Local NHS Trust hosts disability awareness event in Wakefield


To raise awareness of disability and promote the health and social needs of people living with a disability in the local area, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a special information event in Wakefield.

The event has been organised by the Trust’s inclusion team and is being held in support of Disability Awareness Day, Europe’s largest ‘not for profit’ voluntary-led disability exhibition.

The event is being held at St Swithun’s Community Centre, Arncliffe Road, Eastmoor, Wakefield on Wednesday 6th July and will run from 10am until 3pm.

People attending will have the opportunity to find out about the services available to help those with a disability in the local area and representatives from a number of local organisations will be on hand to offer advice and answer people’s questions.

There will also be a number of guest speakers at the event including Khalida Ashrafi from the Equality and Human Rights Commission who will discuss the new Equality Act and Val Pratt from the Wakefield City & District Society for deaf people. Workshops have also been planned for the afternoon session, offering attendees an insight into a range of issues that can affect people with a disability.

Aboobaker Bhana, equality and inclusion team manager said, "This event is an excellent opportunity for people in the local area to find out about the services that are available to them and how these will be developed locally and nationally. As a provider of NHS services is it important to us to support awareness events such as this, not only to strengthen the work we are doing as an organisation but to support the important partnerships we have in place.

The event is open to everyone. To book a place please contact the Trust’s inclusion team on 01924 328656 or by emailing inclusion@swyt.nhs.uk

To find out more about the Trust visit www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk

Local NHS Trust hosts disability awareness event in Wakefield

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