Deaf & Blind Group

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Open Forums Encourage Networking

 

Open Forums create opportunities for people with disability and long term conditions to come together to discuss the issues that affect their lives.

 

We enable people to participate and influence decision-making processes through building confidence and representational skills. This is particularly useful if you wish to influence or change local service provision at all levels within the local, regional and national settings.


We invite people from other interested organisations, so our forums are networking meetings, where disabled people can become decision-makers.

Deafblind Group
Geoff Fletcher
Deafblind Group Linkworker

 Hi, I'm Geoff, I am a Deaf person, who used to work for Community Pride as a Deaf Linkworker in Salford and Manchester, dealing with all issues of Deafness and Hard of Hearing and the Deaf Blind in the cities. I was elected as Vice-Chair for the Forum at the last AGM. If any members of the Forum want to talk to me about any topics regarding the Forum I will be pleased to have a chat with you. I am an active member of Salford Deaf Gathering - we meet in the Folly Social Club, Station Road, Swinton on the last Thursday of the month. You are most welcome to join us.

Lyndon Huetson
Deafblind Group Volunteer

I am Lyndon Huetson, I have been a volunteer for Salford Disability Forum for 6 years. I attend each Monday and every month I join the deaf blind meeting as support for Geoff.

 

At the Deafblind Social meeting we bring in speakers to talk about different topics and issues on how we as a group can campaign to improve the barriers which are affecting your everyday routines. Some of the topics we cover include:

  • Getting to know each other

  • Working as a team to make changes

  • Talking and sharing problems that might affect us

  • Speakers explain what you need to know

  • Campaigning on improving services to meet the needs of a Deafblind persons

  • Transport

  • Access to hospitals

  • Access to shops and having an  assistant to help

 

 

 

 

Deafblind Network and Social Group meet at St. George's Resource Centre, Cromwell Road, Salford, M6 6SB
On the first Monday of each month
From 10:30 am —12.30  pm
All welcome to join the friendly group

For the Deaf and Blind Group please contact Mr. Geoff Fletcher only by TXT or E-mail. He will tell you about Deaf and Blind Group.

E-mail: geofffletcher47@yahoo.com

 

Salford Disability Choir and Art Group

The Board has representatives from other disability groups and organisations. The Forum welcomes groups across the city to come and join in its work.

We all  had a lovely day  and the mayor and his wife came to see all the work we had been doing.  They were really interested and joined in with the glass painting.

Salford Disability Choir on a visit to Ordsall Hall to find out people lived in the Tudor era. 

 

The forum has developed its advocacy service over the last four years and offers self advocacy, citizen advocacy, paid advocates and peer advocacy. Some examples of situations where the forum has advocated successfully are; benefit entitlement, access to social care, access to appropriate housing, access to direct payments and access to services for refugees. 

 

We support and enable people to, express their views and concerns regarding their difficulties, use a range of services and access some of the local community places that have low disability friendly access.

 

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Name and Registered Office: Salford Disability Forum Ltd, St George's Resource Centre, Cromwell Road, Salford, United Kingdom, M6 6SB
Company number: 6294965 Charity number: 1125859

 

Telephone: 0161 737 1092

Mobile (for texts and voice calls):                                                                                                    Email: secretary@salforddisabilityforum.com