The Intersection project is part of our work on Inclusive Communities. Its aims, project updates and group members can be found below.
To ensure that disabled people who belong to multiple minority groups are appropriately represented and considered in the development or commissioning of policies and services for disabled people.
This project is in very early stages and is currently considering existing tools to support people designing services to consider the needs of a wide variety of people.
In order to increase ‘intersection’* awareness and consideration amongst the wider community, and provide tools to support this. As a result of this we aim to:
- increase awareness amongst those developing and commissioning services for disabled people that a number of disabled people will intersect several minority groups,
- ensure that disabled people are not considered as a homogenous group, but that diversity within the disabled community is properly recognised,
- ensure that policies and services provided adequately meet the needs of all those using them (within reason).
*‘Intersection’ is the term given to those who are disabled and belong to another/other minority groups.
August 2015 – The group is finalising a list of potential new members which they will approach to join. A meeting will then be arranged of the larger group.
July 2015 – The project is developing an internal checklist and guidance for DAA projects, to ensure they have an awareness and give consideration to Intersection issues.
Co-chairs: Charlie Willis – Independent Lives and Julie-Jaye Charles – Equalities National Council