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North West Forum Of People With Disabilities

  • Due documents received late

  • Income

    £2.4K

    Spending

    £5.8K

  • This charity failed to provide information on its finances within 10 months of its financial year end. This information has now been received.
Charity no. 103382 Date registered. 29/01/2016

Public benefits

The object of the Forum shall be the relief of people with a physical, sensory or mental impairment, with learning difficulties or hidden disability who are inhabitants of the Western area of Northern Ireland and its environs without distinction or political, religious or other opinions, by associating the statutory, voluntary and other

organisations and inhabitants in a common effort to advance education and to ensure the full and equal participation of the said inhabitants in all walks of life; and to provide facilities in the interest of social welfare with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants. By responding to the collective and individual will of disabled people living in the North West and ensuring that the issues that affect us are given adequate consideration within the social and public policy arena as well as providing individual support to ensure that persons with disabilities have voices their heard and view with respect. This is underpinned by our constitution and United Nations Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities. Specifically Article 3 General Principles (individual autonomy of disabled people) Article 4.3 General Obligations (to influence policy and programmes which affect disabled people) and Article 29 (promoting the participation of disabled people in public life and ensuring that our voices are heard in the mainstream decision making processes). The direct benefits which flow from this purpose include promoting the voice of disabled people in the decision making processes, informing public and social policy, promoting the issues that affect disabled people and the building of coalitions to promote awareness of the Forum's social justice campaign. The above ensures that disabled people have equal participation in all aspects of their lives, in particular, that their voice is heard and respected in matters such as social security, economic and cultural wellbeing. These benefits can be demonstrated, both quantitatively and qualitatively, through the Forum’s representation on various issues such as the Human Right’s Consortium, Equality Coalition, Disabled Voices, IMTAC and participation in the provision of written responses to Public Authority Section 75 consultations. The benefits resulting from such representation and participation can be demonstrated by the mapping and evaluating of public policy change, both in the short term and long term. The purposes of our charity will not lead to any harm. The charity’s beneficiaries are people with a physical, sensory or mental impairment, with learning difficulties and disabilities or hidden disability who are inhabitants of the Western area of Northern Ireland and its environs without distinction or political, religious or other opinions. There are no private benefits flowing from the purpose.

What your organisation does

The NW Forum carries out the following work: Peer advocacy support Information seminars Disability Equality Training Works in partnership with statutory, private and voluntary and community sectors to promote awareness of the issues affecting disabled people Public policy interventions (consultation responses, public and social policy

workshops) Networking with all sectors on a range of subjects and specific themes including impact of welfare reform, public service reductions, and the configuration of health and social care Confidence building training programmes to promote the voice of disabled people in decision making mechanisms which impact on our daily lives including local, regional and national fora

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of health or the saving of lives
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development
  • The advancement of human rights, conflict resolution or reconciliation or the promotion of religious or racial harmony or equality and diversity
  • The relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage
  • Other charitable purposes

Who the charity helps

  • Learning disabilities
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Physical disabilities
  • Sensory disabilities
  • Travellers
  • Women

How the charity works

  • Advice/advocacy/information
  • Community development
  • Community transport
  • Cross-border/cross-community
  • Disability
  • Human rights/equality

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 05 April 2018

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 05 April 2017

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The object of the Forum shall be the relief of people with a physical, sensory or mental impairment, with learning difficulties or hidden disability who are inhabitants of the Western area of Northern Ireland and its environs without distinction or political, religious or other opinions, by associating the statutory, voluntary and other organisations and inhabitants in a common effort to advance education and to ensure the full and equal participation of the said inhabitants in all walks of life; and to provide facilities in the interest of social welfare with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants.

Governing document

Constitution

Other name

NWFOPWDS
  • 9 Trustees
  • 0 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Mrs Patricia Bray Ba (Hons), Disability Action, 58 Strand Road, Londonderry, BT48 7AJ

Trustee board

Trustee
Eileen Drumm
Mrs Patricia Bray Ba (Hons)
Paul Gormley
Mr Sean Murphy
Tony O'reilly
Gerry Maguire
Mr Brian Murray
Paul Mccloskey
Amber Huey

List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland