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Parents to launch fight for disabled rights

PUBLISHED: 16:55 01 April 2009 | UPDATED: 21:44 02 July 2010

A PARENTS group to campaign for better disabled children s services will be launched tomorrow. Interface – Bringing Parents of Disabled Children Together to Enable Change will be unveiled at Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, Ilford, between 9.30am and 4pm.

A PARENTS' group to campaign for better disabled children's services will be launched tomorrow.

Interface - Bringing Parents of Disabled Children Together to Enable Change will be unveiled at Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, Ilford, between 9.30am and 4pm.

The group is battling to make sure national steps to improve conditions for disabled youngsters are rolled out across Redbridge.

Founder member and parent Su Evans said the aim of the campaign is to support disabled children to make sure they "can achieve their full potential and make a full contribution to society without facing poverty or social exclusion".

The group hopes the launch will boost its profile, reach out to parents of disabled children, raise awareness of disabled children's needs, and highlight the need for change within organisations.

Tomorrow's launch will be backed by Redbridge Council's Cllr Michael Stark, NHS Redbridge, and the Children's Trust, as well as Ilford North MP Lee Scott.

Member Mary Busk said: "We know that we will not achieve much just by talking among ourselves."

She added that organisations in the borough need to be made fully aware of changes to services outlined by the national Aiming High for Disabled Children programme.


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