28 February 2024

Could you be part of the new Disability Interest Group for Salisbury?

Kez Adey, Disability Adviser and Campaigner (Wheels of Freedom) is seeking to connect with people in Salisbury who want to come together to better the lives of those with disabilities in and around the city.

With the support of the Salisbury City Council Communities Team, Kez is working to form a group of people who have lived experience of disability or chronic illness, are neurodiverse or have caring responsibilities, to help her to advocate and campaign for positive change.

This group will be independent of, but supported by, the City Council, and will identify its own set of key priorities for change. The group will work with the Council (and hopefully other local organisations) to help them make changes to the way people work and plan to make a positive impact on the lives of disabled people.

Of her work to form this new group, Kez commented, “I have been working in the city for quite some time now, listening to the needs of people with disabilities, illnesses and conditions and trying to ensure their voices are heard and considered, but I need help and I need to work with people who have different disabilities and conditions than mine.

“One disabled person is just that, one disabled person and the more diverse this group is the better the ideas we will generate. I can’t wait to see what we can achieve.”

What the group is and how it works will be shaped by the people who join it.

The group hopes to meet for the first time, in the early evening on the 28th of April 2022, at the Bemerton Heath Centre, Pinewood Way.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Kez Adey directly at kez@wheels-of-freedom.com or visit the website wheels-of-freedom.com

Sarah Gregson, Communities Manager at Salisbury City Council said, “We are delighted to support this group and when it is established Salisbury City Council looks forward to meeting with the group and connecting them to our plans and to other organisations around the City, many of whom are already working to improve access and understanding. This would be a great step forward in that journey.”

Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty