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Latest news updates and articles from Disability Equality North West. Click on the more link to read full article:

Vacancy - Development Worker

Posted by Mark Buckley on Fri 02/10/15. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

Disability Equality (nw) Ltd are looking to recruit someone with personal experience of disability and an in depth knowledge of current health & social care legislation and entitlements.

The development worker, will be responsible for meeting a number of key targets to promote the service and generate new business.

Applicants must be flexible and have relevant experience of working within the health and social care sector.

Applicants also need to have an understanding of the social model of disability and the day to day issues faced by disabled people. (Copy of advert can be downloaded form the link at the bottom of this article).

For an application pack please send a large A4 envelope with 81p stamp to: Steve Dickson, Office Manager, Disability Equality (nw) Ltd, 103 Church Street, Preston, PR1 3BS.

Electronic applications packs are available via:


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

Closing date: 5pm Monday 2nd November 2015

Shortlisting: Tuesday 3rd November 2015

Interviews: Thursday 5th November 2015

Managed Accounts Development Worker

Tags: vacancy, development-worker, managed-accounts

Hate Crime Awareness Week

Posted by Des Butler on Thu 24/09/15. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

The annual Hate Crime Awareness week is apon us. It is held between October 10th to the 17th and there are several events taking place (see poster). Feel free to get involved.

DfN Graphic

Posted by Des Butler on Wed 23/09/15. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

Staff and volunteers of the Developing from the Negatives team enjoyed an afternoon session with Graphic Artist Stephen Hodgkins to design a large scale graphic highlighting Disability Hate Crime. The graphic will soon be on display at our Church Street office.

Click on the link below to see a video clip from staff and volunteers from the DfN team.

Video Link

Tags: dfn, graphic,

DENW Autumn Bulletin

Posted by Mark Buckley on Tue 22/09/15. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

Our Autumn Bulletin is now available to download or view using the link below.

If you have news or events - towards end of year and into early 2016 - send us the information and we'll try to include.

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

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