Involvement and the Disability Equality Duty

How often have you felt frustrated when your local public authorities don’t take Disability Equality seriously and discriminate without even realising?
The new Disability Equality Duty (DED) offers a chance to rectify this situation.
Under the DED public authorities must involve Disabled People in helping to eradicate disability discrimination.The Disability Rights Commission and HCODP are running a conference to educate Disabled People about the new Disability Equality Duty.  This event is designed to prepare Disabled Peoples and their organisations for Involvement with public authorities to assist them to meet their obligations under the duty, and to make services and employment opportunities accessible to Disabled People. 

The event is being held on Monday 11th September 2006 at the Novotel Hotel in Southampton.  The event is free to attend (reasonable travelling expenses will be paid) and will involve a full day commitment. If you require more details please contact HCODP or alternatively complete the registration form which is available on their website at www.hcodp.co.uk.  They will then send you event details and a map by return.

This is a real chance for you to get involved but places are limited so book now!

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