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Cost of Living Information and Advice

22nd December 2022

Are you struggling with the cost of living crisis?

DAD have put together some useful information and advice.

For some useful links to other support:

Cost of Living Useful Links

Local Support:

Cost of Living Local Support

Training for PA's and Employers

10th November 2022

We have again been successful in gaining funding from Skills for Care to provide training for PA's and Direct Payment employers.

For more details:

Training for PA's and Employers

Launch of a new Darlington Learning Impairment Network in Darlington

16th August 2022

The network will include people with learning impairments and autism, carers and representatives from a range of organisations and agencies.

The first meeting will look at what the current issues are and start to look at what we can do together as a network in the future to improve the lives of people with a learning impairment.

If you would like more information please contact us by mail@darlingtondisability.org or telephoning 01325 489999 and we will send you a meeting pack.

#ItsWhatWeDo

25th October 2021

From 24th October 2021, and for the next 12 months, Co-op Members will be able to support Darlington Association on Disability - Young Leaders as part of the

Co-op Local Community Fund.

For every £1 Co-op members spend on selected Co-op branded products and services, 2p will go into their membership account.

The same amount will support community organisations and local causes including DAD’s Young Leaders.

To collect rewards and contribute to a cause, Co-op members must swipe or scan their membership card when they shop.

Please ask in store if you would like to become a Co-op member or visit https://www.coop.co.uk/membership

DAD’s Young Leaders are linked to the following Co-op stores and services;

  • Co-op – Mowden store
  • Co-op West Park Store
  • Co-op West Auckland Road Store
  • Co-op Cockerton Store
  • Co-op Funeral Care Darlington

Even though we are linked to local Co-op outlets, money raised through Co-op Membership can be generated anywhere in the UK, as long as a Member is buying selected products or services from the Co-op Group, please select Darlington Association on Disability – Young Leaders when selecting a cause to support.

#ItsWhatWeDo

 

DAD have Trustee vacancies

22nd October 2021

DAD currently has vacancies on our Trustee Board.  DAD is a registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee and as such Trustees are required to oversee and provide governance to the running of the organisation. All Members are entitled to put themselves forward for consideration to act as a voluntary Trustee of the organisation.

Ideally, we are seeking people with skills in Finance, Human Resources or Marketing and or knowledge of disabled people’s issues particularly across Tees Valley and County Durham.

As an organisation supporting equality, in all its forms, we are seeking Trustees who reflect our community who are currently underrepresented including: women, people from minority communities and young people. There will be a selection process involving an informal interview with Trustees. The organisation must be led by a majority of disabled people and this will be taken account of in any Trustee appointments.  

For more information about being a trustee: ‘5-minute guides’ for charity trustees -  Charity Commission guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

If you are interested and would like further information please contact Lauren Robinson, Chief Executive or Gordon Pybus, Chairperson  for an initial discussion

 
 

How you can support us

As a local organisation we very much rely on the support of our local community. We support over 2,000 people every year to have greater choice and control and remove the barriers that disabled adults and children experience in their everyday lives. But we need YOUR help.

Click here to find out how you can support us

 
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