Strategic Engagement

counsellors event may 2016 eda

Strategic Engagement ensuring disabled people‘s views are included in local service planning and development

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EDA holds events with local politicians and Councillors representing local people. These are intended to bring local resident together with local representatives and service providers, such as Local Council. These events have a theme approach and the outcome is questions are answered,  invited guest speakers have the opportunity to listen people’s local issues, explain their views and also how they are tackling and working on local people’s behalf.

These events will build on dialogues we are having with local representatives. EDA is happy to assist with raising questions that disabled people, people with mental issues or people with long term health issues may have. Read the report from the previous event here.

Local Councillors question time - photo

EDA’s Councillors’ Question Time took place on 31st May 2016. There were many issues raised from the well attended event. There were many heartfelt and personal accounts, heard as examples of the barriers and lack of resources and specialist assistance which Deaf and disabled people face on a daily basis. A frank, open and useful discussion and exchange. It is hoped that this will contribute to influencing the decision regarding the Deaf Project service cuts, which has a disproportionate impact. Other issues such as housing and funding local people to provide the services and support so vitally needed was also discussed.
We are still weeks away form presenting the petition and it is therefore important to keep encouraging people to show their support by signing the petition here. An event report will be available shortly.


As the umbrella agency for local deaf and disabled people in Enfield we hold regular meetings to discuss and provide the most up to date information about people’s experiences. For example we compile information on issues with benefits and appeals, as well as other  social policy. We are also regularly asked to provide information and expertise to help the planing of services to local people.


Local MP Question Time – 5th December – Read our report

mp report back

Reductions in Care Services

EDA has been contacted by a number of people who are are starting to see reductions in the number of support or care hours they are receiving and consequent reductions in the amount paid into their direct payment. Some clients are also being notified of increases in their assessed financial contribution but have not received a breakdown of the contribution. EDA has been supporting individuals…

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Adult Social Care ‘Have Your Say’ Report

Full report is below or download here Word version PDF version This report is a summary of the discussions which took place on Monday 27th March 2017. The event was entitled Adult Social Care ‘Have Your Say’. The aim of this report is to provide a clear summary and action points for both Enfield Council and Enfield Disability Action (EDA) where applicable. EDA would like...

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International Day Event 3rd December 2016

On Saturday 3rd December EDA’s staff team, volunteers and supporters gathered in Edmonton Green to brave the cold weather and celebrate the UN’s I,  . The day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and gain support for the rights, dignity, equity and wellbeing of disabled people. This year there was a specific emphasis on laying foundations for greater inclusion and the removal of…

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Council Tax Consultation

The Council is currently out to consultation on a proposed change to the Council Tax Support Scheme. The proposed change to the scheme from 2017/18 would see the percentage contribution that working age recipients pay towards their council tax, increase from 25 to 26.5 per cent. Eligible pensioners, war widows, disabled people and a number of other groups would be exempt from paying. As part…

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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