Somerset council and AJM Healthcare platform to make it easier for disabled voices to be heard

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AJM Healthcare is working in collaboration with Somerset County Council in order to magnify the voices of those with disabilities.

The Somerset Disability Engagement Service, run by AJM Healthcare in partnership with Somerset County Council, will deliver its engagement and consultation with disabled people throughout the county for the next two years.

Somerset County Council said the service will provide opportunities to better understand the needs and concerns of disabled communities in order to improve services to them.

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This will include online channels like social media, which will be used as a forum for disabled Somerset residents.

Through the new service, AJM Healthcare will foster relationships with existing disability groups in the area to create a network, giving people with disabilities to a say on a wide range of issues.

Councillor Clare Paul, Somerset County Council’s cabinet member for public health and wellbeing, said: “It’s really important we involve more disabled people in decisions which affect their daily lives.

“This partnership will make a huge difference in making sure we actively engage with all people to create more effective and inclusive services.”

Becky O’Donovan, partnership and engagement officer at AJM Healthcare, said: “We are delighted to have been given this opportunity to use innovative ways to engage disabled people in Somerset and we look forward to working in partnership with local organisations to improve accessibility across the county.”

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