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DENW will be at Tatton Community Centre Event

Posted by Mark Buckley on Fri 27/05/16. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

DENW will be at the Tatton Community Centre Morning Coffee event on Thursday June 9th 10.30 - 1pm.

We will be introducing our services including Access and Disability, Independent Living and our Hate Crime Reporting and Support Project.

Come and find out more, take part in an activity and bring a friend - the more the merrier.

Contact Suzie: suzie@disability-equality.org.uk for more information or 01772 558863 to leave a message.

Tags: tatton, event

Hate Crime - Third Party Reporting

Posted by Des Butler on Thu 26/05/16. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

If you experience or witness a Hate Crime you can report it to us at our Third Party reporting centre here at Disability Equality NW

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

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