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

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

Learning Disability Alliance needs your help

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

Learning Disability Alliance needs your help to Quality Check the Government.  Visit their survey from the web link below.

We need your help.

Please spread the word and organise so that as many people as possible
are supported to fill in this survey.

It's time to quality check Government.

We want to hear the views of people with learning disabilities, their families and their allies.

Go to the website now to find out more.




LDA Quality Check the Government

Tags: lda

2015 Training Opportunities

Posted by Des Butler on Wed 14/01/15. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

New for 2015. 

Training opportunities available. Please contact Des for more information or to book yourself on a course.

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