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New Independent Living Advice Service launched

Posted by Mark Buckley on Fri 20/05/16. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

We are excited to announce the start of our new Direct Payment information and advice service which is part of Lancashire Independent Living Service (LILS). 

Lancashire Independent Living Service (LILS) is run by a consortium made up of Cheshire Centre for Independent Living (CCIL) and Disability Equality North West (DENW) providing advice to people who are eligible for Direct Payments through Lancashire County Council.

DENW will be coordinating the independent living advice with CCIL providing payroll services.What

Taking a Direct Payment to manage your own care and support gives you more choice and control. Whether it be to employ your own Personal Assistant or engage the services of a care provider.   LILS will be able to help you to set up and manage your Direct Payment successfully.

If you are interested in finding out more about Direct Payments and the service LILS offers then call a member of our team on 01772 558 863 (option 1- Lancashire Independent Living Service).

Tags: lils, direct-payment, independence


General Information and Advice Helpline - telephone problems

Posted by Mark Buckley on Fri 20/05/16. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

Friday 20th May

We are experiencing problems with our helpline telephone number (option 4 on our mainline 01772 558863). 

We hope to resolve this within a few days.  In the meantime please call between 9.30 and 3.00pm Mon- Thurs and hold for reception, who will be able to help.

This ONLY affects our General Advice and Information Service telephone.

We apologise for this break in our help-line service.


John Coxhead

Posted by Des Butler on Thu 12/05/16. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

It is with deep regret that we have to inform you that John Coxhead, former Chair and Volunteer of Disability Equality, died Tuesday 10th May.


John played such a huge role in our development in the early days, and was such a great activist for the rights and access of disabled people.

He loved life, and life loved him - he did everything on offer - with great enthusiasm and humour!

Please contact Melanie Close for further details regarding funeral arrangements. melanie@disability-equality.org.uk

Tags: john-coxhead


Vacancy at DENW -

Posted by Mark Buckley on Tue 19/04/16. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

Disability Equality (nw) Ltd. is looking to appoint to the following post for our exciting Big Lottery Funded project, addressing the issue of Disability Hate Crime and anti-social behaviour.

Download the advert from link below for more details and how to apply.

DENW DfN Vacancy April 2016

Tags: vacancy, dfn


Afternoon Tea and Activity at Disability Equality NW

Posted by Des Butler on Mon 22/02/16. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

We are holding an afternoon tea session at Disability Equality on Friday 27th May 1 - 3pm.  Everyone welcome - the more the merrier.



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