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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