DAII Advice Service Closure
We are very sorry to have to announce that we have had to close our advice service, including our drop-in and helpline.
Our service was funded for three years by the Big Lottery and that funding has ended. We are working hard to find new funding, but in the meantime we are unable to provide an advice service.
We know that our service is vital to the Deaf and disabled community in Islington, and we are completely committed to trying to re-open as soon as possible.
The closure of our advice and information service does not mean that DAII is closing. We will continue working in Islington to improve access and inclusion for Deaf and Disabled people. Some of our ongoing work includes:
- campaigning to limit the impact of the welfare benefits changes on Deaf and Disabled people,
- a monthly Deaf drop-in,
- a housing panel for residents of Islington Council,
- a project to improve accessibility of sport for Deaf and Disabled people,
- work to promote new direct health payments.
We are also looking for volunteers to help us staff our reception please let us know if you are interested.
If youd like to be kept informed for what is going on, including our plans for the future of DAII, or to get involved in helping us raise funds, please become a member. This is free and open to any Deaf or disabled person who lives or works in Islington.
You can pick up a membership pack from reception, or you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Also please visit our news page for information on other Advice Services available in Islington.
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Welcome to Disability Action in Islington (DAII), an organisation run by and for disabled people. We aim to support disabled people in Islington, so that they:
- gain more control and choice over their lives
- have better access to services and opportunities
- are able to challenge exclusion and discrimination
DAII provides a range of high quality, accessible services for disabled people who live, work or study in Islington. Click What We Do for more information.
We also work to raise awareness of the needs, interests and views of disabled people in Islington and to promote a more accessible and inclusive environment.
We do this by supporting and enabling disabled people to have a say in the services they use and the services they would like to receive through user engagement initiatives like the Housing Disability Panel. In addition we provide Training & Consultancy services to statutory, voluntary and business sector organisations to support them to become more accessible and inclusive to disabled people.
We send out regular email bulletins to keep local disabled people informed about key news, campaigns, events and opportunities anyone in Islington can join our mailing list.
All of our work is based on the Social Model of Disability.
Social Model of Disability
The Social Model of Disability promotes the view that the poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion experienced by many disabled people is not the inevitable result of their impairments or medical conditions, but rather stems from attitudinal and environmental barriers. In other words it is the way society is organised that is the problem and it is this that needs to change to ensure equality of opportunity for disabled people in all areas of life.
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