The £200,000 Democratic Participation Fund for Disabled People will cover additional costs for would-be candidates in the 2017 local elections.
Disability Matters is proud to partner with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health RCPCH to promote the importance of inclusion and access for all disabled children and young people aged 0 – 25 years.
Building on the 2015 Unite Nations Disability theme of Inclusion Matters the Disability Matters consortium is issuing a Call for Evidence to parent carers, disabled young people and those who work or volunteer with disabled children and young people.
They are inviting the submission of evidence and case-studies from individuals or UK organisations highlighting the positive or negative ways that people are:
- working pro-actively with disabled children and young people
- enabling inclusion
- making services accessible
As a pan-disability programme they are interested in examples that relate to all disabilities and the DAA Membership can provide valuable insight for this call for evidence. [Read more…] about Disability Matters call for evidence
DAA steering group member English Federation of Disability Sports (EFDS) has been asked to be part of “Active”. A new initiative to get people active in eighteen locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. [Read more…] about DAA Member delighted to be part of “Get Out & Get Active”
Colleagues in DCMS have asked us to let DAA members know that the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues are running a consultation on ”Access to the Internet for Persons with Disabilities and specific needs” and have extended their deadline for responses to 29 January 2016. [Read more…] about News from Department for Culture and Media and Sport
DAA member English Federation of Disability Sports (EFDS) has published a report today which shows that eight in ten supporters state they have some level of influence in encouraging disabled people to be active. Supporting me to be active, created by the EFDS highlights the important role those who support disabled people play, whether in a professional or personal capacity. [Read more…] about DAA member EFDS publishes report today
This Girl Can is celebrating its first anniversary with a reported 2.8 million women and girls saying that they have become more active! We are proud to say that this national campaign was developed by DAA member, Sportengland with a wide range of partnership organisations. [Read more…] about Celebrating #This Girl Can!