DAA: Partners in Action, Innovation and Inclusion
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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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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 […]
What is your Organisation doing to mark Disabled Access Day? http://brightondome.org/event/11841/disabled_access_open_day/
Brighton Dome will be celebrating national Disabled Access Day by offering free tours and information about our iconic Grade I-listed heritage venues. http://brightondome.org/event/11841/disabled_access_open_day/
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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/)
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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: http://www.disabilitytalk.co.uk/unfairness-2017/ Closing date for entries is 30th June 2017, results declared early July 2017
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 […]
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: http://www.facebook.com/events/441466849574122/ Video: http://youtu.be/CgWik-1zlC4 Booking: http://rewired2017.eventbrite.co.uk/
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!
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 […]
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.