Include Me West Midlands is a social movement that’s designed to bring citizens and organisations together across the region to collaborate and look at how things can be improved to create a more accessible and inclusive society.

The aim of Include Me is to enable people with a disability or long-term health condition to be more active in a way that is fully accessible and inclusive for them, regardless of age and ability levels.

But more than that, we also want to look at accessibility issues as a whole, so we can help encourage the changes that are needed in order to make the West Midlands the best it can be for accessibility and inclusion.

For that reason, as part of the Include Me, we have recently set up a Citizens Network, which is designed to be a user-led voice for people with a disability or long-term health condition, as well as parents, carers and other family members or support to provide them with a safe space to communicate their issues and concerns surrounding accessibility in their local area in a way that will be heard.

Include Me West Midlands puts disabled people and people with long term health conditions at the heart of the conversation and covers the following themes.

• Transport
• Housing
• Community
• Wellbeing
• Employment and Education
• Digital
• Children & Young People

Becoming involved with the Citizens Network is the very first step in allowing us to unite and develop a louder voice to encourage the changes we need across the region with a solution oriented approach.

For more information about the project, and to find out how you can get involved, you can contact me at Ashleigh.Jones@midlandmencap.org.uk or call 07912 269035.

Join the Citizens Network Private Facebook Group

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