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Money Advice Sessions at DENW

Posted by Mark Buckley on Wed 10/02/16. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

Worried about your money skills?

Please find attached below details of a new short project to support people in managing their money. These sessions are informal and will help you to identify your top three priorities. We can then offer further one to one sessions to help you get them sorted out.

 If you are interested please contact me by telephone (01772 558863 option 3) or reply to this email with your contact details and I will be in touch.

 The sessions will be running several times in March – most probably on Fridays. But do get in touch even if these are not suitable for you.

 We guarantee you will be better off!

Money Advice Sessions at DENW

Tags: money, advice, finance, budgeting, debt

AGM 2014/15

Posted by Des Butler on Mon 08/02/16. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

Disability Equality NW AGM for 2014/15

The Disability Equality NW AGM was held on Thursday 28th January at St Cuthbert’s Church, Preston. The AGM coincided with Holocaust Memorial week and we had guest speaker Mary Penellum (Holocaust Memorial Day trust) talk a little about events going on in the North West.

Election of officers was conducted - there was no change to the trustee honorary officers and they remain as follows:

Chair: Lindsey Holt-Mylroie

Vice Chair: Dave Wilson

Treasurer: Nick Patterson

Shadow Treasurer: Mags Cropper


The position of secretary remains vacant.

Trustees: Rakhi Amin, Lorraine Clucas.

The annual report was given to attendees (see attached)

A short activity took place to remember Holocaust Memorial Day – people were asked to write messages on Peace Doves (cut out from old Christmas cards) and place them on a small tree.

Click the link below to see Annual report

AGM annual report

PIP changes

Posted by Mark Buckley on Sat 30/01/16. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

We circulated a short-notice request for feedback recently.    The DWP are seeking views on whether the way that aids and appliances are taken into account when determining entitlement to the daily living component of PIP should change . They provide five broad options for reforming how aids and appliances are taken into consideration, including the practical, operational and financial suitability, feasibility and acceptability of each option.

The discussion document and our response are attached below.  We will post updates of how this consultation proceeds.

DWP Discussion Document 

DENW Response 

Tags: aids, appliances, pip

Screening for Holocaust Memorial Day

Posted by Des Butler on Thu 21/01/16. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

We are holding a screening of the film 'Power of Good' featuring Sir Nicholas Winton. The screening is FREE but you need to book a place by clicking the link below or contact Disability Equality NW on 01772 558863

Chorley and South Ribble Disability Forum

Posted by Des Butler on Tue 19/01/16. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

Come and join us at Tatton Community Centre, Silverdale Road, Chorley, PR6 OPR, for an afternoon of Tea and Cakes, on Thursday 4 February 2016 from 3pm.

We welcome everyone to our first forum meeting of 2016.

Communication support (STTR) will be provided.

2016 is a particularly important year for Disability Equality North West. We are celebrating 20 years of supporting the Human Rights of Disabled people in Lancashire. So this event is to see what we can all do in Chorley and South Ribble to support disabled people.

* We offer information support and advice on disability issues, including welfare and advocacy.

* We meet regularly with local service providers, to talk about how they can make their services better for disabled people.

* It's your chance to meet and greet new friends.

* A chance to have your voice heard and get involved as a volunteer.

For more information you can contact us on suzie@disability-equality.org.uk, or leave a message for Suzie Jones on: 01772 558863

We look forward to seeing you there!

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