Workshops to give disabled people a voice

PUBLISHED: 11:00 11 September 2018

The workshops enable disabled people to discuss community services in Weston.

The workshops enable disabled people to discuss community services in Weston.


A series of workshops are being held in Locking Castle to enable disabled adults to meet and support each other.

The My Voice, My Choice workshops will run from The Campus, in Highlands Lane, and the first workshop is on volunteering, education and employment on September 26.

Session run from 10am-2.30pm and a light lunch will be provided.

The second class is on October 31 and will focus on transport, access and safety, while the final one on November 22 looks at activities, lifestyles and health.

My Voice, My Choice is organised by Leonard Chesire, with money from the Big Lottery Fund.

It gives disabled people the chance to speak up about the accessibility of community services in Weston.

For more information, or to register for a place, email or call 07419 736961.

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