Paul’s Place announces partnership with South Gloucestershire Disability Equality Network

Paul’s Place is now working in partnership with the South Gloucestershire Disability Equality Network (SGDEN), an independent group that is run by disabled people for disabled people.

Funded by South Gloucestershire Council, SGDEN works to improve the lives of disabled people through influencing health and other council-run services in the area.

Since April Paul’s Place has taken over the employment of the DEN Manager Sophie Wainwright from South Gloucestershire CVS. The SGDEN remains an independent disability-led organisation and the aim of working in partnership with Paul’s Place is to ensure that more disabled people will get involved in adding their voices to the issues that matter to disabled people in South Gloucestershire.

Paul’s Place is proud to get more involved in ensuring the organisations success. The charity can now offer its service users a more direct approach to ensure their concerns are heard by the local authorities and businesses alike.

“This is an important partnership as we truly believe in the great work SGDEN does for disabled people. Just as we aim to empower our service users, this partnership will further support that cause,” Daniel Cheesman, CEO shares.

“We are really pleased to start this new partnership with Paul’s Place, and look forward to it helping us to amplify the voices of disabled people across South Gloucestershire.” Sophie writes.

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