Kingston launches borough’s first Disability Network during UK Disability History Month
This UK Disability History Month 2023, Kingston Council is launching a new network to give disability communities living in and connected to the borough a stronger voice.
The Kingston Disability Network launch brought together over 25 organisations working on disability issues across the borough to share knowledge and boost opportunities for awareness raising. The network was officially launched at FUSEBOX, a multi-arts space for young people on Kingston riverside, on Thursday 16 November.
Kingston is one of 13 London boroughs awarded funding by the GLA and London Councils to develop innovative community engagement projects that ensures Londoners’ voices are heard by decision makers. Watch a video of the launch event below.
Councillor Sue Ansari, Kingston Council’s Disability Champion said:
In Kingston, we are forming a Disability Network because we know we need to give our disability communities a stronger voice.
This network will be a place where people can come together to share knowledge and experiences and have a greater platform to raise awareness.
The establishment of the network is part of the council’s work to create a fairer Kingston by supporting communities to make sure their voices are heard.
To find out more about how you can get involved and the network’s next steps, you can visit our website.