Meeting to help disabled get to grips with MPs

David Gauke, MP for South West Herts.
David Gauke, MP for South West Herts.

PEOPLE with disabilities are being encouraged to engage with their MPs and will have the opportunity to get face to face with them at an open meeting later this month.

A national campaign being run by disabled charity RADAR is being supported by Dacorum Mencap who have arranged a meeting on July 21 at Berkhamsted Football Club.

Both Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning and West Herts MP David Gauke will be present on the night where people with disabilities will be able to discuss matters with them.

Elaine Precious of the local charity group said: “People with disabilities can sometimes find it very hard to speak up for themselves.

“I think it’s important for our local MPs to meet with disabled people face to face, and we need a change at a grass roots level encouraging disabled people to make their voices heard.”

Elaine said this was even more important as changes that are taking place now, such as bus routes being cut and changes to the welfare system, are likely to affect them more than anyone else.

The meeting is being held at the football club on Thursday July 21 from 8pm to 10pm.

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