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Transport for the North’s sustainability appraisal: still time to share your views

Disability Action Alliance - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 16:58
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the recent workshops we organised on behalf of Transport for the North. These were an opportunity to get early feedback from key environmental groups on the scoping by Atkins of the Integrated Sustainability Appraisal of the TfN Strategic Transport Plan. Copies of the workshop materials are now available on our […]
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National Brokerage Network training course in London, starting 19th April 2017

Disability Action Alliance - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 16:11
Andrew Carpenter, DAA Member, is Co-ordinator of the London Brokerage Network. In 2016, he was appointed the Public Champion for Mobilising Community Assets by NHS England (Healthy London Partnership) and now sits on their Personalisation and Self-Care Delivery Board as well as a steering committee to design an online support planning programme. Due to his […]
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Dyslexia Pathways becomes latest DAA Member

Disability Action Alliance - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 14:43
Dyslexia Pathways CIC founded in 2009 is the world’s first dyslexia focussed social enterprise. They promote and support the social model of dyslexia which states the dyslexia is a difference that reflects diversity. They believe the social model of dyslexia and social enterprise offers dyslexics a positive and empowering way forward.
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Director of Disability Dynamics invited to join the competition for the Holman prize

Disability Action Alliance - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 14:29
Penny Melville Brown, Director of DAA Member Disability Dynamics, creator of the Baking Blind website http://www.bakingblind.com/ has been invited to join the competition for the Holman prize being run by the San Francisco Lighthouse organisation for blind and visually impaired people (https://www.holmanprize.org/)
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DAA member Deaf Unity holds Mock Graduate Assessment Scheme with Ernst & Young

Disability Action Alliance - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 14:14
Taking place on 20 April 2017 at EYs London office, the assessment centre is all-day event that will be held in a fully accessible environment with British Sign Language interpreters. The day will involve a series of exercises that will assess deaf people suitability for graduate schemes, and it will enable the participants to develop […]
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International Staying Connected, Informed and Empowered Conference

Disability Action Alliance - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 15:43
NADP (National Association of Deafened People) http://www.nadp.org.uk and EFHOH (Europe Federation of Hard of Hearing People) http://www.efhoh.org announce their joint Conference to be held on the 6th May 2017 in Friends House, Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ This international event is a unique opportunity to meet delegates from hard of hearing community […]
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Two DAA Members, Dan Brooke and Jane Cole, are appointed Disability Sector Champions

Disability Action Alliance - Thu, 23/02/2017 - 17:16
 DWP – New business champions to support rights of disabled consumers The Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health has announced 11 new disability sector champions. Eleven new sector champions, who will help to tackle the issues disabled people face as consumers, have been announced by the Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health today […]
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Workplace Pensions Webinar

DisabilityRightsUK - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 10:32
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Free events for disabled people’s organisations on social investment

Disability Action Alliance - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 16:37
Disability Rights UK has teamed up with Social Investment Business to offer some free events for Disabled People’s Organisations on social investment. The events will include information on programmes such as ‘Big Potential’ which can offer funding and bespoke support to help DPOs become ready to take on investment for their ‘social impact’ activities. The […]
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