Campaigners will call on police commissioner to explain how he is protecting the vulnerable and disabled
PUBLISHED: 08:18 28 January 2015
The Cambridgeshire Alliance for Independent Living has invited the county's police and crime commissioner to explain to vulnerable and disabled people what he is doing to keep them safe at a meeting taking place in Ely next month.
Sir Graham Bright will attend a ‘crime, prevention and safety’ event organised by the alliance on February 5 at the Maltings.
The alliance for independent living is disability user led organisation speaking up for the rights of disabled people.
The mayor of Ely, Councillor Lis Every and the mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Gerri Bird, a long term campaigner for disability rights, will also be in attendance.
According to Home Office figures, four per cent of all hate crime in the year 2013/14 was disability related and the alliance is pushing for more support services and resources for those affected.
The February event in Ely is open to all but is particularly aimed at those with a disability, their carers and families and the people who work with them.
James Codling, from Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “This event, which brings together service users, providers and the voluntary sector is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the responsibility we all share to protect people’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.”