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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.

Upcoming Events

Posted by Des Butler on Tue 12/05/15. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

New events coming up

Photography sessions

Come and find out about our services

and of course please come to our Grand Sale and pick up a bargain

Preston Learning Disability - Election Hustings

Posted by Mark Buckley on Thu 30/04/15. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

PLDF organised a very well attended meeting with local candidates from several political parties.  All who were invited attended (except the Lib Dems).

The link below is a written summary of the responses they gave to a series of agreed questions. 

Beneath this is a link to our YouTube site where you can listen to the candidate's responses.

Here are some timings to guide you want to listen to particular answers to the questions put to the candidates.

Preston LD Hustings -: timings for each Q and answer

  • About the NHS - health:  starts at 1 min 50 secs (1.50)

  • About mental health & help with challenging behaviours (starts at 11 mins  54 secs)

  • Benefits and unemployment system  (starts 19 mins 58 secs)

  • About work (starts 29 mins 05 secs)

  • About the Justice system: (starts 36 mins 0 secs)

  • About Cuts to local authority funds: (starts 46 mins 35 secs)

  • What is your connection with Preston and if elected what will you do for Preston? (starts 51 min 23 secs)

  • I'm concerned about immigration that there aren't enough doctors, dentists and facilities. (starts 56 mins 51 secs)

  • What will you do to reduce barriers and include all people for example I'm deaf. (starts 1hr 03 mins 30 secs)

  • Will you pledge to take the current Green paper No Voice Unheard No Right Ignored  into law (starts 1 hr 09mins 33 secs)

  • Will you pledge not to reduce the Carers allowance?  (starts 1 hr 10 mins 23 secs)

What the Candidates said...

Audio recording of the hustings

Tags: elections, voting, hustings

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