Solihull Council is encouraging people to show their support for the United Nations International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPD).
This annual observance takes place on Sunday 3 December and aims to promote the rights and wellbeing of people with disabilities in all spheres of society and development. The day also aims to increase awareness of the situation of people with disabilities in every aspect of social, economic, cultural and political life.
People are invited to visit The Core Heritage Gallery from Friday 1 December to see an exhibition featuring photographs and memorabilia from Tudor Grange Special School. The exhibition will run throughout December.
Information will also be in The Core and the main Council House reception, Solihull on Monday 4 December where visitors can find out more about IDPD and services available for people with disabilities in Solihull.
Colebridge Trust will be holding an open morning on Tuesday 5 December from 10am-12pm for people to see a truly diverse workforce in action, meet the team and see how their work supports the local motor vehicle supply chain. The event takes place at Unit 21, Chelmsley Wood Industrial Estate, Waterloo Avenue, Chelmsley Wood, B37 6QQ.
On Thursday 14 December, Northern Star Community Arts will be holding a Storytelling and Music Morning event at the Three Trees Community Centre in Chelmsley Wood from 11am-12.30pm to raise awareness around disability issues. Anyone is welcome to attend and a number of disability organisations in Solihull will be present.
Councillor Karen Grinsell, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care & Health, said: “It’s crucial that people with disabilities are able to participate on an equal basis with able-bodied residents and these events highlight just some of the great work taking place in Solihull to achieve this.
“I’d encourage people to go along and visit the different events and show their support for this important annual celebration.”
To find out more about the support and services on offer to people with disabilities in Solihull visit https://solihull.mylifeportal.co.uk/home