SCODP are working with Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council to look at the provision of taxi services for disabled people.
We are looking for disabled and non-disabled people across West Suffolk to either book a taxi from home or to use a taxi from one of the taxi ranks. Volunteers can use the taxi at a time to suit them as long as they complete the project before the beginning of February 2019. It is estimated that it will take the volunteer approximately one hour to complete this project. Each volunteer will complete a reporting form, supplied by SCODP. This form will detail each person’s experience of using the taxi service.
A flat fee of £20 per person will be paid to each volunteer when SCODP have received their completed reporting form.
Further details of the project and an application form are available to download below. Alternatively please contact:
Brenda Joyce, Disability Development Officer, SCODP.
01473 557577 – please leave your name and telephone number if no one is available and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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The next Disability Liaison Group in Ipswich will look at the issue of Disability Hate Crime. This is an issue that we need to address in Suffolk. SCODP want to hear what you know about disability hate crime, how to report hate crime, where you would report to and what your experiences have been. This is a forum for disabled people to come together to discuss and tackle issues of importance to you. We welcome disabled people who have and who have not been victims of hate crime. Come and help us look at how we should go forward with this issue.
We have an exciting programme planned. The morning session is for disabled people and in the afternoon we will be joined by Suffolk Police and Victim Support to give you an opportunity to hear what these organisations are doing to support disabled victims of hate crime and for you to discuss with them what you feel would be helpful. Booking is essential and a full programme and booking form is available here. Alternatively call our office on 01473 557577 on a Wednesday or Friday morning to book by telephone. If you call outside of those times, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
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What makes you scream?
What makes you glad to be a disabled person in Suffolk?
What do you think are the most important issues facing disabled people in the County?
SCODP wants to know what you think are the issues we should be working on, what would make life better for disabled people in Suffolk?
Give us your views below. We will collate all responses and include the most popular in our action plan.
We are here for you – tell us what you want from us.
We are in the process of launching a new YouTube channel. This project will aim to give disabled people in Suffolk a place to give their voice to:
“Living as a Disabled Person in Suffolk – the good and the not so good.”
Disabled people will be encouraged to make their own videos of their experiences and to record their own triumphs and problems to share with others.
We will be asking disabled people to use one of our video cameras when they are out and about to record their journey and their experiences.
We will also have volunteers who will ‘interview’ disabled people and their family to talk to them about being a disabled person in this County. The interviewee can remain anonymous and their words can be uploaded by a volunteer.
If you would like to take part in this project either as a volunteer or to record your views, please visit our volunteer page for more information.
We will post a link to the new channel as soon as it is ready. Watch this space for more information.