Accessible Calderdale Disability Access Forum: Giving Disabled People a Voice
Having a voice with the Accessible Calderdale Disability Access Forum
Thanks to the funding from Postcode Neighbourhood Trust, we have been able to continue our work with the Accessible Calderdale Disability Access Forum. This funding has enabled us to create an accessible platform where local disabled people can openly share their lived experiences. These discussions shed light on the challenges and daily barriers they face.
We focus on the things that are important to local people. Including getting out and about and how to get there. Both these go together. You need to be able to get on a bus, drive and park, and arrive safely at your destination. You also need the information before you leave the house, and to be clear on what to expect when you get there.
We aim that the whole customer experience of a day out, a trip to the park, visiting a museum, going to the library, shopping or eating in a café is as accessible and inclusive to all.
Disabled people with a wide range of impairments, family members, and carers make up the Accessible Calderdale Disability Access Forum. They all have deep insight and local knowledge of what works and where to go. Also what doesn’t work and what we can do together to make improvements. Our group meets regularly on line, face to face and in local parks and greenspaces.
We make sure that our group is represented at local strategic level, ward forums, consultation meetings, and events as well as our own focus groups and peer support sessions.
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