Organisation Contact Details

Organisation/Group Name
Bristol Disability Equality Forum
Telephone

Address

Address 1
Bristol Disability Equality Forum
Address 2
St Pauls Learning and Family Centre, 94 Grosvenor Road
Town
Bristol
Postcode
BS2 8XJ

Categories

Categories
Advice & Support - General Culture, Sports & Leisure Learning, Skills & Work Health and Well Being Community & Living

More About The Organisation

Organisation Details

About Us

The Bristol Disability Equality Forum (DEF) is a membership organisation. It provides disability equality advice and consultancy to the statutory sector and campaigns on disability equality issues.

It does this through:

- public meetings where Disabled people can
feedback on policy and service issues;

- working groups;

- lobbying for better disability equality;

- campaigning;

- providing Disabled people with more opportunities to get
involved e.g. becoming a school governor;

- sits on a range of committees and commissions; and

- providing Disabled people with information on
a range of topics.

Members have lots of opportunities to be actively involved in all the Forum's work and more volunteers who can work from home are welcome.

Membership is open to any Disabled person living, working or studying in the Bristol area, regardless of ethnic identity, class, faith, age, sex, sexuality or gender orientation.

The Forum aims to meet all access needs they are informed of, in advance, including access needs-related expenses.

All meetings/events are held in accessible buildings and members can claim accessible transport costs if the are unable to use public transport.

The Forum will becoming a fully independent Voluntary sector organisation from April 2010. It is also talking to other equalities organisations about forming a consortium.

They have also recently succeeded in getting the Council to insist that every Neighbourhood Partnership has an equalities representative, from that Partnership area, on its Steering Group. If you are interested in being that person where you live, please contact the DEF towards the end of February.

These are exciting times for the Forum so if you would like to join us, contact Laura Welti to talk about what aspect of their work you would like to be involved in.

Accessibility

Is your organisation close to public transport?
No
Is there a car park nearby?
No
Is there accessible parking on site?
No
Is there a pedestrian route?
No
Is it smooth and with dropped kerbs?
No
Are doors 900mm or more wide, with flat thresholds?
No
Do you have external ramps?
No
Do you have a lobby / porch area?
No
Can wheelchair users clear the outer door prior to opening the inner?
No
Are there interior automatic doors?
No
Are there wide unobstructed corridors (minimum 1200mm)?
No
Do you have a lift for wheelchair users?
No
Do you have internal ramps?
No
Do you have internal steps?
No
Do you have a visual / flashing fire alarm?
No
Do you have accessible toilets?
No
Do you have an accessible changing room with a changing bed and a hoist?
No
Do you have a quiet room or a quiet area?
No
Do you have an outdoors play area?
No
Is this safe and enclosed?
No
Are the outdoor areas well lit (for evening activities)?
No
Do you have a soft play area?
No
Do you have a sensory room or area?
No
Do you have an induction loop and / or radio mikes?
No

Policies and Training

Training

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
None
Behaviour Management
None
Administration of medicines
None
Inclusion/Equal Opportunities
None
Risk Assessment
None
Manual Handling
None
British Sign Language
None
Makaton
None
Enabling verbal and non verbal communication
None
Inclusive Play
None
Autism Awareness
None

Policies

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
No
Behaviour Management
No
Complaints
No
Intimate Care
No
Continence
No
Incident/Accident logs
No
Registration for sessions
No
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