Partnership will give disabled people a voice
A NEW physical disability and sensory impairment partnership board has been set up to ensure disabled people have a real influence in their communities. The partnership brings together disabled people and a range of organisations with a mission to positi
A NEW physical disability and sensory impairment partnership board has been set up to ensure disabled people have a real influence in their communities.
The partnership brings together disabled people and a range of organisations with a mission to positively influence changes to services.
Cambridgeshire County Council's disability service area manager and partnership board co-chairman, Mike Hay said: "The new board is a key way forward to ensure that disabled people participate in important discussions and decisions regarding access and equality and it is a privilege to be involved in this board and its work."
So far the partnership has set up sub groups to look at transport and employment issues.
The new Physical Disability and Sensory Impairment Partnership Board (PSI) will work alongside the Learning Disability Partnership board which has been operating for the past five years.
PSI co-chairman John Willis, who is also chief executive of the Varrier Jones Foundation, said: "I am honoured to be co-chairman of this new board that will give a voice - hopefully a clear, clarion call - from disabled people in the county to all public authorities, providing unequivocal feedback of the issues that really concern us and cannot be ignored. Please get involved with us."
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