We are the place for disability information in Shropshire by helping to give disabled people a Voice
Shropshire Disability Network (SDN) formed in 2008 to provide a powerful collective voice (that is heard) for those people with a disability, their families & carers throughout the county of Shropshire & beyond.To encourage disabled people to feel empowered to manage their condition & be more in control of their lives.To provide a network for people & to represent their views to government, public, voluntary & community agencies & organisations & to secure improvements for disabled people/carersWhy the community needs us
Provide a website, regularly updated with information, news, events, blogs written by members etc as well as a newsletter-Your Voice.Hold quarterly meetings enabling us to engage with our members and have keynote speakers on topics of interest. Articles are read onto YouTube enabling those with visual impairment & the non reader to be part of us.We network with other organisations & are a "key" place for people with a disability/carers to go for information. We lead on Safe Place ShropshireOur impact on the community
Our membership is growing all the time as we reach new people & we are receiving more enquiries to our admin@ info@ & enquiry@ shropshire-disability.net email addresses.We get blogs on a range of topics from members on a regular basis.People are making more contributions to our newsletter as they want to share with others.By invitation we now lead on Safe Place Shropshire. We have a forum for our members.We are also engaged in the Reaching Communities Inclusively Fit Project for Shropshire.
Volunteers need to be team players & able to support one another. They do not have to be on the Management but anyone fundraising help we need people on Fundraising Sub Group. We have no offices as volunteers work from home communication is important