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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

Human Rights Workbook

Posted by Mark Buckley on Mon 23/03/15. Listed in Disability Equality NW news


‘Developing from the Negatives’

Posted by Mark Buckley on Fri 06/02/15. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

Challenging Hate Crime

Disability Equality (nw) Ltd, a disabled people’s organisation and registered charity is looking to appoint to the following posts for our exciting new Big Lottery Funded project, addressing the issue of Disability Hate Crime and anti-social behaviour :

  • Hate Crime Project Co-ordinator:

          35 hours per week, £25,000 per annum.

  • Hate Crime Project Development Worker: X 2:

          18 hours per week, £16,000 pro rata.

  • Hate Crime Project Development Worker (Volunteers):

          20 hours per week, £20,000 pro rata.  

All contracts are fixed term until end January 2018.

Disability Equality (nw) Ltd are looking to recruit people with personal experience of disability and an in depth knowledge of disability hate crime, community development, project management and recruiting and supporting disabled volunteers.

The project team, led by the Chief Executive and Project co-ordinator will be responsible for a meeting a number of targets as outlined in the project delivery plan.

Applicants must be flexible and have relevant experience of working within the voluntary and community sector.

Applicants also need to have an understanding of the social model of disability and the day to day issues faced by disabled people.

For an application pack please send a large A4 envelope with 78p stamp to: Steve Dickson, Office Manager, Disability Equality (nw) Ltd, 103 Church Street, Preston, PR1 3BS.


Please state if you require the application pack in an alternative format.

Closing date: 5pm Friday 20th February 2015

Shortlisting: Monday 23rd February 2015

Interviews will be held on one of the following dates (depending on post applied for): 5th or 6th March 2015.

These posts are funded through the Big Lottery Fund


Tags: developing-from-negatives, hate-crime, vacancies, jobs

DENW gains funding for major anti-hate crime project

Posted by Mark Buckley on Fri 23/01/15. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

We are delighted to announce that our new Disability Hate Crime project has been awarded over £386,000 of Big Lottery funding.

This is a new project that will:

  • raise awareness of disability hate crime.
  • support disabled people to report crimes and incidents.
  • recruit disabled people as hate crime volunteers.
  • identify the community assets and support disabled people to access them.
  • run disability awareness events in local communtiies.


Please contact us if you require any further information at this point.

We will be posting more details regularly over the next three months as the first stages develop.


Melanie Close

Chief Executive

Tel: 01772 558863 (Ext 2012)





Twitter: DisabilityNW



Tags: hate-crime

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