AoD E-Newsletter March 2021

News from AoD Chief Executive – Law change opens door to deaf jurors “I am very pleased that the Ministry of Justice has finally recognised the need to update the law to allow BSL/English interpreters in the Jury Room in order that they may interpret for Deaf jurors who use sign language. This is indeed […]

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News from AoD Chief Executive – Law change opens door to deaf jurors

I am very pleased that the Ministry of Justice has finally recognised the need to update the law to allow BSL/English interpreters in the Jury Room in order that they may interpret for Deaf jurors who use sign language.  This is indeed welcome news and comes after several years of lobbying ministers through a series […]

Donate with Amazon Smile

Shopping with Amazon – Supporting Action on Disability We’re excited to announce that Action on Disability is now part of Amazon Smile’s charity list. This means that with every purchase you can help support Action on Disability to deliver some exciting projects for disabled people and peer support group members. What is Amazon Smile? Amazon […]

AoD New Centre E-Newsletter February 2021

AoD’s New Home Work is progressing on AoD’s new home in Clement Atlee Court despite the inevitable Covid-related delays – and we now hope to get the keys in June 2021. Our aim throughout has been to design a centre that is fully accessible as well as welcoming and inspiring, without the “institutional” feel often […]

AoD New Activity Service

Action on Disability has been asked by its trustees and members to introduce a new Activity Service within Hammersmith and Fulham for local disabled adults. We would like to know from you what activities you would like to access and when. We have created a short list of questions that will help us to get the […]

Covid-19 Vaccine Transportation

If you are aged 50+ and would like Age UK to arrange free taxi transport to and from your Covid-19 Vaccination appointment within Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster, Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent area, then please get in touch: ashallon@ageuk.org.uk or please call on: 07947 188 221 and ask for Amy Shallon.

AoD E-Newsletter – January 2021

Disability Rights Movement – By Victoria Brignell, AoD Chair Last year we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act. The rights this landmark legislation gave disabled people were not given to us quickly and easily. We had to fight for them fiercely over decades. The disability rights movement began in earnest in the […]

Youth Service update

  Action on Disability Youth Service, following National Youth Agency and Government Out of School provision guidelines are continuing to deliver our full term time and holiday offers. These projects will be restricted and offered to a limited number of young people, enabling us to ensure all risks are managed. For more information please contact Action […]

New Digital Inclusion Project

Action on Disability is working on an exciting new Digital Inclusion Project. Unfortunately, Covid-19 has affected our volunteer-led peer support groups and disabled individuals as well as our disabled members and the local community. This project aims to tackle the isolation and loneliness that has been felt by many this year. We will be offering […]