The Council with NHS East Riding of Yorkshire, Humberside Police Authority and the Humber Foundation Trust have developed a Disability Advisory and Monitoring Group (DAMG) which acts as
* an advisory body on disability issues for all of the organisations
* a central point for any disability issues raised within the organisations.
The group has played an important role in informing the equalities agenda across the East Riding and Humber area, and has also provided a great opportunity for people with disabilities to have their voice heard. During the two years that the group has been running it has had an influence on,
* NHS East Riding Health Strategy
* East Riding Access Guide
* Humberside Fire and Rescue Service ‘Planning for the Future’
* Humberside Police Force Headquarters
* East Riding of Yorkshire Council website
* East Riding of Yorkshire Council Transport Services
* NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Equipment Services
* East Riding of Yorkshire Council Personalised Budgets
* Changes to Blue Badges
* Important changes to the Council Tax Benefit Scheme
* Disabled Parking
The group meets five times a year at venues which have suitable parking facilities. The meetings include councillor representation and also representatives from the different partner organisations. Officers from different service areas within the Council attend depending on the items on the agenda for each meeting. Disabled residents and their carers, and representatives from community groups with an interest in disability issues are welcome to attend.
We are currently recruiting to this group with the next meeting due to be held on Thursday 26 July 2012. Therefore, if you (or you know of a member of your organisation) would like to be involved please contact email@example.com, on 01482 391425 or by phone or text on 07879 848781 for more details.