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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.
We welcome everyone to our first forum meeting of 2016.
Communication support (STTR) will be provided.
2016 is a particularly important year for Disability Equality North West. We are celebrating 20 years of supporting the Human Rights of Disabled people in Lancashire. So this event is to see what we can all do in Chorley and South Ribble to support disabled people.
* We offer information support and advice on disability issues, including welfare and advocacy.
* We meet regularly with local service providers, to talk about how they can make their services better for disabled people.
* It's your chance to meet and greet new friends.
* A chance to have your voice heard and get involved as a volunteer.
For more information you can contact us on email@example.com, or leave a message for Suzie Jones on: 01772 558863
We look forward to seeing you there!
We had a very succesful Hate Crime Awareness Week which ran from 10th to the 17th October 2015. During the week we ran quite a few events and sessions in Preston and Ingol, culminating in a large scale event in Preston Bus Station.
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