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 […]

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 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.

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 […]

Chair’s message May 2020

Dear everyone We are currently living in strange and unprecedented circumstances. I know that many of us are having a tough time at the moment. Some people are separated from their families and friends. Some people at high risk from coronavirus are having to shield themselves and are feeling isolated. Some people have been struggling to […]

Updated News from Hammersmith and Fulham Council

The H&F Council website page on corona virus now has BSL videos to support Deaf residents: www.lbhf.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19 We also now have BSL videos on the co-production page: www.lbhf.gov.uk/councillors-and-democracy/co-production On these pages find information on coronavirus (COVID-19) including what you can do to protect yourself, support for your business and community and the impact of the disease on our services.