Our vision is for a society where Disabled people are respected and valued, where they have Independence, Choice and Control of their own lives, and where they are fully included in their communities and the country as a whole.
As part of this, we follow the principles set out by the Disabled people’s movement that there should be “Nothing About Us, Without Us”.
To achieve this we are active in most aspects of Disabled people’s lives where they face barriers to being an active and valued member of their communities, the workplace and the wider environment, including Transport, Social Care, Housing, Health, Built environment, Neighbourhoods, Hate Crime, Employment and Welfare Benefits.
Our activities in these areas include:
- Opportunities for Disabled people to have a voice and influence in how the city is run and the opportunities and services it provides;
- Events where Disabled people can question, advise and hold to account key decision-makers;
- Opportunities for Disabled people to come together to meet others, share information and discuss common issues;
- Peer support;
- Support for Disabled people wishing to take action on an issue that is important to them and/or getting together with other Disabled people;
- Representing our members’ views at committees, consultations and working groups;
- Information and signposting;
- Co-production with service providers and decision-makers;
- Accessible communications advice;
- Advice on how to be more accessible;
- Awareness raising and training.
The Forum also offers a range of services to statutory and voluntary sector organisations. These include training, undertaking Equalities Impact Assessments, policy advice and event organising.
All this work is done using highly experienced personnel. For further information, go to: About Us/Services to Statutory and Voluntary sector.