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VA Collective 3: An introduction to NDACA – the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive

6 March, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

The VA Collective has been established to host discussions and events for people who have an interest in the work of learning disabled artists in context with contemporary art and society.

This event at Manchester Art Gallery, VA Collective 3, will give an introduction to NDACA – the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive. The invited speaker, Tony Heaton, is the initiator of NDACA. He is a practicing sculptor, Chair of Shape Arts in London and a Consultant/Advisor to many major cultural organisations across the UK including TATE.

Digital Communications Officer at Henshaws

Henshaws work with people of all ages, both children and adults, living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities. Henshaws aim to empower them to take steps to change their lives for the better.
An exciting new position is required to enable marketing to support the development of the new charity priorities in digital and Henshaws services. The role will be tasked with communicating and implementing a new organisational ethos which will encourage greater involvement in raising awareness and income for the charity.

21-28 hours per week
£9.77 per hour – between £10,668.84 - £14,225.12 per annum
Washbrook House, Stretford, Manchester
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Survey on disabled people's experiences of health screening

25 Jan 2019 - 10:54 by michelle.foster

Breakthrough UK is working with Manchester Health and Care Commissioning to understand disabled people’s experiences of accessing NHS Health Screening Programmes. Sharing your experiences will assist commissioners to make screening as accessible as possible to local disabled people. Breakthrough UK

Complete the anonymous survey at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZQ7JMDZ   

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Democracy Disability and Devolution women's project

14 Dec 2018 - 11:09 by michelle.foster

Breakthrough UK’s Democracy Disability Devolution – women's project is a (non-partisan) local project to raise awareness of barriers to disabled women’s political involvement and representation and solutions to remove these barriers. Breakthrough UK aim to bring people together to challenge stereotypes and support people to register to vote, stand for office etc. Democracy Disability and Devolution

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Are We Oppressed? by Vic Finkelstein in UPIAS is published 44 years on

7 Dec 2018 - 10:45 by michelle.foster

On 3 December 2018, a key document which helped in the creation and understanding of the social model of disability has being published for the first time. Forty four years ago it was compiled by Vic Finkelstein in UPIAS, the new and radical Union of the Physically Impaired Against Segregation. He called it, Are We Oppressed? and issued it in the summer of 1974. It is now freely available online at: https://tinyurl.com/yd7u9dc7.

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Henshaws Treasurer of the Trustee Board vacancy – apply by 16 January 2019

30 Nov 2018 - 10:47 by michelle.foster

Henshaws is a well-established registered charity based in the North of England supporting people with sight loss or other disabilities for over 180 years, to go beyond expectations, to live independent and fulfilling lives. Henshaws

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Democracy Disability and Devolution

23 Nov 2018 - 10:26 by michelle.foster

Are you already politically active? Do you have experience of campaigning, activism or making a change? Are you an elected official who could provide a work shadowing experience? Do you want to learn about disabled suffragettes and other role models, through events and activities? Democracy Disability & Devolution

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