Any project ideas are considered!
Not a DASL member? Find out more here
Louise can offer support with your idea; check it’s viability; help with research; put you in touch with organisations that will support you; identify and help you apply for grants; be a nuture organisation (hold the funds) if you are not set up to, depending on size of project; assist with writing project plans / governance documents and any other support you need.
Since the start of this post, Louise has applied for £30,000 overall for various projects.
London Stroke Choir
Louise has crowdfunded and applied for grants to get the London Stroke Choir up and running again. This is funded until September 2017, so any donations gratefully received!
You can find out more about the choir and donate here.
Younger Disabled People
DASL want to make sure our services are what younger disabled people want to access. Louise has been working with ALLFIE and more recently been in touch with Young Lambeth Coop to develop our services in line with the Care Act 2014.
Hope in Heart was supported to facilitate a personal development course for DASL members in 2015, which was a great success.
Louise is currently working with Tam from Hope in the Heart to apply for £10,000 to set up regular courses for disabled women to challenge ideas around body image, more news soon.
Peaceful Nature Project
Louise is working with local activist Shereen Lincoln to create an accessible lavender garden in Kennington Park. Grant successfully awarded from SLAM’s Smile Bids.
Work on the garden due to start in April 2017. We are looking for volunteers to help, please contact Louise.
Disabled Parents Resource
A DASL member, a disabled parent herself, wants to develop a resource providing up to date information on all the children’s services and activities in Lambeth with accessibility information.
An event is being planned, more news soon.
Charter of Compassion
A positive response to current austerity measures and negative attitudes towards disabled people, Louise has registered Lambeth as a compassionate borough as part of the Charter of Compassion.
Event is on Monday 6 February, you can book here
Access all Areas
These projects are a follow on from DASL AGM in 2015, where Louise launched the “Access all Areas” project for Lambeth.
Brixton Village - working with Mencap, Cllr Jackie Meldrum and Rachid Ghailane, Manager of Brixton Market / Village to improve access for disabled and older people.
Advising London - designed, produced and delivered Disability Awareness Workshops to volunteers on Social Model of Disability.
Cllr Robert Hill, Disability Lead for Council - advising on behalf of DASL on disability issues. Will deliver DAW to frontline staff / Cllrs and hold event in April 2017.
Poppy Hasted - is advising on issues affecting disabled people restricted to home.
Poppy has a very interesting blog, you can have a look via https://poppyhasted.wordpress.com/
Your New Town Hall - supporting disabled people to attend access meetings. You can find out more about YNTH here.
Equalities Commission - Working with them to set up additional focus groups for disabled people with support needs (Deaf and Visually Impaired), attending meetings on behalf of DASL members.
Find out more about the Equalities Commission here.
Transport for All - attending the Pan-London Mobility Forum, networking with members via Twitter on Transport access issues. Negiotated free membership for DASL for Lambeth Campaigns.
Find out more about TfA here.