Removing Barriers to Inclusion
NOW WE CAN ALL ENJOY
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Celebrating the 20th edition of Access Dorset Magazine!
This is the 20th edition of Access Dorset Magazine and we’re
celebrating with a bit of a makeover and an expansion from
16 to 20 pages.
We’ve come a long way since the first edition in April 2010.
The magazine was originally launched as a newsletter,
produced by a small editorial group to share news about
what we were up to just prior to the launch of the charity
Access Dorset. The newsletter was widely distributed and
so well received that we decided to develop it further as a
regular quarterly lifestyle publication covering all aspects
of independent living, from the viewpoint of local disabled
people, older people and carers.
The popularity of Access Dorset Magazine has continued to
grow and it is now distributed widely across the county with
the help of our twenty partner organisations; Bournemouth,
Dorset and Poole Councils; Dorset NHS and other
We have continued to evolve, to report on issues identified
as important by our readers and we always strive to
include contributions from the widest number of individuals
and groups. As well as providing information and advice
on services provided by voluntary and statutory sector
organisations across Dorset, we have run features about
specific impairments and health conditions, written by
members with lived experience. By popular demand we
introduced regular gardening and carers columns, a letters
page and have run a number of prize competitions. We
have also produced a wide range of articles focusing on
community safety, money matters, our home, healthy living,
skills and learning, leisure activities and transport.
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courtesy of Bournemouth Daily Echo
We hope you like our latest edition of Access Dorset Magazine.
We need your feedback on what you like or dislike about
the magazine; your ideas for new content; and your letters,
pictures and articles. We would really like to hear from you!
Please take a few minutes to tell us what you think - our
contact details are on the back page.
NOW WE CAN ALL
EDIBLE HANGING BASKET
LEARNING & GROWING IN THE FRESH AIR
Future Roots Whitfield is set in four acres of beautiful
countryside on the outskirts of Dorchester. It provides outside
horticultural, farming and forest school activities for children,
young people, adults and older people.
THE JOYS OF VOLUNTEERING
Chatterbox Jack Wells tells us all about his expereinces
with volunteering in his local area.
Dr Richard L Peacocke gives us his viewpoint on
mental health and disability.
artists facing barriers to the mainstream
Sedcat tell us all about their new community transport
services in East Dorset
In 2012, Access Dorset surveyed our members about their
experience of ‘Fear and Bullying in Dorset’ and 40% of the
101 respondents reported that they had been frightened or
hurt by another person because of their disability or age.
Unfortunately this was not a rare phenomenon. Disability
hate crime, although drastically under reported, happens far
The results of the survey were reported by
the local media and reinforced the need for
a project led by disabled and older people to
raise awareness and provide on-going support
around these issues of Community Safety. With
the support of Lloyds Bank Foundation, we
established a project in 2014 to recruit, train
and support volunteers to act as Community
Safety Champions to provide direct support
to other disabled/older people as well as
providing information and advice that promotes
Community Safety both at home and whilst out
This project culminated in an interactive
workshop in early summer 2016 entitled “I
AM ME” which was based on highly praised
training material developed by Police Scotland
in partnership with their local community
organisations to raise awareness of disability
hate crime in Scotland. The well attended
workshop focused on identifying the reasons
why so many people don’t report disability
hate crime incidents and looked at ways to
encourage reporting and support victims
through the process. A number of films made
by Community Safety Champions over the
last two years were shown and participants
discussed their own experiences and how they
had dealt with them.
To complement the workshop we produced a
Tool Kit: “Supporting people experiencing Hate
Crime” which is an easy to use guide explaining
what defines a hate crime and offering tips
on how to support people who experience it,
including details of Third Party Reporting
The Hate Crime Tool Kit can be downloaded
from the Community Safety page of Access
Dorset or contact 01202 771336 for a copy.
Centres like Access Dorset who can report
incidents to the Police on other people’s behalf.
Participants pledged to keep on raising
awareness of the issues by joining the ranks
of our Community Safety Champions. They
will support their peers to feel safer, more
confident, better understood, better connected
with one another and the wider community.
Access Dorset is a member of Prejudice Free
Dorset which is a partnership organisation
that promotes inclusive communities across
Dorset. Its focus is to tackle hate crime which
targets people because of prejudice towards
that person’s race, religion or belief, disability,
sexual orientation or transgender identity. Hate
crime can take many forms, including verbal
abuse, physical assault, domestic abuse,
harassment and damage to property. Hatred not
only has the potential to cause serious physical
and emotional harm, it damages communities
and undermines the diversity and cohesion we
should instead be celebrating.
The group hosted two fundraising events during
ME Awareness week in May 2016 with the aim
of promoting the Group and raising awareness
of ME (Myalgic Encephalopathy).
Afternoon tea at one of our members’ homes
was a successful event. We had a raffle, a brica-brac
table, plant sales, Guess the Birthday of
the Toucan, two craft stalls and some delicious
homemade cakes. More than 50 people
attended the event during the afternoon and
their generosity raised over £280 for the Group.
A quiz night with fish & chips at Bournemouth
Electric Sports & Social Club bumped up the
fundraising amount by £70.
The Dorset ME Support Group provides much
needed support to those affected by CFS/ME in
Dorset and relies on funding from the NHS, the
Valentine Trust, fundraising events, donations,
We Can Help You Stay
At Home Safely For
Do you need
We welcome enquiries.
Please call us on
Do you struggle
membership subscriptions and other funding
streams to continue the good work.
For more information about the Group contact:
WHAT IS ME?
Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) or Chronic
Fatigue Syndrome can affect people of all ages.
Symptoms including severe and debilitating
fatigue, painful muscles and joints, disordered
sleep, gastric disturbances, poor memory and
concentration are commonplace. In many
cases, onset is linked to a viral infection.
Other triggers may include an operation or an
accident, although some people experience a
slow, insidious onset.
Do you struggle
Are you worried
We offer Professional, specialist, independent advice before you commit to
expensive items such as bathroom adaptations, stair lifts, adaptive vehicles,
mobility scooter, riser / recliner chairs etc.
Home visits by our Private Occupational Therapy staff are
offered at highly competative rates. We are a not for
profit organisation. Income is reinvested in the
community through our charity Access Dorset.
E: email@example.com W: www.dotsdisability.co.uk
“The Carers Card supports the national drive to create carer friendly communities
and locally recognises the contribution carers make. The number of businesses
signing up to offer amazing discounts is growing weekly, and in time we hope the
card can be used to gain carer recognition in other ways.”
Debbie Hyde, CRISP Commissioning Manager
Future Roots Whitfield is set in four acres
of beautiful countryside on the outskirts of
Dorchester. It provides outside horticultural,
farming and forest school activities for children,
young people, adults and older people.
Participants learn new skills, build confidence,
make new friends and have fun whilst
engaging in activities that enhance their
points such as
moving from one
to another or the
may be facing as a
result of ageing or
If you would like to
know more about Future Roots and the services
available contact Tony Armstrong at Whitfield
Rural Activities Centre, Poundbury Road,
Dorchester DT2 9SL Telephone: 01305 251731
A GOOD LISTEN WITH
Talking Books cost around £4 million a year to run but rather than asking
members to cover the annual membership charge of £50 a year themselves the
RNIB have taken the bold decision to offer their fabulous Talking Book service to
blind and partially sighted people completely free of charge.
The RNIB are therefore fundraising within
our communities to raise the necessary funds
through donations and sponsorship from
individuals, business and community groups.
There are over 23,000 titles to choose from and
three ways to receive a Talking Book. They can
be downloaded directly from your computer,
provided on a memory stick or as a Daisy Disc.
Personally I prefer to receive mine on a memory
stick. You can keep Talking Books for up to
three weeks and then either renew of return in
exchange for new books of your choice which
are posted by RNIB on the same day that they
receive returned books.
For more information please contact the RNIB
Helpline on 0303 123 9999, pressing 5 on your
phone keypad for Talking Books or hang on for
an operator to assist you with your enquiry.
