The annual review of our Disability Equality Scheme was carried out in April 2008.
Disability Equality Scheme 2007-2009 (PDF: 88Kb / 18 pages) is a requirement of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. The scheme builds on the work the Council, together with the 'Eden Access for All Forum', has already started to promote disability equality.
We have been very pleased to work with disabled people in writing the scheme and, together with the Eden Access for All Forum, the Council has already been working to ensure that commercial and voluntary sector service providers are aware of their responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act, and the benefits of delivering accessible and inclusive services. This work will continue along with our partner organisations.
The talent and potential of disabled people is not always recognised or valued and the purpose of the scheme is to enable disabled people to be full and active members of the communities in which they live.
As the scheme develops it will encourage and enable an environment and culture that provides access to all aspects of Eden life.
For further information
Contact: Senior Communities Officer
Telephone: 01768 212268
Address: Communities Team, Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG