2RPH supports #StandByMe

Wed, 22 November 2017

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It is for this reason 2RPH is supporting Stand By Me, a campaign run by the NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance to empower people with a disability to have a voice. The alliance, a group comprised of disability advocacy, information and peak representative organisations, is petitioning the government to rethink its plan to cut funding to the alliance in June 2018. The group is battling to continue its work aimed at protecting and upholding the rights of people with disability.

The alliance states on its Stand By Me website: “We all want to belong, to be included and to have the same opportunities to fulfil our potential. People with disability are no different, but it can be a whole lot harder.

“From July next year, the NSW Government will no longer fund disability advocacy, representation and information services. These services exist to ensure that people with disability have a voice and can overcome those challenges; that we have input into and control over decisions that affect our lives. So a number of independent disability advocacy, information and peak representational groups across the state have joined forces to form the NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance.

“#StandByMe to make sure we don’t lose this vital funding.”

2RPH, a radio reading service for individuals with low vision or blindness, as well as people who may not have access to widespread publications, is focused on being a part of this alliance and supporting its diverse listeners by giving voice to these issues.

If you would like to learn more about the #StandByMe campaign or to find out how you can support it, please visit the website.

Image via #StandByMe