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Disability Action Yorkshire regains two coveted quality “people” standards!

A Harrogate charity working with disabled people has retained two coveted quality standards for the way in which it manages and supports its people. Following two rigorous assessments – which saw a cross section of the organisation’s workforce, customers, trustees and volunteers being interviewed - Disability Action Yorkshire has again been

Assistive technology means disabled trainees don’t need to ask “How Do I?”

A pioneering app, which one of the world’s best-known furniture stores is helping to further develop, is assisting disabled people in Harrogate to complete tasks without the need for constant supervision. “How Do I?” – which delivers instructional videos to people with learning difficulties - is being used by trainees at

Disability Action Yorkshire wins best website at Harrogate Advertiser Business Awards

Disability Action Yorkshire’s new website – which includes a distinct feature allowing disabled people to share their individual stories with the world – has won an award. The site, tailor-made for the Harrogate charity by digital marketing company, HMA, was awarded the title of Best Website at this year’s Harrogate Advertiser

Harrogate architect firm has ambitions to raise £50k over five years for Disability Action Yorkshire

A Harrogate architect firm has set an ambitious five year £50,000, fundraising target for Disability Action Yorkshire. S+SA Architects, located on Victoria Avenue, has a long-standing association with the charity, having already raised in excess of £5,000 of them via a series of fundraising initiatives including a cycle ride last autumn. Now,

Disability Action Yorkshire seeks “Ebayer” to help market unusual furniture enterprise finds

A Harrogate charity is seeking an “Ebayer” to help sell the more unusual items donated to its social enterprise on the internet auction site. In addition to helping raise funds, Disability Action Yorkshire uses the Hornbeam Park venture to help train disabled people in retail skills and furniture renovation. The interior of

Disability Action Yorkshire awarded North Yorkshire’s first Disability Confident Leader status

Pictured is James Parker, centre, former Disability Action Yorkshire apprentice now full-time employee, with care home customers Nick Moxon and Eliza Bennett   A Harrogate charity is the first in North Yorkshire to be awarded official recognition for its work in championing disabled people in the workplace.  Disability Action Yorkshire has started its

Business management expert joins Disability Action Yorkshire team

Pictured are Disability Action Yorkshire's new Operations Manager David Ashton Jones, with the organisation’s Chief Executive, Jackie Snape   A Harrogate charity which turns 80 this year has made a key appointment to its senior team.  David Ashton-Jones, who has considerable experience consulting private organisations on a range of business issues, will take up

Businesses help Harrogate disability charity secure £70k government grant

A Harrogate-based disability charity has secured a major government grant, thanks to the backing of local businesses.  Last autumn, Disability Action Yorkshire appealed to the business community to offer advice in a number of key areas, including research, change management, IT solutions and quality assurance. Without it the organisation, which has its