THE DAISY CHAIN

Daisy UK's three-fold approach to equality and inclusion. Assisting disabled people to fulfill their true potential and grasp opportunities, through sports, education and employment.

  1. schools, colleges and further education

    Disability and visual awareness through sport courses for children and youngsters in schools, colleges and after school clubs

  2. Disability and Visual Awareness Courses

    Disability and visual awareness through sport courses for staff and volunteers in schools, colleges and other organisations

  3. Creating pan-disability sports clubs

    the creation of inclusive sports clubs for young people with a disability, siblings and friends


  • April 23, 2014 - Happy St. Georges Day - From all the Daisy Inclusive UK Team, hope you have a great April 23rd St. Georges Day. - Today the team are out and about delivering a fully inclusive hands on, disability awareness day at Parklands... More →
  • April 22, 2014 - Hate Crime? Love our 2 for 1 Offer - Disability Hate Crime Training Course Offer - Two for one, places are available for our Disability Hate Crime Course to be held - ‘this Friday’ on the 25th April 2014 from 10:00am till 3:00pm. -... More →
  • April 16, 2014 - ON AIR: - Tomorrow morning on BBC Radio Merseysides breakfast show at 6 am and 7 am listen to the Daisy UK Team talking about how accessable Liverpool is, or isn't. Tune in tomorrow & let's us know what you... More →
  • April 15, 2014 - Disability Work & Pensions useful information: - Access to DWP Services - About DWP - The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare and pension policy and is a key player in tackling child poverty. It is the biggest public... More →
  • April 14, 2014 - First week of Easter Holiday Club reviewed - Our Club leader for our Easter Holiday Club Laura Sharp had this to say.... - "The first week of Daisy's Easter club was a huge success with the children taking part in numerous activities including... More →

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Happy St. Georges Day


From all the Daisy Inclusive UK Team, hope you have a great April 23rd St. Georges Day.

Today the team are out and about delivering a fully inclusive hands on, disability awareness day at Parklands High School in Chorley.


St Georges flag with a Daisy UK logo

Hate Crime? Love our 2 for 1 Offer



Disability Hate Crime Training Course Offer

Two for one, places are available for our Disability Hate Crime Course to be held
‘this Friday’ on the 25th April 2014 from 10:00am till 3:00pm.
If you book by April 24th you can take advantage of this special offer.

This course includes refreshments throughout the day, plus a lunch, unique information packs and certificates. More importantly this course will give you the information and knowledge required for you to address the problem that is disability hate crime.
The aim of this training is for participants to understand and recognise incidents of disability hate crime and methods of intervention and support mechanisms.

if your are interested in this great opportunity or you would like more information email: info@daisyuk.com, call the Daisy Uk team on 0151 220 2319, or book online via our course registration page

The course fee is £20.00 per person, but with our 2 for 1 offer you pay for one person only. That works out at £10.00 per person :)

Find out more via the below PDF
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ON AIR:


Tomorrow morning on BBC Radio Merseysides breakfast show at 6 am and 7 am listen to the Daisy UK Team talking about how accessable Liverpool is, or isn't. Tune in tomorrow & let's us know what you think.

Disability Work & Pensions useful information:



Access to DWP Services

About DWP
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare and pension policy and is a key player in tackling child poverty. It is the biggest public service delivery department in the UK and serves over 20 million customers.

Our Businesses
DWP delivers its customer services through operational organisations. These are: The Pension Service, Disability and Carers Service, Jobcentre Plus and Child Maintenance.

The Pension Service
The Pension Service is part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It provides its customers with pensions, benefits and retirement information – for example, State Pension and Pension Credit

Disability and Carers Service
The Disability and Carers Service is part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It provides financial support for customers claiming disability benefits and their carers – for example, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance Disability Living Allowance for children and Carer’s Allowance

Jobcentre Plus
Jobcentre Plus is part of the Department for Work and Pensions. It provides services that support people of working age from welfare into work, and helps employers to fill their vacancies.

Child Maintenance
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for the child maintenance system in Great Britain. It funds information and support for separating parents and runs the statutory child maintenance schemes.

Useful Information:
You can check what benefits people may be entitled to on-line by accessing the Benefits Advisor on the gov.uk website https://www.gov.uk/benefits-adviser

Detailed below is a list of various Benefits and Departments with phone numbers. Further information can be found on the website https://www.gov.uk/

Replacement of the Benefits Adviser (BAS) and Better Off Calculator (BOC)
DWP is improving its support for self service customers who want to find out what benefits and tax credits they might be able to get. Benefits Adviser and Better Off Calculator are being switched off. Instead GOV. UK visitors will be signposted to high quality, independent, online benefit calculators offered by other organisations. This new approach will be in place from 31st March 2014. Please see following link: Benefits Calculators

Below in PDF format is a handy quick Index of governmental departments and how to get in touch with each one.

Quick index of links and telephone numbers PDF Format

First week of Easter Holiday Club reviewed


Our Club leader for our Easter Holiday Club Laura Sharp had this to say....

"The first week of Daisy's Easter club was a huge success with the children taking part in numerous activities including Ju Jitsu, trampolining, rounders in the park, minute to win it competitions and various arts and crafts. The atmosphere was electric and very loud at times but a fun week was had by all and both staff and children are EGGcited about next week has to offer!"

