Disability History Month 2014

UK Disability History Month

UK Disability History Month, 22 November to 22 December, is an annual event focusing on equality and human rights for disabled people. This is the third year it's been celebrated in Salford. There are a number of activities and events taking place. Be part of it.

Wednesday 3 December

Young People in Salford 'Get-Together'

Clifton Youth Centre, The Green, Salford, M27 8QL

Are you interested in your local community? Do you like to socialise? Are you 16 or over and:

  • Have views on what is important to you and how we could do something to improve things for young people living in Salford?
  • Want to develop activities that can be enjoyed by members, families, friends and supporters?

Come and join us. Everyone is welcome to join.

To book a place, telephone 0161 737 1092 or 07917 390972.

This event is supported by the Princes Park Garden Centre.

Monday 8 December

Christmas jumpers for goals - fun football for all

St George's Resource Centre, Cromwell Road, Salford, M6 6SB from 10.30am.

Come and join us for our Christmas jumpers for goals fancy dress football event - Santas versus elves!

Watch the fun football in the morning, including a smart board and various entertainment playing all day.

Then join us for warming afternoon refreshments, warm mince pies/nibbles and a glass of mulled wine and a raffle. If you've been inspired by the football, you can also sign up!

Tickets £2.50. Please email Dexter Robinson or Julie Lowe, or telephone 0161 793 5188 for more information or to book a place.

Tuesday 9 December

'Following the Thread'

The Angel Centre, 1 St Philips Place, Salford, M3 6FA - 1.30pm.

'Following the Thread' is a multi-sensory piece which will be shared as 'work in progress'. Young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties do not generally have access to quality performance and workshops presented by disabled actors and workshop leaders. During 2014 DIY Theatre Company has been exploring the exciting possibilities for making theatre with this audience in mind - come along and see, hear and feel where this new journey is taking us...

DIY is an innovative learning disability theatre company which has been creating original, accessible theatre since 1994, with the aims of challenging stereotypes, promoting inclusion and celebrating creativity.

Tickets are free, but please contact us to book your place.

Email diytheatre@gmailcom, telephone 0161 212 4984 and follow us on Facebook!

DIY is based at The Angel Centre in Salford. Visit the DIY Theatre website for more information.

From 26 November

Salford Disability Doorstep FC

Salford Sports Village, Littleton Road, M7 3NQ (playing surface is artificial grass and based outdoors) - every Wednesday from 11.00am to 12.00 noon.

Come and join us for some weekly fun football sessions for adults, delivered by FA qualified coaches. Your first session is free and afterwards is £2 per session.

For more information, please contact Andy Jones at Salford Community Leisure by telephone on  0161 778 0769 or email andy.jones@scll.co.uk.

Friday 28 November to Thursday 18 December

Princes Park Garden Centre Christmas Stalls (supporting local groups)

Princes Park Garden Centre, Liverpool Road, Irlam M44 6BR - 10.00am to 4.00pm weekdays, or 11.00am to 3.00pm at weekends.

A Christmas event to look forward to every year! Come on down and do your Christmas shopping and find out about what local community groups offer.

To find out more, visit the Princes Park Garden Centre website, telephone 0161 775 0030, or email princespark2014@yahoo.co.uk.

Supported by the Salford Disability Forum and Key Fund.

Week commencing 1 December

Library display

Pendleton Gateway, 1 Broadwalk, Pendleton, Salford, M6 5FX

Monday to Thursday from 8.00am to 10.00pm, Friday from 8.00am to 7.30pm, Saturday from 9.00am to 1.00pm.

There will be a range of inspiring books on a range of topics from disability to health and well-being at the Pendleton Gateway. Come and browse or borrow a book and be inspired!

Throughout Disability History Month

Display, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD in the Hope Building, main corridor.

Come and see our display stand, which will contain information about current support, projects and campaigns for people with disabilities. This will include information about a pilot meet and greet service, including being able to book a volunteer to take you to and from appointments and booking an electric scooter. Also included will be information about a sensory impairment campaign and about forums and working groups for people with disabilities and how you can get involved.

The NHS disability timeline will also be displayed. The timeline documents how attitudes towards disability have differed through the ages and across cultures. It also marks the contribution of individuals and groups to advancements in health and social care in relation to disability; and it highlights legal and other landmarks in the struggles towards equal rights of disabled people.

This page was last updated on 25 August 2015

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