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13th December 2018

Features on TSB's Local Charities Day and Skills for Care courses posted on Home page.

11th December 2018

Redcar and Cleveland Direct Payment Support Services Vacancies page, Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page and Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page all updated.

7th December 2018

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page and Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated. Article about DAD is supporting the Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE’s) project posted on Home page.

Payroll dates for Redcar and Cleveland Direct Payment Support Service added to Employer Information page and to Direct Payment Support Service's Employer Information page.

What to do if you need to make a PA redundant page added to Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service section.

4th December 2018

Position of a Project Lead Worker within the Direct Payments Support Service posted on the Vacancies page.

2nd December 2018

Article about Lauren from Young Leaders joining the Young NCB Advisory Group posted on Home page.

29th November 2018

Victoria Road Consultation article posted on Home page.

28th November 2018

2018 Annual Report made available online.

26th November 2018

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated

21st November 2018

Notice of AGM posted on home page.

16th November 2018

Article about Stop Speak Support cyberbulling campaign posted on home page. Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies pages updated.

13th November 2018

Article on Cheshire Centre Appeal post on home page. Redcar and Cleveland Direct Payment Support Services Vacancies pages and Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies pages updated.

7th November 2018

Feature about Purple Tuesday added to home page.

30th October 2018

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies and Redcar and Cleveland Direct Payment Support Services Vacancies pages updated. Details of new post of Personal Assistant added to Vacancies page.

23rd October 2018

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated and article about DAD's taxi service ceasing posted on home page.

5th October 2018

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

1st October 2018

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page and Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

18th September 2018

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

17th September 2018

Redcar and Cleveland Direct Payment Support Services Vacancies page updated.

11th September 2018

Update of news regarding Independent Support posted.

9th September 2018

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

4th September 2018

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

3rd September 2018

Compliments, complaints and comments information page added to the website.

31st August 2018

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

28th August 2018

Free training courses advertised in Forthcoming Events and the Independent Living Hub sections.

23rd August 2018

All of the Middlesbrough Direct Payment Employer Support Service section of the website has been updated. Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

16th August 2018

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

3rd August 2018

Article about DAD's invitation to help open new B&M store posted on home page

31st July 2018

New page Governance of DAD added to site

30th July 2018

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

19th July 2018

Vacancy page updated with new posts available.

13th July 2018

All remaining pages of the Redcar and Cleveland section of the website uploaded.

11th July 2018

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

10th July 2018

Article about the fantastic donation of £3,500 from Darlington Lions to ChYPS posted to home page.

5th July 2018

Are you a Personal Assistant looking for work? page updated on the Redcar and Cleveland section. Volunteer Vacancies page updated with 2 new opportunities. Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

29th June 2018

Privacy Statement updated with Volunteer Project Privacy Statement added.

27th June 2018

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

Direct Payments 6 Easy Steps Explained and Support plus Third Party and Managed Accounts pages updated on the Redcar and Cleveland section.

26th June 2018

New online contact form included in Contact DAD section.

23rd June 2018

Privacy Statement updated with Chyps Privacy Statement added.

19th June 2018

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated. Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

16th June 2018

Article about voting for DAD to be Sainsbury's (Victoria Road) local charity of the year added to home page.

15th June 2018

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

14th June 2018

What is a Direct Payment? page updated on the Redcar and Cleveland section.

13th June 2018

Photos of the presentation of certificates to some of our volunteers by Mayor Councillor Veronica Copeland have been posted on the Volunteer section.

12th June 2018

Vacancies page updated with details of position within the DASH playscheme.

10th June 2018

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

30th May 2018

Home page updated with feedback survey.

29th May 2018

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

25th May 2018

Privacy Statement updated and Online Consent form published.

23rd May 2018

Welfare Benefits page has been updated.

21st May 2018

DAD Information Booklet has now been rewritten and updated. Notice of concert to be held by Darlington Lions Club added to home page.

18th May 2018

Article placed on home page about the new Mayor nominating DAD as one of her charities.

17th May 2018

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

15th May 2018

Article about Personal Budgets added to Home page.

14th May 2018

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

4th May 2018

Vacancies page updated with details of positions within the DASH playscheme.

1st May 2018

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

27th April 2018

Rewrite and update to Support you section of Self Directed Support

21st April 2018

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

17th April 2018

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

10th April 2018

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated. Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

6th April 2018

Vacancies page updated with details of Administrator position and Volunteer Vacancies with position of a receptionist. Details of Introductions to Art, playing the Ukele and Wiggle and Giggle posted on the Hub's home page.

27th March 2018

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated. New Wiggle and Giggle session details added to home page.

13th March 2018

NHS Personal Health Budgets survey added to home page. Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

7th March 2018

Volunteer Vacancies page updated.

28th February 2018

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page and Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

6th February 2018

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

2nd February 2018

Events section updated with details of Mindfulness sessions.

31st January 2018

Vacancies page updated with details of Personal Assistant position.

30th January 2018

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

23rd December 2017

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

20th December 2017

Articles posted about donations from the Darlington Lions Club and Asda.

19th December 2017

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

14th December 2017

Article about the first donation from TSB Charity Partners posted.

8th December 2017

Article about the ‘Ask Listen Do’ project added to the site.

5th December 2017

2017 Annual Report added to Annual Reports section. The new section Participation and Co-Production is added to the site.

4th December 2017

Alisha's blog about Autism and Labelling added to the Disability Equality Training page.

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated. Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

22nd November 2017

Article on Young Leaders page about Inclusive Play.

