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Disabled People’s Electronic Village Hall

Introduction

Thanks to Yorkshire Forward’s support, DP-EPV gets disabled and disadvantaged people back to work and provides a competitive IT service to the third sector.

Summary

The Disabled People's Electronic Village Hall (DP-EVH) improves the self-esteem, lifestyles and prospects of disabled and disadvantaged people by providing them with top-quality training in ICT and related careers. A trading arm of DP-EVH called Electroville also provides employment for disabled people through the supply of high-quality ICT services to voluntary organisations.

DP-EVH is a charity and a company limited by guarantee, and is supported by Yorkshire Forward through Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber.. It is run by disabled people for disabled people, with 3 board members co-opted for their specialist expertise in business. Both DP-EVH and Electroville compete for contracts, whether from public-sector agencies or voluntary sector customers.

The organization currently has 3 arms:

  • Learning for Disabled People: This IT education service gets people from incapacity benefit back to work.
  • e-learning: DP-EVH is a learndirect provider and can deliver IT training to local communities and Electroville’s voluntary-sector clients.
  • ICT services including technical support, management strategy training, accessibility training and services, document imaging & management, web design and broadband.

You can find out more at www.dp-evh.org.uk.

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