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February
2019
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12:42
Europe/Amsterdam

Aberdeen’s Disability Equity Partnership seeks new members

Aberdeen City Council’s Disability Equity Partnership (DEP) is looking to recruit new members, it was announced today (Wednesday 20 February).

The Partnership works to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people with disabilities and to break down barriers, overcome challenges and improve quality of life.

The group comprises approximately 15 members of the public, working with five local councillors, and its vision is to:

  • create a society where disabled people are valued, respected and included in the life of the city;
  • encourage and promote inclusion and equality;
  • create a level playing field by identifying and removing the barriers that disabled people face on a daily basis including prejudice, discrimination and negative attitudes.

Councillor Lesley Dunbar, who is a member of the DEP said: “The challenges faced by people in the disabled community vary tremendously, so the partnership aims to have a broad a range of expertise within its membership in order to try and tackle issues as effectively as possible.

“That is why I would encourage anyone who would like to get involved and work together with us on the DEP or find out more about the partnership to get in touch with us.”

Membership is open to people who live with disability or impairment, or who have experience of working with people with additional support needs.

Applicants should contact : SHoward@aberdeencity.gov.uk

British Sign Language (BSL) users can make contact via contactSCOTLAND-BSL

People who are deaf or have a hearing impairment can also communicate with the Council via Text Relay by dialling 18001 01224 523542.

Interested parties can also call 01224 523542 to request translation into another language or format including Braille, large print, audio disk or BSL DVD.