21st November 2017

DAD Direct Payment Support Service Payroll dates for 2018 added to Newsletter page

19th November 2017

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated. Article about new Trustees added to home page.

16th November 2017

Notice of AGM added to home page.

15th November 2017

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

14th November 2017

Articles on "DAD is a safe place" and "Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" added to home page.

13th November 2017

Independent Living Hub's home page updated with photos of the newly refurbished garden.

18th October 2017

Disability Equality Training page re-written and updated.

13th October 2017

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

12th October 2017

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

11th October 2017

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

10th October 2017

Events section updated with details of a relaxed performance of the pantomime at Darlington Hippodrome. Vacancies page updated with details for a temporary Casual Advocate. Article about DAD receiving a donation via the Asda Green Token scheme.

5th October 2017

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

29th September 2017

Offers of Free Training for Direct Payments Users or Personal Assistants and 10 Free Sessions of Carers Short Breaks posted.

21st September 2017

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated. Article about DAD becoming a TSB Local Charity Partner.

19th September 2017

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

15th September 2017

Events section updated with details of a Family Ceilidh being held by Darlington Lions in support of DAD.

14th September 2017

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

5th September 2017

Vacancies page updated with details for a Direct Payments Recruitment Project Worker position.

24th August 2017

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

22nd August 2017

Ofsted's August 2017 inspection report on DASH Play Scheme published on Home and ChYPS pages.

21st August 2017

Home page updated with details of The UN Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Periodic examination live streaming.

17th August 2017

August 2017 Information Bulletin added to Middlesbrough News/Bulletins section

15th August 2017

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

5th August 2017

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

3rd August 2017

Vacancies page updated with details for part time positions for Personal Assistants.

1st August 2017

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

26th July 2017

News of new Hate Crime service added to home page.

22nd July 2017

Independent Support page updated with addition of Preparing for Adulthood article.

21st July 2017

Home page updated with details of Personal Assstant Register. Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page also updated

20th July 2017

Vacancies page updated with details for positions in the Direct Payments Support Service and ChYPS project.

18th July 2017

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

14th July 2017

Independent Living Hub's Quotes/Personal Experiences page updated.

10th July 2017

Link to Big Benefits Survey added to home page.

6th July 2017

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

4th July 2017

News of ASDA Green token scheme and link to Care Quality Commission Share your experience survey added to home page.

29th June 2017

Two animations added to the Resources section at the bottom of the Independent Support page.

28th June 2017

Articles about 7 Days of Action and the Disabled Children's Partnership added to home page.

23rd June 2017

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

21st June 2017

News of Independent Living Hub Funding update added to home page. Free sessions page added to the Hub's section.

20th June 2017

News of DASH Funding added to home and ChYPS pages.

16th June 2017

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

14th June 2017

News of forthcoming Carers Week added to home page.

13th June 2017

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

9th June 2017

Button linked to Donations section added to whole site.

7th June 2017

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies and Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies pages updated.

3rd June 2017

Link to article about 2017 Election Disability Hustings posted on home page

1st June 2017

Vacancies page updated with details for positions in DASH and ChYPS projects. Home page updated with article about a donation from Blacketts Medical Practice.

25th May 2017

ChYPS page updated with details of 2017 Summer Playscheme.

23rd May 2017

Home page updated with news of TSB Charity nomination scheme and Darlington Lions naming DAD as one of their nominated charities

18th May 2017

Young Leaders page updated with a feature on being asked to provide website feedback. ChYPS page updated with feature about Well Teddy Clinic.

17th May 2017

Independent Support page updated with Annual Review Guidance for Education, Health and Social Care plans added to the Resources section. Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies and Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies pages updated.

16th May 2017

Young Leaders page updated with a feature on bullying together with a video.

15th May 2017

Young Leaders page updated with news of a member joining the Council for Disabled Children and KIDS FLARE.

10th May 2017

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies and Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies pages updated.

3rd May 2017

Summary of events added to home page.

28th April 2017

Article from Northern Echo added to Young Leaders page. Home page updated with link to article to help voters in the General Election.

26th April 2017

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

13th April 2017

Home page updated with articles about the DAD 30th Celebration tea and also Being disabled in Britain: a journey less equal

5th April 2017

Home and Events pages updated with details of forthcoming afternoon tea celebration.

4th April 2017

A news update has been posted on the Advocacy page. Home and ChYPS pages updated with details of Briony's Great North Run for DAD.

3rd April 2017

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies and Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies pages updated. Please visit the ChYPS page for all the details of the forthcoming Easter Playschemes. Independent Support page updated and links and resources added.

20th March 2017

Vacancies page updated with details for an Independent Living Advisor.

14th March 2017

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated. Links page updated with Turn2us, a national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. A very useful benefits calculator can be found within this site.

24th February 2017

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

14th February 2017

Parent Carer Forum page re-written

10th February 2017

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

9th February 2017

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

6th February 2017

Support DAD page re-written

3rd February 2017

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

1st February 2017

Details of an Away Day to Leeds posted on Carer Support Service events page.

30th January 2017

Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

24th January 2017

Vacancies page updated with details for a Taxi driver to join DAD's Taxi team. Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

18th January 2017

The January 2017 edition of the Direct Payments Support Service Employer Bulletin added, which includes the payroll dates for 2017.

16th January 2017

Employer Templates section added to Middlesbrough Direct Payment Support Service section

13th January 2017

Carers Group page updated with all the meeting dates for 2017.

12th January 2017

Direct Payment Support Service Vacancies page updated.

Visit the Updates Archive page to view all the website updates before this date, up to and including when the site was re-launched on 6th December 2005.