Welcome to Enfield Disability Action


“EDA is the one stop shop for disabled people living and working in Enfield.”

Whatever your issue or enquiry we will offer person centred support to access the services and community interests that you identify. If we cannot meet your need effectively, we will support you to identify another provider who can. 

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Our Services

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EDA provides a number of services and is working towards becoming a one stop shop for disabled people living and working in Enfield. Whatever your issue or enquiry we will offer person centred support to access the services and community interests that you identify. If we cannot meet your need effectively, we will support you to identify another provider who can.

Join EDA

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As an individual member you will receive regular updates and news, such as local events, important changes to benefits and services available and receive our regular quarterly newsletters. As well as invites to our Annual General Meeting and other activities.

As a local community group or charity you can become a member of our various partners networks, enabling you to participate in local meetings and help influence decision making in your area.

Volunteering

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If you have a few spare hours a week that you would like to put to good use, why not Volunteer for EDA, if you can think of one reason not to, we can give you many good reasons why you should e.g.  learn new skills,  meet new people, a chance to share your knowledge and experience, receive worthwhile training. Want to know more? Please phone 020 8373 6228 or email anna@e-d-a.org.uk, it would be great to hear from you.

EDA’s Councillors Question Time

Following our successful MP’s event in December EDA will host a local Counsellors Question Time. Doug Taylor the Leader of the Council has confirmed his attendance. We’re still waiting for others to confirm. This is your opportunity to put your questions about the issues which affect your life including, cuts to local services, your experience of living and working in Enfield as disabled people, people who experience mental distress and those with long term health conditions as well as carers. The event is free but please book your place through our website or email lani@e-d-a.org.uk. If you have any specific questions to put to Doug Taylor or other Counsellors please send them to us or contact us by phone on 0208 373 6330.

Please see this flyer for more information

Book FREE tickets here

Enfield Independent Article

Local newspaper has read EDA’s impact report concerning the withdrawal of Supporting People funding to EDA’s Deaf Project Service. Please see the Enfield Independent article that is available in the link  click here

EDA launches Impact Report On Cuts To Services For The Deaf

The project has been running since 1996 has has achieved so much for Enfield’s Deaf community both nationally and locally, it is a unique service in that staff can communicate in BSL (British Sign Language) and are qualified to give help and advice at point of contact.

Any cut to this specialist service may result in the deaf person struggling  to even get access to services and receiving the help that they need,this includes the police, health, HRMC,DWP and the local authority. The demand for the service is increasing not decreasing due to new clients arriving and the present climate of budget and welfare benefit cuts.

Impact Report
Have your say on the communication support needs of people who are Deaf, deafblind and deafened…Government ‘Market review’ of Support services for Deaf, deafened, Special Policy & Campaigns Forum!

The government want to understand more about the different communication services used by people who are Deaf, deafblind and deafened to help them plan for the future. This includes BSL English interpreting, Communication Support Workers, Deaf/blind communicators, e-note taking etc. See the BSL video here

HATE CRIME APP – FREE TO USE
Hate Crime App – Free to use Whether you are a victim or witness, the Self Evident app is the smart way to report crime and provide evidence to the police. Self Evident is a convenient and effective way for the public to engage with the police and help reduce crime. With 14,500 downloads already, welcome to the future. Get yours now.
EDA’s MP question time event report
Please see the attached document for a report of the day if you were unable to make the event.

Report in PDF

New Blog about Personal Independence Payments!!

Monday 13 July 2015 we hosted a twitter conversation to discuss the roll out of Personal Independence Payment (#PIP) in Enfield. In this post we share all the questions with our answers and relevant resources. read the blog HERE

Great news!
Enfield Council website now has information in British Sign Language (BSL) about many of their services. BSL has been provided by Enfield Deaf Image Group members who are all voluntary.
EDA’s Deaf Project is proud to have worked with Enfield Council to achieve this.
Go to www.enfield.gov.uk and click on the red bar at the top where it says BSL

 

Advice Drop-In Sessions*
Advice on welfare benefits and housing for people with disabilities is available at Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton London N9 0PZ, last Wednesday of every month, from 10 am till 12 noon