Disabled people and emergency services to come together at Blue Light day

If you have a disability, or you know someone who has, please come along to the Blue Light day on 10th August. It’s free to attend and is being held at St Luke’s Science & Sports College, Exeter between 10am and 2pm.

The event aims to give people with disabilities advice about the emergency services and help break down any barriers that are felt within the community.

Emergency services including police, fire, NHS and the ambulance service will be on site, as well as educational and voluntary organisations.

“The Blue Light day is about helping disabled people feel safe in their communities and help build their confidence and independence “said Bobby Singh from ROC Active, one of the key organisers.

There is a range of sports and activities for people to try including football, dancing and golf.

Sergeant Kingdon added, “We have a common aim to protect the most vulnerable in our communities and the first step in doing this is to make sure that they have the confidence in our ability to do so.

The Blue Light day is a fun and inclusive way for people to work together to ensure that organisations deliver their services in line with the country’s equality and diversity requirements. Events like this go a long way to doing that and help remove any barriers that may exist.”

The Blue Light day has been organised by Devon & Cornwall Police, Robert Owen Communities, Devon Link Up and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group. It is supported by St Lukes Science and Sports College.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

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