|Disability News Service (DNS) is run by John Pring, an experienced journalist who has been reporting on disability issues for more than 20 years. He launched DNS in April 2009 to address the absence of in-depth reporting in both the specialist and mainstream media on issues that affect the lives of disabled people. The news service focuses on issues such as discrimination equality, independent living, benefits, poverty and human rights, but also covers arts, culture and sport. Disability News Service campaign and activism page, provides excellent links to on-going campaigns and campaign groups.|
A multi award-winning charity that provides a comprehensive news and information service for people whose lives are affected by disability, ill-health and age. In addition to the website, All Together NOW! publishes an action-packed FREE print publication – SIX times a year. Their full-colour, tabloid newspaper has a print run of 110,000 copies – with 90 per cent of copies being eagerly picked up at supermarkets, hospitals and health centres across the North West.
Choices and Rights staff members manage the Information Service, Direct Payments Support Schemes, Database of Potential Personal Assistants, Disability Information Service, Disability Equality Training, Consultancy,Equality Act Advice (Disability) and Personal Health Budgets Support Scheme. Choices and Rights is an organisation for disabled people in the Kingston upon Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area. Choices and Rights are 100% run and controlled by disabled people. They believe that the best experts on the needs of disabled people are disabled people themselves.
Black Triangle was established to galvanise opposition to the current vicious attack on the fundamental human rights of disabled people by Government using “Work Capability Assessments” to re-classify sick and disabled individuals as “fit for work”. It is salutary to use the black triangle as the symbol of the UK Disabled People’s Protest Movement because British society is at present seeing an increasing number of violent and deadly attacks on people of disability in the community, and the tormenting of disabled people leading to tragic suicides and an official policy on the part of the State to infer that disabled people are just “workshy” and must be reclassified as “fit for work.”
In 3 years Disability Rights intends to enable at least 50,000 diverse disabled people to have voice and influence, connecting with each other and with them. They support change agents and enable disabled people to exert power and influence. They will work in partnership with other Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) to showcase approaches to social, economic and public participation and share learning, including through joint projects. They will work with many organisations in a position to act, in all sectors, to support them to put disabled people’s priorities at the heart of their policies and practices. They will campaign to strengthen and protect disabled people’s rights.
Disability Wales exists to champion the rights, equality and independence of all disabled people in Wales. As a membership organisation run by disabled people, they provide a strong voice and leadership to influence policy on the issues that matter to our members. Their member Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) cover all areas of Wales, campaigning on local issues and strengthening the work they do nationally. Wales has the highest proportion of disabled people in the UK, at 26%. All have a huge task on our hands to tackle inequality and exclusion.
On Disabled Go website you’ll find detailed access information to thousands of venues across the UK and the Republic of Ireland: shops, pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, railway stations, hotels, universities, hospitals and more. Established over 14 years ago, their mission is to maximise independence and choice for disabled people in accessing their local area and the places we all want to visit. They work on behalf of Local Authorities, top Universities, NHS Trusts and private sector organisations to publish detailed access information on well over 125,000 places of interest across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. They also have a number of prominent strategic partnerships, particularly in the travel and tourism sector, with organisations such as Visit England, Visit London (London & Partners / Greater London Authority), Tourism For All and Open Britain.
Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) was formed by a group of disabled people after the first mass protest against the austerity cuts and their impact on disabled people held on the 3rd October in Birmingham, England. It was led by disabled people under the name of The Disabled Peoples’ Protest.
DPAC is for everyone who believes that disabled people should have full human rights and equality. It is for everyone who refuses to stay silent about the injustices delivered by wealthy politicians on ordinary people and their lives.
The austerity measures however need to be seen in a wider historical context. Disabled people are an easy target because society has accepted the view that generally speaking disabled people are unable to fully participate within society due solely to our impairments. This view, supported through negative and pejorative stereotyping, distorts who we are and the causes of the disabling barriers we face. Inappropriate and misleading labels such as “the disabled” or “vulnerable adults or children” reinforce prejudices and discrimination.
Disabled people are not “the disabled” – we are a diverse social group of people with a variety of impairments who continue to face unequal and differential treatment resulting from systems, structures and cultures which fail to take disabled people into account. Disabled people are not, therefore, simply subjected to disablist language and imagery but also to combined forms of inequality and oppressive representation across the equality strands.
The Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance (ROFA) is an alliance of Disabled People and their organisations ’s (DPOs) in England who have joined together to defend disabled people’s rights and campaign for an inclusive society. ROFA fights for equality for disabled people in England and works with sister organisations across the UK in the tradition of the international disability movement. We base our work on the social model of disability, human and civil rights in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). We oppose the discriminatory and disproportionate attacks on our rights by past and current Government’s. Alliance member organisations have been at the forefront of campaigning against austerity and welfare reform and inequality.
Inclusion London supports over 70 Deaf and Disabled Organisations working across every London borough. Through these organisations, our reach extends to over 70,000 Disabled Londoners.
Motability support people with disabilities in achieving greater independence, through access to affordable, worry-free mobility. Through the Scheme, Motability lease cars, scooters and powered wheelchairs to people in exchange for their mobility allowance .
They are passionate about improving the lives of our 650,000 customers and their families, and focus on meeting their needs. They aim to offer unbeatable value, and provide award-winning customer service. All profits are reinvested into the Scheme for the benefit of customers.
Possability People is here to support you. Whether you, a family member, friend or someone who you know is disabled or has a long term health condition or impairment, our information is for you. You are not alone. If you are disabled, have a long term health condition or need some help at home, there are lots of ways that Possability People can help you to live independently. Possability People offers a wide range of support to disabled people, their families, friends and carers.
Shaping Our Lives is a central depository for resources for service users and disabled people.