We are now able to annouce the agenda for our disabled Women’s conference:
Arrival and registration 11 for 11.15 start.
- Opening Remarks from the Mayor
- Speaker – Suzanne Bull MBE – CEO of Attitude is Everything.
- “From Right to Vote…”
- Famous / Inspirational Disabled People – who are they?
- ADKC Women’s Group members (presentations and discussions arising if sufficient time).
- ” … to Disability Equality”
- Discussion group sessions
- Consultation – Rights and access to voting for disabled people in RBKC
- Decisions about campaigning / Final conclusions.
Close of meeting (approx. 3.45)
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ADKC will be holding an event on from 11.15 – 3.30 on Thursday 18th October to celebrate the achievements of local disabled women. This forms part of the celebrations marking 100 years since women gained to the right to vote, thanks to the campaigning by women of the Suffrage movement.
You can book your place by:
- By booking online (using eventbrite) - https://vote100strongagainsttheodds.eventbrite.co.uk
- By emailing Jenny,
- Phoning 020 8960 8888
- Texting to 07553 370 074
Please find attached our event flyer or TEXT ONLY Strong Against the Odds flyer.
Our Autumn Newsflash is now out!
You can wait for the hard copy, or read the ADKC Autumn 2018 newsflash here!.
Don’t forget that our publication archive page holds this and other recent ADKC newsletters and publications!
Our colleagues at Inclusion London have sent along this job opportunity – see below for application details:
Are you a Deaf or Disabled person interested in policing and crime issues?
Would you like to work with the Metropolitan Police Service to increase knowledge and insight of the issues affecting Deaf and Disabled Londoners?
If so, you may be interested in becoming an Independent Advisor on the Disability Independent Advisory group to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). This is a non paid voluntary role.
As a member of the Disability Independent Advisory group you will help the MPS build insight and understanding into the needs, wants and assets of London’s Deaf and Disabled people’s communities addressing issues: including Disability Hate crime, critical incidents, everyday policing and strategic policymaking.
For more information on the Disability Independent Advisory group , what becoming a member of the group involves and how to apply, please click the links below where you can download the Disability Independent Advisory group application pack in standard and Easy Read format.
Standard Word version: Disability Independent Advisory Group Application Pack – WORD version
Standard PDF version: Disability Independent Advisory Group Application Pack – PDF version
Easy read Word version: Disability Independent Advisory Group Application Pack – EASY-READ – WORD version
Easy read PDF version: Disability Independent Advisory Group Application Pack – EASY READ – PDF version
Equal Opportunities monitoring form: DIAG Recruitment Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.doc
Closing date for applications: 5pm Tuesday 30 October 2018
- Interviews will take place in central London on: 14, 15 and 16 November 2018
- Candidates invited to interview will be informed by: 2 November 2018
Have you experienced discrimination when trying to access public transport? Have you been trated like a second class citizen when you have tried to use a train or bus? Have you been told there are no accessible toilets on the train, in the stations?
If you have… I am sure you would have liked to get proper justice! but many people can’t afford the legal fees.
The #transportjustice project would tackle this problems by having solicitors to help local disabled people for free
HOWEVER, they need to raise £10,000 to pay the solicitors – they already have £6500 in two weeks, but if they can’t raise £3500 more by the 28th September, they don’t get anything!
This will mean that all the disabled people who would have benefited from the funding, will not be able to… and disabled people will still be discriminated against when trying to use public transport.
If you, or your friends/family, can afford to donate a small amount – go to https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/fight-disability-discrimination/
Whether you can make a financial contribution or not, please share the information with as many other people as possible – in person, over the phone, via social media (using #transportjustice )or any other way you can think!
Colleagues at the Advocacy Project, a service for people with Learning Disabilities and/or Mental Health issues, have let us know about the Advocacy project Service user newsletter (external PDF).
This can also be found on their website: https://www.advocacyproject.org.uk/news/welcome-to-our-service-user-newsletter/.
They’ve also established a local choir to address social isolation and increase wellbeing. It’s open to everyone. It’s pop up in nature and will rehearse in different places and at different times so that they’re as inclusive as possible. their first performance is on 5th December and they’re singing at the 5k Santa in the City run (2000 runners in Santa suits!). There’s more info on this link: https://www.advocacyproject.org.uk/the-advocacyproject-choir/.
If you want further information about these, please contact the Advocacy Project directly.
We received information that the Kiln Theatre will hold two “accessible” performance of their play – called “Holy Sh!t” . There will be an Audio Described version on 25th September, and a Captioned (subtitled) version on 2nd October.
For more information about the productions / to book, please contact them directly or visit the Kiln Theatre’s website: https://kilntheatre.com/whats-on/holy-sh/ .
Disclaimer: the above is for INFORMATION ONLY. ADKC has no dealings with the Kiln Theatre and this posting should not be taken as a recommendation by ADKC. NOTE: Personal Assistants / Carers are charged the full cost of a regular ticket.
There are a few meeting changes this Autumn.
The Chess and Scrabble club will change to the LAST TUESDAY afternoon (2-4) of each month and will start up again in October 2018. However, there will be NO chess and scrabble club in September or December 2018.
The Independent Living Surgery will run on the FIRST WEDNESDAY morning (11-1) of each month. There will be NO Independent Living Surgery in January 2019.
The Personal Budget User Group will run on the THIRD WEDNESDAY morning (11-1) of each month and will start up again on 17th October 2018. There is NO PB user group meeting this month (September).
Our events page gives details of all planned meetings.
NEW COURSES (Autumn / Winter 2018)
- Our “Unlocking Your Full Potential” Course will run every FRIDAY from 28th September to 9th November 2018. See our Unlocking Your Full Potential flyer
- Our ESOL course will run every WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY from 19th September to 13th December 2018. See our Esol Course Flyer 2018
- Our Breathing and Relaxation Course will be run every TUESDAY from 8th January to 12th February 2019. See our Breathing and Relaxation Course flyer
Upcoming Courses (TO BE CONFIRMED)
It is hoped that our Peer Support Course will run every MONDAY from 29th October to 3rd December 2018 – but this is still to be confirmed See our Peer Support Course Flyer
An IT course (hopefully in January)
For more information, or to book your place, please contact Martha Issa on 020 8960 8888 / or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our colleagues have ask us to share information about their crowdfunding campaign to help more disabled people take court cases against public transport providers who discriminate against disabled people. This is what they say about their latest campaign:
I am emailing you as our DDPO Legal Network members to let you know about an important initiative from Disability Justice Project.
We are raising money to fund and organise support to enable Disabled people to bring court cases about discrimination on public transport. We very much hope you can support this important campaign.
It is left to Disabled people to enforce our rights under the Equality Act 2010 and we know how difficult and risky it is for many of us to take public transport providers to court.
This is why today we are launching the #TransportJustice campaign and a crowd funding appeal to raise money to pay for legal costs, court fees and insurance to enable Disabled people to get legal advice and representation in cases which have potential to change policy or practice.
The appeal is available at:
We know what we set out to do is not easy and any support that you can give us will make a huge difference.
Here are some things you can do:
- Share the appeal on social media,
- Encourage your colleagues, friends and supporters to donate,
- Encourage your colleagues, members and supporters to take part in the social media campaign by sharing their experience of traveling on public transport using hashtag #TransportJustice.
If you are interested, I’d be happy to give more information about how the fund will work.
Disability Justice Project Co-ordinator
336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA
Tel: 020 7237 3181, office SMS: 0771 839 4687