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Travelling by air - support at Heathrow Airport

Posted by Mark Buckley on Tue 01/09/15. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

Travellers with disabilities or reduced mobility requiring special help and assistance should contact the airline they are flying with 48 hours before departure to arrange aid.

BAA Heathrow provides special assistance to persons with special needs and reduced mobility. Disabled facilities at London Heathrow Airport include:

  • Free porter service and special assistance
  • Wheelchair accessible telephones
  • A reserved seating area at check-in
  • Seating areas throughout the airport allocated for travellers with special needs
  • Disabled toilet facilities
  • Help Points

Visit their information about how to access these from the following link.  From her you can easily get to other major airports' websites in the UK.


Heathrow Airport - assitance for disabled passengers

Tags: air-travel, heathrow

Developing From The Negatives - DFN

Posted by Des Butler on Wed 12/08/15. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

Disability Equality NW is pleased to announce a new project funded through the Big Lottery fund. The ‘Developing from the Negatives’ project (DFN) aims are to make the public aware of what Disability Hate Crime is and how to report Hate Crime.


Hate crimes and incidents hurt; they can be confusing and frightening. By reporting them when they happen to you, you may be able to prevent these incidents from happening to someone else. You will also help the police understand about hate crime in your local area so they can better respond to it.



Disability Equality NW is a ‘third party reporting centre’. Come and talk to a member of our dedicated staff. You do not even need to give personal details if you do not want to and reports will be treated in strictest confidence.


Tel: 01772 558863 ext 2

Email: developingfromnegatives@disability-equality.org.uk

DfN Leaflet

Tags: dfn, developing-from-the-negatives, hate-crime, disability-hate-crime

Programme for Preston Learning Disability Week 2015

Posted by Mark Buckley on Wed 10/06/15. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

PLDW 2015 now has a Facebook site.

FB page title to search for is: 

Preston learning disability awareness week 2015

Click the link below to see this year's poster and programme of events...and see you  on

  • Preston Flagmarket

  • Monday June 15th

  • 10.00am

Learning Disability Week 2015 Programme

Tags: learning-disability

Learning Disabilities Week 2015

Posted by Mark Buckley on Mon 08/06/15. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

Join Preston Learning Disabilities Forum and members to launch Learning Disability Week 2015 -

on: Monday 15th June 2015

where: Preston Flagmarket

time: 10.00-2pm

  • Mayor Margaret McManus and other Preston Councillors will open the event
  • Stalls confirmed include - Integrate, Spire, DENW/ICANN, Caritas, REACT, Trampolining, Dancesyndrome, NCompass Carers, Police diversity, Assistive Technology.

Other events and activities will be happening all week at other venues.  Details to be published here soon.

Tags: learning-disability

Chorley & South Ribble REACH 2015

Posted by Mark Buckley on Wed 03/06/15. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

Chorley and South Ribble Disability Forum - REACH

REACH is Chorley and South Ribble’s annual disability awareness event. Do come and see what we’re doing and support us. 


We have 5 events this year:


Joining us at Penwortham Gala 13 June 2015

We will be joining in the procession and having a pitch at Penwortham Gala, including the Disability Equality (NW) stand. Pop in to say hello, or wave to us in the procession.


A marquee and pitch at Leyland Festival, Worden Park on 20 June 2015

Part of the Leyland festival, this event is going to have information stands, including the Disability Equality (NW) stand.  


Chorley Marketplace on 7 August 2015 - from 11.00-3.00pm

We have about 30 stands giving out free information and advice on all things disability-related, along with some fun and games. 


Civic centre, Leyland on 11 September 2015 “More Unseen Disabilities” conference 9.30 – 3.30pm

We have some free Awareness training available on this day, choose from:

  • Disability Hate Crime

  • Arthritis

  • Acquired Communication Disorders

  • Physical disabilities


    Town Hall, Chorley on 9th  October 2015 “Unseen Disabilities” conference 9.30 – 3.30pm

    We have some free Awareness training available on this day, choose from:

  • Autism and ADHD
  • Deafness, Blindness and Deafblindness
  • Alzheimers and Dementia
  • Disability Hate Crime


If you are interested in booking a place on one of these training sessions please use our contact page and put "REACH event" in the subject line. Or contact Suzie Jones at DENW on 01772 558863 on suzie@disability-equality.org.uk.

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