trendy , funny, nor was it coined on Twitter , but we thought change told a real story about how our users defined Unlike in , change was no longer a campaign slogan. But, the term still held a lot of weight. Here’s an excerpt from our Word of the Year announcement in The national debate can arguably be summarized by the question: In the past two years, has there been enough change?

Has there been too much? Meanwhile, many Americans continue to face change in their homes, bank accounts and jobs. Only time will tell if the latest wave of change Americans voted for in the midterm elections will result in a negative or positive outcome. Tergiversate This rare word was chosen to represent because it described so much of the world around us.

Tergiversate means “to change repeatedly one’s attitude or opinions with respect to a cause, subject, etc. And so, we named tergiversate the Word of the Year.

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