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Brighton Dome will be celebrating national Disabled Access Day by offering free tours and information about our iconic Grade I-listed heritage venues.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the recent workshops we organised on behalf of Transport for the North.
These were an opportunity to get early feedback from key environmental groups on the scoping by Atkins of the Integrated Sustainability Appraisal of the TfN Strategic Transport Plan.
Copies of the workshop materials are now available on our website http://bit.ly/2lPHBIo including a summary of the ISA scoping. Copies of the full draft ISA scoping report are available on request.
We are writing up a summary of the feedback received at the workshops for TfN. This will be added to the full set of our reports from this process to be published by TfN later this year.
The consultation on the proposed ISA scoping runs until 6 March.
Have your say on the proposed Sustainability Appraisal
The draft scoping report from Atkins sets out 16 key sustainability objectives, and proposes questions to be used to test how the Strategic Transport Plan matches up.
We are encouraging groups and individuals with an interest in sustainability to respond with your views on the ISA scope, either through us or direct to TfN.
- record your comments on the proposed ISA objectives & questions in our online survey http://bit.ly/2lkh1nj
- email comments to us for inclusion in our report to TfN. (email@example.com)
We also welcome any wider questions or comments you may have.
Thank you again to everyone who has taken the time and trouble to contribute to this process.
Andrew Carpenter, DAA Member, is Co-ordinator of the London Brokerage Network. In 2016, he was appointed the Public Champion for Mobilising Community Assets by NHS England (Healthy London Partnership) and now sits on their Personalisation and Self-Care Delivery Board as well as a steering committee to design an online support planning programme.
Due to his models of Brokerage, as outlined in the training, this role was created for him and he is contributing to guidance for commissioners on community brokerage and social prescribing amongst other things. He believes this gives further validation to the quality of the training and why it remains important. He has spoken on this at two conferences for the Social Prescribing Network.
This course can be undertaken with or without formal accreditation (by OCN Credit 4 Learning).
The training is also the gateway to membership of the London Brokerage Network, the first voluntary professional association for Brokers in the UK. I hope you will take the time to look at the new website and consider the benefits of membership. www.londonbrokeragenetwork.com
The course will be held at HAIL, Seven Sisters, London N15.
Dyslexia Pathways CIC founded in 2009 is the world’s first dyslexia focussed social enterprise. They promote and support the social model of dyslexia which states the dyslexia is a difference that reflects diversity. They believe the social model of dyslexia and social enterprise offers dyslexics a positive and empowering way forward.
Penny Melville Brown, Director of DAA Member Disability Dynamics, creator of the Baking Blind website http://www.bakingblind.com/ has been invited to join the competition for the Holman prize being run by the San Francisco Lighthouse organisation for blind and visually impaired people (https://www.holmanprize.org/)