A new group to support disabled people disability partnership jan18

A new partnership has been formed in Carmarthenshire to support people with disabilities.

Carmarthenshire Disability Partnership (CDP) will ensure services delivered by the council meet the needs of disabled people.

In a joint initiative between Carmarthenshire County Council and voluntary organisation, Carmarthenshire Disability Coalition for Action, the CDP will promote equality and good relations whilst eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation.

Some of the group’s plans include developing an annual and achievable action plan focussing on priority areas and influencing and supporting the development of the council’s commissioning decisions.

In addition, the CDP will be looking to increase membership of Carmarthenshire Disability Coalition for Action (CDCfA) and respond to any other disability issues that arise.

The council’s disability champion, Cllr Jane Tremlett said: “By working together it ensures that the services being delivered meet the needs of people with disabilities throughout Carmarthenshire.

The CDP meets bi-monthly and the CDfCA in between. Carmarthenshire Disability Coalition for Action is a support and advice service for anyone with disabilities and gives people a chance to consult on services provided within the community.

Chairman for the Disability Coalition for Action, Clive Poulton said: “The Carmarthenshire Disability Partnership (CDP) provides an opportunity for both parties to work together inclusively, giving disabled people a voice in the decision making process that drives the provision of facilities and services used by disabled people. I hope as many people as possible will attend our meetings to ensure their voices are heard.”

For more information on CDCfA Chairman at Coleshill Centre, Coleshill Terrace, Llanelli SA15 3BT. Email chair@cdcfa.org.uk

Page Updated On: 29/01/2018 (09:43)

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