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Inclusivity – Disabled instructors delivering inclusive services – Graduates InstructAbility

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 16:21
Aspire’s InstructAbility programme, funded by Sport England, supports disabled people to become fitness professionals; increasing diversity in the sector workforce and customer base. Their session will include a 20 minute presentation with disabled instructors and industry employers, followed by 20 min demo of inclusive SOSA and Clubbercise. Wednesday 10th May – 14.00 – 14.30
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Adjust services joins the DAA.

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 15:55
We provide training courses to increase employers’ understanding of autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD. Many employers are unaware of the unique strengths and skills individuals with these conditions can bring to the workplace – our courses highlight the benefits and help you integrate these employees into your organisation.
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Fibro Friends United (Scotland) has now joined the DAA

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 12:58
FFU Scotland is a social enterprise , 3rd sector organisation online and in communities for fibromyalgia sufferers and care support in Scotland. We offer support, information, training and advocacy aiming to empower and inspire people with fibromyalgia at whatever stage of their journey, promoting self management.
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Fresh Insight Today CIC is the latest organisation to join the DAA

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 12:50
Fresh Insight Today is a grass-roots Not for Profit Community Interest Company that challenges cultural and social stereotypes of difference due to disability and social disadvantage, by supporting practitioners experiencing such matters to deliver positive mental health interventions in the wider community, through acknowledgement and promotion of their professional skills.
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DAA Member Donna’s Dream House re-opens after a major and important refurbishment

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 12:30
The trustees of Donna’s Dream House in Blackpool, the charity which gives holiday breaks to terminally ill children and their families, are pleased to announce that in the 21st year of the passing of Donna Curtis whose wishes were the inspiration behind the work of the charity, they are re-opening the House on April 20th […]
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INVITATION: From the Office for Disability Issues re UNCRPD event

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 16:19
Event: The UN Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities periodic examination – List of Issues (for England and Wales)  Date: 3 May 2017, 11:00-14:30 Address: Caxton House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NA. The UK is in the process of having its first periodic examination of the UN Convention for the Rights of Persons […]
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Getting Involved in Face Equality Day

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 17:04
Friday 26 May 2017 will see the first national Face Equality Day in the UK. Changing Faces is calling on individuals, support groups and organisations to support our vision of a society where all individuals with disfigurements are treated fairly, equally and with respect irrespective of their appearance. We aim to remove the stigma, prejudice […]
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BlueAssistUK meet with Penny Mordaunt

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 11:35
On the 9th of March 2017 Disability Action Alliance members, BlueAssistUK met with Penny Mordaunt, Minister for Disability, Health and Work, to discuss potential strategies for moving forward with the BlueAssistUK initiative, which includes transport staff disability training and awareness. The outcome of the meeting proved very hopeful and promising for the initiative, and the […]
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Signature Support Housing is the latest organisation to become a DAA Member

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 17:06
Signature Support Housing are providers of premium quality housing accommodation for vulnerable adults Nationwide. They provide a range of Supported Living, Dementia, Respite, Transitional accommodation for any client group giving our tenants the opportunity to flourish and progress or to maintain an independent life and total flexibility to commissioning bodies. Signature Support Housing  
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DAA Member Dan Williams writes about his experiences of hospital tests

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 16:59
It’s that time of the year again, my annual appointment at the eye clinic, always unsure why I am attending, there is nothing the Consultants can do as a patient living with retinitis pigmentosa. Becoming more and more anxious, numerous conversations going on in my mind as, I know all they can really say is […]
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What is your Organisation doing to mark Disabled Access Day?

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 16:21
What is your Organisation doing to mark Disabled Access Day?
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Brighton Dome celebrates national Disabled Access Day

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 16:18
Brighton Dome will be celebrating national Disabled Access Day by offering free tours and information about our iconic Grade I-listed heritage venues.
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Transport for the North’s sustainability appraisal: still time to share your views

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

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

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

Tue, 28/02/2017 - 14:29
Penny Melville Brown, Director of DAA Member Disability Dynamics, creator of the Baking Blind website 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 (
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DAA member Deaf Unity holds Mock Graduate Assessment Scheme with Ernst & Young

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

Fri, 24/02/2017 - 15:43
NADP (National Association of Deafened People) and EFHOH (Europe Federation of Hard of Hearing People) 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

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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Free events for disabled people’s organisations on social investment

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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