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Kent-wide Physical Disability Forum Launch – 5th October 2016- Maidstone FC

Kent-wide Physical Disability Forum Launch – 5th October 2016- Maidstone FC

This event, supported by Centre for Independent Living Kent (CiLK), Healthwatch and Kent County Council, was a great success. The aim is to establish a Kent-wide network that people with physical disabilities can join and a forum where they can discuss common issues and work with organisations to improve services and the day-to-day experiences of people who have a physical disability.

Over 60 participants attended from all over Kent representing a wide a range of physical disability organisations, support groups and individuals. We were very oversubscribed and had to turn away over 20 people as well as those who could not make that particular date but wish to attend future meetings.We are currently writing up the detailed feedback from the table discussions and feedback forms at the Launch event and will be circulating this shortly. Discussions focused on the practicalities of how to establish a framework for having regular Kent-wide forum meetings, agreeing the terms of reference and membership. We are planning a follow-up meeting very soon with those individuals who signed up to be part of a working group to review all the feedback and organise the next event and future forum meetings. If you are interested in future events or joining the working group please contact George Sapiets, Project Manager: [email protected] or 07881-927297