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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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Time: Our Gift To You

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 11:47
The Older People’s Advocacy Alliance (OPAAL) has launched a new publication telling a series of advocacy volunteering stories from its ground breaking Cancer, Older People and Advocacy programme. Called “Time: Our Gift To You”, there are 19 separate stories of older people affected by cancer supporting their peers. There are many different definitions for advocacy: […]
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Thu, 16/02/2017 - 12:53
We are inviting UK university students to submit photos of unfairness. We are looking for the kind of originality that will make people stop, think and change they attitudes. Click here to enter and for more detailed information: Closing date for entries is 30th June 2017, results declared early July 2017
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Thu, 16/02/2017 - 12:47
On 2nd December 2016, London Sport announced its intention to develop a disability strategic plan of action for London. The new plan will sit alongside London’s BLUEPRINT FOR A PHYSICALLY ACTIVE CITY, providing a framework for organisation’s across London to better understand and meet the needs of disabled people in forming part of the physical […]
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Rewired: the Brain, Art and Innovation event

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 12:44
An event of interest you to DAA members, particularly those affected by brain and spinal cord illnesses. Rewired: the Brain, Art and Innovation 10 March 2017, 7pm Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7 2AR Event link: Video: Booking:
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Vacancy for Chief Executive at Disability Rights UK

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 13:07
As you are aware, Liz Sayce, current CEO of Disability Rights UK, is retiring in May.   To read the full role and person description, and for further details on how to apply, please go to the Prospectus website Please circulate to your networks!
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DAA Member Stephen Brookes to speak at Hate Crime Seminar

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 16:01
Government ‘Action Against Hate’ crime initiative: society and the organisational impact. DAA Member Stephen Brookes will be speaking at the Institute of Equality and Diversity Professionals spring seminar on Hate Crime. Thursday 2 March, 3pm-6pm, Central London. View flyer Institute of Equality & Diversity Professionals 2nd March 2017 3:00pm – 6:00pm Octavia house, 50 banner […]
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DirectMii Ltd joins the DAA

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 15:39
DirectMii is the latest organisation to become a DAA member. The company has created an app to help make society more inclusive for disabled people, plans can be created of a route that is accessible for disabled people and shared with other disabled people who may not be familiar with that route.
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