Local libraries have few, if any, talking books
which means that people with sight loss like
myself are at a disadvantage when it comes
to library services. In recognition of this local
authorities have for many years paid our
Talking Book membership charges so that
we too could enjoy free books. However,
local authorities are under no statutory
obligation to cover those charges and
sadly in many areas budget cuts have
led to the withdrawal of funding for
So why are RNIB providing talking
books for free? Most Talking Book
members are over 65 and already
struggle to live on low incomes, whilst
66 per cent of younger members are
not in employment and have little spare
money. They decided that as sighted
people can read large numbers of books for
free from libraries, blind and partially sighted
people should have the same opportunity.
Written by Lisa Brooks
We; The Chatterboxes have been working in partnership with
Access Dorset, by designing the following 4 pages, to show
you all about our take on the young disabled world.
As a project we think it’s really important to raise awareness about
disabilities and equality to help our community to become
a more inclusive place to live.
Recently we delivered workshops about discrimination, diversity and
equality to young people who were on the NCS (National Citizens
Service) program. Throughout the two days, we worked with over 200
young people aged 15-18 years old. We ran lots of activities
which focused on different types of discrimination, hate
crimes and discussed the UK Laws about the
Equality Act 2010.
We helped them learn and understand
things whilsthaving fun along the
way. There were lots of discussions
about stereotypes and what
makes people different.
young people who
took part in our
- It gave me a
outlook on life.
- WOW. It was
- AMAZING. Would love
to get involved in the
- Really enjoyable
For more information about our
project phone 07827848479 or
find us on:
The Joys of Volunteering
By Jack Welch
When you’re based in the depths of Dorset and want to volunteer beyond
the local area, one of the environments that gradually begins to feel
like a second home just happens to be a train! There is quite a buzz of
excitement of being in cities like London, even having visited them so
many times before.
Being on the Autism Spectrum though, it wasn’t always
that way and volunteering close to home gave me that
motivation to get involved further afield in campaigns I
am passionate about.
I was perhaps a bit older than most when at 16 I caught the
volunteering ‘bug’. Although I was doing well enough academically
in College, it did not transpire as much socially. Speculatively I became
part of a project at the time called ‘Dorset Vinspired’, which before too
long became a brand new adventure into the history of Dorset Youth
Association’s 70 year timeline. Following activities of archiving
and newspaper clipping research, oral history recordings and
showcasing the achievements of youth clubs across the county at
Dorset County Museum,‘Dorset Young Remembers’ was the
starting point in which I could learnand use my skills, as well as
meeting volunteers of mixed needs and abilities. It was a very
special time to see an exhibition become a reality
after a year’s worth
Not too long after, I made a speculative application to be
part of Vinspired’s Youth Advisory Board which somehow
became a success! I also moved to Winchester that year to
start university, so travelling was less distant. From attending
debates at the political party conferences to spending time
at a reception at the Foreign Office, there were many perks besides
helping to support the organisation. Since then, I have become a trustee,
travelled abroad to places like Germany and met Royalty on the odd
I am particularly keen on advocating issues for young people who
have a learning disability or who might be Autistic themselves. As a Youth
Patron for charities like Ambitious about Autism, I will be taking an
important supporting role for the ‘Employ Autism’ campaign, which
has now officially launched and acted as a compere at our conference
launch back in January. I have also completed a campaigns training
course with Scope recently and will be working to make my personal
cause become a campaign in its own right. Even though I have autism,
having days and routines that are not the same can be very exciting for
me now. It’s just having a willingness to try something new which can be
the start of a new chapter.
By Hatty Greenway
Hi. My name is Hatty
and I am 17 years old.
Recently I got involved
in a project called the
‘Access to the Future
Project’ at Bournemouth
University. When I arrived
on the first day I was very
nervous but excited as I did not
know what to expect. However,
it was absolutely brilliant
because it allowed me to meet
lots of new people.The actual
intention of this adventurous
and interesting project was
to give disabled people the
chance to let everyone know
about subjects that they may be intrigued by.
The topic that I chose to do was accessibility in our
local cinema, as the Mowlem in Swanage has practically no accessibility
and the tiny space where you sit has a very restricted view for people
who use wheelchairs. Through doing this cool project I feel like I have
been able to make a real difference to where I live.
