Changing Our Lives is launching a new People's Parliament in Dudley on 30th July at Dudley Council Chambers. Both Siraaj and Gina have played an important role leading up to the launch and we are extremely proud of the commitment they have shown.
Siraaj said "We will use the People's Parliament model that we have successfully developed in Sandwell and Wolverhampton. This model trains and supports self-advocates to lead the Parliament and link with key strategic leads from public bodies to hold them to account and improve the employment chances for people with learning disabilities in Dudley. We have worked with this model successfully for 4 years achieving a range of outcomes".
Gina Patel has worked tirelessly to develop the Parliament with Siraaj and has been crucial in the recruitment and training of Members of Parliament (MP's). Gina said "We have met close to 100 local people with learning disabilities, some who have a real passion and motivation, that will with the training will stand out as powerful MP'S. Their commitment to this work will help to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities in their local community".