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Making Change Happen for Disabled people?
The Disability Research Consortium (DRC) includes a range of partners from active disability user-led organisations and grass roots groups. They include DPAC, Inclusion London, Equal Lives (formerly NCODP) and ALLFIE. We are asking disabled people to tell us what key things that need to change? Which barriers need to be broken in the long term? How can we make this happen together?
We believe that disabled people need to lead the change and take our issues forward. The questions here will help towards that process, and towards our fight-back on our lives and independence. Any questions please email: DisabilityRC@gmail.com
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Disability Equality NW working in partnership with the European Social Fund are pleased to offer the following FREE courses for disabled people.
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It is with great sadness that we have to inform you the death of Lesley Finley, our Chairperson, Friend and Supporter for over 15 years.
Lesley began volunteering for Disability Equality NW - or Preston Disc as it was then - in 1999, as a volunteer advisor. During that time she helped and supported many disabled people to complete benefit forms, access information and learn more about their rights.
In more recent years, Lesley came back to Disability Equality as a Trustee, she had so many useful skills and so much knowledge to share that we were delighted to have her back. She moved on to become Company Secretary, Vice Chair and then Chair – this gave her the opportunity to actively campaign for disabled people’s rights, to attend strategic meetings influencing local policies and services.
Internally she supported the staff, volunteers and other trustees, she questioned everything, left no stone unturned and lead us with determination, sensitivity and with a great passion for Human Rights and the Social Model of Disability. The lives of many people are better for knowing Lesley and we’re going to miss her so much.
The link below will take you to an obituary published in the Lancashire Evening Post 14.10.2013
In remarkable turnaround yesterday the world was shocked to hear that Preston's own Learning Disability Forum has been granted permanent member status at the UN.
Mark O'Farrell, speaking form his summer home on the Italian Riviera said, "it was only a matter of time before they came to their senses".
The Forum intend to move quickly to establish world peace and universal entitlement to free doughnuts as a basic human right.
Meanwhile, riots have broken out in Preston town centre as every cake shop and bakery is looted by sugar crazed insurgents. PLDF deny responsibility.
The world watches with trepidation.
Pictures and more to follow.
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