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International Day of Disabled People 2013

The annual International Day of Disabled People is 3 December and this year to mark the event KDC is inviting disabled people in Knowsley to a ‘Chill and Chat’ event. For more information contact Paula Lomas on 0151 480 4090 or email her at paula.lomas@kdc.org.uk

Every year, the International Day of Disabled People – which is promoted by the United Nations – is used to develop an understanding of disabled people and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.
The United Nations chooses a different theme for the Day each year, and in 2013 it is going to be:
“Break barriers and open doors: to realise an inclusive society for all”

The International Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of disabled people and their contribution to society. 2013’s theme offers the opportunity to highlight barriers, and how they have been successfully challenged and overcome. You can find more information about the International Day by visiting the ODI’s website: www.odi.dwp.gov.uk/index.php

This year on 3 December, ODI will be publishing the second edition of Aspire 2, the online magazine which aims to inspire young disabled people to get involved with disability issues. The magazine’s theme will be Attitudes and it will include articles by the Minister of State for Disabled People, Mike Penning; Channel 4 presenter Alex Brooker; and Paralympian Louise Hunt.