Rochdale and District Disability Action Group

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News archives

This page contains all our older news and articles. All news items are listed in chronological order (most recent first):

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Latest News

19.10.12 - Rochdale Council announces further 'savings proposal' consultation
Rochdale Council are consulting on proposals to make savings from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2015.

19.10.12 - Legal challenge to government plan to close the Independent Living Fund
A judicial review has been launched to challenge the DWP consultation on closing the Independent Living Fund (ILF). Six disabled claimants who receive support from the ILF have started judicial review proceedings to challenge the consultation, which closed on 12 October.

18.07.12 - RADDAG is now on Facebook and Twitter
Join us on Twitter and Facebook

02.05.12 - Invite to Access Subgroup Meeting
RADDAG will be holding an Access sub-group meeting on Tuesday 8th May 10-12 at Partnership House, Rochdale.

26.03.12 - Sports Club Taking a Break
Sports club taking a break for the Summer

13.01.12 - Potential Changes to Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
The Welfare Reform Bill has not yet completed its passage through Parliament, however it proposes a number of changes to DLA which could effect many disabled people. These changes are currently being debated in the House of Lords.

13.01.12 - New Disability Strategy - Fulfilling Potential
The Government have announced plans to gather suggestions from disabled people for a new cross government disability strategy.

04.01.12 - Changes to the Blue Badge Scheme
Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced that the Government is implementing major reforms to crack down on drivers who abuse the disabled parking system as part of the most comprehensive changes to the Blue Badge Scheme for 40 years.

06.01.10 - Sports Club Cancelled due to the weather
Sports Club cancelled until 23rd January 2010 due to the bad weather

23.11.09 - Alternative Contact Details
RADDAG is currently experiencing a problem with our phone line

31.07.09 - Volunteering opportunities at RADDAG
Are you interested in volunteering? RADDAG is looking for volunteers to get involved with it's four subgroups.

16.04.09 - An Independent Living Exhibition with a Difference

01.10.08 - Sports Club to restart after summer break
After a long summer break RADDAG's sports club will be restarting on Saturday 4th October 2008 10am - 12 noon at Springhill Sports Centre.

06.08.08 - Involvement wanted in the Planning of a Centre for Independant Living
RADDAG is in the process of writing a proposal for a Rochdale Borough Centre for Independent Living. This is your opportunity to be involved in the planning stages.

12.05.08 - England in Euro 2008 Action at Boundary Park
This summer between 20 July - 2 August, The FA are hosting the 2008 European Learning Disability Championship in the North West of England, with Boundary Park playing host to the Final.

12.05.08 - Parking charges scrapped for blue badge holders
Rochdale Borough Council have voted to scrap parking charges for blue badge holders in all council owned car parks, this comes into effect immediately.

29.04.08 - New Premises for RADDAG
The Executive Committee of RADDAG are pleased to announce that we have moved to new fully accessible premises on Summer Street, Rochdale.

25.02.08 - RADDAG is moving!
RADDAG is moving to new premises.

30.11.07 - Fire Safety at home
Rochdale Borough Fire & Rescue Service offer some fire safety advice for keeping yourself and your home safe.

30.11.07 - Blue Badge Scheme Changes
Transport Minister Rosie Winterton has announced a series of changes to update the Blue Badge disabled persons parking scheme and make it tougher on fraud.

30.11.07 - Winter Motoring
With the weather getting increasingly colder and the mornings and evenings getting darker it is very important before setting out on any journey whether long or short to do some basic checks on your car

30.11.07 - Barriers to Canal Access
RADDAG have recently been contacted by Councillor Ted Flynn who had received a complaint from a local resident who was unable to access Rochdale Canal using the newly refurbished towpath near the Slattocks locks as new barriers have been installed.

01.11.07 - Sporting Chance now reopened!
The Kickstart Sporting Chance Sports Club has re-opened and provides disabled people from the age of 8 onwards the opportunity of learning how to play new sports in an accessible and inclusive environment.

30.08.07 - Our New Website
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website.

30.08.07 - Lottery Grant

Disability Network

22.02.08 - Disability Network invite
The next disability network will be held on 27th February 2008 10am-11:30am at Rochdale Town Hall

09.01.08 - Disability Network 30th January 2008
The Disability Network is open to any disability organisation or disabled person.


13.02.08 - RADDAG AGM
AGM announcement

09.01.08 - Breaking The Barriers
An event where disabled people can ask questions and find out information about getting a job.

09.01.08 - Free Course for people looking for employment
Looking for employment? Skills need improving? Confidence needs a boost? This new FREE course could be just what you need


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