Taking DASL’s services to the community
If you have an event you think it would be helpful for us to attend, would like someone to come to visit your community group or perhaps speak to your users or just want to contact us to discuss other ways we can work with you please contact Louise Holden, our Community Development Worker.
We have been taking our information stall to popular local events and had a great response from people who have wanted to find out more about our work.
We also work closely with our partner organisations in the our partner organisations, particularly in the Independent Living and Carers’ Partnership, to promote and showcase the services for disabled and older people and carers which we provide together.
In June 2016 we contributed to an ILCP Impact Event (below) at the Foundry in Kennington. Lambeth organisations and services with which we work were invited to hear about the first year of the ILCP, talk to our staff and share ideas for how we could work together more effectively.
Before that, the DASL team were at the launch event (below) for the ILCP held at Brixton Recreation Centre on 2nd October 2015.
We regularly attend the Age UK Lambeth annual Celebrating Age Information Fair. Amongst visitors to the DASL stall at the October 2014 event was Mark Healey, Lambeth Council’s Hate Crime Prevention Coordinator, with whom DASL worked closely on the Lambeth Disability Hate Crime Partnership until this post was deleted in March 2016. Mark talked to DASL’s Advice Service Manager, John Martin, about how DASL services can support disabled people who experience hate crime.
We are also often to be found at the Lambeth Country Show, often with other charities from ‘We are 336’ at 336 Brixton Road, or other community events such as local expos and roadshows. Here are some pictures from recent years.