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  • 1. Fulfilling Potential Staff Focus Group Friday 2 March 2012
  • 2.
    • ecdp is working with disabled people in Essex to inform the Government’s new disability strategy.
    • This work presents a significant opportunity for disabled people to shape the society they would like to live in and make recommendations about what needs to be done to achieve it.
    Fulfilling Potential
  • 3.
    • The Fulfilling Potential discussion gives individuals and organisations the opportunity to respond to the Government on key issues which affect disabled people.
    • Not only do we want to tell the Government what our members think but also make suggestions about how ecdp can contribute to the necessary change.
    Fulfilling Potential
  • 4.
    • ecdp is looking forward to working with the Government to ensure the new disability strategy will reflect disabled people’s lived experiences.
    • Disabled people’s user-led organisations (DPULOs) can use this opportunity to gather ideas and evidence from their members. We understand the real issues. We know what really makes a difference to disabled people’s lives.
    • It’s vital that through DPULOs, disabled people use their voice and share their experiences of what works and what doesn’t, to help shape and deliver disability equality in our communities.
    • Mike Adams, Chief Executive
  • 5.
      • The discussion is split into 3 key areas:
      • Realising Aspirations
      • Individual Control
      • Challenging Attitudes and Behaviours
    Fulfilling Potential
  • 6.
    • The Government is committed to ensuring appropriate support and intervention for disabled people at key life transitions, to realise disabled people’s potential and aspirations for education, work and independent living.
    1. Realising Aspirations
  • 7.
    • 1. What ideas do you have that could make a difference to you in getting an education, getting a job or being able to live independently?
    • 2. What would help you manage better at times of change in your life?
    • 3. In those situations, how are you supported or held back by other people?
  • 8.
    • The Government is committed to enabling disabled people to make their own choices and have the right opportunities to live independently. We want to ensure that disabled people have personal control over the services they receive, and that support is delivered in the way they want it – across every area of their day-to-day lives, for example accommodation, travel or employment.
    2. Individual Control
  • 9.
    • What helps you to have choice and control over your day-to-day life and the support you get? How could you have more control?
    • What would help you to access services and activities which suit your needs? For example education, transport, housing, health, social care, and sport, social and recreational activities.
  • 10.
    • We want to promote positive attitudes and behaviours towards disabled people to enable participation in work, community life and wider society, tackling discrimination and harassment wherever they occur.
    3. Changing attitudes and behaviours
  • 11.
    • What works well in changing the way other people treat disabled people?
    • What else is important in changing the way other people treat disabled people?
    • 8. What can we do to make sure that everyone recognises the contribution that disabled people can make?
  • 12.
    • Thinking about all the things we have spoken about, how do you think an organisation like ecdp can support these changes?
    How can DPULOs make a difference?
  • 13.
    • ecdp will submit all responses to the Government in the form of a consultation response.
    • The contribution of individuals will be anonymous.
    What will ecdp do with the information I share today?