The second week begins tomorrow 10 till 3 for more info telephone 0151 220 2319.

See the gallery below:

Tuesday to Thursdays 10 AM TILL 3 PM For more info call 0151 220 2319

Red Card… Football clubs not supporting disabled fans!


In recent reports it is highlighted that football clubs do not provide, suitable disability, accessible wheel chair accommodation.

However wheelchair spaces aside, only 5% of disabled people are in wheelchairs.
What happened to the other 95% Disabled People. Clearly not enough is being done.

Read more about this story below:

Source Euro Sports News

Only three Premier League clubs provide adequate space for fans in wheelchair, claims a damning report into facilities for disabled people at football grounds. The minister for disabled people, Mike Penning, has written to every professional club in the country reminding them of their legal obligations after a survey found 17 of 20 top-flight sides allocate insufficient places for wheelchairs. Swansea City, Cardiff City and Southampton were the only teams to meet the minimum standards as set out by the Accessible Stadia Guide, in a report conducted by the BBC and Level Playing Field a charity promoting the inetersts of fans with disabilities. The number of wheelchair spaces required is based on stadium size - grounds with a 20,000 capacity should have 150, rising by three for every 1,000 seats. Grounds over 40,000 should have at least 210 wheelchair spaces.

Fulham come bottom of the table, providing just 24% of the recommended allocation at their picturesque but wheelchair-unfriendly Craven Cottage ground. Tottenham Hotspur, who spent £107 million on new players last summer, came next with just 28%. Global giants Manchester United, who recently awarded Wayne Rooney a contract worth a reported £300,000 a week, let the side down with less than half the recommended wheelchair space - as do Liverpool and Chelsea.

Penning said: "The situation is currently woefully inadequate and it is not only wheelchair access that falls short, but access for people with all kinds of impairments."
Joyce Cook, chair of Level Playing Field, said: "The experience of disabled football fans varies across the country. That's not acceptable and it's time all football clubs took their legal obligations seriously."

As well as having insufficient places, wheelchair fans often suffer difficulties such as having their line of sight obscured by fans in front of them standing up, or being placed at pitch level where their view is very limited.

See below graph for a full detailed graph of standings.


swansea City 121, Southampton 104, Cardiff City 102, Aresnal 96, West Brmwich Albion 89, Hull City 89, Manchester City 88, Newcastle United 73, Sunderland 70, stoke city 68, West Ham United 60 Everton 56, Norwich City 49, Chelsea 47, Liverpool 45, Manchester United 43, Crystal Palace 40, Aston Villa 39, Tottenham Hotspur 28, Fulham 24


Disabled passengers left wrong side of the Tracks


London has only got it right when it comes to accessibility after the London Olympic Games, maybe the rest of the UK should hold an Olympic games. Would it be possible to jack-up the country from the south and let the funding trickle down to the more northern parts of the country.

Tories slash cash aid for the disabled
Tory ministers have been blasted for slashing cash used to improve disabled access on trains and buses.
Labour claims Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has overseen a 42% cut from £43 million to £25 million a year. And his junior minister Robert Goodwill has refused to hold talks with disability groups about transport improvements. The Government has also failed to adopt an EU rule that bus drivers must have disability awareness training. Shadow Transport Secretary Mary Creagh said “How can people with disabilities trust that their Government is on their side?” Labour Said Fewer than one in five railway stations has step-free access.

When charities like Daisy Inclusive UK try to help the likes of Merseytravel and Merseyrail they tell us they do in house training and do not require our help.
But it is quite obvious they do and if they cant see that maybe they should go to Spec-Savers.

PUBLIC HOLIDAY NOTICE:


Please note due to Good Friday our All Inclusive Sports Club @ The Peter Lloyds Sports centre is closed this Friday 18th April. But we will be open again the following Friday 25th April.

Due to the Monday Bank-Holiday the V.I.P Club will be closed on Monday 21st April however the club will be open again on the 28th April.

All Other clubs & Activities will run as normal during this Period.

For any further information about our clubs please get in Contact with us.

The Answer our friends…



Daisy Inclusive UK's Quiz Night was a huge success!

The night was fantastic, the questions were challenging, the atmosphere was electric and the company wasn't bad either. :)

After the night and upon reflection all who attended had a fun night filled with; laughter, drinks, food and episodes of head scratching. The quiz was pulled together nicely by all the Daisy Inclusive UK team.

We raised over £350

A huge thank you to everyone that attended and helped raise funds for Daisy Inclusive UK.

Because without funding we simply couldn't do the work, that we do.

Congratulations to our First Quiz Night winners The Action Team

Date for your diary


After the success of last night we have decided to hold a Quiz Night once a month.
The next Quiz Night will take place on Tuesday 6th May 6:30 till 9:30pm & we will have 1 round dedicated to SiFi Films. Cost will be £3 per person. Hope to see you all again.

Pictures of the first Lets Get Quizzical below




All the Daisy UK - Team :)

We are a Can do Charity that Does

Afternoon Tea


This Friday 11th April 11 till 2 Daisy Inclusive UK are holding a pamper session and afternoon tea for all our ladies.

Pamper session will include nails, hair, manicures, face masks, massages and lots more.
if you want to come along you can, just bring something with you for doing hair or nails or anything beauty.

Looking forward to it.
Daisy UK - Team