Disabled people are being given the opportunity to talk with organisations that are responsible for the services which affect their daily lives.
Disability Focus takes place at One, Scrivener Drive, Ipswich on Tuesday, 23rd October, from 10am to 3pm, and is being hosted by the multi-agency Disability Focus Planning Group in conjunction with the Disability Forum for Suffolk and Avenues East.
Linda Hoggarth, Chair of the event’s Planning Group, said: “It continues to be more important than ever for disabled people and their family carers to take this opportunity to make their voices heard about their experiences in living with disability. They should have their say on the services and facilities that are provided and whether they meet their needs. Anyone with a physical, learning or sensory disability or a mental health issue is very welcome to come along and give their views and talk with people from statutory organisations in Suffolk. Family carers and representatives from disability groups or voluntary organisations are also welcome.
“There will be workshop sessions to talk about specific issues such as being part of our communities, getting benefits, using health care services at home or in hospital, being safe where you live, using public spaces and places, and transport. There will also be a range of information stands. What people tell us on the day will help influence, improve and shape the way services for disabled people in Suffolk are delivered now and in the future.”
Partners in Disability Focus include district and borough councils, Suffolk Constabulary, the NHS in Suffolk and key voluntary organisations.
For more information and to book a place, please contact Avenues East on 01473 836777 or email email@example.com.