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.


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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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INFORMATION: To find out more, contact Diana Mackay on 01223 717543 or email diana.mackay@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

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