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Inaugural Lesley Finley Award to be decided

Posted by Mark Buckley on Thu 21/08/14. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

An award given in memory of former Disability Equality NW Chairperson, Lesley Finley, is set to recognize the positive impact made by a disabled person.The ceremony for the first Community Award will be held at the Museum of Lancashire in Preston on September 5th, in memory of the courageous woman, who died suddenly last September.

Lesley, who used to be a nurse, was registered blind at the age of 25 caused by the diabetes which she was diagnosed with at the age of 10.

She had two kidney transplants as well as two pancreas transplants and was also a bilateral amputee - not many people realized that Lesley wore two prosthetic legs.

But despite her health issues, she worked tirelessly for Disability Equality NW as our chairperson and guided the organization through many years of its early struggle to achieve an effective resource for disabled people in the locality as well as a voice for disabled people's rights.

The awards evening, which is sponsored by Community Gateway Association will be attended by Lesley's family and that of her husband Aiden, Staff and Volunteers from DENW as well as the Mayor and Mayoress of Preston Nick and Barbara Pomfret, leader of Preston City Council Peter Rankin, Community  Gateway Director of Resources  Rob Wakefield and the chairman of Lancashire County Council Kevin Ellard.

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Where To Start FREE Courses

Posted by Mark Buckley on Tue 05/08/14. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

Looking for work and need some help?

Disability Equality NW are offering FREE training on the ‘Where to Start?’ course. The course is aimed at people who are looking to get into work. The course will cover Building Confidence, In Work benefits, Basic IT including Job Searches and Building a CV.

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Now we are 18..

Posted by Mark Buckley on Wed 30/07/14. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

DENW's Birthday

DENW celebrated its 18th Birthday with a summer party for members, volunteers, staff, trustees and friends.

Music was provided by the Yard Dogs (featuring our very own Joe Cobb on bass - fortunately he only sang a little) who at one point involved the whole party in their rhythm section!

Pie and peas followed by a presentation made by our Chairman Pratap Parmar to thank all the staff and volunteers over the past 18 years drew the evening to a close.  Well done us!






















Loom Bands for DENW - they're very elastic, unlike our funds!

Posted by Mark Buckley on Wed 30/07/14. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

Available at Reception - or by arrangement! 01772 558863

Job Opportunity at DENW - closing date extended

Posted by Des Butler on Thu 17/07/14. Listed in Disability Equality NW news

Vacancy for a part time Managed Accounts Officer

14 Hours per week

To be worked Thursday & Friday 9am – 4:20pm or flexibly as and when required.

Salary £8.31 per hour

We are looking to recruit a Managed Accounts Officer who has personal experience of disability that is happy to work in a busy and demanding voluntary sector office environment.

Applicants must have proven experience in working in a financial/administrative position, IT literate with good communication skills and an empathic personality.

Disability Equality (NW) Ltd is an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community but in particular from disabled people.

For an application pack please contact:

Steve Dickson, Office Manager, Disability Equality (NW) Ltd, 103 Church Street, Preston, PR1 3BS. Please state if you require it in large print.



Vacancy details:

Click here for  the Job Description

And  here .for the Person Specification

And  here .for the Application form

Closing date: Monday 18st August 2014

Short listing: Tuesday 19th August 2014

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 27th August 2014


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