Taking On the Fashion Industry

Four ladies with a Disability are taking on the Fashion Industry in a way never been done before, through the Government.

Models of Diversity Documentary, Models with a Disability in the Fashion and Beauty Industry

Produced and Directed by Adam Finch
Models: Jack Eyers, Kelly Knox, Rebekah Marine, Shaholly Ayers, Stefanie Reid

They have launched a petition in Parliament, in which they seek to get all areas of this exclusive industry, taking responsibility for the blatant exclusion that occurs in model employment based on disability.

But they need you to give your voice too. Sign the petition by following the link and help by sharing on your social networks to friends and family.

They need a staggering 100,000 signatures for this topic to be addressed in the Commons - but reaching this goal and achieving the aforementioned will make history!

We ask you to Sign, Share, and Selfie by following the link here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/109259

Thank you.

#disabilityfight4fashionright Team, Models Of Diversity

Situation Awareness Training (SAT) Document

Available to Download now

The government have introduced austerity measures to try and save money to boost the economy. This means that most disabled people will lose money from their benefits and will have difficulty coping with these compulsory changes.

We achieved Lottery funding to set up training courses to train Disabled people to be emotionally competent to deal with these changing socioeconomic conditions so they are able to live independently in the community, participate in society and live more fulfilling lives.

Although the first round of training has now been completed, we felt that many Disabled people would benefit from the information that we have gathered. So we are now making available the original training document.

With the SAT document you will be able to learn about benefit changes that will possibly affect you, how to cope with this, how to budget and how to get the help you need.

DOWNLOAD pdf(3.4Mb)

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New board members needed at DIZ

We are looking to recruit new board members as we have lost two due to personal circumstances. If you live in the Coventry area and are interested, please contact our office for an application form and further details; call


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Counting the cost to the poor of another Tory Government.

Benefits if you are ill or disabled – changes you need to know about

Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance and Income Support paid because of illness or disability are being phased out. If you get one of these benefits your claim will be reviewed to see if you're capable of work or can get other benefits. Find out how your claim will be reviewed.


Disability Rights UK

Universal Credit Day one.
What we say.

April 2013

Disability Rights UK welcome a simplified benefits system but are very concerned that the introduction of universal credit will make families and disabled people worse off – particularly due to the cuts to the child disability additions and to the Severe Disability Premium. Despite the intention of Universal Credit to make work pay, the changes could make it harder for disabled people to remain in work.


Universal credit (UC)

Disability Rights UK Factsheet F55

A DIZ 'Thank You' to Laker Facility Management Solutions

DIZ would like to thank Laker for their kind donation of our office furniture. We are pleased to accept this offer from a decent company who can offer a quality service at a competitive rate. Laker's services include the provision of Disabled Adaptations for Local Authorities, Social Landlords, Schools, Primary Health Care Trusts & the Commercial Sector across the Midlands. They are able to provide a skilled management team with over 40 years experience within the social housing sector and a qualified and experienced work force specifically in Adaptations works.


Citizen's Advice & The Children's Society

Holes in the safety net: the impact of universal credit on disabled people

October 2012

A joint report with The Children’s Society and Disability Rights UK on the findings of an inquiry led by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.


Disability Rights UK

Personal independence payment: A guide to making a claim

June 2013

From April 2013, DLA began to be replaced by personal independence payment (PIP) for disabled people aged between 16 and 64. Guide Published by Disability Rights UK.


Media Representation of Disabled People

  • Overview of the media: what do we mean by media? A brief history of the Media and a critical analysis of Media representation of disabled people.
  • Super heroes and the tragic.
  • The role of charities in the continued oppression of the disabled community.
  • The parents of disabled people and the public's perception of disability as influenced through the media.
  • The media's relationship to hidden impairments: the social barriers and ethical issues that surround hidden impairments.

UK Disabled people’s “Reclaiming Our Futures” Manifesto

The aim of this manifesto - developed by disabled people and their organisations across the UK - is to map the key principles, demands and commitments that disabled people and our allies can use in campaigning and lobbying. It calls on the Westminster and devolved Governments to recognise and act on their responsibilities in fully implementing the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) effectively across the UK


Chicago 2004: The world's first Disability Pride.

2004: The First Disability Pride

July 18, 2004: A coalition of disability rights advocates and organizations holds the first Disability Pride Parade. Organizers expect 500-600 people to attend the event, which is designed to “change the way people think about and define disability, to break down and end the internalized shame among people with disabilities, and to promote the belief in society that disability is a natural and beautiful part of life.” Almost 2,000 attend.




Coventry-born disabled writer and campaigner, Len Tasker MBE

Disability History Project

Len Tasker from Coventry has already contributed to the Disability History Project. BBC Midlands Today interviewed him and found he had a fascinating story to tell.

After falling out of a tree when he was 10 years old, 85 year-old Len Tasker from Coventry spent 10 years in hospital labelled 'a cripple'. Later, in the 1930s, he went on to edit and produce 'The Cripples Journal' for 14 years, before creating the first bungalow in the UK for disabled people during the 60s.

In the 1930s, disabled people sold 'The Cripples Journal' to survive in a similar way to how homeless people now sell The Big Issue. Len has written a number of publications and has been awarded an MBE for his work in this field.

source: BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.

Disability History Timeline

Disability History Museum


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