Linkage Community Trust consultation on disability strategy

LINCOLNSHIRE charity Linkage Community Trust is encouraging disabled people and their families to have their say in shaping a new cross-Government disability strategy.

The Department for Work and Pensions has launched a consultation exercise, called Fulfilling Potential, as the first step in developing the strategy which is aimed at helping disabled people to achieve their aspirations and play a full role in their communities.

To this end, Linkage Community Trust, which runs education services at the Fairfield Industrial Estate and Torridon Court, Bolingbroke Road, in Louth, is organising a special event in March to canvass views.

Linkage, which has been supporting people with learning difficulties and disabilities since its creation in 1976, says the consultation presents a real opportunity for its service users and families, as well as the wider disabled community, to make their voices heard.

Linkage’s main consultation event, called Include Us In, is being held on Friday, March 2, from 10.30am at The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln.

The views of all the participants will be recorded and submitted to the Office for Disability Issues by March 9. Following the current consultation period, the Government will produce its strategy in the spring.

l Details: Email campaigns@linkage.org.uk, send a message via @linkagect on Twitter or call 01522 507214 before February 17.