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Next meeting of the Lewisham Disability Forum

What? The next meeting of the Lewisham Disability Forum will take place at 11am on Thursday 15 October 2015.  Where? Council Chamber, Lewisham Town Hall Catford Road SE6 4RU map here Why? Hate Crime Awareness Week runs from 10-17 October. The discussion will focus on Disability Hate Crime  in Lewisham, including where we can report it, and […]

Blue Badge Scheme – proposed changes in Lewisham

  The disabled person’s Blue Badge scheme allows people with severe walking difficulties, who travel either as drivers or passengers, to park for free in sign-posted on-street parking bays. It also applies to registered blind people, and drivers with very severe upper limb disabilities who cannot operate parking meters. Lewisham Council are consulting on a proposal to charge a […]

Social Model of Disability

Lewisham Disability Coalition promotes the Social Model of Disability. This means that we believe that economic, cultural and political forces work to disable people and exclude those of us with impairments or long term health conditions. Here is a video from the charity Scope.  In it some disabled people explain their understanding of the ‘social model’ […]

Disability History Month

  UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of disabled people’s struggle for equality and human rights. Lewisham Disability Coalition is keen to mark this during 2015 with a range of grassroots community based events across the borough. For 2015 the theme is portrayal of […]