Nick Alston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, visits ecdp offices
ecdp CEO Mike Adams and ecdp Advisor Cindy Peacock met with Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston on 17 October to discuss issues affecting disabled people locally
Together, they focused on several key points which will improve experiences for disabled people:
- Giving disabled people the confidence to report crime
- Making the reporting crime process clear and understandable
- Linking up organisations is key when tackling hate crime, especially when signposting disabled people to support and advocacy
- Disability hate crime includes mental health
It is important that people feel safe in their community, and Nick is working towards reducing the number of victims of crime and changing the perception of our local Police force.
Nick plans to bring policing in Essex closer to all of us who live and work in Essex, and to make it genuinely accountable to the local communities it serves.
As a user led organisation, ecdp looks forward to working with the Police and Crime Commissioner to ensure the voice of disabled people is heard.
Discover more about the Police and Crime Commissioner at www.essex.pcc.police.uk
Thursday 07 July 2016 is THE BIG HEALTH DAY from 10am to 3pm.
Disability Essex provided advice, support and a place to socialise for disabled people, their families and carers since 1949 but has closed due to financial difficulties.
Dust off your blue suede shoes, brylcreem your quiff and get ready to Party with Elvis on 07 May!