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Friday 7 October

Fun At The Farm (NDCS)


Every year the National Deaf Children's Society organises a series of fun days across the country to bring together families with deaf children.

In Nottingham this year's event was held at White Post farm on Saturday 17th September.

Katherine Hill from the Nottinghamshire Deaf Children's Society tells us all about it here.

October Half Term Activities Confirmed (County)

Space may be the final frontier - but it's just one of the activities being offered by the Youth Service Disability Support Team this half term.

As well as a visit to the Leicester Space Centre on Monday 24th October there is also a trip to Twycross Zoo on the 25th, a Big Draw Arts Day on the 27th and a Halloween Party Night on the 29th.

For more information - and to apply - click here

More £1000 Grants Available To Help Lone Parents Back To Work

In the July edition of the IRIS Magazine we told you about Family Action’s Horizon Programme, which was providing grants of up to £1000 per person to help lone parents to pay for items such as course fees, childcare, books and transport.

We have just been informed that sponsors Barclaycard have put forwards an additional £100,000 for parents to apply for in October.

For more information on how to apply click here

The Halle - music for visually impaired listeners


The Royal Concert Hall kindly offered IRIS readers the chance to watch an evening of classical music at a discounted price on September 30th, s they felt it was a program especially suited to someone with a visual impairment.  IRIS attended the show too - read the review on our website


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