Members of the Belfast User Forum celebrated International Day for People with Disabilities in Belfast City Hall on Monday 5th December. The event included key speakers from NIUSE, Belfast City Council staff and the Lord Mayor and focused on ‘Employability for Everyone’.

Welcoming the speakers and attendees to the event, Lord Mayor Councillor Tina Black, said:

“It’s a privilege to be able to welcome everyone to City Hall today to celebrate International Day for People with Disabilities.

“We are delighted to be hosting this special event - a UN sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. The day also seeks to increase awareness of the benefits of the integration of people with disability in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life."

The Belfast User Forum has recently engaged with Belfast City Council on the draft Disability Action Plan. If you would like to find out more about the User Forum and the important work they do please visit the dedicated page and keep up to date with the User Forum E-Zine. 
Image shows three reps standing by a Christmas tree in Belfast City Hall.