Metropolitan Police hiring people to improve services to people with disabilities

Volunteers to be a part of new independent advisory group


7th December 2010: You can do your bit for people with disabilities.

To mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Metropolitan Police is launching a bid to recruit members of the public to help improve their services to people with disabilities.

The volunteers will be a part of a new independent advisory group, which will give the police valuable insight into how people with disabilities are affected by policing in London, while providing independent, strategic and specialist advice so the police can improve how it respond to their needs.

The Met has a number of independent advisory groups, which provide valuable advice on a number of topics. Acting as ‘critical friends’, they help form an important link between the police and communities in London.

Urging Londoners to get involved, head of the Met’s diversity directorate Denise Milani said: “This is an excellent opportunity for you to make a real difference to how the MPS understands and responds to deaf and disabled people’s experience of crime and policing.”

3rd December 2010 was International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The day aims to promote a better understanding of disability issues with the goal of full and effective participation of persons with disabilities in society.

If you want more information, call 020 7161 2719 or email: [email protected] Deaf and deafened people can use a textphone (minicom) and should use the 18001 text relay prefix and dial 18001 0207 161 2719 or SMS text: 07920768425.

The closing date is  24th December 2010. All applicants will be contacted early in the New Year.

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