February E-Newletter

Action on Disability has had a busy start to kick off 2022! Find out what we have been up to… Employment Service UpdateKensington High Street Supported Internship Update:The Kensington Supported Interns have settled into new work placements for their 2nd term at various locations on the High Street, including the Design Museum, Freston’s Cafe, Bell rock […]

December E-Newsletter 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, AoD reflects on the past year. Whilst Covid-19 has been challenging for us all, we are delighted that we continued to deliver our services and make a huge difference to the lives of local disabled people. November and December 2021 saw AoD celebrate Disability History Month and International Day of […]

October 2 – E-newsletter 2021

Annual General Meeting 2021 Everyone is welcome to attend AoD online Members’ Annual General Meeting (AGM)Due to these uncertain times, we are hosting our second virtual AGM on Monday 15th November 2021 at 6pm via Zoom. We’ve made the decision to host this remotely in the likely event there is a Winter surge in relation to […]

October 2021 E-Newsletter

AoD’s October 2021 E-Newsletter Pictured: Tara Flood and Kevin Caulfield – Strategic Lead Co-production for Hammersmith & Fulham Council. Making ‘Nothing About Disabled People Without Disabled People’ a reality in HF by working together (co-production) with decision makers including Councillors, Council officers and others to make the borough accessible and inclusive for Disabled people. AoD […]

August E-Newsletter

August 2021 E-Newsletter Welfare Benefits Service Update Over the last quarter the Welfare Benefits have been doing fantastic work. During the period of 1st April – 30th June, the Welfare Benefit Service dealt with 93 new cases. The backdated lump sum payments for clients were £61,265.90. The team were able to increase weekly payments for […]

AoD June 2021 E-Newsletter

June 2021 E-Newsletter Last month AoD celebrated lots of great events, from Eid to Mental Health Awareness Week. In May it was also Deaf Awareness Week. The theme this year was ‘Coming though it together’ we helped to encourage everyone to celebrate Deafness and raise awareness for positivity and change. Watch AoD’s Chief Executive have […]

AoD April E-Newsletter

April 2021 E-Newsletter Almost a year has passed since Tom Kenny passed away, a much loved colleague of Action on Disability. In this newsletter, along with an update on AoD we would like to reflect on what he meant to some of his colleagues and how his work still lives on. Tom’s colleagues testimonials “We […]

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 […]

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 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 […]