I really want to go to University and do a course that combines both of my two A
Level subjects; English Literature and Media Studies. This is all because of the fact
that I felt extremely inspired by the Citizens Journalism Project. I became part of
this life-changing experience because I write a blog in my spare time
about books and plays and I wanted to see if I could find a new
way to develop it; as writing, and now making short little films
that go within my written words, pastimes that I
This project has taught me to
celebrate our different styles.
It is invaluable for young people
with vivid imaginations because
they help and allow people with
disabilities to have the confidence
to raise their voices within their
For more information go to:
Have a go at planting an edible hanging basket!
Sadly it’s not made of chocolate! However if you
were to plant a Chocolate Mint Plant then that
would satisfy you chocolate mint lovers. There
are many examples of Edible plants suitable for
a hanging basket including:
Peas and mange tout, Alpine strawberries, small
Asian eggplants and spinach. Also small beetroot,
summer radish, chillies and peppers work well.
Swiss Chard, bush cucumbers such as ‘Vega’ and
‘Fanfare’, peas and bean plants that hang down the
sides will also produce well and look good.
Tumbling tomatoes or ‘Hundreds and Thousands’
can be used, but remember that tomatoes are thirsty
and greedy feeders so one plant per basket may be
There are many types of baskets to choose from
in various shapes, colours and designs, but even
a simple kitchen colander with a strong hanging
chain will do a great job. Next time you are at the
recycling centre keep a good look out for some
unusual hanging objects—even old lampshades
can be adapted.
The best soil to use is nutrient rich, fresh compost.
One part leaf mould and coir to three parts ordinary
compost is ideal. Avoid loam based soil in hanging
baskets. Mix in slow releasing feed granules plus
some water retention granules.
Dont forget to either insert a drip water reservoir
bottle at the top of the basket or water it daily and
liquid feed it regularly too.
Stand empty basket on a steady base
such as a bucket to keep steady whilst
Line the basket, ensuring it fits evenly
and cut off any excess. If the liner does
not have planting holes make 2” slits in
the sides at different intervals in order
to suit the trailing plants
Carefully insert your plants head first
from inside through the slits, leaving
the root ball resting on the compost.
Continue to plant up the slits adding
more compost working it around the
roots of all the plants until the basket
is virtually full, ensuring a 2” gap is left
below the rim
Choose a bushy compact upright plant
for the centre, infill around the roots
ensuring the soil surface is 1” below
the rim of the basket reducing the
chance of soil escaping when watered
NOW WE CAN ALL ENJOY
I have lived in Dorset for 60 years and have
never before been able to visit Brownsea Island
in Poole Harbour. Recently however my wife and
I were able to get to the island via the National
Trust’s new landing craft, called The Brownsea
Seahorse which can take six wheelchair users
and six carers at a time, departing from the
boatyard at Sandbanks in Poole.
If you have walking difficulties you
can tour the island with a guide on a
Golf buggy tour.
The time spent on the island depends on the
tides. We departed at 10.30am but had to leave
at 2pm which was a shame as, not having been
before, we would have welcomed more time to
view the island.
We did manage to visit two out of the five bird
hides though. Inside the hides there was a low
window for wheelchair users to view from. It
was really interesting and experienced Dorset
Wildlife Trust volunteers were happy to share
If you have walking difficulties you can tour
the island with a guide on a Golf buggy tour.
These operate every day and depart every hour
between 12 noon and 3pm. I used my normal
electric wheelchair, making sure it was fully
charged the night before, as the island is a mile
long and just under a mile wide. If you are using
one of the Golf buggies you should have no
Also available to hire is an MT Push Wheelchair
to travel over uneven terrain and there are plans
to raise money to purchase an electric vehicle
which would be fully wheelchair accessible so
that all visitors can see the full extent of the
Most of the buildings on the island are
accessible and there were accessible toilets
by the entrance and in the Villa. Unfortunately
the church is not accessible and I found the
concrete ramp outside the Villa, home to the
Dorset Wildlife Trust Information Centre, quite
Apparently there are 200 red squirrels on the
island. We saw two, but it may have been the
same squirrell twice! We did however see lots
of different species of bird, but the best thing I
saw was a moth which looked like a log. I know
I’m weird! We cannot wait to go again, but next
time we will be more organised.
