The Somerset Disability Engagement Service is managed by AJM Healthcare in partnership with Somerset County Council, Mendip District Council, Sedgemoor District Council, South Somerset District ...
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SummaryWe are recruiting people with experience of disability who live in Somerset to assist with Accessibility Audits of various premises, businesses and websites.
The Somerset Disability Engagement Service (AJM Healthcare) is conducting Accessibility Audits across Somerset, on behalf of Somerset County Council, Sedgmoor District, Mendip District and South Somerset District Councils. These audits will highlight any need for change, and celebrate good practice, providing learning opportunities for everyone with regard to accessibility issues across the county.
We are looking for anyone who has a lived experience of disability to volunteer as an auditor- full training and support including travel costs will be provided. No qualifications are required. We will be looking to begin induction and training of volunteers (one day commitment) in August 2021, and to undertake audits starting from August/September. The dates and venues of these audits are TBC, but the commitment will be flexible and depend on the requirements of Somerset Disability Engagement Service, the volunteer, and the premises being audited.
For more information on this role please apply through the Spark a Change website, and we will be in touch. For general enquiries about the work of the Somerset Disability Engagement Service, please visit our website. We run regular online drop in sessions for anyone to attend and discuss issues around disability in Somerset.
About Somerset disability engagement service
The disability support service provides a platform for the disabled community to get themselves heard in wider forums. It identifies potential areas of concern and brings understanding of the needs and concerns of the disabled community in Somerset to those who make the decisions.
Our partnership and engagement team makes sure that disabled people, their carers and organisations representing disabled people are actively involved in the way that the services they use are continually developed.
We actively seek out individuals, groups and organisations to explore key issues in more depth. This provides an opportunity to work collaboratively to co-design solutions for the benefit of all.
Our guiding principles are to
have ongoing, meaningful conversations that support collaborative solutions
incorporate co-production and co-design into everyday working