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Breaking Down The Barriers
Breaking downthe barriers
Reaching out to Deaf peopleand their organisations:A guide for the Third Sector
Breaking Down The Barriers
This guide has been written by members o Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Dea Forum onInterpreting  (The Forum) at Nottinghamshire Dea Society in collaboration with the NationalEquality Partnership.
The National Equality Partnership (NEP)
NEP supports the third sector to challenge inequality and promote equality and human rights.It is a three-year project, (2008-11) unded by Capacitybuilders, under the Improving SupportProgramme. The national programme covers the whole o England.NEP believes that people with direct experience o discrimination are best placed to developsolutions to address it, and aims to ensure that all work on equality, diversity and human rightsin the third sector is done with the close involvement o equality organisations.
What do we do?
We oer training, inormation and one-to-one support to umbrella organisations to helpthem challenge disablism, homophobia, racism, sexism and other orms o discriminationand human rights abuse. We enable organisations to increase their voices so that inequality istackled eectively. All o our work promotes collaboration and partnerships, sharing expertiseand encouraging long-term relationships between equalities organisations and the wider thirdsector.Our work is closely inormed by our reerence group encompassing all equalities sectors aswell as generalist organisations. The partnership o NEP is made up o:
Women’s Resource Centre (WRC)
Voice4Change England
Consortium o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Voluntary and CommunityOrganisations
National Association or Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA)Women’s Resource Centre is the lead partner with core sta based at our London oce.
National Equality Partnership
Email:equality@wrc.org.uk Web:www.improvingsupport.org.uk  Tel: 020 7324 3030

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