People of Leeds are invited to come together for a week of inclusive events to celebrate International Day of Disabled People on 03 December. Leeds For All, the annual celebration highlights the value and diversity of people with disabilities.

Everyone is welcome to attend the week-long programme of inclusive events run by Third Sector organisations across Leeds which start on Monday 29 November. The week will close with a celebration event on Friday 03 December at Leeds City Museum. Visitors will enjoy a series of performances delivered by people with disabilities as well as finding information on the support available in the Leeds For All marketplace. To book your place, click here: https://idodp21.eventbrite.co.uk.

Cllr James Lewis, Leader of Leeds City Council said “I am delighted to see such a wide variety of events taking place across Leeds in celebration of the International Day of Disabled People. It’s fantastic to see the collaboration between Forum Central, The William Merritt Centre, the Council and the voluntary and community organisations involved in creating this week of accessible events.”

The theme for this year is “Leeds for All – Recovery from Covid-19”; to acknowledge and highlight people with disabilities and how we can champion those rights to create a city friendly for those with disabilities. It will be a space for celebration, reflection, connection, acceptance, and challenge.

For full programme information, please visit https://forumcentral.org.uk/idodp21/

Event enquiries:

Zaira Khanum, Physical & Sensory Impairment Development Worker, 07859 390 969, [email protected]

Press enquiries:

Kim Goulden, Communications Manager, 07735 132 833, [email protected]

Notes:

Leeds For All is a working group comprised of representatives from organisations including Leeds City Council, Forum Central, The William Merritt Centre and Advonet.

The group plan and run events to celebrate the International Day of Disabled People on 03 December each year.

International Day of Disabled People is a United Nations initiative aiming to create inclusive, accepting, accessible and diverse communities. The day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and action support for the dignity, rights and wellbeing of people with disabilities.

Forum Central is a network of health and social care third sector organisations in Leeds.

Our vision is a better quality of life for people in Leeds. Our work is delivered in partnership by two local charities; Leeds Older People’s Forum and Volition.

We are a member led network and connect the fantastic work happening in Leeds’ diverse third sector organisations with that of other organisations and strategic developments happening in health and social care. We promote and support partnership working across the city and provide information for and about the sector.