DisabledGo.com provides free online access information to venues all over Islington as well as many other London boroughs. The access guides cover a huge range of places, from hotels, restaurants, colleges, leisure centres and much more. They include all the facilities you will find including, car parks, toilets, and entrances from a pan disability perspective.
The aim of the access guides is to help anybody with an access requirement decide whether it is suitable before visiting. All of the venues have been visited and assessed in person by a highly trained DisabledGo surveyor, who has looked at a whole range of accessibility features. For full access to the service please go to http://www.disabledgo.com/organisations/islington-council/main-2#VenueListing
Help raise money for DAII
DAII is pleased to announce the launch of its Just TextGiving fundraising initiative. Please support DAII to raise much needed funds by texting DAII10 followed by the amount you wish to donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070. For example, DAII10 £10 and send to 70070. Your donation will be added against your phone bill. Thank you for your support. Oh, don't forget to share this post!
DAII SERVICES UPDATE
The DAII Drop in and Helpline are currently closed due to lack of funding. If clients have any questions or concerns please come into the office or if the door is closed call 020 7354 8925 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a leaflet available from the office with details of other local services within the borough. This is information can be found here
DAII is still actively working for and with disabled people in Islington!
Current services still available to you are:
Local and National Campaigns
Monthly Deaf Drop-In Service
Housing Disability Panel
Access to Sport
Personal Health Budgets
Participation in Health and Social Care Forums
We are working hard to secure funding to continue our Information & Advice and Advocacy services as soon as possible
DPAC response to how Labour would reform the WCA
Please click this link to view the full response
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.
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.
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