31 July: A&NDBC Draft Disability Action Plan

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Dear Consultee

Ards and North Down Borough Council – Draft Disability Action Plan

Under Section 49a of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (as amended by the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006), public authorities when carrying out their functions must have due regard to the need to:

  • promote positive attitudes towards disabled people; and
  • encourage participation by disabled people in public life.

The two duties are collectively referred to as ‘the disability duties’. The disability duties came into effect on 1 January 2007.

The Equality Commission requires that a Disability Action Plan (DAP) detailing positive action measures, performance indicators and targets with a timetable for completion should be submitted as an integral part of the Council’s Disability Action Plan.

This draft action plan may be accessed via the Council website www.ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk  and paper copies will be made available on request.

To encourage participation in this consultation I am willing to facilitate meetings on request at venues and times to accommodate the needs of those participating. Information will be made available in accessible formats or in minority languages on request.

Should you require any further assistance do not hesitate to contact me:

Shirley Poxon

Ards and North Down Borough Council

Town Hall, The Castle,

Bangor, BT20 4BT

Tel: 0300 013 3333

07718 159 275 SMS text only

E-mail: shirley.poxon@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk


I would request that any comments are submitted by Friday 31 July 2015.


If you wish to be removed from our list of consultees, or need to update your contact details, please email me at the address detailed above.





I look forward to receiving your views and/or meeting with you to discuss the issues.



Yours faithfully

Shirley Poxon (Mrs)

Policy Officer

Ards and North Down Borough Council