Event Briefing from Dismantling Barriers Event

The Women’s Resource Centre have produced a briefing from this event on 22 November 2018

This event explored how services can be made more accessible for disabled women and girls, particularly those who have experienced, or are experiencing, domestic or sexual violence, through presentations, a question and answer session, and group work. Speakers included Eleanor Lisney from Sisters of Frida, Ruth Bashall, CEO of Stay Safe East, Louise Holden, Hate Crime Partnership Project Manager at Inclusion London, and Clare Chilton, IDVA at SignHealth.

“Will definitely feedback this knowledge to team meeting to explore what improvements can be made”

“Found the session extremely useful as will be able to feed back to our colleagues who will be looking at improving DA services”

“Well organised & insightful”

“Very informative – lots of learning gained”

“A clear picture to prioritise the training needs of our team in this area of knowledge” 

Following the event, Women’s Resource Centre produced an event briefing. This summarises the discussions that were had at the event and the recommendations that were produced.

The key recommendations included are helpful for organisations and key stakeholders when considering who to commission and how to involve Disabled people in that process. They can also be used to improve current practice and structures for engagement. The event briefing can be downloaded below:

https://thelondonvawgconsortium.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Draft-briefing-v3.pdf