A new forum to help give a voice to those living with disability has been launched with support from Sefton Council.
Ability Plus, a brand new scheme open to and representing people of all disabilities across the borough, is a joint initiative by members of the previous Sefton Access Forum and Ability Network groups.
The forum will allow anyone wanting to consult or engage with Sefton’s disabled community to get a better understanding of the needs of disabled people and the experiences they have of various services.
Councillor Trish Hardy, Sefton’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, welcomed the creation of Ability Plus, saying: “Our aim for Ability Plus is to make Sefton accessible, safe and welcoming to any disabled people living, working or visiting the borough.
“Members of Ability Plus are all experts by experience, and will act as a critical friends to services across the borough giving feedback on their services and the experiences disabled people have.”
The first meeting of the Ability Plus forum takes place at Bootle Town Hall on Monday February 19 at 1.30pm.
For more information or to register your interest in attending, call 0151 934 3202 or email Paul.McCann@sefton.gov.uk.