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88% increase in reporting
The first year of our Big Lottery funded Disability Hate Crime project has flown by and we are pleased to be able to share with you our evaluation report.
The hard work and support for this project from volunteers, partners and staff has led to an 88% increase in reporting of disability hate crimes and incidents to our team.
We are now in the second year of the project and have lots of exciting events coming up so please keep in touch to find out more.
Worried about your money skills?
Please find attached below details of a new short project to support people in managing their money. These sessions are informal and will help you to identify your top three priorities. We can then offer further one to one sessions to help you get them sorted out.
If you are interested please contact me by telephone (01772 558863 option 3) or reply to this email with your contact details and I will be in touch.
The sessions will be running several times in March – most probably on Fridays. But do get in touch even if these are not suitable for you.
We guarantee you will be better off!
Disability Equality NW AGM for 2014/15
The Disability Equality NW AGM was held on Thursday 28th January at St Cuthbert’s Church, Preston. The AGM coincided with Holocaust Memorial week and we had guest speaker Mary Penellum (Holocaust Memorial Day trust) talk a little about events going on in the North West.
Election of officers was conducted - there was no change to the trustee honorary officers and they remain as follows:
Chair: Lindsey Holt-Mylroie
Vice Chair: Dave Wilson
Treasurer: Nick Patterson
Shadow Treasurer: Mags Cropper
The position of secretary remains vacant.
Trustees: Rakhi Amin, Lorraine Clucas.
The annual report was given to attendees (see attached)
A short activity took place to remember Holocaust Memorial Day – people were asked to write messages on Peace Doves (cut out from old Christmas cards) and place them on a small tree.
Click the link below to see Annual report
We circulated a short-notice request for feedback recently. The DWP are seeking views on whether the way that aids and appliances are taken into account when determining entitlement to the daily living component of PIP should change . They provide five broad options for reforming how aids and appliances are taken into consideration, including the practical, operational and financial suitability, feasibility and acceptability of each option.
The discussion document and our response are attached below. We will post updates of how this consultation proceeds.
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