What is the role?
The Disability Co-ordinator is the key representative of disabled members within the CLP, and works to ensure that disabled members are fully involved in the work of the local party. They also take a leading role in making sure that the campaigning work of the constituency reaches out, engages with and includes disabled voters.
What are they responsible for?
CLP Disability Co-ordinators make sure that disabled members get the most out of their membership, bring disabled members together to empower each other and ensure all members are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to get involved with party activity.
Disability Co-ordinators head up all of the events for disabled members, including training, policy development and social events.They’re also responsible for representing the views of disabled members at meetings and making sure that the voices of disabled people in the party are heard at a local level.
At the heart of all their activity are the aims of building an inclusive party for disabled members and building campaigns with the disabled community in mind, both in respect of internal Labour Party activity, and outward looking campaign activity.
How do I get in touch?
Find out from your Local Contact whether your CLP already has a Disability Co-ordinator. If so, your Local Contact should be able to give you their details so you can get in touch with ideas, suggestions and assistance for the Co-ordinator’s plans. If there isn’t one already, have a think about putting yourself forward!
If you have any questions about the role of CLP Disability Co-ordinator, get in touch with the National Women and Equalities Officer [email protected] – she can provide you with the advice and support you need.
You can also get in touch with Disability Labour, the national affiliate group to the Labour Party that exists to represent and support the interests of disabled Labour Party members and supporters.