ecdp fulfilling potential focus group - 28 Febraury 2012

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ecdp fulfilling potential focus group - 28 Febraury 2012

  1. 1. Fulfilling Potential Focus Group Tuesday 28 February 2012
  2. 2. <ul><li>We want to tell the Government your ideas about improving your lives and the lives of disabled people. </li></ul>What are we talking about today?
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Government know that disabled people put a lot into society by working, volunteering, caring for other people and taking part in their local community. </li></ul>What are we talking about today?
  4. 4. <ul><li>They also know that disabled people can come up against barriers. These are things which stop disabled people living like other people. </li></ul><ul><li>Barriers might include things like being treated unfairly or not getting the right support to live how you want to. </li></ul>What are we talking about today?
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Today is a chance to talk about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>any ideas you have about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>improving disabled peoples’ lives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and removing barriers. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We want your ideas about 3 different areas … </li></ul>How can you help?
  6. 6. <ul><li>Get rid of barriers that stop people doing the best they can and achieving their goals in education, work and independent living. </li></ul>1. Realising Aspirations
  7. 7. <ul><li>Give disabled people more choice and control in their everyday lives. </li></ul>2. Individual Control
  8. 8. <ul><li>Improve the way people think and act towards disabled people. </li></ul>3. Changing attitudes and behaviours
  9. 9. <ul><li>When we have heard everyone’s ideas about improving the lives of disabled people, we will send them to the Government. </li></ul><ul><li>They will make a document called a ‘Disability Strategy’. This is their plan for how they will make sure disabled people can lead the best possible lives. </li></ul>What will ecdp do with the information I share today?
  10. 10. <ul><li>What ideas do you have that could help you do these things? </li></ul><ul><li>Do well at school </li></ul><ul><li>Get a job </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to live independently </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Question 1
  11. 11. <ul><li>What would help you get and use services that are right for you? </li></ul><ul><li>Schools/colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Buses/trains </li></ul><ul><li>Health/care services </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs/facilities </li></ul>Question 2
  12. 12. <ul><li>How can we change the way people treat and think about disabled people? </li></ul><ul><li>Media (newspapers/television) </li></ul><ul><li>Role of disabled people </li></ul><ul><li>Role of Government and other organisations </li></ul>Question 3

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