This week I attended a parliamentary event to pledge his support for the ‘Any Disability’ sign campaign.
This newly launched symbol has been designed to be easily recognisable and represents a range of both visible and invisible disabilities. It has been designed by Lucy Richards, in partnership with the Scottish charity the Life Changes Trust.
One of the catalysts for the creation of this sign was the horrendous abuse a young person received whilst queuing for a disabled toilet. Grace Warnock, who has Crohn’s disease was abused because her condition, like many others, is not visible. Read more “Supporting ‘Any Disability’ campaign”
To mark St David’s Day I attended an event in parliament on behalf of Leonard Cheshire Cymru, a charity that supports disabled people across Wales to live, learn and work as independently as possible.
2018 marks the 70th birthday of the charity, which provides social care across Wales, as well as running innovative programmes such as Can Do to help build the skills and confidence of young disabled people to support them on their journeys to independence. The charity also recently launched their Untapped Talent campaign to remove the barriers to employment for disabled people.
I was pleased to meet with Leonard Cheshire Cymru, who do such important work supporting people in Wales, and to discuss the issues facing disabled people.
Glyn Meredith, Wales Director for Leonard Cheshire Cymru, added: “We know that good quality support can transform disabled peoples’ lives. At Leonard Cheshire we are committed to supporting peoples’ journeys to greater independence.
It was great to have the opportunity to showcase our programmes, like Can Do and Discover IT, which are having such a positive impact on hundreds of young disabled people across Wales and I look forward to working with David on issues of importance to disabled people in the future.”