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Have your say - Physical Disability Event
TOWARDS A GOOD LIFE, TOWARDS AN EQUAL LIFE
Join others on the 24th June at Dalkeith Arts Centre to be an active participant in working together to support disabled people to have a good life – at home, in leisure and in the social life of the community.
- Let your views be known about services available in Midlothian for disabled people.
- Become an active participant in improving the lives of disabled people in Midlothian.
- Join discussion groups where you can express your views about what’s important to you, and what’s important to disabled people.
- Get involved with developing a set of new priorities for disabled people across Midlothian.
You are warmly invited to this important event for disabled people, carers and professionals..
They hope to gather with around sixty people representing various agencies including Forward Mid, (www.forwardmid.org.uk), Midlothian Council, Health and Social Care, Housing, NHS Lothian, and other Community Planning partners.
There will be an overview of current activities and successes that have come from the Midlothian Joint Physical Disability Action Plan which will include a short film, and personal stories.
Lunch is also included.
The day will also importantly include spending time in facilitated groups, disabled people, carers and professionals, enabling participants to look at ways of working together, planning how to support and enable disabled people to lead a full and independent life.
- Wednesday 24th June 2015 from 11.00am till 15.30 at Dalkeith Arts Centre.
The event will be introduced by Jeff Adamson, Chair of Forward Mid and Eibhlin McHugh, Director of Health and Social Care, Midlothian Council.
The Day is based around the Rights of Independent Living. Independent Living means disabled people having the same freedom, choice, dignity and control as any other citizen – across all areas of their daily life including at home, at work and as members of the community. Independent Living asserts that disabled people are the best people to make decisions about what their needs are.
The discussion groups on the day will include;
- Health and Well Being,
- Education and Employment,
- Community Participation,
- Information and Peer Support,
- Housing adaptations and equipment,
- Self-Directed Support/ Finance and Welfare Reform.