Bradford will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Easier Access event next week in City Park with the support of Sovereign Health Care.
The event will be held in City Park, Bradford on Tuesday, 3 October from 10.30am until 4pm. It will raise awareness of disability issues as well as celebrating the achievements of and positive contributions made by disabled people within the district.
Easier Access - People Can is an event for everyone : It aims to attract carers, voluntary and statutory organisations and their employees, local businesses and the general public.
It will feature inclusive sports and activities, live bands, short films on the Big Screen, a climbing wall and stalls around City Park with information and advice . Over 70 different local organisations are contributing to this well loved, inclusive and valued event.
The event is organised by Bradford Council's Disability Partnerships
At this year's event the disabled peoples forum are supporting Easier Access by co-ordinating the inaugural Sovereign Health Care Awards.
Winners will be announced on the day at 2pm in the categories below.
* Best Practice in Employment of Disabled People
* Made a Difference Award
* Health and Well Being Award
* Inclusive Design Award
* Disabled Person of the Year Award
Coun Val Slater, Bradford Council's Executive Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: "Our Easier Access events have become more and more popular each year and we are sure this one will be lots of fun with something to do for everyone.
"Raising awareness of disabled peoples issues is incredibly important for us and this event allows us to do this and bring everyone together to celebrate individuals and organisations."
Sovereign Health Care’s Chief Executive, Russ Piper, said: “We are delighted to support the Disability Partnerships on its tenth anniversary to celebrate achievements and promote easier access for all in our region.
“Supporting local health and wellbeing related causes is close to our hearts at Sovereign Health Care, particularly within the Bradford area. Events such as this showcase how local groups and organisations can benefit us all by working together and sharing expertise.”
Paul Anderson Co -Chair of the Strategic Disability Partnership said: "The Partnership is really looking forward to the event and would like to thank all of those who have helped to put it together and a big thank you to Sovereign Health Care for their support".