Disability Voice Bromley – open meeting

Open Meeting on Future Development in Bromley

Date: 1st September 2011
Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Place: Large meeting room, Community House, South Street, Bromley, BR1 1RH

The meeting has representatives from Cathedral PLC talking about the redevelopment of the south end of Bromley High Street and the Westmoreland Road car park as well as Gill Slater, Planner with Bromley Council, talking about the draft Core Strategy document, which sets out the general direction of future planning in the Borough. Click here to see the full document:

Details of how to book a place are here.

Hate crime debate

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on learning disabilities, in conjunction with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on disability, will be discussing the issue of disability hate crime on 14 September, 2011, from 5-6pm. The meeting will take place at the Lords Committee Room 4a at the Houses of Parliament.

If you are interested in coming along to this debate, please contact Peter Hand at Mencap as this is a RSVP event only.

Help wanted

Here are three opportunities to make your views heard, or to help with valuable research
Low Review – Call for Evidence
Call for Participants into a Dissertation Study on Wheelchair Access on London Underground
Research Opportunity


Bromley’s short break services

Bromley Council has issued 3 documents about their short break services consultation. Short breaks are offered by Bromley to support disabled children, disabled young people and their families and carers.

Documents to download:

  • Bromley’s Short Breaks Summary Statement
  • Bromley’s Short Breaks Statement
  • The Consultation Questionnaire
  • (Please note the age range in the questionnaire for our Buddy Scheme should say 14 to 18)

    The consultation is aimed at parents and carers of disabled children and young people. The consultation period runs from 18th July until 9th September and we would encourage you to complete the questionnaire and submit comments on the statement as this will help to improve services and local provision. Responses should be submitted to:
    Jane Ching, Lead Disabled Children’s Social Work and Short Break Services
    Specialist Support & Disability Services
    Kingfisher House
    21 – 23 Elmfield Road
    BR1 1LT
    Email: Jane Ching
    If you do submit a response, or have any comments please could you send them to Malcolm Wood (tel: 020 8466 0790). This will help to inform Bromley Mencap’s own response to the consultation.

    2 New Consultations from Bromley Council

    Bromley Council want your views on changes to Children & Family Centres and to Bromley Youth Centres.

    Documents for Children & Family Centres consultation are here. Get your comments back by 17th June 2011.

    Documents for Youth Centres are here. Comments needed by 24th June 2011.

    Responses from the consultations will be considered at a meeting of the Children & Young People Policy Development & Scrutiny Committee on 28 July 2011, 7pm, at the Civic Centre.

    If you do send in a response, please send a copy to Malcolm Wood  who will be submitting a response on behalf of Bromley Mencap.