Independent Living NOW!

The Independent Living NOW! Campaign will run from April 2010 to March 2011 and provides an opportunity for all disabled people in Wales to make their voices heard ahead of the 2011 Welsh Assembly elections.The campaign was launched on 28 April 2010 at Future Inns, Cardiff Bay and has six main strategic aims:

· to raise awareness and understanding of what Independent Living means for disabled people in Wales

· to call for a National Strategy for Independent Living

to develop a Manifesto for Independent Living throughout the campaign to influence policy makers

· to collect disabled people’s stories to establish an evidence base for Independent Living in Wales

· to develop a stronger coalition of disabled people’s organisations and disability activists

· to develop stronger links to the wider Independent Living movement

The first ILN! Campaign Briefing was held in Porthmadog on 26 May 2010. Organised in partnership with Arfon Access Group and CIL De Gwynedd, who hosted the event, over 30 people attended the briefing and contributed their ideas to the development of our Manifesto for Independent Living.The next ILN! Campaign Briefing will be in Powys on 7 July. This event is being organised in partnership with Disability Powys and Dewis CIL. A flyer for the event can be accessed here.

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