Twenty Years on: The Spastics Society to Scope
On Monday 24 November there was a Parliamentary reception to mark the twenty year anniversary of The Spastics Society changing its name to Scope.
Twenty years ago, “The Spastics Society” wanted to challenge attitudes by saying something positive about disability. ecdp CEO Mike Adams attended an event held at the Houses of Parliament to celebrate this important milestone.
Scope are recognising these changes by bringing together every Minister for Disabled People from this important period. Mark Harper MP, the current Minister of State for Disabled People, said a few words and Rt. Hon William Hague MP – who was the Minister that launched Scope in 1994 also delivered a short speech.
There was also a curated display of items that reflects Scope’s work over the past two decades.
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!