CHAD Business Awards 2014 – Disability Inclusion Winner!

We announced a couple of weeks ago our success at the recent CHAD Business Awards for winning the category of Disability Inclusion within the workplace. This is a great achievement for us and something we will use positively to promote equality and fairness across all industries and sectors, highlighting the valuable contribution people with a… Read more »

Lottery funding announced – Disability Nottinghamshire celebrating success!

Following the successful RON project we are pleased to announce that we have been granted further funding for Reach Out Nottinghamshire Plus – RON+ The grant will fund a three year project to support people with disabilities to: Increase their skills to self-manage their finances Increase their employability Improve their physical health, social well-being and quality… Read more »

Sing-a-song of Har-money Launch of Our Voice Community Choir

Disability Nottinghamshire, a registered charity promoting the independence and choice of all persons with disabilities and impairments, has received a funding boost thanks to players of a charity lottery. Disability Nottinghamshire was awarded £9,228 by the People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity, funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The organisation will use the… Read more »

Ending the year in winning style!

We recently attended the Mansfield and Ashfield CHAD Business Awards and walked away triumphant! The awards night celebrated outstanding achievement in trade and commerce across the local area. Chad editor Phil Bramley said “These awards are our way of helping to highlight and celebrate their achievements, recognising the area as one of the engine rooms… Read more »

THANKS! Asda Community Life Donation

A huge thank you to the Asda store on Bancroft Lane, Mansfield, for giving us a cheque for £200 as part of their Community Life programme where shoppers get the opportunity to choose a local charity to support. We received the most amount of ‘tokens’ and are grateful to anyone who voted for us! Pauline Kenton-Batt (Vice Chair,… Read more »

CHAD – Comedy write up

Local newspaper, The CHAD, has published a review today about our comedy and entertainment night we hosted the other week. Thanks for the write up, please see below:

Disability comedy and entertainment night hits the right note!

Disability Nottinghamshire hosted their first comedy and entertainment night last week at Mansfield Museum. Working in partnership with staff at the Museum, the charity was able to showcase the best in local comedy and music performed by John Smith, international deaf comedian; Simply Daz, acoustic guitarist; and The Simon Trio, folk/country. The compere was the… Read more »

Victoria Centre, Nottingham – THANK YOU!

A huge thank you goes out to the Victoria Centre, Nottingham which is managed by Intu Properties Plc. Since coming joint first in their inaugural public charity give-a-way towards the end of last year, the company has donated an extra £1,200 to support the work we do here! This will make a huge difference to… Read more »

A guide to user led organisations (ULOs) – LAUNCHED

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new guide which is concise, informative and easy to read for individuals and organisations to learn more about the types of things a user led organisation (ULO) does. It also gives excellent hints and tips on how to become more user led and the typical challenges people… Read more »

Victimisation, Threats and Abuse – Disability hate crime revealed

Young disabled people are failing to report hate crimes to the police because they fear they will not be taken seriously. Nearly two in three young disabled people say they have been victims of disability hate crimes, such as being verbally or physically abused or suffering threatening behaviour, a survey by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign… Read more »