A platform to talk about their lives and needs with politicians
Adults with learning disabilities and their carers will be talking about their lives and needs and interacting with politicians at an event in South Wimbledon.
The event, titled ‘A Few of the Many’, will be attended by the Shadow Minister for Disability, Marsha de Cordova, and will be hosted by Wimbledon Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, Jackie Schneider (pictured above).
The free event, organised by Wimbledon Constituency Labour Party, will include a performance by The Baked Bean Company of learning disabled actors. Food and refreshments will also be provided.
The event is the initiative of Wimbledon CLP’s Disability Officer, Sue Hubbert, who has a son with Downs syndrome.
Sue said: “I attended Labour’s annual conference last year and was shocked at the lack of mention or representation of people with learning disabilities. Funding cuts have meant that the lives of many adults with a learning disability have worsened in recent years. They are becoming more and more invisible as a result of austerity and it is time a platform was provided for them to talk about their lives face to face with politicians.”
The event will take place at the Church Hall of St. John The Divine, High Path, from 7-9pm on April 26.
People wishing to attend should either register on the Eventbrite link or ring Tristan Wood on 0749 689 8047. Assistance with transport can also be provided where needed.
April 12, 2019