The Disability Hate Incident Steering Group (DHI SG) is a multi-agency partnership providing a strategic overview for the work on disability hate incidents in the city. The group aims to raise awareness, support the development, coordination, review and monitor progress of the disability hate incidents services in the city (developing good practice in terms of reporting, recording, monitoring and dealing with disability hate incidents). It aims to provide partnerships that improve joint working for better outcomes for the victims of disability hate incidents.
Membership of the DHI SG is open to senior statutory officers and organisations working with the disabled people. The steering group has enlisted disabled people as members of the group. We aim to involve carers and support people with learning disabilities to become members of the steering group. The group will explore creative ways to involve disabled people and their carers.
The group's work is based on four key principles derived from the Valuing People Now (2009): Rights, Independence, Choice and Inclusion. It aims to improve outcomes in terms of social inclusion, empowerment (greater choice and control) and equality for disabled people, their families and their carers.
For further information about the DHI SG, please e-mail Nahida Shaikh or call (01273) 290584.