Disabled voters will have the opportunity to voice their concerns at a meeting to be held in just under two weeks’ time.
Disabled voters will have the opportunity to voice their concerns to London mayoral candidates at a meeting to be held in just under two weeks’ time.
The meeting, organised by the Leonard Cheshire Disability group, will have representatives from Mencap, Royal National Institute of the Blind and the Multiple Sclerosis Society attending.
The various groups will be posing questions to candidates including Boris Johnson, Ken Livingstone and Brian Paddick on the matters that are most important to them.
Merton Mencap’s Chief Executive Andrew Whittington said that the most important thing for people with learning disabilities is to have easy to use transport facilities.
He added that an easy to use transport system was essential for helping those with learning disabilities reach the great services that are available to them.
In February Mencap started the ‘Stand By Me’ campaign which was quickly adopted by the Metropolitan Police.
The campaign sets out a 10-point pledge for the police to follow in order to better assist those with learning disabilities and those who have been a victim of disability hate crime.
The meeting will take place on April 12 at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, South Bank.
On May 3 Londoners will vote for the next Mayor of London.
The Mayor’s policies will have an impact on health, housing and transport and will significantly affect the lives of the 1.4 million disabled people living in London.
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