Young At Heart ULO: 25Mar2019

March 31, 2019 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

This week at Young At Heart ULO we reminisced, socialised, challenged our general knowledge and sang our hearts out!

NEWSLETTER: YAH News April 2019

March 27, 2019 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

Our newsletter containing information about everything you need to know about what is coming up at Young At Heart ULO in April 2019.

Young At Heart ULO: 18Mar2019

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This week at Young At Heart ULO we had some very busy sessions that required both physical and mental engagement.

Young At Heart ULO: 11Mar2019

March 16, 2019 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

This week at Young At Heart ULO has been very busy – it has been great meeting some new people and welcoming back people we haven’t seen a little while!

Young At Heart ULO: 4Mar2019

March 8, 2019 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

On Monday afternoon we had our final session at East Avenue Community Centre, which was also our 2nd birthday party. The group enjoyed entertainment from the incredibly talented swing singer, Simon Carter, who serenaded the group with catchy tunes from yesteryear and had everyone singing along and up dancing! The group enjoyed cake and nibbles […]

What is a Disability Hate Crime?

March 3, 2019 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

A hate crime is any crime that is perpetrated against somebody because of who they are or what they believe. The motivation for these offences stems from the victims’ gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability; characteristics protected under law and enshrined in legislation. Unfortunately, while it is widely accepted that the majority of these […]

Young At Heart ULO: 25Feb19

March 2, 2019 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

This week at Young At Heart ULO we had a great time developing our team-working skills through participation in a general knowledge quiz, practicing our circus skills and getting to know each other using the ‘toss-n-talk’ ball. On Monday morning, at St John’s Church, we welcomed quite a few new members to the YAH family. […]

NEWSLETTER: YAH News March 2019

March 1, 2019 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

Young At Heart ULO: 18Feb19

February 24, 2019 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

This week at Young At Heart ULO we belatedly celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Day, which took place on Sunday 17th February. In Stockton, on Monday morning, we seated the group together to play a (made up) game of ‘Kindness Beetle’. The game is not too dissimilar to the traditional game of ‘Beetle’ but, instead […]

REACH: Is the DWP Failing Disabled People?

February 19, 2019 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

In 2010, when the Coalition Government came into power, they instituted the most sweeping welfare reforms for a generation; they abolished and replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), while they simultaneously introduced Universal Credit (UC), repealing six benefits and replacing them with one monthly instalment. These extreme changes are causing confusion, […]