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Getting positive about disability

Herefordshire Council is encouraging disabled people across the county to get involved in marking International Day of Disabled People by helping to organise a series of themed events.

The day falls on 3rd December, just a few days after Carers’ Rights Day (30 November) and coinciding with a fairly new initiative called UK Disability History month (22 November-22 December). 

Herefordshire Council is planning to co-ordinate a week long programme of activities ranging from a disability art exhibition, a school sports day and performing arts event to conferences on reasonable adjustments in the workplace and inclusive education.

Harriet Yellin, diversity officer, said:  “The council has marked International Day of Disabled People before, but this year we want to do so in a bigger and more creative way.  This is an opportunity to raise the profile of disabled people across the county and showcase some of the amazing creative talent we have in Herefordshire.  The week also gives us the chance to host a public information event and raise awareness about the negative attitudes still experienced by many disabled people.”

Anyone interested in getting involved, sharing ideas or finding out more is encouraged to call Harriet on 01432 260216 or email diversity@herefordshire.gov.uk.