Share your experiences about social care

York Independent Living Network and Lives Unlimited

invite you to

Have your Say, Make our Voices Heard

For disabled people and family carers

Friday 20 March 2-4pm
at St Aelred’s Community Centre, Fifth Avenue,

York YO31 0PN

Following our successful ‘The Care Act and You’ event with Luke Clements last month, we have responded to people’s requests to hold gatherings for everyone to share experiences, difficulties and provide an opportunity for all our voices to be fed back to senior managers at City of York.

Refreshments: Accessible building: Plenty of car parking

It would help if you email info@livesunlimited.org.uk to say you are coming but please feel free to just turn up on the day.

We look forward to seeing you on the 20th.

Alison,Chris, Jo, Marije and Stephen
York Independent Living Network and Lives Unlimited

Tribute to our Founding Director Councillor Lynn Jeffries

It is with great sadness that we learnt that our Director Councillor Lynn Jeffries has passed away. Lynn was a hugely committed equality campaigner and established York Independent Living Network (YILN) to give disabled people in York a voice, influence decisions that affect our lives and to provide services that enable us to lead our lives to the full.

Lynn worked tirelessly to gain recognition for disabled people as equal citizens and for local authorities, businesses and voluntary organisations to work with disabled people to achieve this.

The slogan of the disability movement “Nothing about us Without Us” was very much at the heart of Lynn’s spirit and there was little that could rile her as much as decisions being made without involvement of disabled people; and as a consequence disabled people would be worse off, opportunities to do things better were missed or money wasted on the wrong solutions.

But as well as challenging people’s attitudes and language in relation to disabled people, Lynn was also very supportive of individuals and organisations who wanted to make a positive change. Lynn always stood ready for disabled people and in particular encouraged young people to speak out and to join YILN.

YILN is hugely indebted to Lynn and we will build on her legacy to achieve disability equality in York. Our thoughts are with her family and friends who have lost a passionate woman too early.

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