Victory For Independent Living Rights In English Appeal Court
As three of the Independent Living Fund users who have challenged the legality of the governments decision to close the Fund, we welcome the Appeal Courts unanimous ruling that this decision should be quashed. Read the full statement by Anne Pridmore, Gabriel Pepper and Stuart Bracking.
Reclaiming Our Futures - UK Disabled Peoples Manifesto
The aim of this manifesto developed by Disabled people and their organisations across the UK - is to develop and communicate a set of clear demands that Disabled people and our allies can use to campaign and lobby with in the lead up to the next General Election follow this link for more information.
Save Access to Justice for our Communities
New Government proposals mean that everyday people may not be able to access free legal advice and representation for ANY challenge against a public body. They will also remove the right to choose a solicitor if you are charged with a criminal offence.
Follow this link to sign the e-petition now! calling on the Ministry of Justice not to proceed with their plans to reduce access to justice.
If we get 100,000 people to sign then the proposals must be considered for debate by the Backbench Business Committee, more than 78,000 have currently signed up!
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 Disability Reference Group and 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 produce a quarterly newsletter Islington Disability Network News and 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.
Find Disability Action in Islington on Facebook & Twitter
Please join Disability Action In Islington's Facebook Group or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with information about campaigns, events and activities