Selby District Disability Forum

Community House, SELBY


About

Promoting Equal Access

A supportive organisation giving a voice to people living with disabilities

 

Who are we?

We are a group of volunteers who meet regularly to look at how to make life better for disabled people in the Selby area.

Most of us have health conditions or disabilities, so we are ‘experts by experience’.

Disabled people have the right to full participation in society. We work to ensure equal access for all, throughout the district.

 

What do we do?

We identify issues in day to day life that affect disabled people, such as; access to a local town or village, shops and services, transport issues, or barriers to taking up opportunities and using services.

We then look at ways of removing these barriers, supporting local communities and decision makers to find solutions, and make improvements.

• We tell service providers about what is and is not working; advising and supporting them to make things better.

• We take part in consultations so that we can use our experiences to help improve services.

• We bring issues to the North Yorkshire Disability Forum so that they can be taken up on a county-wide basis.

• We provide disability awareness training, advice and opportunities.

 

How does the forum work?

We run informal and friendly meetings regularly throughout the district. These are a great opportunity to share ideas and concerns, support one another and find out about projects to get involved in.

We also take part in local and regional events and opportunities, to network with

other organisations and provide the views and experiences of disabled people.

 

How can you get involved?

By joining the Disability Forum, you can help to promote equal access and support disabled people to have a stronger voice, making positive changes for our whole community.

We have action groups throughout the Selby District

Everyone is welcome, please contact us to find out where and when the next meeting is near you. If meetings aren’t for you, there are plenty of other ways you can get involved such as taking part in our projects

We have a regular newsletter.

Wherever possible and needed, we aim to have a BSL interpreter at our meetings.

    This service covers the following area(s):

  • Selby

Some services may only be suitable to a specific age range or to those who meet specific criteria. The following eligibility criteria applies to this service:

Referral

  • No restrictions apply

Age

  • All ages

Residency

  • Within District

The following facilities and adaptations are available:

Communication assistance

  • Sign Language

Last updated: 25/09/2019