No one should be left out of life and feel isolated due to a disability. Grahame Morris MP
Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, has committed to raising awareness about complex disabilities in his constituency after supporting an event organised by national disability charity, Sense.
He attended the ‘Say Hello to Sense’ event at Portcullis House, held to raise awareness about different types of communication needs for people with complex disabilities.
He learned greetings and how to sign his name in British Sign Language, as well as being given a label with his name printed in braille and information cards to take away. He spent time talking to disabled people with different communication needs and learnt more about Sense’s work to support people with complex disabilities.
Sense research has found that one of the biggest barriers to an inclusive society is communication with more than a quarter of non-disabled people saying they would actively avoid a conversation with a disabled person. As a result, many people with complex disabilities are socially isolated.
Sarah White, Head of Public Policy and Campaigns at Sense, said: “We were delighted to welcome Grahame Morris MP to our ‘Say Hello to Sense’ event and we appreciate his interest in raising awareness about different communication needs for people with complex disabilities. Everyone communicates differently and Sense believes that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be left out of life. It’s important that we continue to work together to break down barriers and make the UK an accessible place for all people with complex disabilities.”
Grahame Morris MP said: “The ‘Say Hello to Sense’ event was an opportunity to learn about the barriers people with complex disabilities experience in their daily lives. No one should be left out of life and feel isolated due to a disability.
Sense help people communicate and experience the world, offering people with complex disabilities the opportunity to fulfil their potential and achieve their life goals.”
For more information, visit www.sense.org.uk/support-us/campaigns