DaCE:IT Computer Recycling Project
Since 2004 DaCE has run a computer recycling project at the CIL in Carlisle. The project collects redundant computers and other IT equipment and refurbishes it for sale at very low-cost. Around £90 for a good specification computer with a flat screen monitor.
Azhar Malik is one of the disabled people working on the project, learning how to dismantle computers and hopefully also learning how put them back together again.
The project is managed by Duncan Souter (below) who also runs training courses in computer skills and provides support for people looking for work experience.
Disability Aids Recycling Project
Responding to concerns voiced by disabled people that they now have no way of passing on unwanted disability aids even though they still be in excellent condition DaCE has started a disability aids recycling project. Cumbria County Council is supporting this project which collects and refurbishes disability aids for sale at low-cost.
Phil Walters (below) and Becky Murray co-ordinate this project. Refurbished items for sale include walking aids, bath lifts, shopping aids and perching stools, among many others, all at prices considerably lower than when bought new.
For more information about the project call Phil on 01228 511461 or Becky on 01228 606485
Criminal Records Checks
DaCE is registered as an umbrella organisation with Disaclosure & Barring Service and now processes Criminal Records checks for a large number of individuals and organisations. We charge £8 for administration which is added to the fee charged by CRB, apart from checks for volunteers where there is no charge by the DBS, just our administration fee to pay.
The current (2013) charges for disclosures:
Staff Disclosure £52
Volunteer Disclosure £8
(Prices include our admin fee)
Viv Jobson (above) can provide information about our criminal records checking service. Call Viv on 01228 674882 or email: email@example.com