The Southern Area Outcomes Group along with the Armagh LPG hosted a workshop on 17th May in the EPICentre Armagh, on Inclusive Communities – Building Services for all Children and Young People across the Armagh and Dungannon area. Attendees were presented with best practice on how groups can be more open and inclusive to young people with a disability, including an information pack of easy steps on how to make your service more accessible; presentations on experiences of good practice from service providers, and “Ask the Expert” a service user perspective. Download presentations here.
Overall 70 people attended the event, representing 31 different services and organisations with a marketplace set up where 15 services/ organisations were able to share their expertise.
Feedback on the day and following the event has been extremely positive from attendees and Information stall holders which has been captured in the Event Evaluation, with Paul Morgan, Chair of the Southern Outcomes Group, emphasising “no young person should be identified by their disability, their ethnicity of their religion and it is our job, in partnership across the statutory, community and voluntary sectors to give all children the best start in life by removing all the barriers”.
A number of attendees were interviewed on the day, and a video of the event will be made available on the CYPSP website shortly. Keep an eye on the website for further events in Newry & Mourne and Craigavon & Banbridge Areas.