Norfolk Coalition of Disabled People release Manifesto for General Election

Throughout the 2010 General Election, the Norfolk Coalition of Disabled People will be campaigning to ensure the voices of local disabled people are heard
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April 19, 2010 - PRLog -- There are more than 180,000 disabled people in Norfolk. They and their families represent a very large and important group of voters.

As part of their election campaign, the Norfolk Coalition of Disabled People (NCODP) has launched their own manifesto which they want candidates and their parties to commit to.
The manifesto is based on the issues NCODP’s members have expressed as important to them and is linked to the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

Further to their manifesto, NCODP's election campaign is focussed on bringing together local disabled people and their families with the prospective parliamentary candidates of the main parties in each constituency.

Six meetings across Norfolk have been arranged to give disabled people and their families the opportunity to ask the candidates where they and their party stand on key equality issues and precisely what they are going to do about them.

April 29th will see Chloe Smith, Charles Clarke and Adrian Ramsey answering questions from a wide range of local disabled people and their families at The Forum in Norwich and in Great Yarmouth on the 22nd Tony Wright will be among the politicians taking part.

The meetings are informal; anyone attending is free to raise anything they feel is important.

The meetings will take place in:

22nd April   Great Yarmouth, Kings Centre, Queen Anne’s Road, Southtown, NR31 0LE
23rd April   Watton, Queens Hall, Norwich Road, IP25 6DB
27th April   King’s Lynn, NORA Project Office, Wisbeach Road, PE30 5BE
28th April   North Walsham, Community Centre, New Road, NR28 9DE
29th April   Norwich, The Forum, 2 Millennium Plain, Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1TF
4th May   Long Stratton, Long Stratton Leisure Centre, Swan Lane, Long Stratton, NR15 2UY

For more information regarding these meetings, including a full list of the candidates and politicians attending, and to view the NCODP’s manifesto please visit or call Peter de Oude on 01508 4912111

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The Norfolk Coalition of Disabled People (NCODP) is a human-rights group controlled by disabled people and their organisations. They organise and take part in campaigns and run services that promote social equality and dignity for all disabled people.

The NCODP regards having an impairment as a normal part of being human. Disability results from people with impairments being excluded by physical and social barriers and negative attitudes. Their main task is to challenge the many forms of discrimination created by these barriers and attitudes.

The NCODP believes that disabled people must take the leading role in decisions that affect their lives both locally and as part of the national and international disability movements in which the NCODP plays an active part. There must be “Nothing about us without us.”
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