Disability Forum event is a success

The Roundwood Club in Willesden was packed when an event to discuss improving the experiences of people with disabilities and mental health needs in Brent took place.

The event, hosted by Brent's Disability Forum was the first of three scheduled events, as the forum aims to grow and attract new members - brent.gov.uk informed.

The topic on the day focused on transportation and accessibility in the borough which involved discussions about accessibility at tube and overground stations, bus driver training, pavements and public highways, the impact of roadworks and wheelchair access at bus stops and pavements.

Representatives from the Council and the Greater London Authority (GLA) were both in attendance with suggestions from the meeting to be fed into two consultations - Brent's response to The Mayor of London's Transport Strategy and The Mayor of London's Vision for a Diverse and Inclusive City.

Cllr Neil Nerva, Chair of the Disability Forum, said:

"I was delighted that so many people turned up at this event to take part in the discussion. There were a lot of great points made and a number of important issues raised.

"We will be organising further events in the future and I would encourage all residents who are passionate about improving the experiences of people with disabilities and mental health needs in Brent to engage with the forum."

For more information on how to get involved with Brent's Disability Forum, please email Brentdisabilityforum@brent.gov.uk.

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