A new group getting people with disabilities out of the house10/8/2011 by john
Diverse inclusion is a new group working across Lancashire to give people with disabilities the opportunity to get out and socialise with people in similar situations to themselves.
The group was started by me (Peter Barnes) due to a lack of groups in Preston and surrounding areas with similar aims. I decided that it needed someone to take the bull by the horns and just begin.
I started talking to friends and collegues to see if there was a need for a group like this and they all agreed it was. So, a name was chosen (to begin we called it Galavanters) but we found certain people had an issue with this so we changed it to Fab North West and more recently Diverse inclusion.
Even though the group is mainly aimed at people with disabilities anybody can join, we want to involve people who would like to have a good time, as we are a upbeat group of people.
Our aim for the group is to give opportunites to those who may find it difficult to get involved in everyday activites. We would like to challenge sterotypes and make sure the opinions of people from every section of society can have a voice.
If you would like more information on Diverse Inclusion then find us on facebook by searching for Diverse Inclusion Programme.
I want as many people to come down and try this out, if you find its not for you then that’s ok but at least have a go. We feel it’s a great opportunity to make new friends.