Disability History Month 2013

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 second year it's been celebrated in Salford. There are lots of activities and events taking place. Be part of it.

Throughout the week commencing 25 November

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 about disability at the Pendleton Gateway. Come and browse or borrow a book and be inspired!

The NHS Disability History timeline exhibition will also be displayed at the Pendleton Gateway from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 November.

Salford City Council would like to thank the organisers and sponsors throughout the city who have invested time, money and energy to put on a great selection of events for UK Disability History Month 2013:

  • Salford Libraries Salford City Council
  • Salford Disability Forum
  • Access 2 All Areas
  • DIY Theatre Company
  • Salford Healthy Communities Collaborative
  • Older People's Forum
  • City West Disability Forum
  • Manchester Football Association
  • St George's Resource Centre
  • User Development Team, Salford City Council
  • Listening to People
  • Princes Park Garden Centre
  • Salford Carer's Centre
  • Fostering Team, Salford City Council
  • Disability Youth Group
  • Suggest in Salford
  • Celebrating Diversity
  • Health Improvement Team, Salford City Council
  • Salix Homes
  • Salford Futures Team Salford City Council
  • Equal in Salford
  • One Voice
  • Dementia Alliance
  • Mental Health Forum
  • Equal in Salford
  • Salford Carers
  • Princes Park Garden Centre
  • One Voice
  • Listening to People
  • Suggest in Salford

25 November

"Inspiring People" Big Coffee Morning

Pendleton Gateway, 1 Broadwalk, Pendleton, Salford, M6 5FX - 10.00am to 12.30pm.

Why not come along to our big "Inspiring People" coffee morning? As well as enjoying a complementary relaxing cup of tea or coffee, you can meet some inspiring people and maybe tell us who inspires you!

There will be poetry, music and entertainment and lots of disability groups to talk to about disability in Salford and the range of support available.

There will also be an opportunity for you to come and view the recently published NHS Disability History Timeline which details the differing attitudes towards disability through the ages, advancements in health and social care and highlighting legal and other landmarks in the struggles towards equal rights of disabled people.

A BSL interpreter will be attending the coffee morning.

"Full of Life" event

The Emmanuel Centre, 174 Langworthy Road, M6 5PN - 12.30pm to 3.00pm.

A free afternoon of entertainment, fun and information about health.

Please email Stacy Cass at stacy@uni.uk.net or 07579 008 446.

26 November

Celebrating Diversity, Ordsall Community Café, 172 Tatton Street Salford, M5 3PS - 10.30am to 12.00noon.

The focus of this coffee morning will be "well-being" and Healthy Hips and Hearts will be on hand to take people through some easy sitting down exercises! This coffee morning is being organised by the Celebrating Diversity Group with the support of Salford City Council's Health Improvement Team and Salix Homes.

"Picking up the Threads" Celebration Event

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

Since April 2013, thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, DIY members have been busy developing a "Picking up the Threads" project about the history of the company. We have been working with visual artist Claire Hignett and film-maker Wynter Productions to gather stories from members, families and supporters using Image Theatre, textiles and film.

The celebration event will include the unveiling of the wall-hanging, screenings of the films the company has made and a short drama presentation.

DIY Theatre Company is an established learning disability theatre company based in Salford which has been creating accessible and thought-provoking theatre since 1994. Our performances and other projects challenge stereotypes, promote inclusion and celebrate creativity. For more infromation please visit the DIY Theatre Company website.

The event is free but places are limited. Please contact DIY Theatre Company for further information on 0161 212 4984 or by emailing diytheatre@gmail.com.

28 November to 1 December and 4 to 7 December

Princes Park Christmas Market

Princes Park Garden Centre, Liverpool Road, Irlam, Manchester, M44 6BR - 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday, 11.00am to 3.00pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Come and buy your Christmas wreathes, trees and baskets at the Princes Park Christmas Market, now managed by the Salford Disability Forum.

For futher information please visit the Salford Disability Forum website where details can be found nearer to the time of the event or contact them direct on 0161 737 1092.

7 December

Tea Party

Seventh day Adventist church, Cross lane, Denbigh place, Salford, M5 4AT - 4.30pm to 8.30pm.

Would you like to join us for our tea party?

Organised by Rainbow Pathways, there will be non alcoholic drinks and tasty snacks, live music, arts and crafts, dancing, games and other creative entertainment!

Share with those of us who feel lonely at Christmas time. Everybody is welcome.

For more information please visit Rainbow Pathways website or contact 07845 580935, email nkheirkhah@btinternet.com.

18 December

St Georges Resource Centre, Cromwell Road, Salford, M6 6SB - 10.30am to 12.00noon.

Come and join St George's for their coffee morning. Everyone is welcome. There will be a raffle and second hand sale so bring any unwanted gifts!

20 December

Christmas celebration

Royal British Legion, 3 Cheetham Road, Swinton, M27 4UQ - 12.00noon to 4.00pm.

You are invited to a Christmas event hosted by Access 2 All Areas, a group of disabled people working to improve accessibility in Salford. There will be a delicious buffet, entertainment and a raffle competition.

For more information or to book a ticket please contact Burt Shepherd on 07852 299065.

This page was last updated on 26 November 2013

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