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Bill Clayton
Features Writer
8:37 AM 18th August 2020

York Disability Rights Forum

As an active campaigner for the York ME Community I’m pleased to be involved with the newly launched York Disability Rights Forum. The work to raise awareness of ME is challenging and over the years the Community has had many successes, including getting support for achieving our aims from local businesses. However, I’m still aware that there is much to do in promoting equal access to human rights for the ME Community and the wider disabled community in York.

A person with red hair, pointing and smiling in front of a blue brick wall
A person with red hair, pointing and smiling in front of a blue brick wall
Being part of the York Disability Rights Forum means being part of a strong collective voice that shares the aim of achieving disability equality. I look forward to the joining up of different disability communities in York to create a loud, powerful and representative voice.

What is the York Disability Rights Forum?

York Disability Rights Forum is a group led by disabled people that works to promote equal access to human rights for all people with disabilities who live or work in York. The Forum aims to be a collective voice, to raise awareness of issues affecting disabled people in York and create positive changes.

There’s a website where you can find out more about the work of the Forum and join up at https://www.yorkhumanrights.org/current-work/york-disability-rights-forum. The Forum is looking for new members as well as anyone who’d like to be involved in shaping and guiding activities.

Similarly, anyone who’d like to contribute their skills as a volunteer should contact disability@yorkhumanrights.org.