HELPLINE: 01772 558 863

Helpline: 01772 558 863

There are a number of ways to contact Disability Equality North West. To help you get to the right person or team, please choose a service from below:

Independent Living Advice

Lancashire Independent Living Service (LILS)

Advice and support for those receiving a Direct Payment for their social care.

Contact LILS

Information & Advice Service

Help with welfare rights, benefits, advice on form-filling, access to services and practical help.

Contact I&AS

Supported Banking Service

Supported banking service for those receiving a Direct Payment for their social care.

Help with welfare rights, benefits, form-filling, access to services and practical help.

Contact MAS

Hate Crime Support & Action

Third Party Reporting Centre

A community based approach to supporting victims of disability hate crime incidents and those who are most vulnerable. Assistance to report those incidents,

Contact Hate Crime

CoronaVirus Advice

Information of CoronaVirus

For general information on CoronaVirus check out https://disabilitypositive.org/coronavirus-covid-19/

Please note this information is general, if you require information more specific to Lancashire please contact Disability equality on: 01772 558863 or hello@disabilty-equality.org.uk

 

Chief Executive Officer

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DENW Office Manager

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General Enquiries

    Coronavirus and Face Masks Update
    12/01/2021 Website Admin

    Coronavirus and Face Masks Update

    Posted in DENW

    It has come to our attention that information we distributed last year about Coronavirus and Face Masks is continuously being misused and interpreted in a way to mislead people.

    We chose to highlight that some disabled people are exempt from wearing masks and that some disabilities aren’t always apparent. The sentiment of the post was to ‘be kind’; to not assume if someone wasn’t wearing a mask and to point out that hostility towards disabled people could constitute a hate crime.

    We are extremely disheartened to hear that our post is being used as a way to get around the mandatory use of face masks for non-disabled and/or for people who are not exempt from wearing a mask and to ‘threaten’ people with hate crime reports should they be challenged.

    Disability Equality has spent the last 25 years building a reputation and values that further the rights of disabled people and to break down social and attitudinal barriers that hinder and harm disabled people. The misrepresentation of our organisation negates the valuable work we do and we wish to formally distance ourselves from this disturbing development.

    In conclusion, we would ask that everyone follows government guidelines in order to keep ourselves and others safe in these difficult time.