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The Royal Association for Disability Rights (RADAR) and Community Service Volunteers (CSV) have been funded by the Young Foundation to recruit a group of 30 young aspiring disabled leaders to meet the following need:
'A major report by Disability LIB in 2008 warned that the disability sector is facing a `crisis in leadership' and put young disabled people at the centre of it
..disabled youngsters have low aspirations and are seldom reached by
disproportionately few young disabled people are leaders'
The 30 young leaders will help facilitate workshops at 3 events in the West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside and London. The workshops will look at ways to break down the barriers that exist for young disabled people in becoming leaders in their local communities. They will also look at how local disability groups can reach out to young disabled people who aren't aware of the leadership opportunities there for them, or don't know how to turn their aspirations into action. Details are on the information sheet at the end of this letter.
We are looking for:
1. Young disabled people - with curiosity, enthusiasm, dedication and drive who would like to be involved in planning and delivering this project, influence organisations and become leaders. For further information / application form email:
2. Local disability organisations - that would like to receive training and advice on improving the engagement of young disabled people in their organisation. If your organisation would like to be part of this exciting opportunity, please fill in the online Interest Form.
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