Disability Rights Commission

The Disability Rights Commission (DRC) closed on 28 September 2007. Its responsibility for helping secure civil rights for disabled people has transferred to the new Equality and Human Rights Commission which opened for business on 1 October 2007.

Disability Awareness Day

Disability Awareness Day (DAD), is Europe's largest 'not for profit' voluntary-led disability exhibition, and is held annually in a huge tented village within the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens. This year's show will be held on Sunday 15th July 2012.

Organised by Warrington Disability Partnership, recent shows have attracted over 25,000 visitors on the day plus up to 5000 visitors taking part in the complimentary events held during the week prior to DAD

The show has three main aims:

  • To highlight what statutory, private or voluntary services are available to enable disabled people to be as independent as is possible.
  • To promote equipment and aides that could maintain or improve independence, not just what is offered by statutory service providers, we want everyone to see the best and/or latest designs
  • To provide an opportunity to show what disabled people can do, in the field of Sport, Arts and Entertainment

For further information, please click here.

UN Convention on Disability Rights

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is the first human rights treaty of the 21st Century, re-affirming disabled people's human rights and signalling a further major step in disabled people's journey to becoming full and equal citizens. Read More