Brent Council marks International Day for People with Disabilities

17 December 2015

We marked International Day for People with Disabilities on Thursday 3 December 2015 with a thought-provoking and inspiring event on the theme 'Inclusion Matters: access and empowerment of people of all abilities'.

 

The event, run in partnership with Brent Housing Partnership, was attended by over 250 people who enjoyed a programme of performances and workshops that gave residents the opportunity to make their opinion heard on services for disabled people in the borough.

 

The packed programme featured workshops on the Care Act, welfare reform and public transport, memorable performances from the Kaos Singing Choir for Deaf and Hearing Children and the Millennium Daycentre Performers and a fascinating speech from Kathryn Aedy of the Centre for Accessible Environments.

 

Cllr Michael Pavey, Deputy Leader of Brent Council, said "It was great to be a part of this really inspiring day. We now have to take this forward. We don't just want people with disabilities to tell us their concerns - we want them to work with us to fundamentally improve our services. The International Day for People with Disabilities is hugely important - but we want people with disabilities to be at the heart of Brent Council's decision-making every single day."