Nottingham set for biggest disability event in the city for years

Nots UNISON and Nottinghamshire County Council Disabled Employees Support Network (DESN) have organised a major event in Nottingham on Thursday 1 December as part of the celebration for the UN Internatonal Day of People with Disabilities.

Free tickets via Eventbrite

This will be the biggest Disabilities gathering in Nottingham for many years. We will be celebrating those amongst us with any form of disability and will also be highlightng the multitude of disabilites that people deal with on a daily basis.

There will be multimedia presentations, a major discussion with national, regional and local speakers, and even a chance to learn some practical things such as a sign language taster session, how to sponsor and/or foster a guide dog puppy (to socialise it before it is trained) and even a sports/relaxation breakout room and we have some very special guests recently returned from the Paralympics in Rio!

In addition to a major debate and Q&A session on Employment for People with a Disability there will also be taster training sessions and sports activities. The cafe/bar area that will used to screen short videos relating to individual aspects of disability on
large scale projection screens and TV's on a rolling basis throughout the evening, each will have an introduction by a speaker and signer. The idea is that those attending can chose between staying in one area or dip in and out of the different sessions that will be running concurrently throughout the building.

There will be a free buffet and we want to encourage everyone to attend, this is a real celebration in an informal and relaxed atmosphere, it's about making everyone aware, not just those already dealing with disability. The event will be opened by the Leader of the County Council, Alan Rhodes.

Do yourself a favour and come along to an amazing evening! Book your free tickets now! For anyone attending that has access needs /dietary requirements please contact the branch office on 0115 9810405 or email [email protected] with details.

Notts Celebration for International Day of People with Disabilities
Thursday 1 December 2016, 6-9pm
9A Beck Street
off Huntingdon Street

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