Written by Kelvin Trevett
I thought this was so obvious as not to really
need mentioning, but then I thought about
the comments that came my way when I first
fell under the pall of clinical depression, and
realised that disability is not necessarily obvious
to the eye. Many disabled people have hidden
We ‘mental health service users’ (ugh!) are not
helping ourselves much when we have some
of our number telling everyone loudly that a
mental disorder, to use its legal designation, is
not a disability.
I suppose it all depends on how you understand
being disabled. I mean, are you disabled
because of your ‘whatever’ curtailing your
engagement with wider society, or are you
disabled by that same social system paying
little heed as to how your condition affects
your daily life, and blithely turning away
from implementing some cheap and simple
interventions. Positive action has been taken in
some cases to improve access for more visibly
disabled people, such as wheelchair-friendly
door ramps. So why not properly fund safe and
quiet spaces in which to meet, relax and talk
to each other instead of running them down,
reducing their budgets, and then closing them?
If society as a whole can’t be bothered to adapt
the environment for those with clearly visible
problems in order to make their lives a little
safer, a little more pleasant, then what hope
have the Invisibles got? Thus, as we used to
say when faced with adversity in the Army: “Just
make do with what you’re given.” In this way,
we adapt our own situations to our alternative
realities, because that is what the world is to
us, an altered reality. This in turn makes it very
difficult for non-sufferers who live in the hereand-now
to fully engage with us.
Dr Richard L Peacocke
FOR GREAT VETERANS
The Peace of Mind Retreat is a property deep in
the Dorset countryside which is being created
to support veterans with Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder (PTSD) by matching them with
greyhounds in a mutually beneficial therapeutic
PTSD is an anxiety disorder that develops as a
result of a traumatic experience, often involving
symptoms of emotional numbness, flashbacks,
and nightmares. Evidence based treatments for
PTSD, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
and certain medications can be very successful,
but there is no absolute cure for PTSD. Indeed,
symptoms sometimes flare up again long into
dogs often don’t like lots of people and noise,
though they are naturally very loyal, patient and
respond well to training. Generally they love
nothing more than to curl up with a loving owner.
Greyhounds have proved to be easy to relate to
and can be a catalyst towards recovery so there
are a number of reasons why dogs might help
veterans with PTSD:
It can be very hard for veterans to admit that
they are struggling and need help. However,
studies have shown that many veterans with
PTSD like being in the great outdoors, away
from noisy and busy environments.
In parallel, greyhounds retiring from a racing
life have a need to learn how to live in society
after a highly regimented life in kennels. The
1. Dogs are vigilant. This extra layer of vigilance
mimics the buddy system in the military, because
you know the dog is looking out for you.
2. Dogs are protective. Again, just like the buddy
system in the military, someone is there to watch
3. Dogs respond well to authoritative relationships.
Many military personnel have difficulty in their
relationships because they are used to giving
orders but dogs love it.
So, at the Peace of Mind Retreat we want our
veterans to train the greyhounds and become
their support when they return home if they want
to take the dog with them. If not, we will find
homes for the dogs with other families. We are
presently renovating the property and, in the not
too distant future, we will be able to receive our
first Veterans to help us train the dogs and relax.
4. Dogs love unconditionally. They don’t play
mind games, they just give love.
5. Dogs can help a veteran to relearn trust. It
can be very difficult for someone with PTSD to
feel safe, and learning to trust their immediate
environment can take some time. In this way,
dogs help healing just by being trustworthy.
6. Dogs help veterans to remember how to live
again, as the world can look pretty convoluted
and unsafe after fighting in a war.
