Posted: 05 September 2017

A new disability network was  launched in Rotherham on Thursday 24th August 2017 at Springwell Gardens Community Centre.

After some discussion and a vote, it was agreed to call the new organisation  Rotherham Disability Network. Over 30 people attended the meeting and agreed the objectives of the network. These are:

  • A Voice for All  - promoting disability rights
  • Influencing and working together with services
  • Promoting improved access for all
  • Signposting people to advice, agencies and activities
  • Introduce a buddying system to support one another

The Chair, Vice Chair and Steering Group were elected at the meeting. Julie Sharp was unanimously agreed as Chair, Mary Jacques as Vice-Chair.  Anyone who defines themselves as disabled can become a member free of charge.

The next members meeting for the Rotherham Disability Network will be held at 11am on Thursday 19th October 2017 at Springwell Gardens Community Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend.

More details of the Network are available from Steve on 01709 368515 or email Springwell Gardens Community Centre is on Eastwood View, Rotherham S65 1NG