Disabled People’s Panel

Sent on behalf of Choices and Rights Disability Coalition:

The second meeting of the Disabled People’s Panel has been arranged for Thursday, 6th June 2024 between 11.00am and 1.30pm.

There will be two guest speakers and give disabled people the opportunity to ask questions and share their views.

The speakers are:

Will Adam – Hull City Council

The Public Health Team at Hull City Council want to understand more about what we can do as individuals, across communities and as a city to prevent people from experiencing a level of mental ill health that would require treatment from a mental health professional.  We also want to learn more about what can be improved and build our understanding of the causes of mental ill-health in our city. 

Support does not always need to be given by a doctor, nurse, or therapist. Often it can come from a parent or carer, friends, or family member, or in places like schools, workplaces, or in your local community. We want to hear your views on what keeps you feeling good, what might affect your mood, why you might not talk about your mental health and what helps you to cope.

Kerrie White – Partnership and Engagement Officer – AJM Healthcare

AJM Healthcare manage the Wheelchair Services for Hull and East Riding.

It will be held in our Training Room at our offices and our premises are wheelchair accessible, has 2 accessible toilets and free car parking on site. We can also arrange for you to attend online.

The panel will report back on what has been done since the first meeting and ask for your views on a range of subjects.  It will also be a great opportunity to meet other panel members and to help decide what the panel should consider at future meetings. If there is something you’d like the panel to discuss, please let me know.

Please can you email me by 31st May 2024 to confirm you will be able to attend. In addition, please let me know any access needs you may have, if you will be bringing a PA with you or if you have any particular dietary requirements. We will provide tea, coffee, and some light refreshments.

ADVANCE NOTICE: The 3rd Panel meeting has been set for 19 September 2024,11.00am – 1.30pm,  so please save it in your diary

Acccess Requirements

We aim to meet all access requirements, but this may depend on the amount of notice we are given. The earlier you can tell us your needs, the more likely we will be able to meet them.

We are able to consider assisting with transport costs (e.g. mileage expenses, bus fares, etc), but we will only pay for taxis if you are unable to use public transport.

Recruitment of panel members – If you are aware of someone else, who may be interested in joining the panel, please pass this onto them or ask them to contact Choices and Rights on Hull 878778 or email [email protected]