The Waveney Disability Forum was set up as a reference group to help the district council to listen, learn and consult with people with disabilities and their carers.
Since it was formed it has created an opportunity for disabled people, their carers and disability organisations in the district to come together to:
The forum holds its meetings quarterly and membership is open to:
Other representatives from statutory and voluntary organisations are invited as guest speakers to discuss particular issues.
The forum continues to work hard and be the voice for people with disabilities. Some of the topics discussed at meetings and projects they support include:
The council has a Service Level Agreement with Disability Advice North East Suffolk, who provide information, advice, advocacy and representation services to disabled people living in the district. This ensures information and advice is available on a range of issues, including:
Our Waveney Disability Forum information sheet highlights some key pieces of information that people with disabilities and their carers may find useful, including details of accessible toilets and car parks, taxi services which provide facilities for wheelchair and scooter users and where to go for wheelchair and scooter hire.