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tea and talkCommittee members of LPUK are arranging informal meet ups around various locations of the UK. To mark Mental Health Awareness week, by having a cup of tea and a talk.
 
These will be held on Saturday 23rd May, 12-2pm in the following locations (with committee members indicated): Yorkshire (Rebecca Nuttall), Peterborough (Sarah Griffiths and Emma Belcher), Nottingham (Colleen Ewart and Simeon Dyer), Bournemouth (Belinda Thompson) and Manchester (Darren Todd and Charlie McGreal)
 
More details of specific locations about where these will be held will be given in due course. But all are welcome to join the meet up in their local area.
 
If you would like to hold a 'tea and talk' in your area let us know and we can add this to the list for others who may be nearby.
 
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LPUK are pleased to support the #itseveryonesjourney campaign, championing equal access on public transport and improving the experience of public transport for everyone. Including people within the dwarfism community.
 
Please share your experiences of public transport, good and bad, to help make improvements and celebrate good practice.
 
Look out for the campaign posters at public transport stations, along with the adverts on tv and radio.
 
Let's all work together to improve transport for everyone!

Newport social

January saw a couple of regional social meet ups, the first was held in Newport, where lots of members attending had a fun time bowling, followed by a lovely meal out. The second was held in Castleford, where members had the opportunity to have a cup of tea and a chat, getting to know each other and learning more about LPUK.

We aim to develop these regional social events throughout 2020 and to continue thereafter, if you would like to organise one in your region or would like some assistance in organising one in your region, please let us know so we can help our and so we can also advertise on our social media and website, to allow other members to join.

Pboro biscuit

In January we also made plans to attend the Peterborough Biscuit Business Event in February, which we are very much looking forward to, to help make some useful contacts and move LPUK forwards. We have also spent a lot of time in January making contact with several people we have met during 2019, to help improve our knowledge, to fully support our members. 

If you have any information to put into the next monthly newsletter, please get in touch via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fundraising 

Nick Dean of Woodbine Farm continued his brilliant fundraising for LPUK with the help of his beautiful reindeer. And Gareth Jenkins once again undertook another of his marathon/half marathon challenges, by completing the Farnborough Half Marathon, along with his brother Craig, to support LPUK.

If you would like to fundraise for LPUK, or would like to feature in our next newsletter as a fundraiser, please get in touch via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gareth Jenkins and brother

We look forward to welcoming everyone who has booked to the LPUK Birthday Celebration on 22nd February at Holiday Inn Milton Keynes Central.

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DON'T FORGET

We have made an announcement regarding the 2020 LPUK Annual Convention, this can be viewed on our website. If you have any questions, please contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Naidex 46: Aspiring for a Better Future of 

Independent Living

Naidex is Europe's most established event dedicated to the disability and independent living industries, taking place this 17th & 18th of March. Showcasing the latest innovations in mobility, care, rehab, assistive technology, accessible design and more, the show brings together visitors into the halls of Birmingham’s NEC for two days of opportunities, innovation, discovery and education.

As technology continues to evolve and society advances towards inclusion and accessibility, Naidex sets itself as the point of reference for the future trends set to take over the independent living and healthcare sectors. Boasting hundreds of world-class suppliers, educational seminars, expert-led panel debates and countless educational features, Naidex is a must-attend for anyone who is a professional from the health and care sector.

So, whatever the purpose of the visit, whether you’re looking to adapt your home to make it more accessible, land your dream job, or learn about what’s been going on in the sector, you’ll find what you’re looking for.

With all this lined up, Naidex offers all the innovations that are improving accessibility and inclusion, as well as empowering people with a disability.

And if this wasn’t enough, tickets are completely freeat naidex.co.uk.

What’s in store for 2020? 

In 2020 Naidex will be back for its 46th anniversary. Always looking to bring you the latest solutions that allow disabled people to live more independently, 2020’s show will put its focus on the key topics taking the industry by storm - from inclusion and accessibility to mobility and employability, Naidex 46 has you covered.

You will be able to shop from 400 world-class suppliersand try before they buy, butNaidex has always been much more than a marketplace where visitors can find the latest innovations - it is a place where people come together and learn about the industry’s future. 

As the epicentre of the disability and healthcare world, Naidex 46 will also boast an unparalleled speaker line-up, providing you with 300 inspirational seminars from renowned names such as Microsoft, Sainsbury's, BBC, O2, Monzo and more. Throughout both days, seminar theatres will be brimming with information and advice, leaving audiences uplifted and empowered.

What’s more,the most loved features will be making a comeback- you will be able to test the very latest mobility products on the Mobility Test Track, get involved in the Live Sports Arena, or discover the latest in digital and physical accessibility, courtesy of the Accessibility Summit.

If this wasn’t enough, the 46th edition of the show will also see the launch of new features, such as the Naidex Junior Trail, which will be providing children and their parents with paediatric solutions created specifically with children at heart.

With all this lined up, Naidex will once again become the hub of the disability sector. And the best part? Tickets will be remaining completely free at naidex.co.uk.

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 Pboro biscuit
 
Next Wednesday, 5th February, Little People UK delegates will be attending the Peterborough Biscuit event at the East of England Showground.
 
We are attending as one of the charity partners for the event and we are looking forward to meeting others in business and charity who we can work together with, to develop LPUK into the future, raising the profile of LPUK and dwarfism.
 
If you're around, feel free to drop by and say hello.

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