Thursday, 9 February 2012

Disability Rights UK - Networking and Empowerment meeting in Birmingham on 1 March

Disability Rights UK is a new organisation formed from the recent merger of Radar, Disability Alliance and the National Centre for Independent Living.

We are holding a series of regional events to introduce the new organisation to disabled people and their organisations across the country. This is an opportunity for you and / or your organisation to find out about Disability Rights UK, to ask questions, and crucially, to get involved. Disability Rights UK aims to be a user-led organisation, so we need you to be part of it.

Please come along to one of the events; we’d love to see you there.

Thursday 16th February, Darlington, Dolphin Centre
Tuesday 21st February, Leicester, Leicester CIL
Thursday 1st March, Birmingham, RNIB
Tuesday 6th March, Ipswich, IP City
Tuesday 13th March, London, SCOPE, Market Road
Wednesday 14th March, Southampton, Southampton CIL
Monday 19th March, Sheffield, The Circle
Tuesday 27th March, Manchester, Breakthrough UK
Wednesday 4th April, Plymouth, HQ

For Darlington, Sheffield and Manchester download the Booking Form or contact Cheryl Gowar, 020 7503 6176,

For Leicester, Birmingham, Ipswich, London, Southampton and Plymouth download the Booking Form or contact Karen Earl, 020 7587 1663,


10.00 Arrival and Refreshments

10.30 Welcome, Introductions and Purpose of the Day

10.40 Disability Rights UK – An Introduction Why a new organisation? How will it be led by disabled people? What is the vision, mission, values and objectives of Disability Rights UK?Questions

11.15 What is Disability Rights UK currently doing?Outline of what we are doing on policy and campaigns,independent living, poverty.Development of our organisations, disabled leaders,information and services.

11.45 Break

12.00 What is happening in your area?Table discussion and feedback

12.45 Lunch

1.30 What do you think Disability Rights UK should be doing?Facilitated table discussi

2.30 Break

2.45 Putting it all together – A Plan of Action

3.15 Last Comments and Evaluation of the Day

3.30 Close

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