What projects we do

All our projects work towards

Training professionals such as Opticians, Social Workers, Nurses, Doctors, Police, Schools, Colleges and Universities to help make their services more accessible for people with learning disabilities in Bradford. We also work with Bradford Council on these problems and advise them on ways of understanding how we can all communicate together in an accessible way.

working on student placement booklet

Campaigning

Raising awareness, speaking up and improving understanding of issues which affect people with learning disabilities in Bradford. We are working on how the cuts have affected the lives of people with learning disabilities, like benefit changes  and important areas around the cuts. We train and raise awareness in these areas to make things more accessible.

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Hate Crime

We have trained 400 front line Police officers how to recognise a Hate Crime and a Disability Hate Crime. We have also trained Local Councillors on exactly what a Hate Crime is and how they can stop it happening within Bradford. We have also trained all the Police receptionists within Bradford, who are the people that you first see when you visit a Police Station.  We have trained them on how to recognise when someone is actually reporting a Hate Crime. We have also been into schools to train students on how to recognise and report a hate crime

David Ward  & Tony

Self Advocacy Voice

Speaking to professionals and People with Learning disabilities in the community and helping  everyone understand how to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities. We talk to people with learning disabilities about things that are important like:

  • Where they live
  • Respite
  • We talk to the big bosses about what people with learning disabilities have said
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Publicity Group

The publicity group meets every Monday. We update twitter, and facebook every week. We also update the website including the blog and any other news at Bradford People First. We have a newsletter that we put together which goes out every couple of months. We have also done training about how to use the website.