The Trailblazers have been very successful in highlighting the issues which affect young disabled adults, including access to higher education, employment and improved transport. Recently Sulaiman Khan the London Ambassador for the Trailblazers came to talk to staff at Scope about the successful campaigning activity he has been involved with.
I delivered the first training sessions on campaigns and advocacy to the Trailblazers and have followed their progress over the years with great interest.
I recently attended a Trendsetters workshop and was inspired by meeting the Trendsetters and hearing what they had to say. This got me thinking that Trendsetters could be campaigners too!
We’d like to offer training to younger disabled people in their teens to help them build up their campaigning skills so that their voices may be heard in their communities.To achieve this the Community Campaigns Team will be holding training sessions in London over the coming months.
These first sessions will be held in London but we will be delivering a similar programme later in the year in other parts of the country.
The training sessions will give you the chance to learn new skills and tools and to hear from other people who have been able to make life better for disabled people and others in their community.
The events will be held from 10.30 – 3.30 on the following dates:
Saturday 26 April
Saturday 10 May
Saturday 24 May
Saturday 7 June
6 Market Road
If you’re a young disabled person aged 10 to 18 and you want to change people’s attitudes towards disability and improve the way disabled people can get involved in the life of your community, please come along.
The events are free to attend and we will provide you with lunch and cover the cost of your transport.
To find out more about how you can take part and book your place please email YourCampaigns@Scope.org.uk or phone me, Rosemary Frazer, on 0207 619 7718.