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Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Letters: New health secretary must put social care at top of agenda

Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Letters: New health secretary must put social care at top of agenda

WITH the sudden departure of Jeremy Hunt as Health and Social Care Secretary, there’s no doubt that the new appointee, Matt Hancock, is inheriting a sector in crisis.

This announcement has further rocked the boat after a turbulent few months in health and social care.

But with his economics background and

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Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Autistic schoolgirl overcame communication problems to help mum

Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Autistic schoolgirl overcame communication problems to help mum

A SCHOOLGIRL with autism overcame her communication difficulties to help medics give life-saving treatment to her mum during a severe asthma attack.

Jo Cardie, 37, of Northallerton said she is “incredibly proud” of her 12-year-old daughter Dakota who sprang into action when she saw her mum suffering from severe chest pains

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Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Homeless Middlesbrough teenager with autism and Tourette's turns life around

Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Homeless Middlesbrough teenager with autism and Tourette's turns life around

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Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Families raising awareness of autism across County Durham

Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Families raising awareness of autism across County Durham

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Thenorthernecho.co.uk: 'Quiet hour' of shopping in Darlington will now be held weekly

Thenorthernecho.co.uk: 'Quiet hour' of shopping in Darlington will now be held weekly

A SCHEME to encourage autism-friendly shopping by holding a ‘quiet hour’ has proved so popular that is becoming a weekly event.

Following the success of the monthly quiet hour in Darlington, local retailers and town centre venues have decided to offer the quiet hour of shopping every Sunday.

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Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Warning over cold callers 'helping' autism charities

Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Warning over cold callers 'helping' autism charities

A CHARITY is issuing a warning after a spate of late night calls from people claiming to be raising funds to help people with autism.

Complaints have been made after several bogus door-to-door ‘fundraisers’, thought to be fraudsters, called in at people’s homes asking for money.

The North East Autism Society, is

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Thenorthernecho.co.uk: “Getting a job” fair launched to help people with learning disabilities find work, in Darlington

Thenorthernecho.co.uk: “Getting a job” fair launched to help people with learning disabilities find work, in Darlington

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Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Former paratrooper relives Army days with charity jump for autism charity Daisy Chain

Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Former paratrooper relives Army days with charity jump for autism charity Daisy Chain

A FORMER paratrooper is to relive his army days with a military-style parachute jump to raise money for autism charity Daisy Chain.

Jason Hartigan, from Darlington, a corporate supporter of the charity, is travelling to Holland to carry out the round-canopy parachute jump as they can no longer be carried out

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Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Rockliffe Hotel's charity push for Daisy Chain autism charity

Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Rockliffe Hotel's charity push for Daisy Chain autism charity

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Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Quiet hour of shopping – which helps people on the autism spectrum – could become regular event

Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Quiet hour of shopping – which helps people on the autism spectrum – could become regular event

AN HOUR of quiet shopping – helpful for people on the autism spectrum – will take place again this weekend.

The Quiet Hour of shopping was first seen in Darlington just before Christmas and it is hoped the event will become a regular one.

A group of Darlington retailers and other venues

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Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Middlesbrough autism campaigner helps train offer better service

Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Middlesbrough autism campaigner helps train offer better service

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Thenorthernecho.co.uk: 'It would be Mum's dream come true': son of autism charity Daisy Chain founder

Thenorthernecho.co.uk: 'It would be Mum's dream come true': son of autism charity Daisy Chain founder

AUTISM charity Daisy Chain would have made its founder’s dream a reality, her son said, as it celebrates its 15th anniversary.

Daisy Chain was set up by Lesley Hanson in 2003 after her son Jacob was diagnosed with autism at an early age.

She quickly became aware of the many issues facing

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Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Daisy Chain's funding boost from the People's Postcode Lottery

Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Daisy Chain's funding boost from the People's Postcode Lottery

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