The Suffolk Coastal Disability Forum has been set up as a reference group to help East Suffolk Council to listen, learn and consult with disabled people. It was formed in 2012 and is a valuable resource for disabled people
The Forum creates opportunities for disabled people, their families, and disability organisations in the southern part of East Suffolk to come together to:
Membership is free and open to:
To join the Forum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01394 274345
Suffolk Coastal Disability Forum meetings are held quarterly (January, April, July and October), either virtually on Zoom or in different locations in the area.
Guest speakers are invited to provide information, discuss particular areas of concern & respond to members’ questions. Recent topics discussed have been issues relating to access to new developments, access to health and well-being services, social isolation, public transport, car parking for blue badge holders, access to leisure facilities & the improvements to Felixstowe Sea Front. Members are also encouraged to raise issues which are of concern to them & which affect the lives of disabled people.
The Forum has undertaken surveys of both Felixstowe and Woodbridge to investigate access to shops, businesses & other facilities. Detailed reports were presented to Felixstowe and Woodbridge Town Councils & have resulted in positive actions
Members have been unable to undertake further surveys, due to the Covid pandemic
Also see this useful guide:Accessibility Guide to Felixstowe
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