Written by Stephenie Stockley, Royal
Marines Welfare Support Officer & SSAFA
For more details on the Peace of Mind
Retreat, contact Stephenie on 07973 898150
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR ARTISTS FACING BARRIERS TO THE
MAINSTREAM ART WORLD
Alternative Visions is a new touring exhibition which will take place in 2017-18. The exhibition will
tour art galleries in Bristol, Falmouth, Cheltenham and Poole and is open to artists who face barriers
to the mainstream art world, perhaps through health, social circumstance, disability or other personal
barriers. The deadline for to submitting art work to be included in the exhibition is 4th November
Illustration by Stacey Fish
NEW COMMUNITY TRANSPORT SERVICES
IN EAST DORSET
Following cuts to public transport the local
charity, South East Dorset Community
Accessible Transport (SEDCAT) have launched
a new weekly bus service into Wimborne and
Ferndown every Saturday to help tackle rural
isolation in parts of East Dorset.
5 travel free. Please note that you will not be
able to use a concessionary bus pass on this
For members of the BAT BUS service there
is also a new monthly service to Wimborne
on Monday mornings. Members are collected
from their homes in Winton, Queen’s Park,
Townsend, Muscliffe and Throop, Northbourne,
Kinson, East Howe, West Howe, Bear Cross,
Bearwood, Canford Magna, Merley and Colehill.
The bus drops off at Waitrose and Wimborne
Town Centre on the first Monday in every
month. If you live in areas not mentioned
contact SEDCAT as they may still be able to
If you live on the No 88 bus route or Leigh Road,
Wimborne Road West, Cowgrove, Pamphill,
Shapwick, Holt, Furzehill, Gaunt’s Common
or Ameysford then you are able to use the
BAT BUS, which is a wheelchair accessible
Travel needs to be pre-booked on 01202 399771
before 12 noon on the day before travel. This
service is open to everybody in the community.
Passengers can be dropped off at Wimborne
Hospital, Leisure Centre, Waitrose, Wimborne
Town Centre, the Market or Ferndown Town
Centre. The return fare is £4, children under
Contact the SEDCAT booking
line on 01202 399700 or
MESSAGE FROM OUR SPONSOR
GOOD HYDRATION IS THE CORNERSTONE TO GOOD WELLBEING
At Bluebird Care Dorset, our aim is to provide
care that promotes the health and well-being of
our customers so an awareness of different risk
factors is key. Environmental factors vary from
season to season and while it is necessary to
keep warm in the winter and take precautions
to avoid falls in icy conditions, the hot summer
weather presents its own risk to health.
Back in May, the national media was rife with
stories pronouncing that this summer would be
the hottest for over 100 years with three months
of solid sunshine and temperatures regularly
exceeding 30 degrees Celsius. While, at time
of writing, these sanguine predictions have
yet to come to fruition, the hotter summer
weather brings increased risk of dehydration,
particularly amongst older people, and it makes
good sense to be aware of the warning signs
and good hydration practices.
So, why is dehydration more common in older
people? The truth is that there are a variety of
environmental and psychological factors at work
here including such things as a lack of mobility
making it harder to access fluids or concerns
around continence. Also significant are the
changes to our biochemistry that occur as we
age. Older people don’t feel thirst as strongly
and their overall body fluid can be up to 8%
lower than that of a younger adult meaning that
they have less water to lose before becoming
Symptoms to look out for include dark urine, dry
skin, confusion and dizziness. These symptoms
can lead to a greater risk of falls as well as
medical complications such as constipation,
urinary tract infections, kidney stones and
increased medicine toxicity.
Steps to take to avoid dehydration include
drinking regular small amounts and consuming
foods, such as fruit and vegetables, which have a
high water content. When caring for someone at
risk of dehydration it is important to ensure there
are always fluids to hand. It is also important to
remember that their impulse to drink may not be
as strong. They may be less likely to identify that
they are thirsty and it is therefore a good idea to
remind them to drink. This may be particularly
true if there are underlying health conditions,
such as dementia, that may make the individual
more confused or forgetful.
Good hydration is the cornerstone to good
wellbeing. It is possible for a human to survive
for three to four weeks without food but this
timeframe typically reduces to that number of
days when going without water. To stay well,
you need to stay hydrated. Bluebird Care
Dorset will be supporting our customers with this
throughout the summer but we want you to keep
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