Welcome Disabled People
A new Diocesan DisABILITY Steering Group has been established to help champion disability issues and support parishes, mission communities and diocesan structures to make activities accessible for all. The group is chaired by Mr Stephen Macey who is a member of the Bishop’s Diocesan Council and Diocesan Synod. Members represent different churchmanship and location in terms of rural and urban parish experiences.
One in five of us experience disability of some kind. In the life of the parishes and the diocese we value the contributions that parish secretaries, church wardens, Readers, priests and lay people who have disability issues of some kind.
People with disabilities enhance our church life in many ways especially when they challenge us to look at the way we do things. By changing things we often end up making life better for everyone – ‘enabling’ the full ministry of the Church. Sometimes our services, activities and attitudes, not just our buildings, give disabled people further challenges to overcome. Below you will find advice and resources that will help your church be more accessible to all. For further details please email Sally Farrant, Social Responsibility Officer, Church and Society.
This is a monthly Fresh Expression especially inclusive for people who have learning disabilities and their friends and family which meets monthly in the Exeter area. Download the Celebrate Together leaflet.
For further information about Celebrate Together and other local groups please contact the Rev Debbie Starling.
Living Options Devon
This is a leading, local disability organisation with an excellent reputation for providing a range of user-led projects to improve services, equality of opportunity and social inclusion across the county.
tel: 01392 459222 fax: 01392 423427 sms: 07958 517919